An open floor plan and open stairway allow this modern cabin to feel cohesive and fluent. The kitchen's custom concrete countertops have a waterfall edge and a low profile, allowing users to enjoy the wooded Alaskan views from different spots in the home.
To create an open feeling throughout the home, the second floor landing and staircase were left open for a clear view between floors. Upon descending the stairs, guests enter the foyer of the home, which is half contemporary, with hardwood floors and an oriental rug, and half traditional, with patterned tile and large pots filled with bamboo shoots for dramatic effect. The neutral color palette and slope of the stairs help to anchor the space, creating a pleasing blend of the two styles.
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
This long rectangular space is cleverly divided into a chic, efficient kitchen on one side and a flight of stairs leading up to a second level on the other. An exposed brick wall cuts against the polished wood featured throughout the room.
A glass staircase allows light to flow through this open-plan living room. The glass-topped coffee table mimics the glass railing to unify the spaces, while streamlined furniture creates a sophisticated sitting space.
The spacious entryway to this home opens to a gray interior with a stone focal wall. Wall sconces and a large ceiling fixture paired with large picture windows provide plenty of light. An industrial glass stair railing draws the eye up to a raised built-in shelving unit that can be accessed by rolling ladder.
The first thing guests see when they walk through the front door? Soaring ceilings, recessed lighting and a metal-and-wood staircase that leads to the home's second level. Because the condo has such an open floor plan, the designers used large area rugs to visually give the owners a distinct "dining room" and "sitting area."
A Dutch door adds even more appeal to this single family home in Montecito, Calif., as it fills the interior with natural light and fresh air. Large windows bathe the living room in sunlight, too, and highlight the home's open floor plan and staircase.
It's all about the details in this beautiful Chicago foyer beginning with a chevron section in the hardwood flooring. A patterned rug runs up the center of the stairs adding color to the neutral space. Large open doorways create an open and spacious feel.