The desk in this second floor landing provides an elegant modern addition to the space. The modern desk gives the family a place to read or write with a funky lamp that provides plenty of light. The modern orange chair provides seating for the desk and a pop of color to the otherwise neutral space, tying in the two framed orange designs on the opposite wall.
This lodge inspired living room is a unique space, perfect for entertaining. Floor to ceiling wood makes the space feel warm, like a hunting lodge, but large windows bring in plenty of natural light, making the space feel brighter. Furniture with darker colors and textures, such as leather and wood, blend with pieces like the ceiling fan and light fixtures to make the space masculine, yet sophisticated.
Recalling the international bazaars of the homeowner's travels, the fireplace is dressed with a white traditional African headdress, sourced at a local flea market, and matching white baskets and vases. A solid walnut built-in media cabinet below the TV adds function, gravitas and warmth to the color scheme. The glass topped coffee table keeps the center of the design light.
Comfortable sofas are 100% green with cushions filled with toxin-free natural latex instead of foam, covers made from organic cotton linen and frames built with only real wood. Earth tones add warmth and depth to the space, while a tufted blue ottoman brings a sophisticated touch to the room.
The homeowners' goal for this space was to make the transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces seamless, so polished concrete flooring is carried from the interior of the pool house out onto the pool deck where a cozy sitting area is flanked by a concrete fireplace that allows for relaxation long after dark.
The custom-built cabinet not only provides storage, but it also doubles as a dog bed. A comfortable armchairs pairs with a sleek side table and Moroccan pouf for a cozy reading spot in the master bedroom.
Pocket doors reveal a cleverly hidden second floor laundry room. Previously, this room had a lot of open, wasted space, so designers added a bit of definition to make the space functional, but also to divert the additional space to a room that needed it more. To give this small space a little personality, monochromatic tile was added to the space, making it a bit more funky.
The modern living room of this guest house is reminiscent of a beach locale, with its relaxed furnishings, rugged tables and natural fiber rugs. To incorporate the modern, industrial design of the space, metal light fixtures were added to maintain the integrity of the design while helping to light the room. A sliding barn door cleverly conceals the entertainment center when it's not in use, and a Nano door opens poolside to open onto the patio where polished concrete floors continue out into the pool area help to make the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor.
The custom built sideboard is made from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested hardwood. Not only does it add major style to the living space, but brings much-needed storage. A gallery of photographs brings a personal touch to the space.
The simple canopy bed features a tufted gray headboard and is flanked by elegant white nightstands and traditional sconces. The locally-made master bedroom furniture is made from all-natural and eco-friendly materials, including sustainably-farmed hardwood, no glues and low-VOC paint.
The design of this sandstone backsplash helps to bring a beachy feeling to the space. Since the guest house is host to many pool parties, the designers wanted the space to feel as if it were a home off the coast.
In this kitchen's makeover, the tiny space was opened up and modernized with chef-grade appliances and a spacious layout. What used to be a maid’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and sunporch now houses tons of counter space and an island, a large refrigerator and a six-burner Wolf range.
Soothing neutrals set the scene for this cozy living room. Warm wood tables and woven baskets add texture to the room, while soft cream sofas are a comfy place to relax. Abstract art add a note of color.
Keeping personal connection in the design, the homeowner wanted to incorporate the dining table and chairs she had inherited from her grandmother. The chairs were recovered in a warm, visually-textured fabric selected to harmonize with the open-plan living-dining area. The set is supported with a custom-sized wool rug below and a “sculptural luminary” above.
This simple, tasteful dining room features the home's original coved ceiling. The agate chandelier light fixture is from Ironies. The blue ikat area rug is from Niba Collections.