This bathroom, which was designed to emulate a world-class spa, includes a glass-wall steam shower as well as a tub for two. The walls are covered by horizontal reclaimed wood planks intended to create a Swiss alpine feel.
A sloped shower floor and linear drain system eliminates the need for a shower door, creating universal access and a feeling of openness. The plank tile is continued vertically up the rear shower wall, while the other walls are tiled in iridescent white porcelain for maximum reflection of natural light. Because the window offers spectacular city skyline views, a curtain of beaded crystal is hung to create a permeable layer of privacy and to represent falling beads of water. Living orchids decorate the shower wall to complete the serene, spa-like design.
This rustic country kitchen nook features numerous wood accents, including wood planked walls and hardwood floors. A large wood hutch showcases a number of pitchers, glassware, plates and other kitchen items, while a floral armchair provides the perfect place for relaxing. A whimsical rooster lamp with floral lampshade adds to the farmhouse feel of this space.
This hall features a rustic wood bench with black and white throw pillows and a colorful modern painting hanging above. White wood plank walls lead the way to a doorway that frames a glimpse of the adjacent home office.
SPG Architects’ Beach Walk House on Fire Island, N.Y., has five bedrooms. This master suite features wood-paneled walls, a custom built-in and custom furniture. The soft neutral colors and natural wood tones used in the architecture are enlivened by the bold colors used throughout the house in furnishings, textiles and art prints.
This contemporary master bathroom features a white freestanding tub paired with a glass enclosed shower and white porcelain floor tiles. Rustic cedar plank wall paneling, a built-in fireplace and dark wood cabinets lend a warm vibe to the space.
This guest bedroom chock-full of unexpected design items is at once quirky and layered with depth. Hitting an antiques store when decorating a room can provide endless inspiration and help you define your space -- take, for example, the old tuba and the antique fan made into a wall clock. Both are fun and youthful -- and may be cheap additions that provide endless personality.
This stylish bathroom features a freestanding bathtub positioned in front of a wood plank accent wall. An opaque glass hexagon chandelier with metallic accents hangs above, finishing the look of the area.
The location of this house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, demanded that special attention be paid to acoustics. The walls are built with insulated concrete forms: a wall assembly nearly 20 inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam and topped with cedar planks. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission, even in the galley kitchen.
This wooden staircase doesn't need embellishments to make it beautiful. Vertical and horizontal natural wooden boards make up the walls and the stairs' foundation. Stained wood for the stairs and railing create a beautiful contrast. The layered railing creates a smooth and effective support for moving floor to floor.