This Big Sky, Mont., house is separated into the main living area and the guest wing. The guest area is designed so that it can be shut off from the rest of the house when unoccupied and set back to a lower temperature when not in use. Additionally, the two wings of the house bend in order to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard.
It's official: Plain Jane home offices are a thing of the past. This dedicated work space eschews the basic white background in favor of matte black walls, leather armchairs, a velvet sofa and a chic, geometric coffee table.
An oversized island with a sleek black waterfall countertop has plenty of room for eight chrome barstools. Matte-finished oak cabinetry pairs with a glossy tile backsplash for a masculine, monochromatic feel.
Floor-to-ceiling cabinets ensure that the owners have plenty of storage options in this open-concept kitchen. The island comes with built-in shelves, too, so they even have a place for their favorite cookbooks.
Stylish Open Kitchen With Sleek White Cabinets and Black Countertops
Fluorescent pendant lights illuminate this contemporary kitchen, which pairs together sleek white and light wood cabinets. Black countertops add contrast, while brown leather stools line the breakfast bar. The open floor plan allows quick access to the adjacent living room.
Contemporary Black Seating Area is Chic, Glamorous
Traditional black floor-to-ceiling shelving and cabinetry provide ample storage space in this glamorous sitting area. Contemporary furniture is given an industrial twist with chrome features and is paired with rich black upholstery. A chic gray area rug is added to bring in a pop of contrast.
Contemporary Dining Room With Dramatic Black and Red Accents
Brown leather chairs, a red lacquered console table, artwork and gold-toned accessories give this black dining room contemporary flair. A black chandelier hanging over the marble-topped table seamlessly blends in with the decor, as does a custom-made, laser-cut screen that separates the dining space from the living room.
Contemporary Home Bar Enclosed by Glossy Cabinetry
Designer Angelica Henry created this stunning bar and cabinet unit for an entire wall of this home to make a bold, artistic statement. The glossy black and glass panel doors slide and close to conceal the bar when not in use. When the doors are open, a fully functional bar — complete with a sink, a wine fridge and an under-counter ice maker — is available for entertaining family and friends.
Neutral Stone Patio With Contemporary Infinity Pool
This traditional patio features a rosy neutral tile that provides a sharp contrast to a sleek black infinity pool. A stone privacy wall boasts climbing plants that have been arranged in an eye-catching diamond shaped pattern.
Bold charcoal paint covers the walls, millwork, even the ceiling in this contemporary home office. Black and white draperies call attention to the tall windows, while a white lacquered desk provides a modern contrast to the walls. An animal hide rug continues the color scheme and adds a touch of whimsy.
Bold Black Contemporary Teen Study With Green Accents
The dark walls of this study are painted in black chalkboard paint, allowing its young users to doodle while bringing drama to the space and making accent colors pop. With its big, graphic rug and range of seating options, the room has space for lounging, studying, TV viewing, gaming and more.
This rental kitchen has sunlight flooding in, so HGTV Design Star contestant Jordan Cappella went with a dark, monochromatic gray paint for the cabinets to create a huge impact. It can easily be painted back to white when the tenant leaves.