The show-stopper for me would be the one-of-a-kind oversized custom lighting fixtures throughout which act like the jewelry in the spaces. They are delicately detailed dangling sparkling and very shiny to contrast against all of the hard rustic features of the home. My team and I detailed and designed the oversized light fixtures to balance the proportions of the open floor plans and bring a feminine touch to the clean hard lines and masculine monochromatic interiors.
A young family with a young vision–these are the people who live in the Echo Beach house in Vancouver. Seen as a sustainable building the house allows for a green wall install if the owners will ever fancy it and is solar ready. But the feature that strikes us most is the expansive use of concrete not only to strengthen the whole structure of the house but also for its ease of maintenance and the overall wow factor it gives the whole interior.
The extravagant home features a two-level swimming pool with waterfall and a sleek minimal outdoor fireplace that is flanked by plush modern seating options in pristine white. A large glass railing offers safety without blocking the breathtaking scenery on view while a stylish pergola on the far side offers ample shade on a sunny California day.
The lower level is clad in chic pristine white with a living room dining area and a fabulous kitchen connected in an open floor plan. Hand-scraped oak floors and pops of color here and there perfectly complement this glossy white lacquered look.
The key to getting this look: an subtle industrial vibe a striking contrast of dark and light and an abundance of thoughtful details. This style is anything but minimalist and stark. Warmth comes from the personal touches such as a coffee table ornament with an interesting history or a sculptural art piece that adds modern flair.
Ready to go industrial? We’re talking brick walls exposed pipes and concrete floors here… This Houston loft showcases the industrial look in spades. Yet this urban space defies stereotype. Interesting touches such as the Poltrona Frau Chester Sofa and the Wooden Chair by Marc Newson add depth and interest as shown in the living room below. This home by CONTENT Architecture is the picture of urban loft living…
With a solar chimney reducing the use of both heating and cooling systems energy bills of this ingenious house are a lot less when compared to other conventional homes. A large living room modern kitchen and dining space are housed alongside a private bedroom that offers direct access to the courtyard.