Exposed wood beams makes an architectural statement overhead, while large windows provide beautiful views of the outdoors. Sleek furniture brings contemporary style, but is comfortable and family friendly.
Warm wood combine with cool gray countertops for rustic yet modern kitchen. The breakfast area combines a simple round table with comfortable armchairs, while sleek barstools provide extra spots for dining.
This California kitchen features an earthy palette made up of natural elements that add texture and interest. A long, paneled wall offers open and closed storage and gives a nod to the home's mid-century modern architecture. A stone fireplace wraps around to service both the kitchen and living area. The design team removed a wall to open up the kitchen, adding this center island with a quartz waterfall-edge countertop.
The multi-purpose family room creates an environment where the family can gather, relax, watch movies and play. Furniture placement was the key to successfully creating separate but cohesive living areas.
The homeowners were ready to update their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville. The old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical, but Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove walls to open up the floor plan, install sleek white cabinets that contrast against the multi-colored tiled backsplash and create a large island with plenty of prep space.
The elegant curves of cove ceilings and turret windows, along with exquisite pillars and moldings, retain the authentic Victorian sophistication of this living space, while an Art Nouveau chandelier, wingback chairs, yin yang table and assorted eclectic accessories add a more modern bohemian look. Design by Lisa Bakemis.
This Texas farmhouse exterior features exposed wooden columns, natural stone steps and black metal doors and windows. The contemporary mixtures of classic white siding and modern black sconces give the entrance a warm welcoming feel.
This modern, industrial kitchen features white cabinets, a range hood with shiplap and sheet metal, and industrial-feel pendant lights above the kitchen island. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee at one of four bar chairs and enjoy an outdoor view from the kitchen window.
A custom traditional vanity, sleek modern toilet and gray subway tile shower make the most of limited space in this small bathroom. The simple color palette in black, white and gray helps the room feel polished and clean.
Add bubbly and metal accents for an instant update to a bar cart when entertaining. Here, interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., paired a foxtail fern in a gold pot with vintage-looking amber decanters. For height and an eclectic accent, she selected a larger decanter with a brass bug cap.
In open floorplans, use the island to separate the kitchen area from the living area. Then if you already have a mid-sized appliance or bookshelf, take a cue from designer Diane Forman. A 24-by-15-inch Sub-Zero wine fridge makes up the end of this bar in her 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. It creates a raised divider that hides the bustle of the kitchen from the living area while keeping kitchen utensils at hand.