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.
Rustic En Suite Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace
A soft gray color palette contrasts against the rustic elements of exposed ceiling beams and stacked stone in this cozy bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow beautiful views of the Arizona desert and mountains.
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.
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.
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.
Updated Rustic Kitchen in Arizona Mountain Retreat
Reclaimed wood is used in the barstools, dining table and range hood to bring a rustic touch to this country-inspired kitchen. The space features traditional cabinets, a harlequin backsplash and top-of-the-line appliances.
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.
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.
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.