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Kris Krohn

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Stunning Waterfront Patio and Balcony

Waterfront views can be enjoyed from both the lower-level patio or the balcony of this coastal home. A wood dining table and chairs make for easy alfresco dining on the lower patio. Stone pavers that extend to the water are a nod to the rocky shoreline.

Attractive Low-Maintenance Landscaping Around Shoreline

Low-flowering perennials and salt water-tolerant grasses were planted around this shoreline patio.

Waterfront Sitting Area With Square Fire Pit

A private patio is tucked along the shoreline, complete with a blazing fire pit and all-weather outdoor furniture. A matching blue sofa and pair of chairs offer comfy seating for taking in the spectacular view.

Photo By: Alderwood Landscaping

Covered Waterfront Patio With Stone Floor, Woven Ottoman

A breezy patio expansion preserves the views of the Puget Sound while providing covered seating to enjoy the scenery. A round woven seagrass coffee table, versatile outdoor rugs and red accents keep the look decidedly relaxed and coastal.

Contemporary Coastal Home With Landscape Lighting

Landscaping lighting illuminates the walkway to a home that blends coastal and contemporary architecture. A small seating area with Adirondack chairs is perfect for taking in the sunset or the distant Olympic Mountains.

J. Allen

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Airy White Living Room With Midcentury Furnishings

Pale colors and midcentury modern furnishings turn this open, airy space into an inviting spot to gather with friends. An accent color and built-in storage make the fireplace wall a focal point, and a large rug anchors the seating area and grounds the space. White draperies blend in with the walls, emphasizing the outdoor view.

From: J. Allen

An Open and Modern White Living Space

A two-toned gray rug defines the seating area in this modern living room designed for entertaining. Walls of windows bring in loads of natural light and emphasize the home’s modern architecture. Furniture includes versatile glass-topped tables that add to the space’s openness.

From: J. Allen

Glass and Metal Coffee Table in Modern White Living Room

A coffee table with swiveling tops adds versatility and function in this modern living space built for entertaining. Glass tabletops visually open up the space and connect with the wall-length windows. A white leather sofa offers stylish seating.

From: J. Allen

Stylish White Great Room With Mod Sensibility

White walls create a gallery-like environment for the homeowners’ bold, modern artwork, and midcentury modern furniture fits nicely with the home’s clean lines. Glass-topped tables add to the room’s openness, while a large, gray rug breaks up the pale wood floors and defines the seating area.

From: J. Allen

Sarah Stacey Interior Design

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Traditional and Modern Elements Blend in Neutral Family Room

An array of design styles fuse in this light-filled family room, lending a transitional feel to the chic space. Color is introduced through an abstract painting and a traditional Persian rug, with texture in the way of a wood-paneled wall, creating an interesting juxtaposition of classic and modern elements.

Colorful Transitional Family Room With Wood-Paneled Wall

A traditional Persian rug, large-scale modern artwork and a wood-paneled wall give this open, airy family room a homey, transitional feel. A mod sectional sofa offers plenty of seating for guests, while an Eames lounge chair takes advantage of the view and natural light offered by a wall of windows.

Eclectic Neutral Living Space With Chic White Sectional

Freestanding bookcases and a piano turn this living area into a multifunctional space the whole family can enjoy. A contemporary, white leather sectional teams with modern artwork and a traditional rug to give the space an eclectic, casual vibe. Paneled walls add warmth.

Reading Nook With Chic Eames Lounge Chair

An Eames lounge chair paired with a contemporary floor lamp creates a reading nook with vintage flair in this family room. Concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows gain warmth when teamed with a wood-paneled accent wall. The petite gold side table adds a touch of glamor to the space.

TV Blends With Modern Art Collection on Sleek Console

Modern art flanks the TV and rests atop a custom white oak console by Honea Woodworks in this casual family room. Throughout the space, wood accents balance cool white walls and concrete floors. The adjoining dining room features the homeowners’ collection of vintage '60s furniture.

