A dark wood base on the kitchen island looks rich against the walnut floors and light walls in this transitional kitchen. White marble serves as a stunning countertop and backsplash. Fuzzy white barstools with a black metal base bring a contemporary element to the stylish design.
Rough-sawn spruce wood keeps this playhouse weather proof. Skylights allow for natural lighting and star gazing from the second story loft. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, is a fun and durable unique furniture addition. A chalkboard wall provides space for creativity while cubby storage allows for easy and organized storage.
The modern living room of this guest house is reminiscent of a beach locale, with its relaxed furnishings, rugged tables and natural fiber rugs. To incorporate the modern, industrial design of the space, metal light fixtures were added to maintain the integrity of the design while helping to light the room. A sliding barn door cleverly conceals the entertainment center when it's not in use, and a Nano door opens poolside to open onto the patio where polished concrete floors continue out into the pool area help to make the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor.
Wanting a space where they could enjoy lunch with the kids and host dinner parties in the evening, the homeowners asked the Barbour Spangle Design to transform their plain patio into a versatile eating area. Thus, a rustic wood table with six chairs centers the space, with a light gray floor to protect bare feet on sunny days.
Don’t be afraid of placing furniture in front of window. If it’s not a bulky piece, and has an open bottom like this wheeled side table, it’ll work because natural light will still be able to flow into the room. The open cog-wheel on set of lamps also allow daylight to shine through. The beefy wood-plank dining table and bench work perfectly with the industrial side table and sisal rug.
Deep, moody green interiors are taking the design world by storm, and bathrooms are no exception. Consider a hue like hunter, olive, forest, jade or emerald for the walls, and balance its intensity with a light, natural wood vanity and jute accents. Matte black fixtures and ceramics complete this look. The trendy palette works well with rustic, modern farmhouse and Southwestern design styles.
In this contemporary living space, sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of life by the sea. Multiple seating areas create zones for TV viewing, casual conversations and enjoying the outdoors. A wall of windows ushers in natural light and provides access to the spectacular views. White paint and a wood ceiling bring a coastal-casual vibe to the space that fits the relaxed locale.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines installed a natural wood support beam above the breakfast bar. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar. A new stainless steel range and vent hood is surrounded by a beveled subway tile backsplash to complete the stylish look.
This small but bright and inviting spot, featuring a simple desk with built-in shelving above, is a perfect home office for a busy mom as well as a great homework room for the kids. The light colors on the walls and cabinetry contrast beautifully with the dark wood floors, projecting a sense of calm and order in the midst of even the most hectic day.
This Erinn Valencich designed this contemporary white kitchen that features a center eat-in island, white countertops, flooring and pendant lighting. Frosted doors with rich wood framing add contrast to the space while stainless steel appliances, metallic elements and a shiny mosaic backsplash incorporate more modern touches. The contemporary metal barstools lend a sophisticated design element to the island area.
A unique floating wood vanity is a beautiful geometric frame for the white sink. An iridescent purple tile accent strip shines under the mirror lighting and appears again as an accent in the shower. Gray and white marble tile coats the floor and continues up into the shower.
To create a relaxing, parlor space, designers used white walls to reflect the natural light of the space. To warm the design, a gray sofa and chairs were brought in, along with purple pillows and a purple chair that add vibrant color to the space. A gray and white rug and coffee table help to define this area, while rich wooded, traditional pieces finish the design with a touch of elegance.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
A large map of the world is appropriate wall art for a family who loves travel. Track lighting above the map draws the eye to that section of the room. Sliding barn doors match the wood flooring and coffee table and allow for the option of privacy or open connection to the adjoining room. A cushy leather armchair is an inviting and fitting design choice.
The living room in this beach house is the perfect complement to the ocean view that surrounds it. The all white fabrics in this living room bring the light into the space, while the linen of the couch and the ottoman are relaxing and inviting. The floor to ceiling windows bring in the natural beauty of the ocean, and the mirrors hanging on the walls behind the couch reflect that beauty making this space the ultimate place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
To lay the groundwork for this modern bathroom, designers started with a neutral color palette that would reflect the natural light let into the space from the skylight above. Then, they added modern wood cabinets and a gray countertop to warm the space. To give the room a touch of personality, a gray, black and white penny round tile backsplash was added, and a gray and white chevron floor was laid. In the shower area, the walls are covered in off-white tile with a penny round tile inset that matches the backsplash to tie the space together.
The focus in this classic, casual family kitchen is to provide plenty of space for guests. Three white bar chairs line the dark blue kitchen island with a marble countertop and place settings, and a round wooden table and bench provide more space in the breakfast nook. Light gray walls and dark hardwood floors give the space a warm and inviting feel.
Elaborate wood carvings on the vanity, dressing table and mirrors bring Old World flair to this Spanish Colonial Revival master bathroom. Light-colored hardwood floors ground the space and combined with soft yellow walls and neutral tiles keep the space bright. Spanish-inspired tiles add a burst of earth-toned color.