If you want to completely open one space to another — without any evidence of sliding doors in sight — consider a “pocket” configuration. “When fully open, Pocket Glass Walls slide into the wall pocket and completely disappear from view. This style is a great option to connect two spaces into one or close off an area just as easily,” say the experts at Milgard.
A large tree provides the perfect amount of shade for this sandy sitting area, as well as a spot for two red hanging hammock chairs. Beyond the beach lies a panoramic ocean and view of Hawaii's lush mountains of Haena.
This modern living room features a thick yet sleek white sofa. Wood-framed chairs sit on the opposite side of the slatted coffee table and geometric rug. A large window lets in natural light, making the white room even brighter and offering a scenic view. A black canvas adds a pop of contrast to the white walls.
Wide French doors open this transitional California dining room to the elements and to the beautiful backyard view. A transitional buffet has a high-contrast finish that fits with the room's crisp, up-to-date aesthetic. A comfy upholstered arm chair is an unexpected touch at the head of the table.
Across the courtyard from the main house is a new, two-story construction. The first floor is home to a garage, while the second floor houses a private library. The most distinct feature of this building is the metal screen facade, which opens like shutters for a clear view of the property, or can be shut for privacy and protection from the afternoon sun.
With flowering bushes and overgrown plants obscuring the road from view, this two-story shingled home almost seems as though it belongs to another world. At night, a single black lantern offers a guiding light back to the main house.
This urban outdoor deck is the epitome of fun and entertaining. The flooring was custom painted to mimic the hardwood flooring from inside, blurring the interior and exterior space. Poised next to the outdoor glass fireplace, the seating is smaller in scale and sustainable in its fabrication. A putting green is 1,200 feet above street level with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, the one standout feature in this gray bedroom is Doug's feature wall. He uses a graphic black-and-white wallpaper to create the focal point and adds a large round mirror to expand the small space and reflect the view of the city. Candice loves the contrast of the patterned wallpaper and how the mirror adds depth to the room.
Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
This stunning 10,000 square foot home sits on 1.13 acres in Port Chester, New York, just a short drive to the heart of New York City. White columns frame the stone terrace, as well as several windows located on the rear exterior, both providing ample opportunities to take in the view. The backyard also features a luxurious pool area.
Getting through to the patio will never be the same now that designer Anna Williams uplifted this living space with custom cabinetry and comfortable furnishings. The gray and white color scheme softens the room and allows the view from the glass patio doors to take prominence. Especially noteworthy is the attractive gray and white area rug that warms the presentation of the more practical beige tile.
A guest house on this eight-acre Camano Island, Washington, property features an open-concept kitchen and living space wrapped with windows that offer a sweeping waterfront view. A petite, but functional kitchen is tucked into one corner of the space, and a modern breakfast nook rests next to a fun and whimsical conversation area with lipstick red leather chairs and a graphic rug.
Contemporary, recessed-panel cabinetry in rich cherry wood brings warmth to this sleek urban kitchen. Gray tile floors tie in with a glass-tile backsplash that has a subtle sheen, adding a touch of glamour. A built-in breakfast bar takes advantage of the city view and allows this space to feel more open and inviting.
An overall view of the kitchen with a dramatic range and island. On the right is the wine bar and the coffee bar. The outdoor deck with fireplace is in the background.
The island seats five, with the fifth seat around the far side of the island.
The view into the dining area shows how the white painted ship lap accent wall allows the plants and wood furniture to come to life. White chairs at the ends of the table add an extra pop of style to the dining set up. Hanging succulents and indoor plants add natural life and color to the design.
This white loft apartment in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood is loaded with architectural detail, including a painted tin ceiling and oversized windows that bring in ample natural light. A sleek modular sofa and low-profile coffee table, both by B&B Italia, create a nice spot for TV viewing and conversation. The chandelier is by Moooi.