Two sets of French doors connect the great room to the back deck in this rustic home, which is elevated 10 feet above ground level and boasts stellar views of marshland. Walls of glass blur the line between inside and out. Great-room trusses, visible from the back deck, take on added drama once night falls.
The chic elegance of the kitchen extends into the dining room.The large table seats eight, while the luscious furniture and fabrics add elegance to the space. The chandelier hanging above the table gives a country feel to the room, while the rugs and wall accessories add color. The large doors and window banks let in tons of natural light, keeping the space feeling bright and inviting.
The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)
This modern California home fits right in with the surrounding landscape. The home's flat, low lines are unobtrusive to the site's natural beauty, while wide-open doorways and broad windows allow the homeowners and their guests to enjoy sweeping views. A sleek pool is bordered by native landscaping and comfortable chaise seating.
A large, open doorway makes this small kitchen appear spacious, while a centered island allows movement throughout the space. Wicker barstools line the tall side of the island, and a lower end creates extra prep space. Open shelving opens up the room while keeping dishes organized, and a distressed wall finish completes the look with a charming country feel.
An intimate stone patio enjoys front row seats to the changing foliage around this country home. Low-maintenance landscaping and a white picket fence frame the outdoor dining space, complete with a low-key patio set.
The eye is immediately drawn to the vibrant purple oven that pops against the gray cabinets and creamy walls in this country-style kitchen. A gray tile backsplash helps connect the lower cabinets to the upper cabinets and matching range hood. Dark hardwood flooring completes the look.
Beautiful light blue upper and lower cabinets provide ample storage in this country kitchen. A black table in the center serves as a buffet and also allows seating for four. Stainless steel appliances and a gray country-style pendant complete the stylish design.
The lower floor of this home is open concept with the kitchen, dining area and living room flowing seamlessly together. Weathered wood floors connect the spaces and designer Leanne Ford has styled the home with her texturally rich, neutral palette.
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
Red and white checkerboard linens add a pop of color to the neutral wall and floor and the dark wooden structure of the bunk bed as seen from the lower bunk view of the kids' room from HGTV Dream Home 2014.
Natural light highlights the cream paneling on the walls in this lovely country dining room. White and brown wood chairs alternate around the dining table, and beaded embellishments hang from the iron chandelier overhead. Dark wood frames the doorway, windows and lower walls, creating gorgeous contrast against the cream paneling.
A pair of low armchairs in a relaxing shade of blue offers comfortable seating in this seaside home's country-inspired living room featuring a wood ceiling, rustic exposed beams, and a traditional unpainted brick fireplace.
Timbers, fashioned from locally sourced Southern yellow pine, lend rusticity to the Low Country style of this coastal home. Long overhangs protect outdoor spaces from both intense sun and rain and the entire home is built to withstand hurricanes and floods.