A custom floating ceiling made of Teka wood graces this home's narrow entryway. In addition to the design element it brings, the floating ceiling also offers storage space and serves as a light fixture.
In this sophisticated kitchen, a floating metal canopy lowers the ceiling plane and cozies up the space. The light from the teardrop pendants goes through the cutouts making a compelling play of shadow and texture on the walls and ceiling. The wire brushed walnut island is moveable and detaches to serve as a wine tasting bar or buffet.
The kitchen uses cool quiet colors and high windows to make this area feel large and spacious under the saw-tooth ceiling. Open metal shelves and pot-racks are suspended from the ceiling to create an airy feeling that traditional wall cabinets would not provide.
It's tough to pick out the most impressive element in this large modern kitchen. The floating, cantilevered, concrete counter peninsula supported by a single beam? The high, painted wood ceilings with exposed beams? The unique wood block backsplash that also separates the kitchen from the dining room? You be the judge!
Space was trimmed from the master bedroom and living room during renovation of this midcentury modern home to make way for a true master bathroom. A black ceiling and floating vanity give the illusion of extra room in the bathroom, while the playful lighting fixture adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
Windows, colors and steam-punk detailing make this small master bathroom work. A high window over the sink area allows light to wash across the ceiling. A low window in the shower allows light to wash across the tile floor. Custom-fabricated lighting on fabric-covered power cords (wrapped around painted galvanized iron pipe) works well with the gridded shower stall enclosure. Yellow brightens the mood.
This foyer instantly sets a whimsical, airy scene thanks to ceilings that go up to the second level, a floating staircase with glass railings, dandelion puff pendants and sculpture climbers scaling the walls.
A large floating staircase helps to break up this open-plan entryway and keeps the space from feeling cavernous with such high ceilings. Light wood railings blend with the hardwood floor and neutral walls to create a cohesive, uninterrupted design.
Water is an integral part of this contemporary home's design. A walkway creates a unique experience as it floats above the water to lead up the floor-to-ceiling glass entryway. The home welcomes in its natural surroundings through the use of stacked stone walls, warm woods and even a stone pebble garden at the base of the stairs.
The simple brick floor juxtaposes against the luxury of the mosaic tile wall, foiled damask wall and bronze textured ceiling in this opulent bathroom. A bronze vessel sink sits on a floating stone vanity.
A sleek white floating vanity is lit underneath, creating an airy quality to this contemporary bathroom. A pair of mirrors hang above the double sinks to visually enlarge the space and reflect the floor-to-ceiling marble walls.
This pet-friendly home features stunning wood-trimmed windows and doors that match the wood paneled ceiling and hardwood floors. Floating wood stairs with cable railings lead to the upstairs, keeping with the contemporary feel of the space.
A nook at the top of a stairwell functions well as a compact, built-in home office. Floating shelves provide storage for office supplies and decorative objects. An all-white palette on the walls, ceiling and woodwork makes the red-orange panels of the stairway accent wall stand out even more in the contemporary space.
The saw-tooth roof design and the low-slung furniture makes this great room feel open and spacious. Open metal shelves suspended from the kitchen ceiling eliminate wall cabinets--this allows for more windows and a more open feeling everywhere. The open metal work of the pot rack, the windows and the bar stools create a light, airy feeling.