This ocean-view living space, with its soft colors and elegant, contemporary furnishings, completely diverges from traditional beach decor for a stunning effect. Although it's an open floor plan, the space flows to dedicated purposes with carefully placed furniture and lighting choices. The contrast between the exterior and interior surroundings makes an unexpected but dramatic statement in decorating.
In this contemporary California home, warm wood floors and a show-stopping marble wall with a two-sided fireplace creates a view that rivals the stunning ocean blue outside the picture windows. A tiered, modern sofa table backs up to a huge white sectional sofa that dominates the seating area and offers ample space for guests.
This industrial-style penthouse loft in Dallas, TX, offers a stunning bonus space with enough room for a grand piano. Relax in the corner lounge chair, or work at one of two desks in the space, all while enjoying a view to the city from the wall of windows.
This stunning contemporary deck area features a gray mosaic tile pool and hot tub, complete with a built-in fire pit. A set of steps leads to a relaxing sitting area with a neutral wicker sofa, chair and coffee table set, offering the perfect spot for enjoying the sprawling beach view. Tropical plants provide a finishing touch.
Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
This light and bright bedroom combines white bed linens and neutral flooring with rustic touches, like the stone fireplace, to make it the perfect fit for a mountain home. An exposed beam ceiling with steel cables gives the space an industrial feel, while large windows offer a view of the stunning property.
A hillside home in California designed by Scott Lee of SB Architects is a LEED for Homes Platinum-certified house with stunning architectural details, such as the beamed and vaulted ceiling and items made of recycled materials. The home, including the outdoor kitchen, is defined by the relationship between indoors and out, with the use of wood and view-driven design.
This stunning 10,000 square foot home sits on 1.13 acres in Port Chester, New York, just a short drive to the heart of New York City. White columns frame the stone terrace, as well as several windows located on the rear exterior, both providing ample opportunities to take in the view. The backyard also features a luxurious pool area.
Located in the stunning Intracoastal Waterway of Fort Lauderdale, this spacious 5,874-square-foot residence boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The space capitalizes on the home’s 24-foot ceilings in the common areas and the views from the wraparound balconies to create a feeling of openness and tranquility. Neutral tones with dark accents create a contrast and a rich look. The soft touch in the drapery creates a more inviting display, while the deep tones of the floor add warmth to the room.
Stunning in every detail this Victorian-inspired dining hall is sure to captivate your guests. The side serving bar is paired wonderfully with a large mirror that highlights the gorgeous chandelier and ornate wood fireplace from every view. The blue floral wallpaper softens the walls while the elaborate wainscot adds dynamic dimension to the ceiling.
A bird's-eye view shows this gorgeous backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. It is an outdoor oasis that features lush plants, a symmetrical design, and plenty of water elements. The centerpiece is a stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants that look like stars evoke thoughts of paradise at home.
There's a reason the Kardashians have been spotted at Sunset MonaLisa, a stunning restaurant whose whitewashed patio will make you feel like you are on a Greek island. Offering a view of Los Cabos' famous Arch and natch — breathtaking sunsets — this one-of-a-kind spot features Mediterranean cuisine from chef Jacob Ramos including pastas and seafoods.
A retreat for the adults of the household and their guests, the Pent Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 includes space for a game of pool, beverage service and intimate seating areas. A wall of windows offer a view of the San Francisco Bay, and the warm wine-colored walls elegantly frame the stunning sunsets seen over the water.
Strategic design equals stunning effect when considering Jason Brownlee's landscape plan for this lakefront property. Seen from above, the three-tiered, infinity-edged pool in black PebbleSheen onyx provides a dramatic contrast against the subtle tones of the patio and Mediterranean-inspired home while maintaining the contours of the radial theme of both the home and its location. From the ground, however, the pool highlights the lakefront view and gives the illusion of a water-to-water continuous connection.
Old World elegance gets a contemporary twist in this master bathroom from the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A dramatic view can be enjoyed as one peers through the master bathroom's 5-foot-wide by 12-foot-tall column of glass. The metal chandelier over the bathtub creates a stunning focal point. A Lutron shade, concealed during daylight hours in a custom-constructed spruce pine valance box, can be lowered as privacy demands.
After guests have passed through the entryway, this stunning living room is their first view of the house. While the space is simple, it has unique features that give it elegance and style. The neutral colors of the walls and the fabrics give the space a fresh, calm feeling, but the designers selected different textures of fabric to add depth to this space. The light, linen sofa is nicely juxtaposed with the heavily textured side chairs, and the patterned curtains add a touch of personality. All of these fabrics work together to create a simple, unique design with a light, fresh feel.
Once a raw, industrial space, designers brought in glitzy design details to create a unique residential space. First, they raised the ceilings from eight foot to nearly eleven, creating a more dramatic space. Then, they installed a luxurious black and white tile floor and complimentary copper pendant lights that became the focal point of the space. Finally, they brought in rich, leather furniture and installed a glamorous wet bar to the space.
Favorite feature: The lighting, which is a custom installation of multiple pendants sourced on Ebay, is definitely what catches most people's eye —it’s the conversation starter that gets all the compliments. That design element set against the truly amazing view of the Long Island Sound and the New York City skyline make for a stunning visual. The custom bar is also exceptional with its luxurious materials, from the antique mirror in the back to the exotic wood cabinetry and beautiful Saint Laurent marble on the counter.