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The house is situated on 3.5 acres, overlooking Oak Pass. The house itself measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters), though its hidden design makes it appear smaller. The property is home to more than 130 oak trees, which were an integral part of designing the home. Not only did the architect and homeowners want a space that could easily look out upon this spectacular private forest, but they wanted an exterior that itself did not draw attention away from the beautiful natural surroundings.
The house is situated on 3.5 acres, overlooking Oak Pass. The house itself measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters), though its hidden design makes it appear smaller. The property is home to more than 130 oak trees, which were an integral part of designing the home. Not only did the architect and homeowners want a space that could easily look out upon this spectacular private forest, but they wanted an exterior that itself did not draw attention away from the beautiful natural surroundings.

For instance, an infinity pool on the ground level rests just underneath a large oak. Perhaps not the perfect design for the pool filter, the aesthetics are truly amazing. A dip in this pool is a luxurious version of a backhills swimming hole, complete with modern concrete deck and stylish deck chairs.
For instance, an infinity pool on the ground level rests just underneath a large oak. Perhaps not the perfect design for the pool filter, the aesthetics are truly amazing. A dip in this pool is a luxurious version of a backhills swimming hole, complete with modern concrete deck and stylish deck chairs.

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The underground portion of the home contains the bedrooms as well as an interior courtyard that opens up to the sky above and a sunken outdoor firepit for the balmy California nights.
The underground portion of the home contains the bedrooms as well as an interior courtyard that opens up to the sky above and a sunken outdoor firepit for the balmy California nights.

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To take advantage of the west coast sunshine, oversized windows slide open to the fresh canyon air, plenty well filtered by the surrounding copse of trees. The exterior, in concrete and sleek wood, is ultra modern and yet manages to all but disappear into the hillside.
To take advantage of the west coast sunshine, oversized windows slide open to the fresh canyon air, plenty well filtered by the surrounding copse of trees. The exterior, in concrete and sleek wood, is ultra modern and yet manages to all but disappear into the hillside.

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July 3, 2015

In this first home, one wall in the kitchen, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, is covered in plants. In an otherwise neutral toned open home that utilizes gray, white, brown, and black, the pop of vibrant green is instantly eye catching. In order to the keep the plants alive and thriving indoors, creative measures must be taken. Here, a skylight above the wall allows for natural sunlight to stream in all day.
In this first home, one wall in the kitchen, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, is covered in plants. In an otherwise neutral toned open home that utilizes gray, white, brown, and black, the pop of vibrant green is instantly eye catching. In order to the keep the plants alive and thriving indoors, creative measures must be taken. Here, a skylight above the wall allows for natural sunlight to stream in all day.

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The next home shows just how far you can go with matching the tone of a room by choosing the right plants. Rather than the most bright, lush green, these muted leaves fit in more seamlessly with the rest of the home's design. The green and yellow also work well together as a pretty pair that's as natural as lemons and limes.
The next home shows just how far you can go with matching the tone of a room by choosing the right plants. Rather than the most bright, lush green, these muted leaves fit in more seamlessly with the rest of the home’s design. The green and yellow also work well together as a pretty pair that’s as natural as lemons and limes.

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In the final space, a vertical garden of fluffy moss is just one of the instances of indoor nature. Another plat spills from atop the refrigerator and potted cacti stand on a kitchen shelf. The kitchen table is a cornucopia of fruit and flowers, each item bringing its own unique color to the bright, modern home.
In the final space, a vertical garden of fluffy moss is just one of the instances of indoor nature. Another plat spills from atop the refrigerator and potted cacti stand on a kitchen shelf. The kitchen table is a cornucopia of fruit and flowers, each item bringing its own unique color to the bright, modern home.

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July 3, 2015

It was so much fun writing about pet bed designs. They are crazy, whimsical and just downright fun. Shouldn’t our special dog or cat have his or her own resting place? The answer is “of course”. Now that is out of the way, consider these 10 pictures. Not only are they stylish but, they make a statement about home design. When you consider space planning be sure and consider your furry friends so that they have a place to rest, store toys and even play.

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Talk about a neat doghouse!  The circular tube is a refreshing take on the typical square model with a roof.

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July 3, 2015

The look of exposed brick has always captured appeal. There’s something so interesting about the texture and the subtleties of color in brick that it’s no surprise to find it preserved in lofts, apartments, and other living spaces.

In this post, we’ll explore two different uses of exposed brick in two very distinct living spaces. Whether it’s playing center stage throughout a space or acting as an accent among other colors and textures, exposed brick is here to stay.

Measuring in at 65 square meters, this apartment may be small on footprint but large in style.
Measuring in at 65 square meters, this apartment may be small on footprint but large in style.

The design choices throughout are bold and here, unlike the previous showcased space, exposed brick is just one of many visual design choices that seem to work together perfectly.
The design choices throughout are bold and here, unlike the previous showcased space, exposed brick is just one of many visual design choices that seem to work together perfectly.

