Comfortable seating in hues that echo the surrounding landscape creates a homey retreat amidst the treetops in this transitional living room. Windows extend nearly 30 feet in height, bathing the space in light and offering breathtaking views of the forested Alaska terrain. Materials are grounded and earthy, from the wood-plank coffee table to the metal lamps to the natural window moldings.
The living room is an open plan affair, with a view to the condo’s dining room and kitchen. Stein has opted for a soothing color palette of earth tones in her space, combining various shades of brown, black and forest green against a white backdrop.
This eclectic kitchen boasts cabinetry in pure white and black. A black kitchen island is paired with vivid orange chairs complemented by unusual, glossy orange pendant lights. The large window over the sink provides a beautiful view of outdoor greenery, which is echoed by the forest green subway wall tiles in this thoroughly modern, and unforgettable, kitchen space.
In this landscape design by Jamie Durie, this "nest" is enveloped in foliage and tilted to one side to allow views out from the central platform, creating the illusion of sprouting from the forest floor like a plant. Several types of ornamental shrubs and grasses have been arranged in the outdoor bowl-shaped area. Trees grow up through the center of the platform, providing a canopy that protects and embraces the space while allowing dappled light to penetrate.
Dancing Wind Ranch lives up to its name with a completely self-contained cattle operation and everything needed to maintain it, including barns, corrals and yes, even helicopter storage. Spread out over the 1,700 acres are two compounds: the headquarters for running the cattle operation and the owner's residence, which has a rustic 8,100-square-foot home and barn near a national forest with exquisite views.
The family that owns this beautiful home in Fall City, Washington loves the natural beauty that their valley view brings. To celebrate that beauty, the homeowners commissioned this custom island hewn from wood from the forest surrounding their home. This large kitchen island adds plenty of space for food preparation, as well as adding seating for the family along the edge of the island.
When Gram graduated to a big-boy bed, Sara gave him a double partly because she didn't want to deal with bed rails. "He has so much space that he never rolls to the edge!" she explains. What's with the birch forest in the room? It's wallpaper, inspired by the woodsy view out the window. Young and fun but not babyish. Birch Tree wall mural from Urban Outfitters