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 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.
A serene space cloaked in white subway tile a Carrera marble, this master retreat bath finds it's sophistication in simplicity. Necessary decor adds muted pops of color into the space also bringing a more livable feel to the walls of white.
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.
Master Suite Features Soft Cream & Pale Blue Color Palette
Keeping the space light and bright, Venetian plaster on the walls and a tongue and groove ceiling give this room the perfect texture and coastal feel. Pale blue accents found in the bed linens and throw pillows reflect the ocean hues surrounding the home, while a dark wood canopy bed and upholstered bench add beautiful contrast to the soft colors.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client, a young single bachelor, with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
Refinishing these kitchen cabinets and painting them white helped to lighten and brighten the space. As is seen throughout the home, the white elements are offset by dark ones, here in the countertops and appliances.
Drought-Tolerant Plants Complement Existing Ivy and Boxwoods
When she first visited the site of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, landscape designer Katharine Webster was greeted by an existing wall covered by ivy and framed with boxwoods at the front of the house. Webster added additional drought-tolerant plants to add more visual interest to the space.
Beyond the bar is a library with a 12-foot ceiling featuring two belt-driven ceiling fans. Wood built-in bookcases provide storage and display space, and chic white chairs add an unexpected jolt of modern style.
Contemporary Woodgrain Kitchen With Blue Backsplash
While blue and brown are the main colors of this contemporary kitchen, red bar chairs add a pop of eye-catching color. The shiny blue mosaic tile backsplash looks beautiful against the woodgrain cabinets and matching vent hood covering a six-burner professional grade stove. Textured paint panels add a great detail under shiny black countertop.
A long dining table with copper insets is surrounded by sleek contemporary chairs, creating family-style seating in this Houston, Tex., wine bar. Black leather sofas are used for comfy lounge areas, while a stained concrete bar makes for a cool, industrial spot for grabbing a drink.
Dynamic Townhouse Kitchen Is Fabulously Functional
Form and function expertly combine in this stunning townhouse kitchen. A wall of steel-framed interior windows provides practical division between the kitchen and dining room while adding an architectural focal point to the home. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets maximize the kitchen's limited square footage, and a track ladder provides easy accessibility while adding another point of interest to the dynamic space.