The ceiling is the star in this room, with exposed beams of wood blending together with tubes of light. It creates an interesting visual while giving practical function to lighting the space.
The ceiling is the star in this room, with exposed beams of wood blending together with tubes of light. It creates an interesting visual while giving practical function to lighting the space.

The play with texture can be seen here too with open shelving in a smooth media center, a textured floor of tile and carpet, and a contemporary couch set against the exposed brick.
The play with texture can be seen here too with open shelving in a smooth media center, a textured floor of tile and carpet, and a contemporary couch set against the exposed brick.

In the bedroom, parqueted wood flooring blends with painted brick, soft linens, and smooth surfaces to create a sleeping area that seems to transcend time with a bit of old and new.
In the bedroom, parqueted wood flooring blends with painted brick, soft linens, and smooth surfaces to create a sleeping area that seems to transcend time with a bit of old and new.

Pendant lighting, while not the focal point of the room, complements the rest of the space.
Pendant lighting, while not the focal point of the room, complements the rest of the space.

The exposed beam ceiling of well-worn wood continues to play center stage.
The exposed beam ceiling of well-worn wood continues to play center stage.

In the corner here, you can catch a glimpse of bold mosaic tile contrasted with the simplicity of the other elements of the entry way. Canary yellow dining chairs pop in the frame.
In the corner here, you can catch a glimpse of bold mosaic tile contrasted with the simplicity of the other elements of the entry way. Canary yellow dining chairs pop in the frame.

In this hallway, exposed brick makes another painted appearance as an accent, with the floor taking the lead visually.
In this hallway, exposed brick makes another painted appearance as an accent, with the floor taking the lead visually.

The smoothness and minimalism of the rest of the walls keep the space from feeling overwhelming and cramped.
The smoothness and minimalism of the rest of the walls keep the space from feeling overwhelming and cramped.

The white subway tile in the bathroom reflects the exposed brick in other parts of the space.
The white subway tile in the bathroom reflects the exposed brick in other parts of the space.

The pops of yellow, also found in other spaces, makes the bathroom feel lively and dynamic. Especially when you look at all of the textures used in the walls and floors.
The pops of yellow, also found in other spaces, makes the bathroom feel lively and dynamic. Especially when you look at all of the textures used in the walls and floors.

The modern fixtures are strikingly simple.
The modern fixtures are strikingly simple.

Back out into the main living area of the space, you'll find additional use of texture and geometry, as evidenced in the open metal room divider.
Back out into the main living area of the space, you’ll find additional use of texture and geometry, as evidenced in the open metal room divider.

The tile backsplash in the kitchen is so interesting yet works  well with the other colors and textures in the apartment. Somehow, it never feels like it's clashing.
The tile backsplash in the kitchen is so interesting yet works well with the other colors and textures in the apartment. Somehow, it never feels like it’s clashing.

Seen closer, it's graphically interesting and is reminiscent of the same tile in the foyer.
Seen closer, it’s graphically interesting and is reminiscent of the same tile in the foyer.

The appliances and storage are simple and modern, leaving the compact kitchen feeling uncluttered.
The appliances and storage are simple and modern, leaving the compact kitchen feeling uncluttered.

And finally, out on the terrace with an open view, you'll find shelving and a bright yellow chair along with bold tire work - all set against exposed brick. Exposed brick in this space as a whole has always been used as an accent, tying together all of the design elements while remaining playful with texture.
And finally, out on the terrace with an open view, you’ll find shelving and a bright yellow chair along with bold tire work – all set against exposed brick. Exposed brick in this space as a whole has always been used as an accent, tying together all of the design elements while remaining playful with texture.

This space, designed by Juliya Butova, incorporates vibrant colors and playful images and patterns to create a space that feels so welcoming and cozy, even with its minimalist furnishings. But, the exposed brick takes center stage.
In the living room, a structural chair with bright orange upholstery gives the room an energy that's offset by the soothing blues and muted hues of the exposed brick.  And the polar bear paintings? Pure magic.
This space, designed by Juliya Butova, incorporates vibrant colors and playful images and patterns to create a space that feels so welcoming and cozy, even with its minimalist furnishings. But, the exposed brick takes center stage. In the living room, a structural chair with bright orange upholstery gives the room an energy that’s offset by the soothing blues and muted hues of the exposed brick. And the polar bear paintings? Pure magic.

Exposed brick is the chief wall choice throughout the entire space and the brickwork is mirrored in the choice of area rug.
Exposed brick is the chief wall choice throughout the entire space and the brickwork is mirrored in the choice of area rug.

The media area, with plenty of space for a large flatscreen and open shelving for curating your favorite pieces, keeps the space from feeling cluttered with objects. Everything has a place.
The media area, with plenty of space for a large flatscreen and open shelving for curating your favorite pieces, keeps the space from feeling cluttered with objects. Everything has a place.

The large sectional feels like an ocean of soothing blue and green.
The large sectional feels like an ocean of soothing blue and green.

