Modern dining and sitting areas overlook a restful, zen backyard garden at this Southern California home. Horizontal lines in the wood deck, table and garden walls create harmony in the space. An ample shade blocks light in the seating area, enabling guests to linger and relax.
This huge wraparound sunroom and screened porch provide the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. A large dining table with space for six guests sits beneath a modern pendant light with patterned outdoor carpeting.
This spectacular, southern-facing apartment is located inside 432 Park Avenue, the second tallest building in New York City behind One World Trade Center. The home features sleek, modern furniture to complement the building's architecture.
This contemporary Laguna Beach house is party-ready, with parking spaces for guests built right into the site. The modern architecture features a mix of stacked stone and concrete in a palette that blends in with the Southern California landscape.
This chic country kitchen has beautiful dark cabinetry that offsets the crisp white paneling and sea foam green walls. Modern meets Southern Victorian style with mismatched overhead lighting, a subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a marble countertop.
A mixture of styles unite in this charming dining room for a comfortable and inviting space to gather. “I wanted the dining room to be a little more playful but also juxtapose modern times with classic southern,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Board and batten paneling gets a modern update with a coat of blue paint. Black rockers lined up on the front porch give off a classic Southern vibe. The whitewashed stone fireplace creates a cozy outdoor sitting area next to the grilling station.
This modern home's white exterior color palette gives off a retro feel. A natural rock bed surrounds stone pavers that lead to the front door. On the opposite end of the home, glass doors provide access to the three-car garage.
A new wing was added in 2009 that doubled the living footprint in this Midcentury Modern home. It holds a capacious master suite with fireplace and luxurious wet-room style bath, 50-foot summer pool, full outdoor kitchen, covered entertainment area, and guest quarters with private entry.
Although headquartered in the Chicago area, designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer renovates homes across the country. Michelle kept her city-dweller mentality in mind when designing the interior of this North Texas bedroom, while adding in elements that pair with a southern lifestyle. Both modern and sleek, this living space also incorporates hospitality and charm, which are two things that are always in abundance down south.
Camille Simmons has a love of pretty things: a sweet teacup, a beautifully scented candle, a colorful plate. It’s through beautiful objects that Camille believes one can truly enjoy each moment in life. Little moments of pretty, like the perfect pen, or a special piece of stationery, can brighten the day’s most mundane moments, according to Simmons. Her philosophy, dedicated to entertaining and style in pretty fashion, is reflected in the shop she founded with her husband Joe. Located in the historic Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, Planning Pretty is a celebration of personal style where beauty reigns. And that pretty-is-as-pretty-does philosophy extends to Camille and Joe’s home. Just blocks away from their shop, the couple’s historic Southern California home is a mix of traditional and modern style where every piece is a little bit of beauty to be explored.