The light-washed ceilings and pale gray-aqua walls bounce the abundant daylight off the modern glazing. Concealed foam insulation in the floors and ceiling contribute to the home’s negative 22 HERS index.
This country dining room includes high ceilings broken up by pretty wood beams. The furniture is friendly and casual; the chairs' faint blue glaze brings in the color of the curtains in an adjacent room.
The sink was left in its picturesque spot, centered in front of the windows. But a cheery graphic shade was added, as well as new window glazing and hardware that would complement the room's Tudor character.
Exuding Old World charm, a wall of frameless, raised-panel cabinets are accented with a creamy glaze, bronze handles and lighting. Other features include a large island with seating, an apron sink and white marble countertops.
Count on clay pots to grow plants that often die from overwatering and overly moist soil, like rosemary, cacti or succulents. Unglazed terra-cotta breathes, permitting soil to dry out between waterings.
Glazed, tempered glass countertops can offer an almost ethereal, light feeling in a kitchen where the countertop is usually a solid mass. As a trend, they’ve become more popular recently, but as lovely as these gleaming glass-tops are, they come with a hefty price tag: some can go as high as $300 a square foot. An equally cool-looking and more eco-friendly alternative is 3form’s Chroma Countertops, which come in a variety of colors and almost seem to be lit from within.
A classic backsplash accent may not seem as sexy as many of today’s flashy glass and metal choices, but it’s a good bet for enduring beauty. This backsplash created by Tenhulzen Residential features glazed 3” x 6” ceramic tiles with an inset made of handmade tiles from Pratt & Larson, surrounded by subtle 2” x 2” glass squares. “The trick with accent features is to coordinate them with the look you intend for your entire space,” says owner Mike Tenhulzen. “You want to add intrigue without being too bold.”
This master bedroom is a relaxing getaway that doesn't skimp on comfort. Its reclaimed wood ceiling, set against Behr Salt Glaze walls, is the main attraction. A Pottery Barn quilt and shams is highlighted by Thibaut custom pillows.
The perimeter cabinets in this lovely transitional kitchen use oyster finished maple with lots of detail and an amaretto glaze, creating a nice contrast with the mahogany flooring. The magnificent stone countertops blend all the colors in the room together.
A subtle glazing enhances the visual appeal of the creamy white, beaded cabinet doors in this elegant kitchen. White ice granite slab backsplashes and countertops brighten the color palette of pale creams and whites, adding drama and textural interest.
This modern master bathroom features a double vanity with a white porcelain vessel sink, wall mounted faucets, subway tile, integrated storage cubbies, a glass shower, and an overhead transom along with a window panel with floor to ceiling glazing which brings in natural light.
Arched glass pocket doors open off the main hall into this warmly lit dining room. The walls were given a dull glaze while the ceiling is highlighted with a pale powder gloss. A collection of antique creamware plates carry out the French country theme.
This kitchen was originally three small rooms: a butler's pantry, office and kitchen. To turn it into this beautiful space, designers removed a wall and replaced two windows with larger ones for a brighter, bigger chef kitchen. For fun drama, cabinets were painted a rich green, finished with a sheer gold glaze.