Evolve Designs

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Family-Friendly Kitchen With Old World Details

A spacious, two-tiered island creates a functional area for snacks, meals and conversing with the cook in this custom, family-centric kitchen. Wood panels sheathe the Sub-Zero fridge, flanked by built-in appliances.

Dark Cabinetry Provides Contrast in Transitional Kitchen

Four glass pendants provide task lighting above a spacious two-tiered island in this custom kitchen designed for a family of six. Pale tile floors and light quartz countertops continue the high-contrast theme.

Custom Range Hood Defines Old World Kitchen

The contrast created by setting dark cabinetry against an Old World range hood makes the cooking area the focal point in this kitchen. The professional Wolf range and mounted pot filler can handle heavy-duty use by a family of six.

Bright White Farmhouse Sink in Neutral Transitional Kitchen

An apron sink is streamlined when paired with white countertops and backsplash. Together, these features create dramatic impact when set against dark-stained, custom cabinetry and dark window moldings.

Transitional Dark-Light Breakfast Nook Is Chic, Stylish

Millwork features the same dark stain as the cabinetry in this functional, traditional and family-friendly kitchen. Walls, countertops and furnishings, meanwhile, are light and neutral, creating a high-contrast space that stands out at the heart of the home. A pillar candle chandelier is distinctive above the breakfast table.

DKOR Interiors

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Bold Color in Mod, Functional Kid’s Room

A painted corner adds dimension to floating shelves in this modern and colorful kid’s bedroom. White walls, furnishings and bedding mix with dark hardwood floors and a bold red ceiling, resulting in a fun and whimsical space that’s perfectly balanced.

Balanced Color Brightens Modern Kid’s Room

Whimsical wire art and a fun floating nightstand are crowning touches in this stylish, colorful and modern kid’s bedroom. A bright red ceiling and dark floors balance the white walls and furnishings. An array of colorful pillows pops against the pin-tucked bedding.

Mod Kids’ Bath With Streamlined Design

In this sleek and streamlined bathroom, color is used sparingly but strategically to mark the room as a kids’ space. The house, designed for a young family of seven, features bold architectural elements that emphasize its clean lines and modern aesthetic. In this bathroom, a white-lacquered vanity and frameless shower enclosure team with bold yellow flooring.

Colorful Accents Bring Life to White Modern Hallway

Bold pops of color punctuate the white walls and characterize the kids’ spaces in this modern home full of whimsy and style. Designed for a young family of seven, the house blends economical pieces with custom touches. On a wall of streamlined built-ins, the top shelf is painted bright olive green, creating a fun focal point for a kid-friendly hallway.

White Modern Powder Room Features Sleek Architectural Sink With Linear Drain

The striking architectural design of this sink brings life to a modern powder room and with sleek lines highlights the home's peaceful environment.

Neutral Contemporary Bedroom Features Grass Cloth Wall & Ceiling & Sitting Area

Wrapping the walls and ceiling in grass cloth creates a room within a room feel in this spacious and sophisticated contemporary bedroom. Using organic materials, such as the dark woods and grass cloth, creates a voluminous and open airy space throughout the room. A sitting area complete with built-in desk is nestled past the bed and takes advantage of the large bay widow.

Chic Living Room Features Eye-Catching Pendant Lights Over Sofa, Chair & Banquette Seating

Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces for this geometric and striking contemporary living room. Constructing walls on different planes and reveals along the ceiling create different depths within the space, creating an effortless flow and adding to the home's peaceful living environment. Assorted seating, from sofas to banquette, around a chic glass coffee table is ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection.

Chic Modern Staircase Flows To The Main Living Space

A handsome, modern staircase of wood and glass flows from the second floor to the first in this chic and modern living space. Using organic materials, such as dark woods in the design features and void details, create a voluminous and open airy space throughout the home.