The bedroom, which blends together several textures including the exposed brick, feels so unique. There's contemporary design mixed with art deco geometry. Modern chevron blends expertly with midcentury hues of orange and green.
The bedroom, which blends together several textures including the exposed brick, feels so unique. There’s contemporary design mixed with art deco geometry. Modern chevron blends expertly with midcentury hues of orange and green.

A musician, indeed. Like a song, this apartment plays its own melodies with color and texture. So much personality.
A musician, indeed. Like a song, this apartment plays its own melodies with color and texture. So much personality.

Along the bedroom wall, there's open and closeted storage to keep the room from feeling too "busy".
Along the bedroom wall, there’s open and closeted storage to keep the room from feeling too “busy”.

Exposed brick continues into the hallway with a striking feminine art piece taking center stage.
Exposed brick continues into the hallway with a striking feminine art piece taking center stage.

The contrast between the sharp masculine and softened feminine is balanced so well.
The contrast between the sharp masculine and softened feminine is balanced so well.

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One of the most fascinating parts of studying interior design is to see how one designer plays with different spaces. Each space tells a story and each is designed with a different concept in mind.

In these four interiors by Juliya Butova, we explore a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and design elements that combine together to form family-friendly spaces. One might picture these spaces as a way for the designer to get in touch with her inner child.

And finally, in this fourth interior, bright colors take center stage as the designer explores yet another whimsical side. The bright orange coverlet pops against the soft yellows, natural woods, and whites of the bedroom area. As for the windows and light potential? Simply sublime.
And finally, in this fourth interior, bright colors take center stage as the designer explores yet another whimsical side. The bright orange coverlet pops against the soft yellows, natural woods, and whites of the bedroom area. As for the windows and light potential? Simply sublime.

And, as shown in other spaces, storage is ample but low profile. Windows the outside take shape in both the use of media and the placement of furnishings around the large windows.
And, as shown in other spaces, storage is ample but low profile. Windows the outside take shape in both the use of media and the placement of furnishings around the large windows.

Curtains too play a starring role in this space. With such dramatic windows, the use of these fabrics is a natural fit.
Curtains too play a starring role in this space. With such dramatic windows, the use of these fabrics is a natural fit.

In the main living area, primary colors pop but aren't glaring. There's playfulness in the use of shapes and detailing.
In the main living area, primary colors pop but aren’t glaring. There’s playfulness in the use of shapes and detailing.

And as demonstrated in all of the other designs, there's an appreciation for the idea of playing. Butova plays with colors, lights, shapes, textures, and materials to create spaces that are truly unique but always feel comforting.
And as demonstrated in all of the other designs, there’s an appreciation for the idea of playing. Butova plays with colors, lights, shapes, textures, and materials to create spaces that are truly unique but always feel comforting.

The designer has such a grasp of color and how light can play with different environments. Imagination is clear in every room.
The designer has such a grasp of color and how light can play with different environments. Imagination is clear in every room.

Yellows and blues complement the grays and whites in this other bedroom. Like the previous space, lots of light from the large windows gives this room an almost ethereal feel.
Yellows and blues complement the grays and whites in this other bedroom. Like the previous space, lots of light from the large windows gives this room an almost ethereal feel.

Color plays an important role throughout the space, with a neutral and clean backdrop to play off of in every room.
Color plays an important role throughout the space, with a neutral and clean backdrop to play off of in every room.

Angles might be plentiful, but they never seem harsh. Like her other designs, she manages to soften even the most striking of silhouettes in a room with texture and color choices.
Angles might be plentiful, but they never seem harsh. Like her other designs, she manages to soften even the most striking of silhouettes in a room with texture and color choices.

In another design, Butova gives the apartment more of a calming and luxurious feel, with color choices and soft textures that are reminiscent of a spa escape while still remaining practical for everyday living. The kitchen and dining area showcases white walls, plenty of natural light and wood accents. It's minimalist but feels far from sparse with textured curtains and uniquely shaped dining chairs.
In another design, Butova gives the apartment more of a calming and luxurious feel, with color choices and soft textures that are reminiscent of a spa escape while still remaining practical for everyday living. The kitchen and dining area showcases white walls, plenty of natural light and wood accents. It’s minimalist but feels far from sparse with textured curtains and uniquely shaped dining chairs.

Clever storage allows the space to feel uncluttered.
Clever storage allows the space to feel uncluttered.

In the living area, the palette of soothing whites, woods, and neutrals continues through.
In the living area, the palette of soothing whites, woods, and neutrals continues through.

Large windows with sheer panels allow light to flood the room, giving a sense of warmth in spite of the minimalist furnishings.
Large windows with sheer panels allow light to flood the room, giving a sense of warmth in spite of the minimalist furnishings.

In a children's bedroom, twin beds bank along each wall with smart storage built underneath. Matching chairs and bookcases ensure perfect symmetry.
In a children’s bedroom, twin beds bank along each wall with smart storage built underneath. Matching chairs and bookcases ensure perfect symmetry.

