An in-home oasis, this bedroom is a private getaway separated from the rest of the house by only a thin curtain. In another moment of contrast, the bedroom is filled with soft, flowing elements, such as the upholstered headboard, bedding and jute fiber rug, all in juxtaposition to the brick wall that defines the back of the room.
This project was a collaboration between two landscape architects Ladd Roberts of Landwise Design and Craig Reynolds for Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture both brought their unique points of view to create a custom design that combines the architecture and landscape to make this vacation home a place the owners never want to leave.
Mixing peacock chairs with a large neutral sofa feels natural and inviting in this serene screened porch. Having an outdoor space sheltered from the elements allows the design to maximize the space and bring the best of indoor living outside.
Designers Elle + Vreeland used a sophisticated blend of contemporary art, exotic touches like these hide-covered campaign chairs and a Chinoiserie wall covering to give an unexpected polish to a small guest bedroom.
White-on-white lattice wallpaper adds pattern to the relaxing bedroom. The tufted velvet headboard brings bold color the space and is flanked by sleek wood dressers-turned-nightstands. Abstract art adds a contemporary note to the room and mimics the colorful throw pillow on the bed.
A small, rooftop terrace provides the perfect place to take in the great outdoors. Terra-cotta pavers, Spanish tiles and stunning mountain views transport guests on a Mediterranean retreat. Potted herbs and shrubs enhance the Tuscan feel of the space. Design by Joan Grabel
The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.
The rear of the home is just as inviting as the front with its reclaimed wood, large open windows and firepit area. Three natural stone chimneys add dimension while architectural details bring visual interest to the exterior.
A wasted space in the form of a dated double height covered front door area became a newly found space with the design of this cozy space. By adding a floor, designer Kristina Crestin was able to carve out this little nook. A deep, long window seat with pillows and reading lights is perfect for lounging. Bookcases were built in to the awkward sloped ceiling, creating one of the kids most favorite places.
A wall of windows in the great room open to create a seamless indoor to outdoor living space. The row of lounge chairs brings to mind a hotel deck and provide a relaxing place to unwind and take in the alpine views.