Monthly Archives: June 2017

Garden Space

  • Garden and Deck With Umbrellas

The gardens have a rambling, wild feel, in keeping with the home’s casual nature. The cottage’s white fence and exterior make the vibrant colors leap out from the yard.

  • Cozy Garden Daybed

The large daybed hanging in this exquisite garden is an invitation for easy relaxation.

  • Sculpture in a Modern Garden with Water Feature

Three Sixty Design created fluid transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces for a client in suburban Denver, and the Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects gave it a 2014 honor award for residential design (over $100,000). The design makes the dream home a living work of art, with actual sculptures among a water feature in one portion of the 3-acre site.

  • Container Garden and Metal Chair

Large-scale pots with dramatic plantings provide color and structure throughout this home’s outdoor areas as well being low-water. Here, they’re seen on a patio outside the master bedroom.

  • Microgardening

Try a “Pick ‘n’ Pluck Salad Bar”: Loose leaf cut-and-come-again lettuce varieties can be planted as seeds or seedlings in a container for a quick pick salad. Choose salad ingredients with different leaf textures and colors for a vibrant and healthy salad, says Anne Gibson, who has coined the phrase “The Micro Gardener.” Alternate these around the container and when the lettuces have at least eight leaves, you can start harvesting as you rotate around the pot.

  • Natural Stone Water Fountain

A natural stone water feature brings tranquility and contemporary style to this fenced overlook with a valley view.

  • Gardens Under Glass

Learn about moss varieties to grow with Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens Under Glass.

  • Old World-Inspired Garden and Pergola

When designing the outdoor space, it was realized the strong roof line detracted from look. A pergola structure is built along the garage and entrance to incorporate the roof into the space. Newly planted old-growth wisteria wraps around large reclaimed barnwood beams used as posts.

  • Thick Plant Life With Colorful Flowers Framing White Garden Gate and Entrance Arch

Thick, vivid plant life decorates the grounds hugging the white garden fence. The gate is covered with an open archway and thick, winding ivy. A large bed of yellow flowers draws the eye while red and pink blooms add a pop of extra color.

  • Cottage Garden Surrounds a Newly Remodeled Country Cottage

This 2,127 square foot cottage has a fantastically landscaped, luscious cottage garden. The entire home has been newly remodeled with warm, gentle tones, high pitched, open beam ceilings, skylights and French doors to let in plenty of natural light, a state of the art kitchen, a new roof, two new bathrooms, three bedrooms and nearly a quarter of an acre.

  • DIY Plant Wall on Small Patio

Going vertical is a smart way to display plants when you’re short on space. This DIY freestanding plant wall will also help create privacy as the plants grow.

  • A Formal Cottage Garden with Gazebo

Climbing pink roses spill over a wood gazebo in this formal cottage garden, framing the entryway towards the shingled home. A simple rope fence intersects the garden and defines the entry garden from the large expanse of lawn framed by silvery lavender Russian sage.

  • Urban Rooftop Garden with Purple Flowers

Purple flowers add to the scenery from a rooftop terrace garden in the city. The sleek containers match the style of the modern penthouse.

  • Formal Garden With Statues Outside Well-Lit Mansion

Outside a well-lit mansion, this formal garden includes well-manicured hedges and trees as well as a fountain that features a large statue as its centerpiece.

  • Backyard Raised Garden Beds

A quadrant of raised garden beds keeps fresh vegetables just steps away from the Mediterranean home’s kitchen. In the center is a star-shaped bed that is as functional as it is stylish.

Swimming Pool

  • Patio, Pool and Lake View

An infinity pool seems to spill directly into the lake, making this spot the place to be all weekend afternoons.

  • Contemporary Swimming Pool is Ideal Place to Relax

A simple concrete patio surrounds this contemporary swimming pool, and comfortable chaise lounges and sofas are perfect for relaxing poolside. Trees provide privacy around the backyard, while flowers add color and life.

  • Elegant Outdoor Living With Classic Pool

The stone pool terrace is lined with boxwood hedges to balance the soft textures of the trees and flowering shrubs. A custom timber beam pergola is anchored by stone piers and a low stone wall that defines the pool garden terrace space while framing expansive and captivating views of the property beyond.

  • Modern Pool Area With Exposed Beam Overhang

This stunning pool area features a concrete patio and white stucco overhang with exposed beams. Modern white chairs and a round metal table provide a small outdoor dining area.

