For years, Sonal collected whimsical art she liked, with no plan for where it would all go. The kids’ playroom was a natural fit. All the games stacked inside the metal World Market console with a peek-a-boo front rev up the fun. The table is by West Elm…and Mira and Zane: “It has splatters from their projects, which makes me love it even more,” says Sonal. The crocheted pouf was handmade by Sonal’s mom in the ’70s.
A floating staircase in pale natural wood tones adds design distinction to this waterfront contemporary home in Newport Beach, California. A glass railing extends down to become a glass wall, adding both function and style. White-painted walls create an open and airy vibe that continues throughout the home.
A contemporary-yet-rustic staircase leads to the second floor of the home while a floor-to-ceiling window wall offers unobstructed views for days. Black metal lanterns hang on nautical rope for a unique chandelier in the entryway.
The dark wood front door is original to this home, but a modern surprise waits in the foyer: a bold graphic floor in black and white. The zippy pattern instantly sets a fun, zippy tone upon walking into the house!
By simply changing the millwork, this entry and stair space got a huge refresh. Shiplap walls greet visitors to an immediate ‘by the water’ feel. That combined with the watery painting featuring bold turquoises and greens (that reminded designers of lily pads) drives home the coastal feel. A LED light in the glass ball on the newel post is set to a photocell - so it comes on each night when it gets dark!
A contemporary center table highlights the curves of this contemporary entryway. Soft, neutral hues dominate the space, which is layered with accessories and special touches that add visual interest. Modern sconces echo the lines in the modern stair rails.
A cascade of hand blown glass lighting really fills up the tall vertical space and looks magical in the evening. The glass ball on the newel post was outfitted with an LED light and comes on each night when it gets dark.
This stair design is appropriately scaled to the space and makes excellent use of the natural light.
This stunning cabin features a unique feature, a natural fireplace between floors. Guests will enjoy the warmth of the large rock hearth as they venture up the wooden and metal staircase to the balcony.