Photo By: Photo Courtesy Contour Interiors by Laurie Perez
Photo By: KuDa Photography 2015
Modern Backyard Boasts Private Swimming Pool, Pergola
Tall palm trees and stone walls make this backyard feel even more private, like it's the owners hidden oasis. A modern pergola offers some shade from the hot afternoon sun, while two bright yellow lounge chairs allow for reading and sipping drinks right by the water.
Just like the kitchen, the breakfast nook uses black, white and gray decor to create a classic color palette. In the center of the space, a round table and six chairs invites the owners and their kids to enjoy a quick bite together.
This view of the living room is a beautiful example of how sunlight streams into the room and casts interesting shadows. As the day goes on—and even into the night with moonlight—the play of lights and darks continues.
Just off the pool area, a set of stairs leads up to the pool house. Underneath the pool house is a sitting area with modern furniture that gives the homeowners a great space to entertain with the perfect view of the pool.
Windows Allow Natural Light In and Give Home a Pool View
The windows scattered across the home's rear elevation allow plenty of natural light to come into the home's interior spaces, while allowing the view of the home's backyard to take center stage-even from the inside of the house.
Originally, the pergola in the backyard was light gray, but designers painted the piece black to add contrast in the outdoor space. To keep with the modern design of the house, designers used white, plastic oversized lounge chairs, an area rug and coffee table to give the space an indoor/outdoor look.
Curves are back! "In the upcoming year, we can expect to see an influx of softer, more organic curves versus the popular sharp-edge designs in all types of furniture from armchairs to bar carts to rugs," predicts Nina Magon.
Sitting Area Provides Spot to Get Cozy or Overflow Seating During Gatherings
A conversational area near the three-sided fireplace serves either as a sunny spot to read a book or overflow seating for guests when the homeowners are hosting a crowd. The sitting area is adjacent to the seating at the kitchen island.