White Contemporary Bathroom Features Stylish Green Glass Accent Wall & Chic Floating Vanity

Drawing stylish green glass tile down from the ceiling and across the floor is a creative and stunning way to delineate the washing area in this chic, contemporary bathroom. Using a floating vanity allows for the color to flow uninhibited from the wall while light illuminating from behind the mirror draws the eye upward.

White Kids' Bedroom Features Bursts of Color, Chic Shelving & Youthful Accents

Incorporating a lot of color in the kids’ room, from shiny chartreuse to brilliant bursts of orange, turns this chic, contemporary bedroom into a fun and youthful sanctuary. Carrying the green to a stylish built-in bookshelf is in playful contrast to reflective black floating and staggered shelving. Reading, relaxing and studying can be accomplished at either the built in desks or on the sofa with the use of the portable table. Skateboard decks can be installed as contemporary art.

Chic Living Room Features Geometric Design & Eye-Catching Pendant Lights

An expanse of wenge wood plays with the recesses in the drywall to create a voluminous and open airy space with grand geometric elements. Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces hung over assorted seating, from sofas and chairs to a long, leather bench around a chic glass coffee table, ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection in this peaceful living environment.

Simple & Sleek Contemporary Living Space Features Seamless Transitions, Block Island With Dual Sinks & Eye-Catching Pendant Light

Using continuity in finishes and maintaining a simple, sleek and chic design allows the flow in this stunning, contemporary living space to transition seamlessly from the eat-in kitchen to the family room. A stunning Etch pendant light by Tom Dixon sets off the beautifully geometric shapes while an abundant use of white, from the frosted dining table to the long kitchen island, is interrupted by the use of wenge wood and green accents of the table settings. The island is designed as one long block with two sinks.

Orange Lacquered Cabinet With Beat Pendant Light

Bursting with color, this orange lacquered cabinet works in tandem with a Beat pendant light by Tom Dixon to bring a chic and sophisticated refinement to the contemporary living space.

Clean Contemporary Bathroom Features Red Accents & Walk-In Shower

Red accents in the bathroom linens and behind the mirror pop life into this chic, contemporary bathroom. A walk-in shower with glass doors keeps the space feeling open and practical.

Midcentury Modern Home Office Utilizes Depth For Cabinets & Workspace

Using different depths for storage cabinets and lighting recesses around the ceiling, making it appear to float, brings sophisticated intrigue through architectural volume and geometric shapes in this home office. Using modern bucket chairs and a futuristic table adds a midcentury modern feel to the overall aesthetic.

Floating Desk With Grass Cloth Wall & Chic Modern Chair

A hypnotic floating desk is a chic and stunning built-in option for adding workspace in any room. A runner of grass cloth creates weight and gives the feel of a room within the room while a sleek and modern white chair with wooden legs keeps the space grounded and mirrors the white motif.

Modern Powder Room Features Corian Shelf With Sleek Built-in Sink

The striking architectural design of this Corian sink brings life to a modern powder room while using sleek lines highlights the home's peaceful environment. A hidden cabinet provides for unassuming toiletry storage while the backlit floor-to-ceiling mirror helps the space feel luxuriously larger.

Chic, Open Living Room Features Strong Geometric Shapes & Assorted Seating

The open floor design of this modern living room plays heavily with geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls creates the geometric idea cubes while details like the X-based coffee table and large rectilinear windows unify the design within the details. A sliding wall gives way to a pass through to the kitchen, and softer textures like a silk area rug, leather bench and linen sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.

Simple & Sleek Contemporary Space Transitions Seamlessly From Kitchen to Family Room

Using continuity in finishes and maintaining a simple, sleek and chic design allows the flow in this stunning, contemporary living space, which transitions seamlessly from the kitchen to the family room. Geometric shapes in the storage and kitchen cabinetry help maintain an open and airy feel yet contained, cozy and comfortable.

