Sash windows fill the kitchen with light, making the space seem bright and open. The white cabinets and delicate glass pendants help, too; though hardwood floors ground the space, these details visually uplift it.
A modern, two story atrium fills the center of the house and lets light stream down inside. Strong geometric architecture and white pendant lamps create a clean, spare space that is hallmark of modern design.
A large island invites guests to pull up a seat at the bar while striking up a conversation with the chef on the other side in this traditional kitchen. White cabinets contrast well with the warm hardwood floor and keep the space light and bright.
This small dining area includes lots of storage with cabinets lining the back wall and side walls, while a built-in buffet offers entertaining possibilities. Unusual glass pendant lights give contemporary flair to the space.
A trio of fiery glass pendant lights add a burst of color above the breakfast bar. The mocha accent wall in the family room gives the impression of a larger room and provides a foundation for the earthy tones throughout the space.
In this great room, soaring ceilings pair with walls full of windows to take full advantage of the home's mountain setting. The airy feel of the space is enhanced by the whimsical bubble-shaped glass pendant lights.
In this distinct kitchen design by Susan Serra, the brushed metal table and glass countertops are counterbalanced by the warmth of wood cabinets, hardwood floors and distinct color accents. The gorgeous hand-blown cobalt blue pendants, with natural imperfections, are scene stealers and add artisan appeal to a contemporary setting. "Natural materials in lighting fixtures such as reclaimed wood and distressed metals also add that authentic element we crave," says Serra. "Imperfections are desired and coveted...in context, of course!"
A dramatic archway composed of wood slats and iron frame blend beautifully with a vibrant stained glass door in this front entry. Painted concrete containers sunken into the ground create a pretty space for planting while leveling out a sloped walkway.