A retreat for the adults of the household and their guests, the Pent Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 includes space for a game of pool, beverage service and intimate seating areas. A wall of windows offer a view of the San Francisco Bay, and the warm wine-colored walls elegantly frame the stunning sunsets seen over the water.
The second-story addition houses a home office and relaxed loft. The new structural ceiling beams were exposed and painted a crisp white, giving the space a refreshing luminosity. The extra-long window seat and arched windows overlook the backyard pool.
A private back deck off the master bedroom of HGTV Smart Home 2013 provides an ideal spot to sunbathe while enjoying views of the pool. Adirondack chairs, crafted of recycled plastic lumber, provide a front-row seat to nature.
Thanks to the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the patio and to the pool, this kitchen boasts lots of natural light. That light is complimented by the dark furniture in the dining area, including a large dining table that seats the family comfortably and the banquette seating at the back of the room. The contemporary design of the space keeps ornamentation to a minimum, but the family has chosen to add a geometric wall design that spruces up the space and adds a touch of flair to their otherwise neutral kitchen walls.
The intimate and zen-like outdoor living space offers tranquility with comfortable seating areas surrounded by the elements of earth, fire and water. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows and doors seamlessly connect the exterior of the home to the interior. The soaring roof with massive copper overhangs provides shade, and a rammed earth wall sections off the master bedroom's access to the pool.
This South Florida home's backyard poolscape features multiple entertainment areas defined by the use of varying hardscape materials. A feature wall with a gallery-like installation of fire sconces and water spouts is contrasted by the stone hearth and fireplace across the ipe wood patio to its right. The sunken seating area and fire pit within the swimming pool are unique features that emphasize the drama and luxury of this outdoor space.
Smooth curved edges create a unique and calming shape around this modern swimming pool. A small bridge leads to an island area with modern covered hammock seat stretching out over the water. Palm trees give a tropical feel and natural life to the patio.
This luxurious Connecticut estate is surrounded by a sweeping lawn and perennial gardens and located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The large backyard pool features a fountain and two sitting areas complete with an outdoor love seat, lounge chairs and an umbrella for relaxing in the shade.
To the right of the swimming pool, a few wooden benches allow the owners and their guests to take a seat around the fire pit. Because the spot is laid with gravel instead of flagstone, it feels like both a natural part of the backyard and a "room" of its own.
A new classical order was introduced to the existing disorganized and dysfunctional backyard of this La Jolla home. the garden's new black bottom pool with its mirror-like surface becomes the central focal point and entertainment space. intimate seating areas ,raised vegetable beds, along with a bocci and tennis court were organized with the use of thick stone walls and linear garden paths. mature specimen trees were preserved and laced to create a timeless feeling for this outdoor oasis.
A game room provides a fun hangout space for the homeowners' five children, whose ages vary between 2 and 15 years old. A purple-topped pool table adds a custom look to the space. A simple bar-height counter creates room for crafts and games and a window seat provides a space to curl up quietly with a book.
This game room features a rustic bar area complete with a neutral stone accent wall, glass pendant lights and four tan upholstered barstools. Just beyond the pool table area is a space for a home theater with brown leather reclining seats and a large flatscreen that makes it easy to kick back and enjoy favorite movies.
A light-filed dining nook features a breathtaking view of the lushly landscaped pool and backyard of this Naples, Florida, home. The dining table, large enough to seat six, echoes the curves of the room and fits perfectly into the space. Gold-framed artwork picks up the botanical theme of the upholstery and ties to the home's tropical setting.
Outdoor drapery helps blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.
Everything is upholstered in Sunbrella, including the outdoor drapery, which all gets a heavy hose-down in advance of every visit. The couple and their guests can nap, lounge, party and relax there. We're told the lake is a jet ski drag strip on the weekends, so good spectator seating!
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.