The large, open floor plan kitchen connects to the comfortable living room and inviting dining room. A large center island houses a farmhouse sink, provides extra storage and prep space, as well as a casual dining spot. Exposed wood beams add a rustic quality to the entire space.
A coir doormat and two colorful shopping bags lead the way to the entrance of this home featuring a dark, rich wooden door and matching wooden staircase. The dark wood pops next to the neutral concrete exterior and neutral interior wall paint.
Traditional Library With Floor-to-Celing Oak Bookcases
Floor-to-ceiling oak bookcases run the length of the room to make an accessible, much-used study. The George III desk is a favorite spot to read. The tufted ottoman is upholstered in tweedy brown wool and doubles as a table.
Traditional Home Theater With Red Acoustical Wall Panels
This bold home theater features red acoustical wall panels framed in neutral and brown trim to match the ceiling. Brown leather stadium seats provide a cozy place to kick back and watch a movie, as does a light brown velvet sofa. Striped throw pillows provide a fun accent.
The backyard pool at this luxury Texas estate is landscaped and outfitted to resemble a lush resort. The rounded, open poolhouse structure echos the rounded lines of the home's own castle-like architecture. The two-acre property enjoys multiple outdoor conversation areas, with two outdoor fireplaces in addition to the hot tub and pool.
Lush landscaping and dramatic lighting turn this backyard pool and hot tub into a resort-like luxury retreat. The curved lines of the pool mirror the curves in the Gothic-inspired architecture. The luxury retreat enjoy multiple outdoor entertainment areas.
Traditional Living Room with Rustic Beams, Castle Feel
A pass-through connects this traditional living room to the kitchen in this Texas home with castle-like details and soaring dimensions. A stone fireplace provides a focal point in the living space, while a wagon wheel-inspired chandelier gives a nod to the home's castle-like architectural detail. The ceiling beams continue from the living space into the spacious kitchen.
Brown Traditional Living Room With Built-In Bookshelves
Various woods and leathers meld to create a welcoming mood in this cozy living room in shades of brown. Designer Judith Balis suggests: "Calm the eye by breaking up harsh angular lines of architectural features with soft curvy pieces and accessories like these opposing camel-backed sofas and round copper mirror."
The second-floor walkway opens up to the traditional wine room below. Warm wood paneling and molding surround the space, while an L-shaped bar with barrel armchairs are the perfect place to grab a drink.
This multi-level home office features elaborate dark-stained trim with a deeply coffered ceiling that offers a peek at the second story above. A granite fireplace surround extends floor to ceiling, creating a spot for the eye to rest.
Traditional Chef's Kitchen is Open, Family-Friendly
A large center island clad in gray granite provides open and closed storage, as well as prep sink. Rustic stone surrounds the professional oven and range hood, while exposed wood beams contrast against the creamy white ceiling. Contemporary pendant lights add a modern touch to this traditional kitchen.
A long driveway creates a dramatic entrance to this Gothic-inspired, luxurious estate in Colleyville, Texas. The landscaped property features a pond with a water feature and multiple outdoor entertaining areas.
The wine room of this five-story Boston brownstone is full of the homeowners' collection. Traditional coffered ceiling brings architectural interest to the space, which is grounded by tiled floor. A simple table with industrial-style chairs is the perfect spot to sample favorite wines. Photography by Andy Caulfield
Brown Master Bedroom with White Beamed Ceilings, Leather Bed and Velvet Upholstered Walls
A dramatic and commanding master bedroom features rich brown walls that add depth and interest, creating a cozy atmosphere. The walls are upholstered with chocolate brown velvet and trimmed with brown gimp. Raw silk drapes add texture and are trimmed with Greek key tape on the edges.