Built in 1929, the home exhibits a delicate balance of contrarian characteristics, as floor-to-ceiling white paneling and large, ocean-view windows brighten rich oak floors, while state-of-the-art amenities compliment cozy, traditional charm.
Cerused-oak paneling transforms this eclectic study into a peaceful sanctuary. The oversized block pattern of the walls shows off a handsome grain and provides order to to the art display while a red dresser and chair provide bold pops of color in the space.
Step through the decorative stone front door into the entryway of this modern home. A panel of chevron marble tile creates movement through the hall space past the frosted glass wall and into the open design of the home.
This living room wins the day when it comes to cozy with its expansive, built-in bookshelves, fireplace and unique doorway. For the doorway, designers created a paneled white oak vestibule in a classic barn shape to transition from the dining room into the living room. So many skylights open the space to the outdoors.
A large black console table graces this transitional entryway with a tall glass buffet lamp and an oversized sculptural mirror. White wall paneling opens up and lightens the space, while chevron ottomans give the entryway a fresh, trendy feel.
In this foyer, white oak wall and ceiling panels pay homage to old barn interiors. To connect the house with its coastal California location, designers used a blue color palette throughout the rooms. Here, the foyer gets a gray-blue hardwood floor and a blue mirror.
Floating shelves, streamlined cabinetry, subtle color blocking and fumed oak flooring combine for a minimalist, yet striking, workspace. The acrylic chair lets the gaze pass through rather than interrupt the unbroken flow of white.
Some design choices can make large-scale items, such as light fixtures, pop even more. It can be as easy as adding a coat of paint over a weekend. In the kitchen and living room of this lake home, Metro Atlanta designer Beth Johnson painted the wood paneling, which had been a pickled oak color, a more appealing white. Then matched the frame of the artwork for a seamless look.
The oak staircase is finished with wool carpets specially woven to seamlessly wrap up the stairs and around the landing. A captivating chandelier beautifully illuminates the high, wood ceiling. A black tile floor creates a lovely contrast against the wood elements.
A hair-on-hide rug in a chevron stripe and a silvery resin coffee table are two of the elements that take this living room in a decidedly glamorous direction. Warm wood paneling extends across the room into the dining area and kitchen, unifying and warming up the open concept spaces.
This home's breakfast nook is boxed out with white oak-clad posts and beams, sourced from a local mill. Shiplap paneling was given a pretty lemonade-yellow wash to play off the blue walls of the nearby mudroom.
Neutral penny tile creates subtle texture over the floor of this bathroom. A chevron-like accent panel on the wall brings the same subtle textural look up the wall over the smooth, large wall tiles. A stainless steel shower head and knob finish the simple shower design.