Where exposed brick and ceiling beams make this living room feel a little rustic, two leather chairs add a touch of refinement. In turn, this space is nicely balanced -- and great for lounging as well.
A curving brick patio provides space for Adirondack chairs and outdoor dining at the rear of this Cape Cod-style home on Chapoquoit Island in West Falmouth, Massachusetts. The 4,400-square-foot house features shingle siding, peaked gables and water views from every room. Its manicured lawn slopes down to the water.
The wallpaper in the formal living room has been carefully preserved, which helps maintain the integrity of the house. A closer look at the design reveals beautiful blue-green peacocks, which the designers complemented with two floral sofas.
Instead of a side table that stands on four legs, this one hangs from the ceiling. Inside is a niche for books and magazines. Designers used a rich blue wainscoting as a springboard for more layers of color and pattern.
A 75-foot, competition-length pool is suspended over the water's edge, giving the illusion that the owners are swimming into the horizon. A travertine deck surrounds the feature and complements the property's various stone walkways.
Thanks to its central location, the dining room is easily serviced by the Butler's Pantry and the Wine Station, the latter of which is equipped with two Thermador wine chillers. Blue plates on the table speak to the home's contemporary color scheme.
The modern custom bed with built-in night stands is built to be low to the ground to create the sleek, contemporary feel of the space. The fireplace was darkened with a special application for a streamlined, modern look that contrasts with the neutrals and whites throughout the space.
This fully decked-out outdoor living space takes what we love about a great room and brings it outside. A step away from the covered patio is an outdoor lounging area, creating a complete outdoor living and dining experience.
In the master bedroom, designers created several seating vignettes like this one with a funky, modular chair and a gilt floor lamp and side table to provide cozy places to relax within the master bedroom. This particular vignette takes advantage of the apartments beautiful city views.
In creating the design of this modern home, the architects chose an L-shaped configuration. The main living areas are up front and more connected to the neighborhood; a two-story private wing is tucked away in back and has its own secluded patio.