This Tarzana, California, hacienda features open living spaces and park-like grounds, complete with a covered patio, pool and barbecue pavilion. The newly built, Mediterranean-style home also has a gated entry and oversized garage with extra parking. From the street, sleek iron railings give a hint to the contemporary interiors.
With a laundry nook right smack in the middle of their bedroom, Erin and Chris decided to mask it with a simple drapery panel that easily slides open for instant access. Erin notes, "While staring at a washer and dryer isn't ideal for a design enthusiast like me, I really couldn't complain since having a washer and dryer in a San Francisco rental is a total luxury. So we just worked with it!"
Transitional Guesthouse Bedroom With Chandelier and Woodwork
A vaulted ceiling, beautiful chandelier and various furnishings and accents bring this transitional guesthouse bedroom together. A TV cabinet with an automated lift keeps the television hidden while not in use and the many windows let in plenty of light.
This creamy country kitchen features an all-brick fireplace wall sourced from the home's original chimney. The elaborate tin ceiling counterbalances the more rustic butcher block countertops and unadorned dining area furniture.
A small pond is tucked in a corner adjacent to a flagstone patio with an arbor providing shade when it's hot outside. Landscaping is designed for little pockets of seasonal color to move the eye throughout the space. Arkansas fieldstone is used to raise the pond side 18 inches to allow the homeowner a place to sit and watch the koi.
The bar cart in this vintage cottage dining room is the perfect finishing touch. Found at a local Nashville antique mall, this cart gives a classy way to store supplies for a party, while not overpowering the funky Deer Damask wallpaper.
Spa-Like Contemporary Bathroom with Bamboo Vanity and Bathtub
Slip into this elegant, antique white tiled bathroom for a relaxing experience complete with an infinity edge bathtub. Bamboo wood panels line the vanity and bath area, while a stunning contemporary chandelier with dainty crystal accents hangs front he ceiling. A yellow and gray patterned wallpaper lines the vanity wall, adding a touch of color and texture to the space.
The Wohnwagon features spruce paneling or other woods indigenous to the region. Walls are insulted with wool, which naturally controls humidity. There are solar panels mounted on the roof with a recharging battery pack beneath the floorboards.
Cozy Living Room With Game Table, Built-In Bookshelves and Club Chairs
Whether you want to cozy up and read a book by the fireplace or play a game with family and friends, this cozy living room offers the best of both worlds. A pair of club chairs sit fireside around the game table, while built-in bookshelves behind offer a wide selection of books to choose from.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
One of the best investments you can make in life is a sofa with good bones like this teal blue tufted beauty. As seen on HGTV's Secrets of a Stylist, this living room also features an eclectic mix of accessories, including a horse figurine and a white vase full of roses, atop a glass coffee table.
Use plants of all sizes as decor. Pick up inexpensive baskets at the thrift store and simply drop some small plants and cacti in the baskets. You can then put the baskets all around your space to bring some lushness and life to your deck.