To add interest and contrast to the dining area in this modern space, designers added a piece of artwork that complements the modern dining table and centerpiece in the space.
Frosted glass on the living room's lower windows gives the space an element of privacy.
From the master bedroom on the second floor of this elegant, modern home, a private balcony overlooks the pool. Here, the homeowners can sit out and relax while their children and their friends play below. This patio also gives them the option of extending their entertaining space to the second level of their home.
From the living room of the house, floor to ceiling windows overlook a perfectly manicured front yard with plenty of foliage and a koi pond.
In the bathroom, gray and white mosaic tile lines the wall opposite the vanity and runs into the shower. These accent walls give the neutral space a splash of color and texture.
A farmhouse sink nestles in the gray granite countertops and sleek white cabinets, designed by local Texas craftsmen. White oak is used for the flooring, while a wall of windows brings in tons of natural light. The island not only acts as dining spot but also houses extra storage.
When the homeowners decided to completely renovate the interior of the Driftwood, Tex., home, the exterior needed an update, too. A new landscaped entry concept maximizes curb appeal and welcomes guests with style.
Vertical windows allow plenty of natural light to bathe the modern living room.
A large, frosted picture window lets plenty of natural light into the modern bathroom without compromising the space's privacy.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
Each room on the lower level has direct access to the pool and a beautiful view of the backyard it overlooks, making the home's design comfortable and inviting.
The sleek, modern design continues into the living room, where a long, gray sofa and white chair provide seating and a stylish wood coffee table and simple, modern entertainment center add warmth.
Warm yet modern, this open kitchen with large eat-in island is ideal for the whole family as well as entertaining. White oak hardwood is used for the floors, while the cabinets were made from local materials and craftsmen. Windows over the sink bring in natural light and overlook the gardens.