Designers created the exterior of this home to blend into the natural surrounding of the structure. Striations on the exterior of this home complement the strata of the Redrock Mountains, while the landscaping around the pool helps to create the feeling that the space is a part of the desert, helping the home to blend into its Nevada surroundings.
This modern home lies at the foothills of the Redrock Mountains in a master planned community in southwest Las Vegas. The design departs from the traditional U-shaped desert courtyard home by dividing the home into two components linked through an elevated courtyard. The design works with the existing contours of the house to screen the view of the Las Vegas valley upon entry to the property, drawing guests across a bridge over the site to the elevated courtyard which serves as the exterior living room for the home, where the view to the strip is exposed. This space splits the home into two parts, creating a main house, with a living room and master suite, and a guest house,with a family theatre and guest bedrooms.
This modern Las Vegas home is split into two parts: the main house and the guest house. With the pool in front of it, the main house plays host to the living room and modern master suite, while the guest house contains the guest rooms and the home theater. These two parts of this home are separated by an elevated courtyard that serves as an outdoor living room for both portions of the home and overlooks the property, as well as the Las Vegas Valley and Las Vegas strip.
Designer James Farmer reached for Farrow & Ball’s dragged wallpaper to swathe this dining room in summery and beautifully textured apricot. Created when a brush is used to pull water-based paint slowly across the paper’s surface, the striated result "creates depth that paint alone cannot create," Farmer says. "[Farrow & Ball use] ink pigments, and their colors have that wonderful aesthetic, especially when applied in the striated fashion. Paint simply applied to sheet rock loses its luster."
This modern kitchen and dining space is surrounded by glass wall panels looking out over the local Phoenix area. The stone countertop features attractive white and gray striations, and dark cabinetry provides abundant storage space.
This modern eat-in kitchen features a mosaic tile backsplash wall, modern stainless steel and glass hood, thick stone countertop with gray and white striations, and modern pendant lights over an eating area.
The central double-sided island topped with striated, chunky back-beveled marble brings the wow factor to this kitchen. Modern white pendant lights hang above the island, illuminating the space. Walnut cabinetry adds warmth to the otherwise clean, cool kitchen.
Working from an architectural plan for a yet-to-be constructed new home, the designer relocated the planned entrance and walk-in-pantry to cater to the clients’ wish-list. A double-sided island topped with striated, chunky back-beveled marble takes center stage among amethyst-colored walls.
This modern small bathroom features large stone tiles on the floor, walls, countertop and walk-in shower surround. The neutral striated pattern of the stone contrasts against the ceiling and one white wall. The walk-in shower features clear glass walls, and the dark-brown vanity includes a modern faucet with trough sink.
This bathroom vanity was built with children in mind. The low countertop height and low-hung mirror make it easy for them to get ready in the morning. Even though this space is primarily for children, style was not sacrificed; the floor-to-ceiling wall tile, geometric mirror, striated floor tile and bamboo vanity add a sophisticated elegance.
White walls are interrupted only by an accent wall of subtly striated tile behind the fireplace of this contemporary living room. In one corner of the space, a dramatic spiral staircase offers fun and functional access to the second floor. On another wall, a round, colorful painting depicts an abstracted aerial view of the city. Transitional furnishings are neutral, letting the artwork shine.
The focal point of the great room is a rammed earth wall, which is 60 feet long 3 feet thick. The wall is complete with natural striations that not only serve as a beautiful piece of art but also as an energy-efficient thermal mass system that prevents heat from penetrating interior spaces. This wall extends to the covered exterior terrace, creating a feeling of the outside living within. The transparent sliding walls of glass work in sync with the infinity-edge pool, allowing the house to breathe as the wind is gently drawn across the water and into the living space.