The palette for the house was inspired by the backyard pool which is visible from the front door as you enter the home. We used a subtle shade of blue on the ceiling to connect the kitchen/breakfast/family room area to establish continuity between the interior and the outdoors. The white walls and cabinetry are perfect backdrops for the lush green views outside the kitchen windows and the geometric upholstery that brings our blue theme down to eye level.
Calming neutral tones pair with blue accents in this expansive open plan kitchen with coastal details. The kitchen offers two kitchen islands, one with blue and white bar chairs, and both topped with blue and white quartz countertops with woven basket lights above. The nearby dining area sits in front of a large wall of windows and is outfitted with a modern concrete table with plenty of space for a dozen guests.
Designers wanted to create a bright, stylish main space in this home in which the original features were complemented by the modern updates, so they made use of an open floor plan to highlight the home's original exposed brick and hardwood floor that run throughout the main story of the house. Without walls to block off light, the myriad windows throughout the main space allow natural light into the room, creating that chic, stylish bright look the homeowners wanted.
This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.
Like the living areas, the bedrooms make good use of the natural light that spills in from the beach. Though the room is small, the white color of the walls and ceiling help the space to appear larger with the help of the full length curtains and large windows. To keep the light, open feeling in the space, designers kept the furniture to a minimum, so as not to clutter the room.
Transitional design elements create a spa-like feeling in this luxe master bathroom with a modern soaking tub and marble accents. The double vanity stretches one whole wall, topped with marble and soft sconce lighting. The other side of the room features a large white soaking tub positioned beneath an oversized window with gray roman shade and a spacious. Walk beneath the dainty, crystal pendant light, beside the walk-in shower and then through double doors to a thoughtful walk-in closet.
Once utilitarian, this master oasis now sparkles with luxury. A watery wood-inspired wall-covering steals the show while clean-lines and circles mix throughout the space in mirrors, hardware, and textile patterns. Ethereal embroidered linen draperies waterfalling a bay window, cuddling the seating nook, all perpetuate a balance of warm and cool, sophisticated and glam in a vividly monochromatic haven.
Designer Susan Brunstrum carefully followed her client's wishes when furnishing this two-story great room that features a wall of windows and an expansive brick fireplace. She employed a Ralph Lauren-type approach to selecting the dark brown leather sectional, beige club chair and upholstered ottoman that serves as a coffee table for the room. Especially fetching: the beach scene over the fireplace and the latticed piece behind it.
This eclectic bathroom makes use of natural elements, modern design and Asian inspiration. The natural stone tile on the floors and walls of the shower as well as the natural wood of the cabinets reflect the raw natural beauty of the outdoors that is brought in through the overhead windows in the shower. The modern design of the cabinets keep the space clean and organized, while the open shelving on the caps of each vanity give the additional storage a spa feel.
Relaxed, comfortable upholstery gives this waterside living room a homey, beachy vibe. Throughout the house, white paneling and neutral walls provide a restful backdrop for the pale, beach-hued furnishings and accessories. Soft blue chairs create a cozy conversation nook in the bay window and connect to the similarly hued upholstered chairs in the adjoining breakfast nook. Matchstick shades filter the light and offer privacy without blocking the stunning views.
Wood accents warm up the white walls in the open living and dining area of this Camano Island, Washington, home. A cozy conversation area takes advantage of the views from wraparound windows. Meanwhile, a pass-through from the kitchen provides extra seating and opens the room to the main living areas. A catwalk balcony adds to the airy feel and allows for the soaring ceilings that extend throughout the living areas.
In the living room downstairs, David and Kortney created an open concept first floor by removing the walls that had been standing between the kitchen, dining room and living room. This allowed the three spaces to take advantage of the natural light that comes in through the large windows, making these rooms feel brighter and more spacious.
The neutral color palette in this guest bedroom takes advantage of the Caribbean sun that streams into the space through the windows, creating a light, bright space. To add warmth to the space, designers installed an elegant, modern headboard and black and white patterned Roman Shades, while white, modern nightstand and neutral table lamps add function to the space. Finally, a chic wall hanging and wicker bench add the finishing details to the space.
The bedroom is, without question, Chris’ favorite room in his apartment. “I love my bedroom because it’s so spacious and it feels very calm,” he says. With enough room to fit a love seat under the window next to a full bedroom set, it still has space left over for a walk-in closet. But size isn’t the only attraction in this room. It’s main asset is the relaxed feel that comes from the very smart use of a blush pink on the wall that strikes Chris as “both modern and romantic.” It’s also a great place to relax while getting a view of Chris’ neighborhood in Berlin’s trendy Mitte district. “If I peek out my window, I get a glimpse of Berlin’s TV tower,” he notes.
To help define the sitting area in the midst of this large space, designers started with a neutral rug. Then, they brought in a blue, Midcentury Modern sofa to add seating on the wall side of the space and two oversized, pink Midcentury Modern chairs on the window side to allow light to flow through the seating and into the main entertaining space, helping to create that open feeling in the design itself.
Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines transformed this living room by opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors.
This modern kitchen, including a wall of windows, adds rustic touches with a farmhouse sink, open shelving made of reclaimed wood, and a butcher block island. This kitchen leaves everything on display and accessible. Open shelves provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday serveware, pots and pans within easy reach. For the serious chef, built-in knife slots in this kitchen's butcher-block island keep culinary tools handy.
The homeowners wanted a tiny home that didn't feel so tiny, so designers used high pitched ceilings and plenty of windows to make the space feel bigger. A functional kitchen with full sized appliances and a breakfast bar gives the homeowners a space to eat, while the adjoining living room adds entertaining space. For an even larger feeling, the rear wall is constructed of glass panels that can be rolled back to incorporate the outdoor patio into the home's entertaining space.