When building an outdoor space, include a conversation area in a "U" or "O" shape anchored by a fireplace, suggests designer Brian Thompson of Thompson Custom Homes. For this outdoor living room, he paired distressed wood beams with muted brick walls for a casual, weathered look.
Spa-Style Bathroom With Freestanding Tub and Ceiling-Mounted Tub Filler
A ceiling-mounted tub filler spills into the freestanding tub in this spa-like bathroom, creating a clean, clutter-free appearance around the tub. The adjacent glass-enclosed shower features ceiling-mounted showerheads and in-shower LED lighting.
Sleek Back Patio With Stunning Rainfall Water Feature
Enjoy a dip in the refreshing lap pool or lounge around and take in the beautiful views this back patio has to offer. A trickling rainfall water feature streams into the pool, adding a relaxing element to the outdoor space.
As a creative conduit for the homeowners' ideas, Tor Barstad created a one-of-a-kind hillside hideaway that mixes Old World Architecture with contemporary style. With almost 9,000 square feet, this home's use of organic colors and rustic finishes connect the space with the desert surroundings.
A stacked stone exterior sets a rustic tone for this Arizona desert mountain retreat. The home blends indoors and outdoors seamlessly with large windows and a living area that opens up to the pool. Oversized lounge chairs add a contemporary touch, as well as the perfect spot to relax poolside.
Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub and Shoji-Style Pocket Doors
A freestanding chromatherapy air tub with a ceiling-mounted tub filler is the focal point of this spa-like bathroom. Shoji-style pocket doors with white laminated glass allow natural light to enter the room, while heavily customized vanities are designed to keep clutter off the countertops.
The job assignment for Tate Studio Architects was to create a trailhead facility for a large private trail system in the desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The team used the setting as design inspiration.
A wall of sliding glass doors opens fully and is concealed in a pocket of the wall to seamlessly connect this living area with the adjacent patio. Perfect for entertaining, the indoor-outdoor space allows guests to meander as they please. The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
Arizona Retreat With Pool Overlooking Gorgeous Desert
This Arizona desert retreat features rustic, southwestern style with stacked stone walls, terracotta roof tile and large windows to overlook the gorgeous view. Designers Tor Barstad and Joni Wilkerson and general contractor Emilio LoCascio of Gemini Development Corp. created an infinity pool with a seamless transition with the surrounding patio.
Open Dining and Living Room With Views of Arizona Desert
The eclectic dining room combines a textured table and seagrass dining chairs with a pair of sleek square chandeliers. Stacked stone walls are paired with large picturesque windows overlooking stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains.