Vibrant plants -- both inside and out -- play the starring role in this tropically inspired guest studio. Both modern and rustic elements fuse to create a unique style that's comforting and rich. Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows provide a peek at the serene gardens just outside.
The fountain in the middle of the patio serves as a focal point for all of the separate outdoor living and dining areas and is visible from multiple rooms inside the home. The sound of running water creates a soothing white noise. A cedar wall trellis fills a blank wall in between banks of windows and doors.
With identical light fixtures and planters on either side of the door, the front porch exudes symmetry and balance. A window at the end of the hall frames the ocean, transforming a natural feature into a living piece of artwork.
Walls of windows ensure that plenty of sunlight reaches this colorful sunroom. Wicker furniture and gorgeous full window planters bring a springtime outdoor feel inside. A floral sofa and decorative tile fireplace surround add finishing touches on this enjoyable design.
Leather upholstered furniture creates a great outdoor dining area on this covered patio. Yellow light fixtures add small pops of vibrant color and keep the porch bright. Plants in the window planter add lush, natural color to the neutral palette.
A side entrance allows for easy access to a study, convenient for the homeowner who often conducts business and meets with clients from home. The large, east-facing window lets sunlight stream into the house.
This adorable beach bungalow in La Jolla, California makes a charming impression from the get-go with its aqua front door. A planter picks up the brilliant color in the door's blue-trimmed stained glass windows.