A welcoming home that draws inspiration from traditional architecture with a few twists of its own. The brick facade with stacked stone around the windows and doors add a rustic element that makes up for the absence of shutters.
A sleek fireplace is the focal point of this chic living space that blends traditional architectural details and contemporary furnishings. The bold navy sofa and glass coffee table pairs with graphic-patterned and chrome chairs for a welcoming, comfortable seating area.
A palette of soft pastels graces the walls of this Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse and draws the eye from room to room. In the dining room, bold red chairs make the fresh mint walls even fresher, and a whimsical, dressed-up chandelier highlights a stunning embossed ceiling.
This home perfectly balances the Italian Mission influences of simple, clean architecture with the traditional elements of design. The elegance of the space can be seen in almost every detail like the crown molding, exposed beams and sophisticated furniture choices.
Elegant draperies, columns and an arched soffit help define this dining area as a formal space to entertain guests. The space's tray ceiling is painted a dark shade of salmon to match the dramatic window treatments.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
An expansive driveway leads guest to the front of this luxurious estate. The traditional architecture combines stacked stone exterior with sophisticated gray shingles, while manicured landscaping and formal gardens reflec tthe home's style.
Decorative carving in the newel post adds detail and interest to the stairway in this Brooklyn, N.Y., entryway. Bright white trim along the hallway pulls the eye to the dining room beyond. Soft gray walls bring an updated feel to the traditional architecture.
A whimsical blend of styles characterizes the small kitchen in this Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse. Traditional architecture is emphasized with Corinthian columns, appliques and an ornate ceiling medallion, while a contemporay pendant lamp and sleek finishes add a contemporary touch.
Dark stain on moldings and doors complement the traditional architecture of this Brooklyn townhouse. Original details include a wood paneled wainscot and a transom window above the wide front door. A glass pendant with antique brass hardware fits with the style of the entryway.
Turning left off the entryway leads guests into the main dining space. Here, the designers used a metallic pendant light, a modern wood table and six black chairs to balance the traditional architecture and help bring the home into the present.
A magnetized strip keeps cutting tools close at hand in this functional farmhouse kitchen. Natural plank flooring fits with the home's traditional farmhouse architecture, while soft gray trim gives the space an updated feel. A shiplap hood above the Miele range and simple pulls on the flush-mount cabinets and drawers also complement the farmhouse design.