Here, as in the other spaces, whites and woods are carried throughout while curated furnishings are meant to add a bit of color. Soft window treatments keep the rooms from feeling stark.
Here, as in the other spaces, whites and woods are carried throughout while curated furnishings are meant to add a bit of color. Soft window treatments keep the rooms from feeling stark.

The dining and kitchen areas mirror each other. There is no clutter, both figuratively and visually. This is a soothing space.
The dining and kitchen areas mirror each other. There is no clutter, both figuratively and visually. This is a soothing space.

In the living area, the furnishings are a bit more whimsical. There's a beautiful textured wall behind the sofa, a branch lamp, and woven rug that all create a very cozy feel in the room while sticking with the same color palette and feel as the rest of the home.
In the living area, the furnishings are a bit more whimsical. There’s a beautiful textured wall behind the sofa, a branch lamp, and woven rug that all create a very cozy feel in the room while sticking with the same color palette and feel as the rest of the home.

The woven wall is stunning and further accentuated by the room's strategic lighting.
The woven wall is stunning and further accentuated by the room’s strategic lighting.

Smart storage is found throughout the home. For example, in the children's bedroom, built-in wood closets and under the bed drawers give plenty of room for clothes, toys, and other items.
Smart storage is found throughout the home. For example, in the children’s bedroom, built-in wood closets and under the bed drawers give plenty of room for clothes, toys, and other items.

In this interior, the designer again plays with texture, but takes a more natural feel. The textiles and colors found throughout are reminiscent of those found in a newly sprouted potted plant. In the bedroom, exotic looking pendant lights pair perfectly with pops of green from plants and a natural, almost burlap-type texture found in the bedding, curtains, and wall behind the headboard.
In this interior, the designer again plays with texture, but takes a more natural feel. The textiles and colors found throughout are reminiscent of those found in a newly sprouted potted plant. In the bedroom, exotic looking pendant lights pair perfectly with pops of green from plants and a natural, almost burlap-type texture found in the bedding, curtains, and wall behind the headboard.

The bedroom plays with texture and shape here also, with a natural backdrop behind the headboard, layered linens, and an exotic looking set of pendant lights.
The bedroom plays with texture and shape here also, with a natural backdrop behind the headboard, layered linens, and an exotic looking set of pendant lights.

Interesting lighting, coupled with the greens and whites used in the space, make it feel fresh.
Interesting lighting, coupled with the greens and whites used in the space, make it feel fresh.

The main living area, while compact, feels fresh and bright.
The main living area, while compact, feels fresh and bright.

The small footprint of the space itself presents a unique challenge in that it's important to strike the right balance between furnishings and design elements. Here, they marry well as each curated piece captures that freshness the designer may have been going for.
The small footprint of the space itself presents a unique challenge in that it’s important to strike the right balance between furnishings and design elements. Here, they marry well as each curated piece captures that freshness the designer may have been going for.

In the hallway, mirrors make the space seem larger and more smart storage takes the stage in a pale green.
In the hallway, mirrors make the space seem larger and more smart storage takes the stage in a pale green.

In the bathroom, a natural woven rug acts as a focal point in the otherwise minimal - but still beautiful - space.
In the bathroom, a natural woven rug acts as a focal point in the otherwise minimal – but still beautiful – space.

Greenery can be found in just about every room - whether it's in the form of a topiary, a small houseplant, or a rug made from a natural woven fiber.
Greenery can be found in just about every room – whether it’s in the form of a topiary, a small houseplant, or a rug made from a natural woven fiber.

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Green accent tile in bathroom” width=”600″ height=”800″ /> The greens even work their way into the tile choices.

The dining area also features the same palette and interesting use of shape.
The dining area also features the same palette and interesting use of shape.

Along the opposite wall of the main living area, the same blue found in the art and sofa pillows shines as an accent wall behind the media center. There's plenty of seating for entertaining in the kitchen and dining areas.
Along the opposite wall of the main living area, the same blue found in the art and sofa pillows shines as an accent wall behind the media center. There’s plenty of seating for entertaining in the kitchen and dining areas.

The large sectional offers ample space without making the room feel small or cramped. Each furniture piece is carefully curated to offer both form and function.
The large sectional offers ample space without making the room feel small or cramped. Each furniture piece is carefully curated to offer both form and function.

Geometry plays an important role throughout the space, as evidenced by the color blocking along the back wall and custom headboard. The room and all of it's pieces while full of sharp angles and interesting shapes, surprisingly flows well.
Geometry plays an important role throughout the space, as evidenced by the color blocking along the back wall and custom headboard. The room and all of it’s pieces while full of sharp angles and interesting shapes, surprisingly flows well.

In this child's bedroom, bright colors and whimsical shapes show off the designer's sense of fun. This is a room built for play and exploration. The desk along the wall offers a canvas for creation.
In this child’s bedroom, bright colors and whimsical shapes show off the designer’s sense of fun. This is a room built for play and exploration. The desk along the wall offers a canvas for creation.

