Past the lively blue pillars the living room is the center of this artist’s colorful world. At once surreal and serene, the calm, neutral white of the walls, sofas and side chair serve as a canvas for the bursts of color provided by the art and bright orange Eames rocking chair.
Open and inviting, this open concept living area is prefect for entertaining or relaxing as you enjoy the view. Crisp white decor is complimented with soft green and yellow hues while the urban style brings character and style to the space.
"Maximize your living space by creating usable outdoor rooms," says Rhoda Vickers of the Southern Hospitality blog. "With the right combination of outdoor seating, pillows, shade and colorful planters, you can turn any patio into an outdoor oasis."
This stunning view from the kitchen to the dining room and the lounge area of the great room shows the consistent color scheme and coordinated look for these main indoor living spaces of this lodge-style retreat.
This wider view of the pet nook shows how the space enjoys close proximity to the lounge area of the great room, in this modern-style mountain retreat designed for easy living for all members of the family.
The exterior of this Dutch Colonial Revival home feels fresh in a tone of deep charcoal. The backyard pergola is painted in the same deep charcoal and covered in lush vines creating an expansive and inviting place to relax.
Tile set in a herringbone pattern in the shower offers a look that resembles whitewashed wood, adding an elegant touch of rusticity in this bathroom. A slipper tub, glass chandelier and rug add to the style of the space.
Going for maximum airiness, Luke and Clint gave this space a 20-foot-high ceiling and two-story windows. It’s cozied up by a gas fireplace clad in smooth cedarwood, with soapstone on the hearth. Aggregate concrete floors with embedded river rocks stand up to occasional basketball dribbling. The 1960s leather sofa and the rockers are from Boise Vintage—Luke had the chairs reupholstered in buffalo check fabric from JoAnn.
Building a wall on one side of the outdoor dining area gives the deck the feeling of a finished room complete with goose neck lamps that complement the red dining chairs. The opposite side of the deck includes a row of planters to create a subtle wall of plants dividing the space from the rest of the yard.
This stunning Cast Shadows living room features the design trend's characteristic light-filled space and clean design with elegant metal tables whose color and lines are echoed in the striking grid-like ceiling detail.
A beach-inspired take on the classic terrarium, these living centerpieces are a great wedding DIY because they can be made well before the big day. Seashells, sea glass and succulents are just a few of the lovely layers that make up these beauties.
The expansive deck and exterior accent wall give the structure a more substantial rustic look and the deck more than doubles the living space. Visit during the summer months so you can spend some serious quality time with the comfy deck chairs.
The location of the dining room works well with the rest of the home’s modern floor plan. “I like that it’s just steps away from the butler’s pantry that leads straight to the kitchen,” says project manager Scott Branscom.