Dark woods like mahogany and cherry can feel heavy when set against carpeting, rugs, curtains and too much color and texture. But designer Abbi Williams uses white walls and ceilings and an ebony floor color to bring balance to this room. Dark mixed with light strikes a harmonious note here.
This modern home is custom-fitted to its wooded, sloping site. Bold red trim makes the otherwise neutral structure stand out against a backdrop of trees. A fenced, modern garden features raised beds that are visible from a bi-level deck and covered patio.
This home was designed to be a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area. Two metal walls support a suspended plywood box for a look that's cool and contemporary yet understated.
Nestled in Michigan's deciduous forest, this contemporary cabin is a serene getaway. When the weather grows cool and crisp, the home becomes an irresistible haven surrounded by hues of golden yellow, burnt orange and chocolate brown.
A round fire pit made of crab orchard stone works best here because the whole landscape design is more curvilinear, according to King Landscaping in Atlanta. One of the curved, stacked stone walls was existing before they implemented the design. Marrying straight lines into the space would have been awkward.