The interior and exterior space, even the garage, flow seamlessly together in this LA home. Recessed lighting is used throughout the home to maintain the sleek look, while comfortable modular furniture makes the outdoor decks perfect for entertaining.
With such a versatile outdoor spaces comes the need for versatile furniture selections. Thus, the designers chose a reclaimed wood sideboard that can easily become a food serving station or double as storage for the kids' arts-and-crafts supplies.
Small bursts of color stand out starkly against the all-white palette of this modern, minimalist home. In the space, a combination of white and clear acrylic furnishings appear to “float” on the white floors. Even the baseboards are recessed to emphasize the home’s feeling of weightlessness.
This radiant deck was painted in a dark charcoal color for a chic, contemporary look. A wooden wingback chair looks elegant and practical for the outdoor space, and four stools which look like cogs fit together to make a unique coffee table.
Create a retreat just like you would an interior room by starting with furnishings. Consider your style and budget, along with how you’ll likely use the space. If your retreat is a cherished space for reading and hanging out with family, include plenty of seating options. For a retreat that provides an escape for morning coffee, you might just need one seat and a spot to park your favorite mug. Include container gardens to give the space a touch of greenery and nature that will minister to you, body and soul. These pots sport a mix of annuals: dwarf purple fountain grass with ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ sweet potato vine and Intensia blueberry phlox, dark Vertigo purple fountain grass, and Blushing Princess sweet alyssum solo and with Supertunias Royal Velvet and Trailing Silver. A pot of Diamond Frost euphorbia adds a just-right blooming accent to the coffee table.
Sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio, where the family grills, sips cocktails and watches boats sail into the horizon. Two cushioned sofas with blue pillows ensure everyone has enough room to stretch out.