Chic Modern Hallway Features Large-Scale Contemporary Artwork

A large piece of artwork upstairs can be appreciated from either the hallway spanning the second floor of this modern home or from the first floor below. Up close, the piece appears to be a collage of books and magazines while at a distance a lady in a cafe appears.

Contemporary Nursery Features Wood Changing Table, Crib & Chevron Rug

The organic textures of a modern wood changing table and crib contrast brilliantly with bright accent colors, exciting patterns of chevron and stripes and a comfortable rocking chair with a gliding ottoman to create a fun, vibrant and peaceful nursery.

Contemporary Dining Room Features Glass-Topped Table & Bold Orange Armchairs

A handsome glass table with a dark wood base grounds this stunning contemporary dining room while a darker ceiling compresses the space, creating a more intimate feeling. Bold orange chairs bring the space to life while their design, along with a sleek 15-foot-long cantilevered buffet, adds to the room’s overall sophistication.

Chic, Open Living Room Features Strong Geometric Shapes

The open floor design of this modern living room and dining room plays heavily with daring geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls and ceiling creates the geometric idea of a cube over the dining room while details like the X-based coffee table and cubed side table unify the design within the details. Softer textures like a silk area rug and leather and upholstered sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.

Modern Kitchen Features Sleek, Geometric Design & Block Island With Dual Sinks

A stunning Etch pendant light by Tom Dixon sets off the beautifully simple and sleek geometric design of this modern eat-in kitchen. The abundant use of white, from the frosted dining table to the long kitchen island, is interrupted by the use of wenge wood and green accents of the table settings. The island is designed as one long block with two sinks.

North Fork Design Co

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Transitional Blue Home Office With Painted Ceiling

A center medallion and inset stripes dress up the ceiling of this small but style-packed transitional home office. Bold, ocean-hued walls are tamed by off-white furnishings and textiles. A shagreen leather desk with nail-head trim pairs well with a painted Chippendale chair.

Cheery Blue Transitional Home Office With Custom Details

Custom draperies are banded at the leading edge in geometric gold, a nice contrast to ocean-hued walls in this transitional home office. A shagreen leather desk with nail-head trim pairs with a painted Chippendale chair, creating a workspace that feels more like fun. A painterly pillow in the desk chair inspired the room’s colorful palette.

Colorful Details in Chic Transitional Home Office

A shagreen leather desk with snappy nail-head trim blends style with function in this cozy transitional home office. The fabric of a painterly pillow inspired the room’s colorful palette, including the gold-banded draperies and ocean-hued walls. A Chippendale chair gets new life with white paint and fun animal-print upholstery.

Ocean-Inspired Blue Brightens Small Transitional Home Office

Bold, inset stripes follow the lines of the ceiling in this fun and functional transitional home office. Walls painted in Sherwin Williams’ Ocean Side give a nod to the home’s coastal setting, as does the colorful artwork. In this cheerful corner, a small chest provides extra storage, and a slim lamp adds accent lighting and ambiance.

LABLstudio

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Narrow Rustic Bar Nook With Black Walls

Black-painted walls give this nook a cozy vibe while complementing the narrow rustic bar waiting to welcome guests. Wall shelves offer convenient storage, while a collection of vintage mirrors visually enlarges the space.

Rustic Wine Bar With Open Shelving

What was an empty foyer wall now houses industrial shelving for glassware and serving pieces. The open shelves don’t weigh down the small space, and complement the rustic bar top.

Photo By: LABL studio

Rustic Wood Bar With Vintage Metal Barstools

A pair of slim, vintage barstools tuck beneath this rustic narrow bar, providing seating without taking up valuable floor space.

Rustic Wine Bar With Metal Barstools in Transitional Foyer

Leaving no space unturned for entertaining purposes, this foyer turned wine bar is accented with rustic wood elements and vintage collectables. Guests can grab a barstool and stop for a drink as soon as they're inside the door.