Warm, rustic wood meets industrial and urban design features in this San Diego tea bar. Just as the eating bar features reclaimed wood on black, iron legs, the accent wall blends a black-and-charcoal graffiti design above wood paneling for continuity in design.
Rustic meets urban design at Bobalicious, a tea bar located in San Diego, Calif. Though the seating area is trimmed in urban decor such as a graffiti wall design and tin ceiling, the service area is given a warm touch with the help of rustic wood paneling.
For this Arizona property, which won an award from the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the design of a courtyard fence fits with the neighborhood's setting in a gritty industrial area. The owners are artists, craftsmen and Arizona natives. The project was by Steve Martino Landscape Architect.
This comely garden setting in this small home's backyard shows how careful planning can produce an outstanding design. K&D Landscape Management used unusual wood fencing material for the pergola and to line the perimeter of the yard and added colorful small and large scale plants for balance and interest. A well-conceived lighting plan, as seen here, produces a dramatic effect.
Homeowner Chad Alford had always wanted to live in a New York City loft, so his partner Tomas Frenes designed their townhome in Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood to look like urban buildings. Custom sliding doors with smoked glass conceal the lower level office and guest room and upper level master bedroom and are designed to look like industrial windows, while exposed ductwork, a modern light fixture and spiral staircase add to the urban feel.
Walls were removed to open the basement space and add light. Polished concrete floors add texture and depth, while custom Alder cabinetry and a built-in bar create a dramatic backdrop. A cozy seating area surrounds a brick fireplace, completing the urban design.
Designer Cecilie Starin repurposed spray paint cans used by muralist Ian Ross, whose work is displayed on the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015 dining room's walls. The cans serve as colorful art installations and can be easily moved around within the installations. The urban design is juxtaposed by a Louis XVI mirror hung over the black marble fireplace.
A vintage-style fireplace with a recycled brick surround centers this restaurant while providing separation between the main dining area and bar. The fireplace works beautifully with the restaurant's urban chic design.
A sleek black vanity is paired with a wall-mounted faucet for an urban bathroom design. A pair of small chandeliers flank the mirror, bringing a note of glamour to the space. Throughout the San Diego home, vintage advertisements are used, creating a juxtaposition between the contemporary design and retro artwork.
This small urban landscape design for the entry of a 1920s hillside house incorporates an eclectic mix of plantings with contemporary hardscape design using bluestone and pebbles. A custom-designed interpretation of the old carriage house doors updated the look while respecting the integrity of the architecture. The space is completed by a fountain which provides a welcoming presence for people as well as hummingbirds.
A balcony in New York City’s West Village becomes a lush garden oasis in this design from Urban Green which brings together a lovely mix of perennials, evergreens and colorful annuals such as petunias and topiary bougainvillea.
Coming up with unique color combinations is one way to make your balcony garden pop as in this mix of evergreen shrubs and eye catching perennials such as purple heather and calibrachoa from Urban Green.