Rough-hewn wood warms the modernized interior of this 1970s-era colonial home. The natural, understated color palette echoes the neighboring horse farms, brining the outdoors in and highlighting the home's colorful artwork.
This home in Encinitas, California needed some love: The original residence was small and dark and it needed to fit a growing young family. During the remodel, the architect divided the house into multiple levels. Each separate space had a sense of coziness, but was also accessible to the rest of the house.
A wall of windows floods this cathedral-like great room with beautiful natural light. The vaulted wood ceiling adds natural warmth to the space and neutral furnishings and carpet keep it feeling open and bright.
A vaulted wood ceiling and rough-hewn mantel add a distinctly rustic flair to this covered patio. The neutral patio has a unique style thanks to a mix of rustic and industrial components, including the metal-and-wood dining table.
This expansive kitchen embodies down-home elegance. The lariat rope ground into the island's edge narrates the country lifestyle. A focal point is the large fireplace with a stone front; a vaulted wood ceiling also creates a rustic lodge look. Though the home has an Old World feel, the modern amenities create a space that's as functional as it is beautiful.
The entire main living area of the home is designed to be one large room with the kitchen floating in the middle. Caswell uses cable lights strung across the room to accentuate the height and beauty of the wood-trimmed ceiling.
What was once a dark and cramped living room is now bright and airy after designer Kelly Mittleman bumped the ceiling up, taking advantage of empty attic space above. Bare windows on both sides of the room fill the space with daylight.
This charming great room wows with high ceilings, industrial metal supports and exposed ductwork. Stone walls give the space an Old World feel, yet contemporary sofas and animal hide chairs bring an amazing, updated element. Space to store logs near the fireplace is both functional and decorative, and the TV above the fireplace makes this room truly multipurpose.
It's easy to imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves in this serene, beautiful bedroom with a wonderful ocean view. Vaulted wood ceilings bring a lighter-than-air feel to the space and built-in shelves around the bed become both nightstands and display areas.