A pair of white, nubby sofas and a fluffy white rug mirror the textured white walls in this living space, which features stunning views of the Mediterranean vista beyond. The home, a three-building villa in the town of Porto Rafael, features a neutral palette and spartan style that keeps the focus on the multitude of openings to the outdoors, allowing the view to become the home's true focal point.
The gift that keeps on giving, take your usual outdoor window box and reverse it as the green thumbs at Atlanta's Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts did here. Fill an indoor window box with seasonal bulbs and blooms, ferns and ivy and brighten a key room like a dining room or living room with greenery.
This formal sitting room overlooks the patio, so designers wanted the colors in this room to reflect the warmth of the outdoors. Natural light pours into the space from the large sliding glass doors, making the space feel bright, while the teal walls make the space feel warm and colorful. The live edge wood art piece adds a little outdoor beauty to the design, while the red rug complements the teal walls and adds texture to the space.
Not only is this home a feast for the eyes outdoors, but also the elegance and charm of its modern furnishings inside create a sense of particular beauty and allure. The open plan accommodates a living room, dining area and kitchen, all done in subtle color tones by TriplePoint Design Build, so not to conflict with the more vivid colors seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
This contemporary, West Coast residence has a beautiful open design and modern decor. A short glass wall provides a balcony overlook from the second floor to the first where a long light fixture hangs as a decorative eye-catcher. The second story features a living room area with gray leather sofa, an eclipse door leading to an outdoor patio and a dining area in front of a built in fireplace.
This neutral, adventure themed nursery is accented throughout with bold pops of color to keep the space fun and kid-friendly. Neutral, forest patterned wallpaper helps to bring the outdoors in, while bold hues of blue and green-nature's colors-help keep the space lively and fun.
Designers wanted to capitalize on the beautiful mountain views outside the windows, so they kept the interior design neat, crisp and simple, yet still elegant. The living room in this space is no exception to that vision. Lots of windows allow plenty of natural light into the space, allowing patrons of the room to see outdoors to the beautiful mountain views. The light reflects off the gray walls, bringing the natural green tint of the trees indoors. Blue and gray furniture occupies this space and highlights the natural hues of the mountainside, making the living room feel as if it were a part of the mountains that surround it.
Any time you're looking to liven up an outdoor space for the holidays, it's best to stick with layered greens. This look is kept (almost!) maintenance-free with a mix of live arborvitae in pots and artificial pine garland on the railings and around the windows.
Two pergolas flank the pool house and create outdoor rooms. One pergola forms a casual living room, complete with informal fire feature on an irregular bluestone patio. The other pergola design includes a swinging bed hanging from the perlins. Raised planting areas create a protected ambience and foster privacy in the pool zone. Sod ribbons on the raised bed stairs soften the hardscape.
When you’re lucky enough to live in a beautiful setting and have outdoor dining areas to enjoy, there’s no reason to keep your entertaining indoors. A wintery outdoor dinner party can be a truly magical experience for guests, so take care to set a table that plays up the special surroundings, complete with candlelight, flowers, a show-stopping centerpiece, and, of course, all the chilled bubbly.
Hues of aqua, coral and sand tie this wide open, traditional great room to its coastal setting, while broad windows usher in loads of natural light and literally bring the outdoors in. The two-story central space delineates the dining area while giving the entire living-dining-kitchen area an open, airy feel. An oversized dining table and lounge-style seating encourages lingering over the table for relaxing, leisurely conversation.
One of the special patio areas of this home is poolside. The space features an outdoor dining table and chairs with Mediterranean undertones, comfortable wicker patio furniture and a fireplace and hearth structure that increased the homeowners' privacy from the neighboring lot. Overall, the setting is lovely, lush and entirely livable.
The kitchen space was created to blend into the open dining and living spaces effectively and efficiently. The kitchen boasts beautiful views of the outdoors through large windows. Adding subtle color variants to the backsplash incorporates small pops of color that are more effective in creating the minimalist and modern look. Red stove knobs add a small but more vibrant color element to decorate the stainless steel appliance and surrounding white cabinetry.
As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, Chip Wade and his team successfully combined the Overdyke family's screened in porch with their family room to create this giant, contemporary living room. By adding an all glass wall, Chip has been able to retain the natural light of the outdoors while adding modern luxuries such as the plush furniture and gas log fireplace.
This gorgeous backyard area features a covered patio with a stone-lined outdoor kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, including two small refrigerators and a grill. A sitting area just off of the kitchen offers two brown rattan loveseats with a matching ottoman. Colorful throw pillows add a lively touch.
Sliding doors can work in a wide range of architectural styles and configurations, including a curved opening like the one shown here. “Sliding glass walls offer more flexibility in configuration than folding glass walls. Sliding glass panels stack or disappear into a pocket when open, opening up living spaces to the outdoors,” says Ximena Rojas, Marketing Director for Panda Windows & Doors.
A short-lived perennial herb, 'Creeping' thyme, is relatively easy to overwinter indoors. Grow it as a houseplant in a sunny window. Outdoors in hardiness zones 5 to 9, it fills in between stepping stones and makes an aromatic groundcover.