The spectacular shore view from this beach house is all the art that's necessary to complete the living room. It's gorgeous! Overstuffed upholstered chairs reflect a casual feel, and hardwood floors make for easy clean up. The coffee table with the rotating top is a unique and functional piece of furniture -- and conversation piece.
When the ocean's shore awaits just outside, do everything possible to highlight that amazing feature. A large glass door is a must! Here, uniquely arched ceilings reflect the shape of the door and allow light to rise, creating a lofty, open effect.
Located in Encinitas, Calif., the home is perched on prime waterfront property with incredible views of the Pacific coastline. An upper and lower seawall gives added protection to the house, which also includes a three-car garage.
Inexpensive papier mache houses can become sparkling Christmas decorations with just some simple glue and German glass glitter. This glitter sparkles like no other and can make these simple objects look high-end.
Even shipping container homes are bigger in Texas. Called PV14 House, since it uses 14 shipping containers, this Dallas home from M Gooden Design is one of the largest at 3,700 square feet. This home contains three bedrooms, a den, entertainment area, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. There’s also a small penthouse and a large roof deck. A glass-fronted second floor, complete with a full-length balcony, maximizes prime views of a lake and park across the way.
You can never have too many mirrors when you’re on your way out the door, so Tanika made sure that there were plenty on hand in her entryway with two French-style pieces. She continues to make good use of the space with a simple white console topped by a flower under glass and black candles. Completing the space is an African mask that promises the blessing of fertility to the home.
A bridge with glass sides offers a unique view of the infinity pool below and is an interesting architectural addition to this luxurious L.A. home. The extensive use of glass adds to the home's open, contemporary vibe, which is expressed in every room of the house.
This property started out as two separate lots. The new owners decided to build two separate structures on the large piece of land: a main residence and a guest house with shared outdoor space in between. Both buildings have an indoor outdoor feel, with oversized sliding doors instantly connecting rooms to patios and balconies.
Open concept is the name of the design game in this house, and the bathroom is no exception. To keep the small bathroom from feeling closed up, the walls and ceilings have been painted white to reflect the natural light that rushes in from the bathroom's one window. The light in the space makes the room feel larger, while the mirror over the sink helps to reflect light and makes the space feel even larger. Finally, the glass shower in the space continues to create the illusion of extra space by not closing off the room.
The house sits off in the distance, giving the pool and poolhouse an intimate, secluded feel. The poolhouse offers additional sheltered entertaining space with glass doors that join the interior to the patio.