  • Shipwrecked Swimming Pool Design

The boat installed next to the pool is real and made from an old wooden sailing ketch named SeaQuest. All 32 feet of the boat has been transformed into an entertaining space, complete with wet bar and sleeping quarters.

  • Cliff-Top Swimming Pool With Breathtaking Views

Surrounded by rustic stacked stone walls, this contemporary swimming pool has stunning views of Mykonos, Greece and the ocean beyond. Comfortable lounge chairs and daybeds provide the perfect place to relax.

  • Open Poolhouse With Mountain View

A large opening frames the view to the mountains from the arrival court at the main house. The poolhouse and pergola have one largely solid wall that lends privacy to the pool area with the exception of one large opening.

  • Home Exterior and Pool at Night

At night, the outdoor lounge and pool are transformed with back-lit panels and almost 40 LED lights highlighting the arches, columns and water features.

  • A Pool Playground For Everyone Features a Faux Rock Waterfall, Rope Swing, Water Slide, and Spa

Kids of all ages would delight in this amazing pool that mixes fire and water features, a rope swing, water slide, waterfall, and plenty of places to relax. Watch all the fun from comfortable lounge chairs on the pool deck, underwater stools at the cabana’s swim-up bar, or take it easy in the hot tub.

  • Luxury Pool at Night With Walkway

This private pool has the luxurious feel and striking design of a pool at a grand resort, with its unusual layout, floating paver walkways and infinity hot tub.

  • In-Ground Swimming Pool

The first step in closing an in-ground pool is to remove things like a diving board, rails, ladder or safety ropes. Remove the eyeball fitting from all return lines. Take time to vacuum the pool floor and clean the walls and any steps. Skim the water surface as well. You want your pool to get covered in as clean a condition as possible.

  • Grab a Cool Drink From the Bar While Lounging By the Pool

Entertaining is a breeze with a poolside bar. The plush cushions and tangerine color palate give this poolside retreat a fun, festive flair.

  • Pool With Waterfall and Tropical Landscaping

A wood deck extends out past the porch and right up to the edge of the pool. The pool itself has an unusual shape and is surrounded by lush greenery, making it feel like an exotic hidden watering hole.

  • Alluring Pool by the Sea

The pool blends with the sea here at the tip of a waterfront home, as seen on HGTV’s Amazing Water Homes. Not only do swimmers get a breathtaking view of the ocean from the pool, they also enjoy a nice breeze. Composed of glass and steel, the luxury South African home is ideal for entertaining and features a sleek, infinity-edge pool with easy access to the living areas and kitchen.

  • Poolside Lounging on Brownstone.

Natural brownstone coping along the pool’s play off of the natural tones that are used throughout the outdoor space and home.

Living Space

Wood Ceilings Flow From Kitchen to Living Room

To make the kitchen and living room feel even more cohesive, the architects extended the wood ceiling across the two spaces. A low-level loveseat and four armchairs give the owners room to entertain, without distracting from their stunning surroundings.

Masculine Living Room Boasts Portraits of Famous Musicians

The portraits in this penthouse living room were found pieces by a local artist in Austin, Texas.

Classic Meets Contemporary Living Room

The transitional living room pairs contemporary and traditional furnishings for a warm, welcoming space. A Chesterfield sofa is flanked by classic end tables and highlighted by bold, abstract art and a Lucite coffee table.

Contemporary Dining Room With Modern Art

Dark floors and white walls show off the bold artwork in this dining room. The accessories—a glittery pendant light, even the greenery—are stylish punctuation.

Contemporary Living Room With Hanging Art

In this sleek apartment, the designers went for a slightly moody look with white walls and layered textures that help showcase the homeowners’ extensive art collection.

Chic and Welcoming Living Room is Transitional

Contemporary and traditional styles blend seamlessly in this transitional living room. Classic architectural details, like the crown molding and wainscoting are painting a soothing gray. A Chesterfield sofa combines with comfortable armchairs and a Lucite coffee table for a cozy seating area.

Sitting Area in Open Neutral Modern Living Space

Subtle variations in color and texture bring a striking cohesiveness to the sitting area in this bright, open living space. The decorative touches are minimal which allow the modern style to shine, as well as drawing attention to features like the exposed brick wall, painted beams and natural cork floor.

Colorful Study with Barn Door and Powder Room

The orange barn door adds a pop of color to the study entry. The bathroom off the study offers sparkle and color, defined as a Jewel Box. The Stachmo Sticks Jazz Glass in Red Hot Mamma From Artistic Tile makes a bold color statement.

