The soaring contemporary design of Element House in Florida draws inspiration from the nearby Gulf waters. The graceful arching roof is meant to echo the gentle Gulf waves, and the color palette borrows greens, grays and whites from the ever-changing colors of the water and sky.
A floating cantilevered buffet helps this transitional dining room appear larger while providing extra storage and easy access to serving. The cool blue walls, with complementing curtains, contrast the unique vintage dining room set, while a smoked crystal chandelier creates an attractive elegance. Framed water colors add splashes of color and tie the room together with an additional burst of color in the napkins.
A smoked crystal chandelier adds elegance to this transitional dining room while cool blue walls contrast the unique vintage dining room set. A floating cantilevered buffet helps the room appear larger while providing extra storage and simplicity of access for serving. Framed water colors add splashes of color and tie the room together with an additional complementing color in the napkins.
This house's outdoor areas include a water wonderland. There's a large pool and a splash pad island, surrounded by a lazy river. Fire pots double as fountains. An arched bridge leads from the main house over the river to the splash pad.
An arched stone gate with a weathered doorway leads to the heavily landscaped courtyard of this Spanish-style home in Austin. A stone fountain provides a focal point and the serene sound of trickling water. Light stone finishes contrast with dark woods throughout the home.
The poolhouse offers luxuriously comfy features, including a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutter doors tucked inside the arches drop down with a push of a button. The pool house was built only 2.5’ from the waters edge creating an unusual situation with a venial pool. To make sure the pool wall was properly supported, a newly constructed block wall supports that edge. The three main arches facing the pool hide screens and shutters to block the sun or wind.
A lighted water feature turns this pond into a showpiece that lights the way to this luxurious, castle-like home in Colleyville, Texas. The two-acre property features multiple outdoor living areas, as well as Gothic-styling in the architecture that includes castle turrets and Gothic arches.
The new courtyard is now the perfect space for outdoor dining and entertaining with its surrounding ambience of colorful potted plants, a visually intriguing stone wall (now covered in fig vines) and an unique water feature in the planter under the open arch.
From the water, the view of this 18,000-square-foot Miami Beach estate is pristine and spectacular. An arched portico runs along the rear central wing of the home, which was built in 1937 in the Mediterranean Revival style. The property has undergone an extensive renovation to turn it into a great space for modern living and entertaining.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.
Red and white roses mixed with beautiful greenery form an arch to bring a whimsical feel to an outdoor ceremony. A white entry table serves as the perfect place for the unity ceremony as the two love birds become one. Watering a tree and filling containers with sand are just a couple ways for you and your spouse to symbolize your unity.
Pool decking becomes the countertop as it flows into the pool house. A bench spans the width of the pool. The three arches house both screens and shutters. To deal with drainage into the building, there's a strip drain system along the perimeter of the floor. Water drains by gravity into the landscape on the north side of the pool house. The sunken design creates challenges but it unifies the pool and indoor areas seamlessly.
Drawing inspiration from elegance of the home’s Italian Villa-like elements, this luxurious outdoor space transports family and guests to a Mediterranean retreat. Warming fire bowls and water features spring to life at dusk illuminating strong columns and arches surrounding the uniquely shaped pool. A circular, elevated infinity spa with chic mosaic tile anchors one end of the space while a crowning pergola with sofa and fire pit create an enchanted lounge space at the other.
Fountain grass comes in a variety of sizes, as well as leaf and seedhead colors. It gets its name from the fact that the flowers and seedheads erupt from the arching mound of leaves like water from a fountain. This duet of fountain grass features (left) Prairie Winds ‘Desert Plains’ fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) and (right) purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’). ‘Desert Plains’ is hardy in Zones 5-9 and grows roughly 4 feet tall and wide. The bottlebrush flowers start dusky purple and fade to tan. Purple fountain grass is an annual in most regions (Hardy in Zones 9-11), growing up to 3 feet tall and wide. Cut it down after frost once leaves turn brown.