The two-story great room of this northwest contemporary home has a towering window wall and steel and exposed wood structural beams. The floating steel staircase was locally fabricated and is the centerpiece of the entry. A comfortable tufted sectional centers on the raw steel feature wall that houses the TV and 72-inch-long ribbon flame fireplace.
Lighting is everything, even outdoors. A well-lit home at night not only offers gorgeous curb appeal but can also add an element of safety. HGTV fan hcpruitt turned this front walkway into an enchanting, well-lit entry. For a modern and unique look, onyx columns were placed over regular landscape lights for a glowing effect leading to the front door. Accent lights are ideal for showcasing gorgeous landscaping or anything you wish to use as a focal point, such as fountains or towering trees.