Rich chocolate brown and soft, creamy beige bring warmth to this midcentury-modern master bedroom. Asian bedding and colorful art add pizzazz and personality to the design, while windows keep the space bright.
Colorful glazed concrete blocks brighten the wall as visitors approach the front door of this modern beach house. Underfoot, large concrete pavers are situated in a bed of loose river pebbles, carving out a walkway.
This midcentury-modern living room orients itself around its beach view, which is visible beyond the houses across the street. The large window showcases the view while also making the terrace feel like part of the living room.
Windows, colors and steam-punk detailing make this small master bathroom work. A high window over the sink area allows light to wash across the ceiling. A low window in the shower allows light to wash across the tile floor. Custom-fabricated lighting on fabric-covered power cords (wrapped around painted galvanized iron pipe) works well with the gridded shower stall enclosure. Yellow brightens the mood.
A Barcelona chair and two matching ottomans pair with a sectional to provide stylish seating in this modern living room. White walls and clerestory windows create a bright, breezy atmosphere, and wood floors lend a splash of warmth.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
This floating community has 20 floating homes, of which this floating home is a part. The houses are in various styles and different ages. The swan paddle boat is one of the ways the owners get around on the water.
The living room has spectacular views of the waterways. The windows extend to the ceiling as a way to increase the airy feeling of the space and to take in as much daylight and view as possible. The low-slung furnishings and cool colors enhance this effect.
Within this open-concept home, ceiling heights help define the individual spaces. The ceiling stretches higher above the living and dining rooms and falls lower above the kitchen and bar. Warm wood built-ins, wood floors and wood furniture pieces make the midcentury-modern space feel cozy and inviting.
Stained cherry wood carries from the floor to the cabinets in this modern kitchen, creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. The sleek barstools even feature wood backs, ensuring a completely cohesive design. Black countertops and a matching black backsplash offer striking contrast within the space.
High ceilings, clerestory windows and white walls create an airy sense of openness in this modern living room. A large sectional provides seating for a crowd, and wood-framed glass doors allow access onto the patio.