A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
The Hawaiian residence boasts over 2,000 square feet of covered exterior living space with breathtaking ocean, mountain and sunset views. At night, when the exterior is all aglow, the home is a sight to behold on its own.
In addition to the main residence, a gate house is generously comprised of 2,000 square feet in a separate compound. Amenities include an extra bedroom and bathroom, a workshop, large lanais with a kitchenette, additional laundry facilities, a garden storage hut and a garage.
This hallway off the master bedroom provides both a view into the large bathroom and a great sense of the owners' style. Modern and simple, the space boasts impactful elements such as the large, leaning mirror and the pale wood floors. A touch of turquoise in the bathroom brings a clean, fresh feel.
Reconsider your drawer style. Slab, or solid, drawer fronts often fit best into tight spaces and are cheaper than more ornate options. They also may work better in tighter spaces. This inspiration kitchen is by Monte Hewett Homes, a metro Atlanta builder.
Designing a room that's mostly or all white ensures you'll have a room that always feels streamlined and clutter-free. This modern eat-in kitchen features expansive counter space, hardwood floors and a cozy round kitchen table for four. The landscape just out the large sliding glass door brings nature and color into the room.
The floating vanity, white floors and walls and simple-lined soaking tub all lend to the expansive feeling in this modern bathroom. The highlight of the room -- a large picture window -- exposes a lush green lawn and trees in the distance.
This model home’s fireplace is wrapped floor to ceiling in expensive marble. The same clean look can easily be achieved with an inexpensive plank-sized porcelain tile, says Atlanta interior designer Michael C. Morris with Monte Hewett Homes.
The view from this home's backyard can't be beat. From the city in the distance to the perfectly manicured lawn and shrubs to the beautifully lit pool, it's a perfect spot for enjoying the beauty in life. Modern lounge chairs arranged symmetrically add to the grandeur of the area.
While modern and streamlined, this dining area still has a beach house feel, due to the large sliding glass doors that open up to the pool and expansive lawn just beyond. Clean-lined furniture and accessories allow the art in the room to pop with impact. White dishes and table linens never go out of style.
A monochromatic look can be bold and budget-friendly. Consider matching your curtains to the walls, as seen in his metro Atlanta model home by the designers with Monte Hewett Homes. Since time is money, you can save time by not worrying about finding a complementary color or pattern for the drapes.
If you don’t have a large budget, you want to make sure your purchases are noticed. To do so, Atlanta interior designer Michael C. Morris suggests contrasting your floors and furniture. In a model home in the Avalon community, he uses light paint and furniture to stand out against medium brown red oak floors.
The outdoors leap in -- and vice versa -- in this stunning midcentury modern home. Large glass doors slide aside to open an entire wall between the patio and living room. The white and neutral tones in the comfortably decorated room allow the colors of the lawn, shrubs and pool to be the vibrancy in the space.