Contemporary wall sconces cast a warm, soothing glow in this spa bathroom. A standing chrome faucet curves elegantly over the sleek freestanding bathtub for a decadently relaxing soaking experience. Two frosted glass windows open up to let in natural light and fresh air.
Retractable screens allow the screened-in porch to be open to the fresh air. A wood paneled ceiling extends out to cover the exposed area, which features a pair of bright blue Adirondack rocking chairs and a ceiling fan above to add a light breeze during the hotter months.
A comfortable family room includes a large leather sectional sofa for binge watching the latest TV shows. French doors open up to the home's swimming pool and patio, bringing the fresh air and sunshine into the space -- or drawing family members away from the television to enjoy the outdoors.
Windows surrounding two sides of the room and additional windows up high flood this contemporary home office with natural light. The windows also open to usher in fresh sea air. This waterfront home in Newport Beach, California, features white-painted, airy rooms and a contemporary design with Cape Cod-inspired details.
A mix of styles and colors create an eclectic environment in this spacious master bathroom featuring a glass shower and double vanity. Rich Rosedown Hickory flooring grounds the light-as-air space, while a series of windows flood the room with natural light. Three windows open to ventilate the space.
Opening the French doors invites the morning air inside, offering the feel of al fresco dining in this sunny breakfast nook. The view to the swimming pool is framed by a pergola covered in climbing vines.
Soft blue walls set the scene for this open living area that combines the dining room, living room and kitchen, as well as a built-in desk to use as a home office. Architectural details, like the coffered ceiling and archways, bring traditional style to this Bel-Air, Calif., home.
In this sleek kitchen makeover, walls were knocked down to connect the kitchen, dining and living areas in an open plan layout. Pops of bright yellow add fun personality and color to the modern space. Cabinets: UltraCraft Cabinetry; Microwave: Thermador: Range: Jenn Air; Refrigerator and freezer: LG; Countertops: Cambria Quartz
Open shelving lends itself to an easy bar styled with beautiful vintage pieces and art! Hanging air plants bring a bit of an organic feel to the straight lines of the shelving and the vintage pieces make it feel like it's telling you a story and inviting you over for an Old Fashioned.
Privacy curtains allow for closing off this poolside lounge area as well as add an elegant decorative element when tied back. The pergola cover keeps the space open to fresh air and sunlight, perfect for poolside lounging. The wicker and wood seats are padded with neutral tones for a calm and classy style.
There's an air of elegance in this gorgeous contemporary dining room. The pleasing look and texture of the frosted glass allows the room to be private or open. Teal and white patterned chairs are seated around the dark wood dining table lit by natural light from the windows and a drum chandelier hanging above.
Guests at the dining room table can enjoy stunning views, thanks to the patio doors that open the area to fresh air and the deck outside. The custom linen-polyester drapes in the dining room coordinate with the drapery in the great room's lounge area, both color-matched to the paint on the walls to create a streamlined look.
The open layout of this neutral contemporary kitchen connects it to the rest of the home and to the beautiful outdoor surroundings. An abundance of light and air is grounded by natural textures, creating an engaging design for family life and entertaining. An eye-catching wood dining table is the perfect place to dine in.
A large stainless steel fan keeps air circulating through this spacious living room. Light beige walls, light hardwood flooring and a tall stone fireplace keep the high ceiling and spacious floor plan feel even more open. A pair of beige sofas face a green, upholstered coffee table and a mosaic style end table finishes off the living space.
Seamless indoor/outdoor living is a centuries-old ideal that crosses many different cultures. When you blur the transition between home and garden, you allow natural light and air to permeate your living space, changing its character entirely. In this open-concept living area by Jackson Design and Remodeling, the Zen garden and the living room are separated only by massive glass doors on a track that can open and close with the push of a button.
This built-in dog crate is situated below a pantry and open shelf unit. The built-in design keeps the crate out of the way while still allowing for easy access. A grated door ensures the dog can see out and receive air flow.
The carriage house suite was designed to accentuate air and light, as evidenced by the large windows and open beam ceiling. By placing fine antiques and luxurious fabrics in this rustic environment, guests are treated to the same level of comfort and elegance established in the main house. The suite features hand-scraped reclaimed pecan floors.
Colletti says growing moss in a terrarium can be a challenge, because there's a lot of moisture and little air circulation. She prefers open-topped containers. Climacium americanum (commonly called lobe-leaved tree moss) and Hedwigia ciliata (fringed hoar-moss) work well in any kind of container, she says. Leucobryum glaucum (pincushion moss) and Cladonia rangiferina (reindeer moss, actually a lichen) are best used in open containers. In this image, sheet moss surrounds other small plants.