The wooden butcher block counter of this kitchen's island helps to warm up the efficient, streamlined space. That natural element is continued in the vases of bare branches that frame in the sink.
This contemporary home overlooking a California canyon is nestled in a hill with smart, beautiful landscaping around. A sleek slatted fence surrounds the property for privacy and protection.
An easy way to make the transition from indoors to outdoors feel seamless? Houseplants! Here, container gardens, potted trees and small planters lead occupants out onto the small balcony and give it a lush feel.
A wood beamed ceiling adds style overhead in this cottage breakfast nook. Large windows pour in tons of natural light that streams through a lovely vignette of glass jar-covered flowers in terracotta pots. A glass-topped table is surrounded by woven chairs.
The Spanish-style home consists of several structures including the main house, barn, guest quarters and office clustered around a walled outdoor courtyard. An 80-year-old Italian stone pine provides a majestic canopy to the home.
The designer kept detail, color and form intentionally minimal to make this compact condo seem larger and airier. The all-white palette puts the focus on the unit's ocean views, as well as the client's colorful collection of art and accessories.
An arched, blue doorway leads to an exterior courtyard with lush plantings and loads of charm. Stacked stone steps pave the way to a rustic-contemporary home inspired by rural Mediterranean design.
This open floor plan seamlessly connects the living room with the dining room and kitchen. Large picturesque windows allow the outdoors to be part of the interior design. In the living room, a large white sectional is paired with a simple coffee table and bright yellow chairs for a pop of color.
The sitting room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a central fireplace under a hearth lined with cylindrical vases. The vases' curved edges complement overhead lighting; rings of minimalist candelabras mounted with lanterns hang down. Below, a low marble coffee table is arranged with lavender flowers and candles, the flora complementing decorative pillows on four plush wingback chairs which fill the room.
Surrounded by lush landscaping and overlooking breathtaking views of the canyon below, this contemporary home features floor-to-ceiling windows and doors to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors. A sunken patio is a comfortable and private outdoor living space.
The open, southwestern-inspired kitchen and dining room is grounded by terracotta tile and hardwood flooring. A rustic dining table is paired with long benches for family-style dinners, while a two-tiered chandelier adds an Old World nod to the space.
Another design goal for this home's remodel was to create inviting outdoor living spaces with easy access to the interior. Because of the temperate climate of southern California, these spaces will be usable all year long.
Sleek built-in bookshelves provide much-needed storage, while cabinets hide media components in this contemporary living room. A pair of yellow lounge chairs with matching ottomans make for the perfect TV-watching spot.
A luxurious outdoor dining space completes the backyard poolscape and outdoor kitchen. The perfect compliment to the built in stone features is a place to unwind, dine and relax outdoors.