When building an outdoor space, include a conversation area in a "U" or "O" shape anchored by a fireplace, suggests designer Brian Thompson of Thompson Custom Homes. For this outdoor living room, he paired distressed wood beams with muted brick walls for a casual, weathered look.
High-gloss cabinetry, LED lighting and a neutral color palette create a sleek, contemporary look in this kitchen. Book-matched slabs of exotic granite were used to create a seamless-looking waterfall top on the main island. The veneered, bowed floating hood was carefully engineered with a steel support structure.
Distressed chairs are paired with a contemporary glass table and square chandelier in this eclectic dining area. The dining room opens up to the kitchen and rustic bar area, making this the perfect space for entertaining.
In a warm, traditional kitchen with beamed ceilings, iron wall racks and a dark wood island, white cabinetry offers bright contrast. The island provides customized storage on the working side as well as seating on the backside for entertaining.
An open floor living room has a seamless transition to the outdoor patio, which features an infinity pool and stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. General contractor Emilio LoCascio arranged retractable glass walls which make for an easy flow and comfortable seating both inside and out.
The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
Reclaimed wood is used in the barstools, dining table and range hood to bring a rustic touch to this country-inspired kitchen. The space features traditional cabinets, a harlequin backsplash and top-of-the-line appliances.
In this kitchen, a wall of cabinets conceals customized storage pull-outs, a refrigerator, a warming drawer, a wet bar and an oven. When closed, the high-gloss doors lend a sleek, contemporary look to the space.