Texture and color keep the eye roaming in this HGTV Dream Home 2010 home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage. Reclaimed teak-wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
This bright, transitional home office in a modern farmhouse features beautiful white built-in bookshelves, black French doors for lovely contrast and a dark-stained farmhouse style desk. A burnt orange rolling desk chair and gold accessories add to the stylish space.
A beautiful brick driveway and lush landscaping leads a Craftsman-style home with stained wood shingle siding and roof. White trim creates a striking contrast, and gray cobblestone walls add natural texture and style to entryway.
This home has all the classic architectural elements of a prairie-style home. long flat roofs with big eaves, rows of windows and horizontal lines. Developed in the Midwest by architectural trailblazer Frank Lloyd Wright, the prairie style was built based on the idea that a home should serve all practical needs without being overly embellished or showy. It was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans.
With rich wood paneling and white trim, this cottage-style home feels truly warm and welcoming. A paved pathway provides easy access from the front yard to the home's entrance, while an outdoor lounge to the right gives the owners another space to recline.
A lofty cathedral ceiling makes for a grand entrance in the foyer and allows transom windows to let in ample natural light. The stacked stone facade, lantern sconces and contemporary wooden door give this exterior a rustic, Craftsman look.
Designed to look like a European chateau, this Tudor-style stone home is surrounded by lush landscaping and beautiful trees. The walls are covered with ivy, creating an Old World look, while wide stone steps lead up the entrance.
Wanting a space that they could really enjoy, the owners of this Georgian-style home asked landscape architect Jason Cromley to transform their uninspired backyard into a gorgeous garden. Now the lot features a paved patio, complete with a fire pit and water fountains.
A cobblestone courtyard, trimmed hedges and planters create the formal entrance that this Federal-style home deserves. In the summer, ivy climbs the brick exterior and completes the picture-perfect look.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
FINNE Architects chose windows and oversized sliding glass doors of black anodized aluminum for this contemporary home. “I like to call the main living space ‘a large front porch,’ because the windows and large sliding glass doors create a feeling of being outdoors,” says Nils Finne.