The approach to this midcentury modern home takes you through the towering trees that reach up to the second story creating a natural feel. The house itself is set back a bit, nestled in nature allowing visitors to take in the full vista as they walk up.
Designer Jimmy Stanton of Stanton Home Furnishings mixed these stylishly mod vases with traditional greenery and pine cones to create the perfect contrast. Don't force tradition on your modern or contemporary space: think of ways to blend some seasonal elements to suit your design.
Modern, Natural Curb Appeal
The neutral hues of this modern home's façade soften its bold, straight lines and help it to blend with the natural surroundings.
In the master bath, designers used natural tones and materials to create a warm, yet modern space. Modern wood cabinets create clean lines, while brown tiles in the shower and on the backsplash bring more natural color to the space. To soften the design, the floor is covered in beige tiles laid in a chevron pattern.
This modern home is flooded with natural light. A skylight provides general lighting for the entryway, and a large window at the top of the staircase offers additional lighting and a view of the Italian stone pine tree in the backyard.
A wall of windows floods this gorgeous modern kitchen with natural light, reflecting off the white walls and making the entire space feel larger and more open. The kitchen island features an integrated table for dining and an ebony base with Parson's leg detail.
A secondary island in this modern kitchen offers additional countertop space, cabinet storage and even a second sink while delineating the boundary of the kitchen and hallway. The absence of a wall or upper cabinets allows natural light to kitchen, which is enclosed on three sides.
In the living room, designers created a bright, welcoming space. Designers painted the walls white to reflect the natural light from the windows, making the space feel light and open, while bold orange pillows and artwork create a vibrant space. To incorporate natural materials that complement those dotted throughout the house, a rustic coffee table and television table were added, softening the modern design.
Countless windows fill this modern master bedroom with natural light, enhancing the room's crisp white walls. An exposed wood ceiling beam and brown bedding lend warmth to the clean, fresh space. Two chairs and a small table carve out a seating area that's perfect for morning coffee.
Natural light floods this modern white staircase, making the space feel bright and breezy. Glide down the stairs and enjoy pops of color from eight small squares of art. Light bounces off the tile floor at the landing and catches the slender statue and pair of mustard yellow armchairs.
The key element of this master bathroom is the natural light. The exterior metal panels allow sun to come in throughout the day while still providing privacy. The room changes from day to day and season to season depending on the sun's placement. The natural stone on the shower walls and bath surround complement the natural wood floor and cabinets for a cohesive overall look.
This modern California home is one with its surroundings and situated to take maximum advantage of its urban lot. Wood sheathes much of the exterior, adding an earthy element to the architecture that softens its strong geometric lines.