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.
In this Arizona desert retreat, the contemporary guest bedroom features shades of gray, creating a serene monochromatic color scheme. The upholstered bed is flanked by matching nightstands, hanging lights and large mirrors. For a resort-like feel, a built-in alcove houses a mini bar and storage cabinets.
High-gloss cabinetry, LED lighting and a neutral color palette create a sleek, contemporary look in this kitchen. Book-matched slabs of exotic granite were used to create a seamless-looking waterfall top on the main island. The veneered, bowed floating hood was carefully engineered with a steel support structure.
Glamorous Bathroom With Walk-In Shower and Marble Bathtub
Large diamond tiles ground this contemporary bathroom, and a beautiful slab of marble creates a feature wall from floor-to-ceiling behind the vanity. Small square tiles are used for the floor and ceiling of the shower, while the bathtub surround is made from marble.
Gorgeous, Neutral Living Room With Old World Influence
Contemporary design blends with Old World architecture to create this spacious and beautiful living room. Neutral stone walls and floors connect the indoors with the outdoors. A pair of houseplants nod to the home's desert setting.
Warm, Traditional Kitchen With White and Wood Cabinetry
In a warm, traditional kitchen with beamed ceilings, iron wall racks and a dark wood island, white cabinetry offers bright contrast. The island provides customized storage on the working side as well as seating on the backside for entertaining.
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.
The natural materials of stone and wood blends seamlessly with the desert surroundings. A negative edge pool captures and reflects the beautiful sunset drama and makes this outdoor space simply divine.
The front door of this Arizona desert retreat opens up to large living space with a bar, perfect for entertaining. Exposed ceiling beams and stacked stone columns bring a rustic quality to the space, while an oversized leather sectional provides comfy seating in front of the fireplace and TV.
Arizona Desert Retreat Living Room is Open, Rustic
The entryway of this Arizona retreat opens up to a large living room and bar area. Exposed beams and stacked stone walls and fireplace create a rustic vibe, while accessories and cacti plants bring in an element of the southwest.