The homeowners wanted to create effortless entertaining space in the kitchen and easy access between the kitchen and the outdoor entertaining space, so designers created an island that runs the length of the kitchen. This island is complete with a breakfast bar that offers the home a casual dining option, while just behind it, a large, sliding glass door creates seamless transitioning between the two spaces and allowing the homeowners the choice between opening the doors for one large, indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces or two separate areas.
A tufted neutral bench at the foot of the bed matches the tufted headboard. Built in yellow lighting borders the textured accent wall creating a nice depth in the sleek, white room. Coral lamp stands, metallic wall mounts and a sea themed throw pillow create a modern tropical decor. A blue glass sliding door maximizes space.
To create this eclectic home, designers integrated the Austin outdoor lifestyle with casual, nice living. This spacious common area has high ceilings and added windows that allow in plenty of natural light and create a bright, open space. Off to the side, the sliding glass door opens onto the renovated back patio.
Wood sections create a unique coffered look over this large study. A full-wall built in bookshelf frames the desk with mint green leather office chair. Light tan leather chairs surround a table for extra work space or game playing. A brown leather sofa set against the large sliding glass door faces out to the open room.
This Craftsman-style living and dining space feels grand with beautifully vaulted white ceilings with exposed beams. A large, modern pendant light hangs above the living room space with bold, blue furniture positioned to view the nearby outdoor space with a sliding glass door. The open concept kitchen and dining space is steps away and flows naturally with matching design.
Homeowner Chad Alford had always wanted to live in a New York City loft, so his partner Tomas Frenes designed their townhome in Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood to look like urban buildings. Custom sliding doors with smoked glass conceal the lower level office and guest room and upper level master bedroom and are designed to look like industrial windows, while exposed ductwork, a modern light fixture and spiral staircase add to the urban feel.
A dramatic chandelier hanging above a solid walnut dining table creates a specific balance and eye-catching elegance to the open-floor plan of the living space. Sizable sliding glass doors let in natural light to mingle with light from the custom fixture’s more than 25 individual lamps. The solid walnut dining table featured is by Jeff Newell of Newell Design Studio, while Custom Dessin Fournir chairs upholstered in kid-friendly Joseph Noble fabric completes the dining ensemble.
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.
The lower level of this home, replete with glass doors and windows, opens conveniently onto the pool area, which serves as the perfect place to play as a family or with friends. The ease of access between the two spaces allows for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. The second floor of this home has an elegant balcony that allows homeowners to overlook the pool and their view, so that they can be a part of the excitement without being in the middle of it.
This patio looks beautiful in the dim light of dusk. Warm lighting from indoors mixes with the recessed lighting under the second story balcony to create a calming ambiance. A wicker table with glass top provides a great outdoor eating area with a large umbrella available for sunny days. The smooth, natural look of the wood decking completes the calm and relaxing feel of the design.
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.
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.
To create a sense of intimacy in the homeowners' large master bedroom, designers used a seating vignette. This space has two plush chairs that bask in the glow of the light let in from the sliding glass door, while the curtains give the area privacy and help control the light. A final addition to the sitting area was an upholstered, mirrored coffee table that adds just a little extra comfort to the luxurious master bedroom.
Rows of large, uncovered windows lets natural light flood the high ceiling and open design of this stylish sitting space. Black and beige graphic rugs soften the gray stone floor and add eye catching pattern to the solid color base of the room. A contemporary chandelier hangs out over a sliding glass door that leads to a wood patio. A stylish leather chaise creates a spot to sit back and enjoy the airy room.
As seen on Fixer Upper, this elegant master bathroom has been transformed into a stylish oasis. Bathed in a neutral color palette, this space is bright and inviting thanks to the large window and glass paneled door that leads from this space outside onto a private balcony for the couple to enjoy. To help warm the space, stylish accents, such as floating sinks, modern shelves and a rustic mirror were added, creating the perfect, updated blend of stylish and relaxing.
Large expanses of glass are one key tool architects use to create a strong connection between a house and its surroundings. In this new house set on a vineyard, the team at Mihaly Slocombe strove to design a house that would “feel cozy when occupied only by our clients and their golden retriever, yet spacious during frequent visits from family and friends. The house also needed to establish a strong connection between indoor spaces and the natural environment.” To achieve these goals, the architects surrounded the living space with sliding and bifolding doors framed with western red cedar.
A fireplace in this transitional master bedroom warms the ivory walls on the cooler days while a large sliding glass door and clerestory windows allow for natural light and fresh air. Chic beams accentuate the bright and fresh palette that is used throughout the space while floral pillows and a black and white floral ottoman add subtle contrast. Mounting a television above the fireplace allows space for a small sitting area and keeps the aesthetic clean and organized.
In the master bedroom, designers took advantage of the natural light that spilled in from the sliding glass doors that provide patio access by choosing a neutral color for the walls that reflects that light and anchors the space. Then, fun colored bed linens were placed on the bed to give the room a little personality and bold pops of color, while the geometric rug beneath the bed helps to break the space up and give it some definition. Finally, designers added an Asian inspired headboard and industrial nightstands with bright orange table lamps to finish off the eclectic space.