While not common in bedrooms on a top floor due to load, noise and instability of subfloor, natural stone tile is a popular choice for ranch-style homes in the hot Southwest since it has a cooler feel under foot. And in climates that experience some seasonal chill, stone works great with radiant heating because it maintains and distributes the heat better than wood. Photo courtesy of Inalco
The view is sweeping in this Mediterranean-inspired foyer featuring faux wood beams, travertine floors and a filigreed chandelier. The arched doorway and windows echo the feminine curves of the circular entryway.
Inspired by Balinese style, this home uses bifolding doors to create a seamless transition to the outdoors. Meanwhile, stone pillars and a Peruvian-travertine floor define this covered lounge ahead of the pool.
This Spanish Mediterranean home contains custom elements throughout, and none were spared in the master bathroom. The spacious retreat features wrought-iron scrollwork on the light fixtures, travertine floors and a tongue and groove tray ceiling.
The natural materials for the outdoor kitchen compliment the silver and dark gray that appear in the travertine floor. The warm oranges of the dining chairs and metal fire place component reflect the warmth of the cedar in the pavilion.
Cream-colored travertine floors are an elegant base for more daring design elements, such as the black-and-white vanity and unusual brass sconces. A tricky corner nook becomes a helpful dressing table with the addition of a counter and chair.
The trim in this foyer space got a fresh coat of white paint, walls got a coat of an airy gray paint, travertine floors were replaced with a matte oak flooring and an inset marble tile creates a sense of understated grandeur.
As a House Hunters favorite on HGTV, this memorable kitchen in Maui reflects plenty of space to entertain the whole family in this open-concept design. The large island provides lots of seating, while subdued earth tones and travertine flooring lend natural warmth to the room.
This foyer rotunda comes to life with a hand-painted ceiling edged in a band of specially-commissioned blown glass, creating a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues. The Italian travertine flooring with gold veining initiates in the foyer. An accent back of Jerusalem Gold travertine, augmented with another band of charcoal glass-tile inserts, mimics the oval architecture of the space.