Stained concrete grounds the front lounge of Houston's Beckrew Wine House. A leather sofa is paired with suede chairs and a cool geometric coffee table and oversized chandelier. Custom wine cabinets house bottles and help frame the intimate seating area.
The sliding doors off the living room in this Big Sky, Mont., create a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The stained concrete floor leads out to a concrete patio, where a comfortable outdoor seating area faces an impressive, two-story fireplace.
Contemporary leather sofas create a lounge area for conversation, while black leather barstools cozy up to a stained concrete bar with penny tile facade. Rustic brick walls are paired with simple white walls and a penny tile backsplash that features a whimsical alphabet.
A high wood ceiling, natural rock wall and stained concrete floor create the foundation for this rustic dining room. The texture combination brings outdoorsy elements to the indoor design. An intricate antler chandelier hangs over the long wooden dining table and stained wood chairs.
Stained concrete floors pair with whimsical wallpaper for an eclectic manager's office at Barking Hound Village dog boarding and daycare facility. A chunky white and wood desk has chic white chairs with gold accents. A Sputnik-inspired chandelier adds modern glam to the room.
Clean-lined cabinets and sleek quartz countertops blend with wood ceiling beams and stained concrete flooring to create a kitchen filled with interesting juxtapositions. Modern track lighting mixes with a corrugated tin ceiling to light up the space, while open shelving offers unique and functional storage.
A long dining table with copper insets is surrounded by sleek contemporary chairs, creating family-style seating in this Houston, Tex., wine bar. Black leather sofas are used for comfy lounge areas, while a stained concrete bar makes for a cool, industrial spot for grabbing a drink.
Penny tiles are used behind the stained concrete bar to create a cool backsplash display with the alphabet. Rows of wine glass racks flank each side for the bartender's handy access. Black leather barstools pull up to the bar, which also features a sleek penny tile facade.
A long island divides this open-concept kitchen and living space. Stained concrete underfoot and wood beams overhead give the space an earthy warmth, while sleek track lighting and modern cabinetry and countertops play to the home's industrial edge. Complementary shades of blue and orange add both color and character.
Natural wood beams on the ceiling combine with clean-lined cabinetry to create a kitchen filled with juxtapositions. Modern track lighting, stained concrete floors and sleek quartz countertops bring industrial edge to the space without erasing its warm, rustic vibe. The designers removed all downstairs walls to create an open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.
The focus of the interior of the home is on the view of the nature that surrounds it. Geometric windows on the front wall of the home allow in plenty of filtered sunlight and a prime view of the lot's design inspiration-the Live Oak Tree. A neutral color palette and stained concrete floors reflect the sunlight and make the space feel connected to the outdoors.
Low-maintenance laminate flooring offers an enormous variety of styles, colors and patterns. It's similar to engineered wood in that a top wear layer is backed by layers of plywood or compressed fiber backing that is extremely stable. The big difference is that the top layer is not real wood but a plastic coating applied over a photograph. The photo-realism technology that’s used produces look-alike finishes indistinguishable from real wood and other materials such as stone, ceramic tile, even stained concrete.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.