Floor-to-ceiling windows allow the sunroom to seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings and provide beautiful views of the lake beyond. Comfortable wicker chairs are the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors, no matter the weather.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Exposed wood beams and built-in cabinetry with matching woodwork create the essence of a veranda along the side of the open living-dining space in this home in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Contemporary French doors lead to the home's shaded courtyard and may be opened to promote air flow.
Modern City Apartment With Custom Spiral Staircase
This light and bright living room features a custom white spiral staircase at its center, complete with a metal railing and brown stairs. Several potted plants and trees throughout the space add a bit of natural decor, while plush gray armchairs with a matching ottoman provide a cozy place to relax.
Decorative modern lighting adds a splash of contemporary to this rustic mountain retreat. Wood and metal mix together for a nature-inspired staircase, while exposed stone and wood add organic texture to the space. At the bottom of the stairs is a pair of cowhide benches for seating.
The foyer is the first chance any home has to show off its unique style, and designer Claire Paquin takes full advantage of the opportunity. Walls are covered in a delicate floral pattern that gets contemporary zip from a purple console table and two striped stools.
A contemporary bar in this California ski home features a textured tile backsplash, clean-lined cabinetry and dramatic lighting. Simple hanging-bulb pendants above the counter punctuate the room's uncluttered look.
Tropical Foyer With Grand Staircase and Balcony Overlook
Upon stepping into this stunning Hawaiian home, guests are created by a view of the grand staircase and second floor balcony overlook. Warm brown wooden accents are paired with neutral tones throughout the foyer, while a view of the tropical landscape provides a beautiful backdrop.
The lakefront property at Vero Beach, FL features a guest house with beautifully designed, marble topped wet bar. Visitors can grab a glass from the espresso-brown cabinets, or help to clean up the party by using the built-in stainless steel dishwasher.
Traditional Bar With Wood Accents and Grand Staircase
This fully-stocked bar is tucked away underneath a curved staircase with a traditional wrought iron railing. Dark brown wood accents are used throughout the space, including the shelving and hand-crafted bar area. Four blue upholstered stools line the bar, providing a comfortable spot for kicking back with a drink.
The entryway of this Hawaiian stunner features an arched doorway with an intricate, carved wood transom and iron-laced doors. A warm faux finish on the walls gives the space a cozy, homey feel despite its grand dimensions. A covered portico protects arriving guests from the elements, whether sun or rain.
Sleek Modern Staircase With Steel Cable Railing and Black Handrails
This sleek staircase features perfect 90 degree edges on the beautifully shined wood steps. Steel cable rails add to the modern look as they flow beneath the black handrails. The darker tones look great against the clean white walls.