Living Room With Sofas, Tall Windows and Exposed Beam Ceiling

This living room’s white sofas and chairs provide ample seating while tall windows and doors offer a great view outside. Exposed beams add character to the ceiling.

Modern Living Room with Stylish, Wood Furniture

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.

Vertical Windows Bring Natural Light Into Modern Living Room

Vertical windows allow plenty of natural light to bathe the modern living room.

Spiral Staircase in Tiny Home

A wrought iron spiral staircase leads from the upstairs loft bedroom space down to the first floor entertaining space.

White Transitional Living Room With Orange Tulips

In this residence, the homeowner wanted a light, predominantly white space. The designer achieved that goal and made the space family-friendly by incorporating durable finishes and outdoor fabrics.

Marble Fireplace Surround in Modern Living Space

To create an elegant fireplace surround, two slabs of book matched marble were lined up for the perfect focal point in this design.

Sitting Area With Modern Chair and Hexagonal Shelf System

This sitting area features peach walls, a contemporary gray chair, a hexagonal shelf system, a gallery wall and a fluffy white area rug.

Outdoor Space

  • Lights Illuminate Infinity-Edge Pool at Night

Recessed lighting and LEDs in the pool illuminate this outdoor space for use into the evening. An infinity-edge both complements the home’s modern design and showcases the natural beauty of the landscape.

  • Dining Bridge with View of Backyard Entertaining Space

A dining bridge connects the common and private wings of this modern home. From the interior of the dining space, guests and homeowners have a beautiful view of the pool and outdoor entertaining space to enjoy while they eat.

  • Glass Draws Connection Between the Front Yard and Courtyard

Designers wanted everything in this modern home to be connected, so they used glass throughout the design to create this synergy, drawing a line of sight from the front yard, into the home’s interior and into the courtyard space.

  • Retaining Wall Runs Through the Property to Support the Home’s Modern Facade

Throughout the property, a continuous, jogging retaining wall leads from outside to inside and embeds the structure below natural grade at the front with flush transitions at its rear facade.

  • White Home Exterior With Dormer Windows and Pear Tree Espalier

This attractive white home features well-manicured landscaping, upstairs dormer windows, and espaliered pear trees adorning the white brick wall leading to an enclosed entry area.

  • Chic, Welcoming Patio

Gray pavers ground this outdoor living space, while exposed beams bring in architectural charm. A comfortable sofa pairs with a sleek coffee table to create a cozy seating area.

  • Building Materials Show Home’s Public and Private Spaces

From the outside, designers wanted to delineate the public space from the private ones, so they used glass to allow transparency through the public spaces and a wood exterior to keep the private spaces private.

  • Staged Approach to Home Design

The architects took a staged approach to the home’s design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.

  • Home’s Modern Design Elegantly Combines the Natural and the Manmade

Designers wanted to incorporate the site’s dynamic landscape into the design of this home, so they created a meaningfully framed procession through the property with nuanced natural lighting throughout, creating a transitional space between the manmade and nature.

  • Stone Patio With Covered Area and Exposed Wooden Beams

This patio, accessed by three gray French doors, features a covered area with exposed wooden beams and a floor of large flagstones.

  • Roof Deck With Glass Railing

With views like these, every inch should be on display. Clear glass railings make sure that’s the case, giving the feeling that the roof deck is floating up with the clouds.

  • Modern Patio in Palm Springs

In Palm Springs, Calif., this outdoor living space is a retreat where the homeowners can enjoy the beautiful views. Hanging chairs are a comfortable spot, while a small hot tub is a perfect spot to relax.

  • Light, Airy Bohemian Gazebo Oasis

The homeowners wanted a light, airy retreat, so designers painted the space from the inside out, exchanging the gazebo’s previous dull color for the neutral tones that bring the design to life.

  • Black and White, Modern Backyard and Patio

Originally, the pergola in the backyard was light gray, but designers painted the piece black to add contrast in the outdoor space. To keep with the modern design of the house, designers used white, plastic oversized lounge chairs, an area rug and coffee table to give the space an indoor/outdoor look.

  • Welcoming Deck is Contemporary, Chic

Modern furniture, from the Eames chairs to the sleek white lounge chair, create comfortable spots to relax on the contemporary gray deck. A striped yellow umbrella adds a burst of color.