Over the bed, fuschia and yellow pendant bulbs hang down like new ideas. Whimsical shapes in bright colors decorate the opposite wall. Smart storage lines the room for toys, books, clothing, and other belongings, so there's no clutter.
Over the bed, fuschia and yellow pendant bulbs hang down like new ideas. Whimsical shapes in bright colors decorate the opposite wall. Smart storage lines the room for toys, books, clothing, and other belongings, so there’s no clutter.

In one bedroom, the designer again plays with shapes and colors while adding in smart storage. Floor to ceiling storage closets line the room to keep it uncluttered. Pops of green and orange make the room feel warm and welcoming.
In one bedroom, the designer again plays with shapes and colors while adding in smart storage. Floor to ceiling storage closets line the room to keep it uncluttered. Pops of green and orange make the room feel warm and welcoming.

A gallery wall of art and a unique rug add interesting focal points to the otherwise minimalist room. Again, there's a strong sense of play here.
A gallery wall of art and a unique rug add interesting focal points to the otherwise minimalist room. Again, there’s a strong sense of play here.

The hallway, while more subdued in its use of color, still plays with shapes through the pendant lights and use of mirrors to make the space feel larger and more open.
The hallway, while more subdued in its use of color, still plays with shapes through the pendant lights and use of mirrors to make the space feel larger and more open.

The first apartment makes smart use of bright colors and simple shapes to create an atmosphere that's both welcoming and modern, but entirely family-friendly. In the main living area, which showcases and open floor pan, neutrals are complemented by black metal lighting fixtures in unique shapes and pops of color in the artwork.
The first apartment makes smart use of bright colors and simple shapes to create an atmosphere that’s both welcoming and modern, but entirely family-friendly. In the main living area, which showcases and open floor pan, neutrals are complemented by black metal lighting fixtures in unique shapes and pops of color in the artwork.

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We sought out kitchen islands that would fit a lot of different design styles and found these twelve amazing examples. Our basis was considering home remodeling projects only as opposed to new construction. So many families live in the perfect neighborhood with mature trees, established schools and great friendships and yet lack the modern amenities that we have become accustomed to in current era architectural design. So as you consider updating take a look at these ideas and see what grabs your fancy. Whether round, L-shaped or rectangular these pictures cover a variety of options.

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There is an interesting contrast in this example.  The countertops are fabulous and it’s nice how the same stone follows all the way to the flooring.  It’s not too much darkness as you considering the over shade of the room.

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For people who care about preserving historic buildings and take their inspiration from designs of the past, it is always distressing when an old building is renovated and/or entirely destroyed in the process of trying to make something old into something new. For their part, the team at Commune Design has made it their mission to not just restore historic, design-forward spaces but to transform them into spaces with all the modern amenities that still retain the spirit of the past, in addition to their commercial work on stores and hotels. In this post, we’ll look at four different, equally stunning examples of their California dreams come to life by way of incredible design.

The first space is a private residence on Amanda Drive in Studio City, California originally designed by Rudolf Schindler in 1948. This renovation took a tremendous amount of work, starting with the research into what the original design intended. Only after the team was able to strip away drywall, paint, tile, and other materials that had been slapped on top of the original look could they really get to work on their stunning restoration. With a beautiful frame for the space in the house itself, Commune was able to fill it with custom furnishings and interesting elements that give it a unique, timeless feel.
The first space is a private residence on Amanda Drive in Studio City, California originally designed by Rudolf Schindler in 1948. This renovation took a tremendous amount of work, starting with the research into what the original design intended. Only after the team was able to strip away drywall, paint, tile, and other materials that had been slapped on top of the original look could they really get to work on their stunning restoration. With a beautiful frame for the space in the house itself, Commune was able to fill it with custom furnishings and interesting elements that give it a unique, timeless feel.

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The next design is another California residence, this one in the Nichols Canyon area of Hollywood. The building was first built in 1961 by Buff & Hensmen. Commune restored the space to its original floorplan, including expansive windows that all slide or stack for maximum airflow. The unique exterior of the home was another stylistic addition and is made from reclaimed barn wood. In true Hollywood fashion, the home is remote controlled and energy efficient.
The next design is another California residence, this one in the Nichols Canyon area of Hollywood. The building was first built in 1961 by Buff & Hensmen. Commune restored the space to its original floorplan, including expansive windows that all slide or stack for maximum airflow. The unique exterior of the home was another stylistic addition and is made from reclaimed barn wood. In true Hollywood fashion, the home is remote controlled and energy efficient.

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The third example from this talented team comes in the form of jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth's West Hollywood shop that could easily be mistaken for a jewelry-lover's home. From it's stunning brick facade to the plush pink sofas and quirky displays for the designer's wares, this is a luxury shopping experience from top to tail.
The third example from this talented team comes in the form of jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth’s West Hollywood shop that could easily be mistaken for a jewelry-lover’s home. From it’s stunning brick facade to the plush pink sofas and quirky displays for the designer’s wares, this is a luxury shopping experience from top to tail.

