For smaller, more intimate gatherings, designers set up a sitting room to create a stylish conversation space. Light blues and neutral tones create a soothing feeling in the space, while a window allows in natural light, which reflects off the mirror wall and the other three white walls, making the space feel brighter and more inviting. A fireplace provides warmth to the space, highlighting the vignette designers created in the room with four, plush armchairs and a tufted ottoman to keep the homeowners and their guests comfortable in this space.
This multi-purpose living area contains plenty of seating for the girls in the house. On one side of the room, an armoire conceals a television, and on the other side a piano rests between two windows that allow in plenty of natural light. This design makes this living room the perfect place to practice a sonata, have a movie night or just relax with friends.
‘Lyon’s Lavender Magic’ (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/Sorano, hybridizer) is a large standard African violet; large standards can reach over 16 inches in diameter. The plants have quilted, medium green foliage. Some gardeners put their African violets under grow lights, but they also thrive in natural light. Winston J. Goretsky, president of the African Violet Society of America, says, “African violets like to have bright, indirect light. Even a south-facing window with sheers is good, as long as it doesn't become too hot or the plant is allowed to dry out to the point of wilting.”
A black dining table and dark-stained chairs provide stark contrast to the room's tropical blue and pale yellow color palette. The Grecian key pattern detail in the white credenza mimics the pattern in the dining chair seats, and a starburst mirror provides a touch of glamour to the sleek space. A large picture window allows plenty of natural light and supplies incredible city views.
Place houseplants to provide a leafy contrast to the hard lines of windows and furniture. Peace lily is a natural for filling a corner, especially if you select the one known as Sensation. This beauty grows to 6 feet tall and easily commands attention in a large room. It holds its own beside a large window, where it receives the high light necessary to promote steady bloom. Tuck it into a simple dark container to let glossy leaves and stately flowers steal the spotlight.
Natural light from the uncovered windows and white walls create a sunny and bright atmosphere for this dining space. A built in bench with white frame and white cushion top is decorated with pink and blue throw pillows for a touch of color. Black chairs match the black frame of the table and bring a contemporary shape to the design. Fur seat covers add a pleasing textural contrast to the smooth surrounding finishes.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love it or List it, this beautiful country chic living room includes muted tones of turquoise and white to compliment the tones of nature present in the artwork on the walls. The long row of windows brings in an abundance of natural light, while the floral rug and the fresh flowers help to further bring the outdoor into this comfortable living room.
All the windows in this home makes the space feel as if it is one with nature. The natural light that floods into each of the home's rooms gives the occupants a feeling that nature is just within their grasp. Even the floors and the coffee table help usher in nature, with dark hardwood flooring and a live edge table that reflect the raw elegance of the home's surroundings.
This simple kitchen space is both stylish and functional without distracting from the natural beauty of its surroundings. The open concept plan makes this space perfect for entertaining, allowing someone to be in the kitchen and still remain a part of the conversation. The wide galley style kitchen provides plenty of counter space for preparation, while the bar stools and the large kitchen table provide plenty of seating for entertaining. The neutral colors and large windows in this space allow tons of natural light in, making this home warm and inviting while reflecting the serenity of the beach that surrounds this home.
This silver chair adds a bold element to the fresh, bright design of this bedroom. Natural light from the windows highlights the metallic color of the chair and the metal finish of the bed frame. A unique rope based floor lamp over a striped blue and white bring brings a nautical, coastal vibe to the room. The stool adds an extra touch of color and easy storage.
A black and white three-fold headboard and Buddha art canvas bring traditional asian flair to the contemporary feel of this bedroom. A mix of throw pillows features yellow, orange and purple tones with a sheen finish reflecting the natural light from the windows. Midcentury modern nightstands support warm-toned table lamps on both sides of the bed. A brown rug is angled across the floor to create an interesting line through the room.
Hues of aqua, coral and sand tie this wide open, traditional great room to its coastal setting, while broad windows usher in loads of natural light and literally bring the outdoors in. The two-story central space delineates the dining area while giving the entire living-dining-kitchen area an open, airy feel. An oversized dining table and lounge-style seating encourages lingering over the table for relaxing, leisurely conversation.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
In the upstairs guest bedroom, a mint green accent wall ties this room's design into the rest of the home. A large double window lets in plenty of natural light and is reflected off the white walls and ceiling and the mirrors hanging above each twin bed. A point of interest in this room is the white French doors that open into the upstairs living area, creating a sense of connectedness between the two spaces.
To spruce up the dining room in this home, the once tiered floor was leveled out and new flooring was installed in the space. Joanna brought in a custom made table with seating for eight and added a new chandelier to play off the natural light from the windows. In the back of the space, a rustic buffet rests under three circular wall hanging planters, further updating the space. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.
The softness of this bathroom makes it a warm and inviting space for the kids to enjoy. A window allows in plenty of natural light, which reflects off the neutral color palette to make the space bright, warm and inviting. The silver accents and exposed pipe give the space a rougher personality, while the vintage aspects of the space, such as the cool clawfoot tub and the antique medicine cabinet, make it more fun.
The Wood House exemplifies a new concept and functional materials-driven design, featuring bold characteristics with local woods and glass walls. Each corner of the house is meticulously detailed, creating an ambiance of stylish living with a care for nature. The ample living room spaces glow with natural lighting provided by the craft-designed ceiling with glass windows that bring joy to the rooms.