The location of this house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, demanded that special attention be paid to acoustics. The walls are built with insulated concrete forms: a wall assembly nearly 20 inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam and topped with cedar planks. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission, even in the galley kitchen.
This contemporary playroom brings the outdoors in for a New York City kid, harnessing varying textures and bold colors to create a whimsical, fun-filled space. Colorful artwork gives a partial wall major punch.
A built-in banquette with easy-to-clean striped fabric is the perfect kid-friendly choice for a cozy breakfast area. Drawers underneath provide extra storage, and a beaded chandelier makes for a striking focal point.
Designer Leanne Ford keeps this country kitchen feeling sophisticated with a striking dark gray and white color palette, accented by stainless steel lights and appliances, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Dark cabinetry and a three-sided vanity give weight to this spacious, elegant master bathroom. White marble with gray veining continues from the floor onto the tub surround and into the walk-in shower. A chevron-patterned stool provides a comfortable spot at the double vanity.
Opposite the sofa, two sapphire blue armchairs denote a more formal sitting area for entertaining guests. When paired with a copper side table and high-gloss pillows, the gems make an especially chic statement.
These homeowners needed a fun space that both their little boys and little girl could play and feel welcome in, so designers created a space full of bold, gender neutral colors and a design that focused on gender neutral, geometric shapes. With plenty of storage and toys for boys and girls hanging on the wall, this playroom is perfect for the pair of brothers, their sister and their parents to enjoy.