Black metal outdoor sconces and plants in bright red pots bring a hint of updated design to the original stone and wood of this front porch, while rocking chairs welcome family and friends to sit and enjoy the view.
The wood stained island adds a rich tone to the white and natural wood finish details in this traditional design. Three wood bar chairs are situated at the island and match the hardwood floor finish. In contrast an unexpected range hood features a polished black cover and modern style.
Four ropes support this hanging bed for a cozy and spacious porch swing. The open sides of the swing match the spacious, open look of the porch. A painted blue ceiling adds soft color and brings the blue sky to the covered porch. The concrete porch floor steps out onto an uncovered patio complete with wood chairs for seating.
Upper and lower built in wood cabinets bring a warmth to the perimeter design of this kitchen. The long island with neutral granite countertop serves as a dining table surrounded by wood dining chairs with white leather seat cushions. A tile backsplash gives a subtle quilt-like look between the cabinetry.
A soft, neutral color palette was used throughout the four-level home, infused with fresh bursts of color to highlight the couple’s laid-back vibe and youthful personalities. The home includes a sofa by Carl Hansen that balances the full-height Carrara marble fireplace as well as a clean, architectural Walter Knoll dining table.
A simple white table shines in the natural light under the large window. Wood chairs with black leather seat cushions add warmth to the bright room. White laminate cabinets are separated by stainless steel countertop for a sleek modern look. A single pendant light adds extra glow above the table.
A black starburst light fixture is mounted into the coffered ceiling over this sleek wood dining table. Simple and stylish wood chairs line the side of the table with a orange chair adding a pastel accent at the end of the table. A bright royal blue rug with white pattern adds a bold color to liven up the design.
Increase your home’s livable footprint by adding a wooden deck — and recoup around 80% of your investment. Wood is a less expensive choice than plastic composite materials and actually returns a greater percentage of the total project cost in increased home value. Pressure-treated pine is the cheapest and most common option, but spending a little more money for redwood or cedar gives you natural resistance to rot and insect damage without all the harsh chemicals. Tropical hardwood (such as ipé) is the priciest choice of all but is incredibly durable and beautiful.
For an estate that recently went through a catastrophic fire, this unique pool provides a refreshing dip on hot summer days and is also designed to be used for back-up fire suppression if the municipal water supply were to fail.
To avoid making the room too dark, picture railing molding was added to delineate color blocks, and the ceiling and wood were painted white. To add visual interest, antique Italian chairs updated in a colorful Turkish material were added to the mix.