This modern zen courtyard features a 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple among large native boulders that serve as paver steps and crushed gravel. The project by Buttercup Design Group for the property on Shelter Island, N.Y., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
This condo is full of luxurious textiles, rich color palettes, attractive textures and a daring mix of old and new. Traditional accessories and furnishings inspired by the Orient were combined with modern installations.
In the Zen Garden, designers used materials that would complement the structure of the modern home, while creating a relaxing space for the homeowners. Modern concrete steps lead out into the space, while gravel paths create a neutral, soothing scene and cedar benches add space for relaxation.
For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.
This chic, Zen bathroom is where the renovation began. The homeowners wanted a space that was more modern and functional, so designers began the design with warm, clean gray tile on the floor and walls. Then, they added just a touch of texture by installing a gray, stone backsplash with recessed mirrors to keep the space looking sleek and clean. Finally, a rich cherry vanity was installed for the finishing touch.
The homeowner wanted a simple, elegant space that would allow them to relax after a long day, so designers created a Zen-inspired master suite that draws on the beauty of the moon and the simplicity of the leaves.
The Zen garden outside this home gives the family a great space for relaxation. Inspired by an Asian garden, the bonsai trees, koi pond and Asian statues give the family the perfect spot for meditation.
By tiling the wall behind the sink, Andreas Charalambous creates visual interest without overwhelming those lucky enough to visit this mosaic powder room. Small object boxes, reflected in the mirror, are an efficient way to display treasures in a small space.
In this elegant master bathroom, designer Gayle Wainwright of Chez Vous Interiors used calm, neutral hues, simple furnishings, natural materials and crisp, clean lines to create a balanced and harmonious space.