One of my all-time favorite design books is written in 1986 and packed with amazing photos showcasing the latest in urban design from the ’80s. The book was given to my husband and me when we moved to our new place and I’ve returned to it time and time again when brainstorming design ideas for our home. Even though the book is now decades old there are some timeless images that speak to popular loft style: the chic modern vibe the industrial look and the artist’s dwelling.
But just when you thought this space was all about industrial style we see the chic home office below featuring white walls custom cabinetry and a curvy chair that packs on the cutting-edge personality thanks to fabric designed by Stephen Sprouse! A concrete wall adds raw style to the bathroom. Check out that wooden sink with a built-in towel rack!
Nestled at the foot of the imposing Badger Mountain and overlooking the beautiful Columbia River this elegant modern residence is all about blurring the lines between the indoors and the scenery outside. Designed by First Lamp Architecture the lavish residence tries to blend in with the beautiful countryside while clean well defined design and plush decor give it a sleek and posh appeal. Located in the quiet little town of Richland Washington the was designed with the primary goal of fulfilling the needs of a large family while bringing some urbane style to a rustic setting.
While the core elements of the house are to bridge the gap between nature and modernization the divide between exterior and interior design is what makes this home so distinctive. The division of spaces allows for a more versatile setting. For starters the backyard deck opens to a gem-like pool tiled to better accent the color scheme of the house’s exterior facade.
The beautiful combination of contrasting textures starts with the façade of the home which features a glass and white cement exterior for the ground floor and a warm reclaimed wood surface for the second floor. This gives the home a cool contemporary appeal allowing it to blend with its surroundings thanks to the natural organic vibe.
Coupled with beautiful blinds the room makes it possible for inhabitants to switch between complete privacy and unhindered views with the simple flick of a button! A spa-like contemporary bathroom with a standalone tub completes this dazzling beach house.
Architects from TheConstructionZone have undertaken the renovation of a house built in 1998 in Phoenix AZ. What do we like most about this new home? The amazing strategy of using concrete as an accent wall together with quality wood and fancy furniture that will surely catch your eye. I mean honestly look at this patio setup with the fireplace and the concrete wall above. Or this modern home office or the way the concrete reflects in these mirrors.