Towering trees in black planters add an unusual design element to this contemporary room. Large windows bring in lots of natural light while a white shag area rug and upholstered couch provide a cozy sitting area.
Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the Tree House design. The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.
Surrounded by a berm for insulation and lined with cedar shingles, this reflection area at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 is a cozy respite from the winds off the nearby San Francisco Bay. The centerpiece of the design is a 15-year-old coastal live oak, which thrives in salty air and is tolerant of California's drought conditions.
In the middle of this Austin, Texas lot stands a live oak tree. Instead of tearing it down, designers decided to incorporate it into the design of the house, allowing it to be a focal point for the construction of this home. To include it as part of the living space, designers built a deck around the tree, giving shade to the house and the sitting area that rests around the tree's trunk.
Landscape design firm Siol added a berm to create an intimate space for reflection and meditation in the backyard of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. A crane was used to lift a 15-year-old, drought-tolerant coastal live oak tree into the mounded area, which is lined with cedar shingles.
The focus of the interior of the home is on the view of the nature that surrounds it. Geometric windows on the front wall of the home allow in plenty of filtered sunlight and a prime view of the lot's design inspiration-the Live Oak Tree. A neutral color palette and stained concrete floors reflect the sunlight and make the space feel connected to the outdoors.
Along with the setting, the details of this home are what make it so special: In the main living area, a carefully-crafted wooden tree branches out and over the living room and dining room, unifying the spaces with unique, organic warmth.
The living room of the newly renovated Magnolia House bed and breakfast has been completely transformed. Walls were removed to open the space, new windows and flooring were installed and shiplap walls now brighten up the space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This lofty living room creates visual interest via shape and texture. Curving furniture softens the room's boxy shape and is echoed by a globe pendant. Wood, leather, glass, even a large tree add life and layers to the style.