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The final space we're featuring is another Los Angeles residence renovation. The home was originally built in 1931 by a Japanese engineer. The team at Commune brought this home into a new century with the addition of reclaimed metal windows, clay finished walls and glazed concrete floor tiles. There is a distinct Spanish villa feel about this home, though the designers themselves call it a modern Japanese farmhouse. The outdoor entertaining spaces are the icing on this gorgeous cake.
The final space we’re featuring is another Los Angeles residence renovation. The home was originally built in 1931 by a Japanese engineer. The team at Commune brought this home into a new century with the addition of reclaimed metal windows, clay finished walls and glazed concrete floor tiles. There is a distinct Spanish villa feel about this home, though the designers themselves call it a modern Japanese farmhouse. The outdoor entertaining spaces are the icing on this gorgeous cake.

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When I was thinking about outdoor lighting ideas for a home really basic pieces came to mind like sconces, flood lights and other fixtures that lacked any appeal other than providing illumination. These 10 examples are super cool being part art and part design statement. It made me think about entertaining a group at night on a deck or in a backyard and what sort of eye-catching designs would be attractive to guests. What about a planter, bench or sculpture that draws the eyes of guests. Creativity abounds, but you may have to look for it. Most stores have mundane examples that lack that wow factor. Enjoy our finds and seek inspiration in planning out your outdoor space.

circle lamps

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lighted plant holders

modern landscape lights

outdoor cylinder lights

outdoor lamps

plant pots with lighting

Aren’t these plant pots simply amazing.  It’s great how the flowers just pop creating such a great showcase of gardening.

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small white landscape lights

stools and tables with lights

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July 3, 2015

For a suburban homeowner, a trip to the attic might be a must, dusty and uncommon occurrence to retrieve Christmas lights or plan a garage sale. But for one pair of architects, a dusty and dilapidated attic wasn’t just a storage space – it was a challenge. The two founders of Superpozycja Architekci did not see a run down space when they first encountered this attic: they saw a bright, modern home. It would take a lot of work to get there, but once you see the results we think you will agree that it was well worth the effort.

The attic itself is not enormous, but the vertical space meant there could be enough room for a comfortable home as long as things were arranged creatively. The architects used the vaulted, slanted ceilings to create a mezzanine which in turn created the effect of a two story home, with a bedrooms tucked upstairs and an open living area below.
The attic itself is not enormous, but the vertical space meant there could be enough room for a comfortable home as long as things were arranged creatively. The architects used the vaulted, slanted ceilings to create a mezzanine which in turn created the effect of a two story home, with a bedrooms tucked upstairs and an open living area below.

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The slanted ceiling of course gives an interesting effect, but it could be quite constricting. That's why the team opted to turn as many spaces as possible into bright skylights, which let that dark attic feeling slip away quickly.
The slanted ceiling of course gives an interesting effect, but it could be quite constricting. That’s why the team opted to turn as many spaces as possible into bright skylights, which let that dark attic feeling slip away quickly.

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The white color of the space, blending easily with the light colored wood floors, make the home feel bigger but the contrasting natural wood supports give it a unique twist. Most of the furniture is kept quite simple, in both color and shape utilizing the same wood and white palette. A few of the pieces in the home are actually made from wood that was salvaged from the demolition of the original attic space.
The white color of the space, blending easily with the light colored wood floors, make the home feel bigger but the contrasting natural wood supports give it a unique twist. Most of the furniture is kept quite simple, in both color and shape utilizing the same wood and white palette. A few of the pieces in the home are actually made from wood that was salvaged from the demolition of the original attic space.

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The bathroom is also definitely notable. Once an attic laundry room, the team painted to exposed bricks and added some thoroughly modern fixtures for a totally different feel. A step inside this space and you would be hard pressed to determine that the home was once on the verge of total collapse.
The bathroom is also definitely notable. Once an attic laundry room, the team painted to exposed bricks and added some thoroughly modern fixtures for a totally different feel. A step inside this space and you would be hard pressed to determine that the home was once on the verge of total collapse.

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July 3, 2015

Great accessories that are often overlooked are modern indoor plant pots. They are popular since they are dressier than their plain wooden kin and make more of a formal statement in a home. Depending on the space you are fill there are many different sizes and varieties to choose from. Another great solution we found were ones that also could be used as additional seating. As you shop for these consider which ones can be used outdoors as well. Most today are high quality materials that can resist weather quite effectively. Take a look at these 10 examples and get inspired.

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built in planter boxes

contemporary black plant holders

customer metal plant stands

lime green plant pots

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plant pots with geometric shapes

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These tall models blend perfectly with the elongated fence.  You can see the contrast in patio designs as you have a light and dark contrast in the stone that.

