Form follows function in the HGTV Green Home 2010 kitchen, where a tower support column that bears 18,000 pounds of weight is incorporated into the kitchen design on top of the island's ruby red CaesarStone natural quartz countertop.
The goals for this home's extensive outdoor space: Keep it sustainable; include spots for entertaining and quiet reflection; and evoke the Iowa prairies, the homeowners' native terrain. Grasses are a low-maintenance choice and lots of shade trees temper the sun and glare.
Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lot of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source. Two large storage towers provide plenty of space for toiletries while double sconces and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
Two large towers sit above the vanity in this contemporary bathroom, providing extra storage space. The mirrored towers match the dark wood of the cabinets below, making them feel cohesive with the space.
On either side of the newly built home, stone towers pay homage to the World War II-era submarine towers that dot the island. These towers offer expansive 180-degree views of the Boston harbor and skyline.
This spacious double vanity bathroom includes a dark brown wooden vanity with a convenient storage tower that separates the two sink areas. A three-light fixture hangs above each of the round mirrors, while neutral granite countertops complete the look of the space.
Arrange your gifts with a variation of heights and widths to achieve the best visual appearance. Keep large, bulky boxes sitting directly on the floor, then build temporary gift towers by piling smaller gifts on top. As each temporary gift tower is created, be sure that each one stands approximately 5 to 8 inches lower or higher than the one next to it. If you stick with this rule, by the time you stand back to take a look at your decked-out Christmas tree, the variation of heights will be perfectly balanced.
Built in the hills of the British Virgin Islands, the Tower House commands impressive views of Frenchman's Cay. It includes four bedrooms, four baths and multiple living spaces that blend seamlessly with outdoor patios and balconies and their breathtaking panoramas.
A grasscloth wall covering gives this simple sitting area texture and depth. The white shutters and hardwood floors keep the space feeling open and airy, while a crisp black and white color palette adds chic sophistication.
A desire to embrace the sweeping water views informed the home's design, emphasizing openness and prominence toward the cove. On the inside of the towers, the ceiling height extends to over ten foot high and a window wall blurs the boundary between the inside and outside.
An oversized skylight and double glass doors are practically required in a space with this view of the Eiffel Tower. White walls reflect the natural light flooding in from above making the narrow living room feel bright and spacious.