Keeping this long, open space uncluttered and modern utilizes the available room to make it feel spacious. An industrial concrete floor pairs beautifully with the wood ceiling and warm modern lighting radiating from the light strips. A wooden table reflects the wooden ceiling, while neutral, textured fabric chairs surround the centerpiece plant which adds life and color to the room.
Patchwork concrete tile creates a decorative flooring for the open patio. The stain on the wood patio furniture makes a beautiful statement against the surroundings. Concrete stairs travel through planted sections with natural rock retainers to the outdoor living pavilion.
The wood exterior of this midcentury modern home frames this courtyard space giving it privacy while allowing it to still feel open and spacious. Wood furniture is arranged to form a sitting space and an outdoor dining set up over the pressed gravel floor. Plant life adds natural texture and color to decorate.
The highlight of this room -- a built-in stone plants holding vibrant plants -- brings the outdoors in with a tropical touch. Plantation shutters just beyond open into a large bathroom set just off a guest suite. Rich hardwood floors connect the doors and trim together in a beautiful way.
This kitchen and living room combo includes bright, fresh color, for a "happy" feel. The kitchen opens into a comfy living room which makes a perfect space for entertaining. A coffee table holds plants and stacks of books; nearby sofas and chairs are perfect for reading. The island in the kitchen is surrounded by basic white stools, and art in the nearby dining room sets a whimsical but classy atmosphere.
Don’t forget the floor. In this kitchen, a black-and-white carpet runner matches the plates and dishes on display in the cabinets above. A small area rug with a pattern or palette that matches your dinnerware is a simple and easy way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Designer Michelle Mentzer says another go-to styling choice is to add a plant or flowers for a bit of greenery.
Vibrant plants -- both inside and out -- play the starring role in this tropically inspired guest studio. Both modern and rustic elements fuse to create a unique style that's comforting and rich. Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows provide a peek at the serene gardens just outside.
Deliberate choices were made when choosing the modern art to keep this space minimal and bright while adding a touch of decor. The red and green from the plant life pop against the surrounding white walls. Dark hardwood flooring adds a warm contrast and grounds the light, airy design.
A skylight and window let natural light in to highlight the bright, spacious design of this white bathroom. A full length mirror and glass door shower further reflect the light to accentuate the airy feel. Potted plants add natural color and connect the space to the greenery visible outside.
Squares of grass are set between concrete tiles to create a textural checked pattern in front of this cottage storage shed. The natural rock exterior of the shed extends out on the privacy wall encompassing the swimming pool. Flowering plants and shrubs create a planted border hugging the wall adding soft natural color and texture.
The enclosed porch protects this dining room from the elements while tall potted plants and uncovered windows connect the space to the outdoors. Navy blue slipcovers over the chairs add a beautiful deep color to the bright, neutral surroundings. American flag pillows and a vintage style poster add decoration and color to the design.
A white ship lap accent wall combines beautifully with the polished hardwood floor allowing the wood furniture and indoor plant life to pop in this dining room design. A sleek white chair with faux fur seat cover creates a stylish end piece at the wood table. An unshaded light fixture, hanging window plants and mounted wall art add the finishing touches to the design.
Everyone loves an eat-in kitchen! This one is nice and bright, featuring a traditional, homey kitchen table -- perfect for lively breakfasts with the whole family. Formal shell chandeliers give an interesting edge to the space, which also features plants galore, easy-to-clean tile floors and a versatile area rug.