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tall white planters

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July 3, 2015

The ability to not only design how a sleek, modern home will look but also create a visualization that brings the space to life is a rare talent. The five homes featured here are all from the team of creative and skilled visualizers at Iqosa. Each space is so vibrant and elegant that it may as well be real. Take a look inside these simple, stylish homes and see for yourself.

The first home uses natural materials to create a particularly warm atmosphere within the space. Natural wood grain paneling covers the kitchen cabinetry and extends onto the ceiling above for a unique, enveloping effect. Other accents include a natural stone column, dense shag area rugs, and minimalist wire sculpted light fixtures. The interplay of these simple materials and their rich textures create a unique and overall interesting space.
The first home uses natural materials to create a particularly warm atmosphere within the space. Natural wood grain paneling covers the kitchen cabinetry and extends onto the ceiling above for a unique, enveloping effect. Other accents include a natural stone column, dense shag area rugs, and minimalist wire sculpted light fixtures. The interplay of these simple materials and their rich textures create a unique and overall interesting space.

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The next space takes some of those same natural elements and turns them into a home that has a bit more edge to it. Vertical wood paneling makes you feel as if you are actually settled into a copse of trees while rich, dark tones in concrete and olive add a certain special decadence.
The next space takes some of those same natural elements and turns them into a home that has a bit more edge to it. Vertical wood paneling makes you feel as if you are actually settled into a copse of trees while rich, dark tones in concrete and olive add a certain special decadence.

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The third home takes the neutral color palette to its highest heights. Chocolate brown, clean creams, and simple beige all mingle together in this classy design. The superb neutral tones offer a backdrop for an electric pop of color in the bedroom with an awesome sapphire blue headboard drawing focus and inviting you in for a nap.
The third home takes the neutral color palette to its highest heights. Chocolate brown, clean creams, and simple beige all mingle together in this classy design. The superb neutral tones offer a backdrop for an electric pop of color in the bedroom with an awesome sapphire blue headboard drawing focus and inviting you in for a nap.

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The neutrals in the next home take a more gray slant but otherwise have largely the same calming effect. The textures in this space are once again quite notable, with smooth walls, hardwood floors, rich rugs and gently tufted sofas. The bedroom is almost in a world of its own in this home with an elegant and romantic canopy design that includes creative hanging lights. The tone might be neutral but the effect is not.
The neutrals in the next home take a more gray slant but otherwise have largely the same calming effect. The textures in this space are once again quite notable, with smooth walls, hardwood floors, rich rugs and gently tufted sofas. The bedroom is almost in a world of its own in this home with an elegant and romantic canopy design that includes creative hanging lights. The tone might be neutral but the effect is not.

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The final space is a bit more raw and urban that the other designs, with exposed brick take a center stage. It is easy to tell that the home is a bit smaller and the ultra simple elements all around, from a simple bedframe to a molded dining chairs, keeps the space from feeling too closed in.
The final space is a bit more raw and urban that the other designs, with exposed brick take a center stage. It is easy to tell that the home is a bit smaller and the ultra simple elements all around, from a simple bedframe to a molded dining chairs, keeps the space from feeling too closed in.

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July 3, 2015

Nothing can inspire a kid quite as much as growing up in a home where beauty and design are highly valued. In this two homes from designer Juliya Butova, that penchant for style carries through not only the shared living spaces, but also the boisterous and gorgeous kid’s rooms. When a child has a place to play that they can call their own, creatively designed to stimulate their growing minds, the possibilities for their future become easily endless. Let’s look inside these spaces for our own youthful inspiration.

In the main living area of this first home, primary colors yellow and red are pitted against some cool oatmeal neutrals. The way these bright colors pop really give the otherwise simple and modern home some playful pizzazz. The palette really carries itself throughout the shared space, from an accent wall to dining chairs and throw pillows and even into the master bedroom, where the yellow takes on a more muted tone.
In the main living area of this first home, primary colors yellow and red are pitted against some cool oatmeal neutrals. The way these bright colors pop really give the otherwise simple and modern home some playful pizzazz. The palette really carries itself throughout the shared space, from an accent wall to dining chairs and throw pillows and even into the master bedroom, where the yellow takes on a more muted tone.

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In the kids room, yellow does seep in from the outside but even more colors are brought in and oatmeal gives way to pastel pinks. The ultra cool area rug and geometric wall art give this room a special creative boost that any kid would be luck to latch onto.
In the kids room, yellow does seep in from the outside but even more colors are brought in and oatmeal gives way to pastel pinks. The ultra cool area rug and geometric wall art give this room a special creative boost that any kid would be luck to latch onto.

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In the second home, the living room takes on a softer and more romantic feel with creams and corals making up a large part of the palette. Creamy soft sofas, white walls with creative molding, and a sleek natural wood dining table complete the room. The bedroom here is also a bit brighter with a stunning teal duvet and a nod to hotel room art above the headboard.
In the second home, the living room takes on a softer and more romantic feel with creams and corals making up a large part of the palette. Creamy soft sofas, white walls with creative molding, and a sleek natural wood dining table complete the room. The bedroom here is also a bit brighter with a stunning teal duvet and a nod to hotel room art above the headboard.

