Soft blue cabinets are topped in slate gray countertops, repeating the shade of the tile floors. The family-friendly kitchen is truly the heart of a the home with a large island to gather around and comfortable banquette breakfast nook. All the light fixtures feature clear glass, adding an airy quality to the spaces.
Ocean views are steps away from this open-design living room in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with sheer white curtains, gray sectional sofa on a large gray area rug, slate blue accent chair and throw, fresh splashes of greenery, and a stunning media center framed by wooden beams.
Fieldwork Design & Architecture transform the pool room into a zen retreat by ensconcing the room, floor to ceiling, in Western Red Cedar and slate tile. The sliding glass doors are replaced with a 32-foot wide single sliding door to create a seamless portal to the verdant outdoors. An unfinished utility area is converted into a wine cellar and changing room.
On the former site of the ranch house (now demolished) construction begins on the two-story pavilion. The lower level opens to the outdoor room and includes a half bath and a greenhouse. What you see here is the upper pavilion which includes a slate roof, copper gutters, rain chains and a limestone floor.
To add charm to the classic Tudor, a stone turret is incorporated, providing a whimsical, rustic element to the exterior. The durability of the exterior materials ensures that they will not need to be replaced for many years. Reclaimed brick is used for some of the floors and reclaimed slate for the roof to match the existing materials. Existing walls and floor lines are used in the design of the renovation to minimize the need for additions.
The white walls and wood floors of this hallway are given a contemporary flair with a display of art. A thin, gold table holds a circular flower vase and covers a crystal formation. Three glass cases display matching purple, pink, orange and neutral diamond cut-outs in rows. A yellow slate is covered in black font words and numbers to finish the art display.
The Craftsman style of the home remains evident in the trim, front door and cabinets in the kitchen and dining room, yet contemporary style is infused into the space through sleek light fixtures and furnishings. A slate wall divides the entryway from the living spaces without losing the open feel of the floor plan. A large kitchen island not only provides more counter space, but also a spot to eat and extra storage.
Becky Shea of Becky Shea Design believes that because mudrooms are utility spaces, the elements used to design them should be durable and able to withstand wet boots, soccer cleats, paw prints and other day-to-day occurrences. For mudrooms in particular Becky loves using porcelain floors that mimic slate, as well as hidden storage. “That way, [clutter] remains out of sight and your mudroom can still sustain a little bit of glamour while serving a necessary purpose,” she tells HGTV.com. “
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the primary challenge for Kevin & Celine's family home was maintaining a balance between the heritage of the house and incorporating a modern design. Designer Jillian Harris bridged the border between modern and historical by choosing a modern version of tile for the backsplash. The originally planned grey slate tiles were set aside with the discovery of the original fir floor boards. A large peninsula created as a gathering place for the family. A deep pantry to the right of the fridge was designed by having to close off a small corridor that was no longer to code.