A set of travertine stairs leads to the living room, which serves as the social hub of the home. Though small, there are two sconces on either side of the sliding glass doors to provide a guiding light at night.
A rich wood barn door is a beautiful detail to highlight the farmhouse style of this kitchen. White cabinets and a neutral marble countertop create a classic and bright look through the room. A modern, stainless steel range hood keeps the space updated and efficient without overtaking the welcoming, warm feel.
This view of the hallway offers a sneak peek through the sliding wood door into a bedroom with blue curtains. Blue accented baskets in the hallway connect the spaces. A black farmhouse pendant light coordinates with the door hardware and a large art print completes the look.
If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
A neutral range of floor tiles ties together the taupe bar chairs and light neutral marble countertop. The neutral tones balance the crisp white of the cabinets and backsplash. A pair of pendant lights are fixed over the large island to concentrate extra light over counter space perfect for cooking or eating. A barn door is space efficient and complimentary to the farmhouse style.
Grassy lawns surround the patio and pool in this spacious backyard. The home's interior has easy access via Marvin sliding doors off the living room. When nights get cool, the family can stay cozy by the stone fire pit.
A clean-lined pool and hot tub rest behind this Mediterranean-inspired Austin home with contemporary styling. Large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The stone exterior and tile roof preserve the home's traditional feel, while the sleek, straight lines update it for the 21st century.
Focusing on durability, textures and details, designer Julia Caro-Alt made this plain white room into a visually interesting and comfortable place for an active family to gather. Using reclaimed and manufactured barn wood to add texture and character, the built in cabinets have tongue and groove details, sliding barn doors, and reclaimed wood tops. The fireplace is clad in the barn wood as well.
Rustic stone and rough-hewn wood meets clean, contemporary lines in this Austin home inspired by Italian farmhouse design. In this bright and airy living room, candle chandeliers and ceiling beams contrast with a glass balcony railing and modern windows. Warm brown tones create an inviting dining and living area with large sliding glass doors.
This stone and stucco home is inspired by an Italian Farmhouse, but with a contemporary twist. Clean lines make the architecture stand out from the traditional, and large windows and sliding doors provide sweeping views of the Hill Country.