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The kids room is where things really get interesting with a tea party-ready space for the girliest of girls including everything from pink ruffled bedspreads to too cute cherry pairs on the wallpaper.
The kids room is where things really get interesting with a tea party-ready space for the girliest of girls including everything from pink ruffled bedspreads to too cute cherry pairs on the wallpaper.

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July 3, 2015

The five homes in this post all come from designer Ewelina Chawawko, but each has its own occupants and therefore its own personality. Every space is entirely modern and ultimately gorgeous. With nods to minimalism and just a small hint of the mid-century styles that are so popular still, each home offers beautiful spaces for its occupants to enjoy fully. Basic needs are accounted for including seating, entertainment, and even storage, but all in a stylish and sophisticated manner.

Even the most stylized spaces need to have space to relax. This modern home features a spacious living room that includes a massive, modern sectional. It's an ideal area for entertaining, with a flat screen television that hangs amid a custom shelving unit as a piece of art. Any number of people could easily lounge, socialize, and enjoy this modern home.
Even the most stylized spaces need to have space to relax. This modern home features a spacious living room that includes a massive, modern sectional. It’s an ideal area for entertaining, with a flat screen television that hangs amid a custom shelving unit as a piece of art. Any number of people could easily lounge, socialize, and enjoy this modern home.

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While the second space is certainly still modern, it includes classic elements as well. The design uses a mix of painted and natural wood for a beachy, clean aesthetic. An open floor plan allows for foot traffic, air and light to circulate but the design also includes doors that can close off the dining room for a more intimate experience. This 'best of both worlds' feature is unique in a modern space such as this one.
While the second space is certainly still modern, it includes classic elements as well. The design uses a mix of painted and natural wood for a beachy, clean aesthetic. An open floor plan allows for foot traffic, air and light to circulate but the design also includes doors that can close off the dining room for a more intimate experience. This ‘best of both worlds’ feature is unique in a modern space such as this one.

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The third home, which is for a family, has an amazing focal point in a stainless steel spiral staircase. The designer has build the home around this feature, giving it a distinctly futuristic and hip feel. Concrete walls, mossy green furniture, and mainly gray and white palette make this simple home just a little bit foreboding.
The third home, which is for a family, has an amazing focal point in a stainless steel spiral staircase. The designer has build the home around this feature, giving it a distinctly futuristic and hip feel. Concrete walls, mossy green furniture, and mainly gray and white palette make this simple home just a little bit foreboding.

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This next space consists of a man's apartment. It includes similar concrete elements to the previous home but on a different scale. Instead of steel, we see accents of glass and wood for a masculine finish that still feels welcoming.
This next space consists of a man’s apartment. It includes similar concrete elements to the previous home but on a different scale. Instead of steel, we see accents of glass and wood for a masculine finish that still feels welcoming.

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The final space is a turn towards something more traditionally modern. White walls and furniture open up the two store house while suspended stairs are clean and visually interesting. There is no concrete or harsh steel, instead accents include light natural wood and molded wire for a warm and sophisticated air.
The final space is a turn towards something more traditionally modern. White walls and furniture open up the two store house while suspended stairs are clean and visually interesting. There is no concrete or harsh steel, instead accents include light natural wood and molded wire for a warm and sophisticated air.

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July 3, 2015

Bathroom tile may be way down the list on a remodeling project when you think about tubs, faucets, toilets, showers, etc. But if you think about it, this product may make the overall design statement in an updated lavatory.   The way it can be arranged into art and combine different shapes, sizes and colors can really draw out the right statement in your project to create an overall back drop which completes the space. These 14 designs were picked by our editors as great starting points for creativity for any family looking to make updates. Think about all the wonderful ideas you can get just by looking at what others have created. Enjoy these and imagine what you can create.

beige stone bathroom tile

earth tone bathroom tiles

gloss white bathroom tiles

horizontal stone wall tiles

light blue bathroom tiles

low bathroom tiles

mosaic bathroom tiles

multi colored bathroom tiles

natural beige bathroom tiles

red and black bathroom tiles

shiny white bathroom tiles

slate grey bathroom tiles

two tone bathroom tiles

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These pictures can tell us so much about possibilities.  Now, think about the next element needed such as tubs which can be so beautiful and personally relaxing.

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July 3, 2015

If you have been looking at dream outdoor kitchens then you know that there are so many options to customize a space and create an atmosphere that is perfect for family and guests. The weather may play into any remodel decision when one ponders how often it would be used. If you have a lifestyle and climate that facilitates such a question, then look no further. These 13 examples cover a wide variety of stone, wood, shade and appliance options. Among them are so many great concepts that when you take what you like from each one, it can be assembled into what works best for you.

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All of these options are so beautiful and will add so much to any home.  Also, be sure and think about patio designs when you consider flooring and stone work that might make for the best surface for your family.

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