“To create this peaceful retreat above bustling Center City Philadelphia, we selected natural materials and finishes to bring softness and comfort to what had been a barren rooftop,” says designer Barbara Eberlein. “Teak furniture does not need to be stored indoors during the winter,” she notes, and “direct sunlight is mitigated with enormous cantilever umbrellas.” Get the same effect in your own city sanctuary with a single umbrella and a cushy all-weather armchair.
The light wood of the circular dining table shines beautifully against the darker hardwood floor and distressed finish on the buffet. The coffered ceiling and open doorways keep the room feeling spacious. Silver chairs are a modern contrast to the traditional details, and the blue cushions add a touch of color to the neutral palette.
A large, wood bookshelf stained gray feature built-ini cabinets that surround a cozy, contemporary living room. Layers of beautiful patterns from the rug to the sofa pillows and cushions add texture and color to craftsman-style, wood furniture.
Blue and gray patterned chair cushions add a touch of color against the neutral tones in this balcony design and the green from the surrounding palms. Natural wood creates a beautiful ceiling decoration over this sitting space and the circular fire pit area. A short wrought iron railing keeps the space feeling open and leaves an unobstructed view of the beautiful bay.
The bulbed, traditional frame of the chair is a beautiful design contrast to the more contemporary look of the metallic cocktail table. Neutral chair cushions add a subtle pattern to the room while a velvet pillow adds a soft pop of color.
Natural wood beams frame the entrance to this large window nook. A tufted olive green cushion gives height to the space, finished with a decorative mix of patterned throw pillows complimenting the neutral tones of the room. A star pendant light adds a fun, contemporary element to the space.
Neutral walls and bed linens create a calm setting in this eclectic bedroom. Curtains patterned with blue, green and brown leaves add subtle decoration framing the large windows. A patterned yellow chair and two upholstered stool seats match the yellow throw pillow propped against the leather headboard. The unique striped base of the stools compliments the warm red glow of the hardwood.
A bay window with white roman shades lets sunshine splash over a large window bench with blue patterned seat cushion and neutral and blue throw pillows. A vibrant blue tufted chair pops against the bright setting of the room. A simple and stylish desk creates the perfect contemporary workspace.
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.
A curtain pattern introduces a touch of yellow accent echoed by the throw pillows and gold floor lamp. A dark gray-brown sectional grounds the lighter neutral tones used throughout the room. Nailhead trim on the armchairs and subtle fabric tuft on the sectional cushions add a polished finish to the pieces.
Orange fish scale patterned throw pillows compliment the orange hue in the brick patio flooring. The black iron outdoor living room set is padded with plush neutral cushions. Greenery surrounds the patio space including shaped trees framing the large window.
This outdoor sitting area features thick blue seat cushions on chocolate brown wicker furniture with matching side table and cushioned coffee table. The blue and brown contrast with the neutral tile flooring. Pattern pillows add a hint of orange, and a yellow blanket provides a large swatch of color.
A neutral, modern, leather sofa is brightened with vivid throw pillows. A multicolor, striped rug is touched by square floor cushions creating a mix of pattern and bright color to add life to the white base of this living room design. The contemporary coffee table features a gold wave movement for the legs under the circular, white tabletop.
In this tasteful contemporary bedroom, neutral wallpaper with a subtle pattern brings depth to the wall behind the bed. For color, designers added a pretty lavender throw and matching seat cushion on the window seat.
This warm, neutral foyer and living space features two black framed windows letting in lots of natural light. The sitting room area features two minimalist, cushioned chairs, a bench, patterned rugs and a collector's item motorcycle.
From the cozy window seat of this farmhouse, one can glimpse one of the farm's original eighteenth century buildings. The pattern of the bench cushion compliments the matching pattern of the window blind and wallpaper.