A developed backyard with limited access and a client wanting a fun pool for the kids, but with an adult feel..The solution was to craft a vessel that would sit within the multiple terraced gardens, that were created with dry stacked stone. Our first challenge was getting into the backyard with minimal disruption, this would require importing soil to fill in areas creating ramps over walls and developed areas.
Designers paid a great deal of attention to the details of this space. With nature as their inspiration, the backsplash was made to look like a natural stone riverbed. The shelves were crafted out of natural wood, while the live edge brings the raw beauty of nature into the space.
A private back deck off the master bedroom of HGTV Smart Home 2013 provides an ideal spot to sunbathe while enjoying views of the pool. Adirondack chairs, crafted of recycled plastic lumber, provide a front-row seat to nature.
The beautifully crafted ﬂoating walnut wall tiles evoke blooming ﬂowers throughout the entryway and stairs. To add a statement-making touch, the panels are backlit. For the railing beside the stairs, recycled resin with actual wheat grass pressed inside adds a touch of nature.
A casual dining area located at one end of a great room offers a spot for relaxed family dinners, games or crafts with plenty of storage at hand. A midcentury-inspired chandelier adds modern balance to the more rustic nature of the exposed ceiling beams and dark wood cabinetry.
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.
The landscaping of this Southwestern style home is designed to blend into the desert surroundings. The goal of designers and homeowners was to create an outdoor living space that blended into nature rather than disturbing it, so designers crafted an elegant landscape out of flagstone, landscaping stone and pea gravel-the colors of which bring out the deserts natural hues. Then, a few desert plants were place throughout the space to give this yard a splash of sustainable color that complements the desert environment of the home.
The owners of this home love being outside, so they wanted to bring that love of nature and its beauty home with them. To make this happen, they have installed a bathroom with lots of natural features. The floor of the shower is crafted from decorative stones and is made to look like a natural stone river bed. The tile on the walls and the floor help to highlight the natural look of the space with complimentary colors. The final touch is the tub, which is tucked neatly below the window so that bathers can look out onto the scenery while still maintaining their privacy.