Bright + Airy Abode Near San Francisco

An open layout works wonders for this single family home near San Francisco, helping the space to feel less cavernous and more airy. In addition to an eat-in kitchen with a large waterfall island, the space features a laundry room hidden behind a sliding door and a guest room with furniture tucked into every nook.

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

Photo By: Victor M Samuel

White Farmhouse and Front Yard

The welcome is warm at this charming modern farmhouse with its wide walkway and porch and prettily landscaped front yard.

Backyard and Porch With Railing

In the backyard, evenly spaced foliage creates a gentle boundary between the lawn and the gardens. The porch is a shady respite with seating areas.

Transitional Living Room With Striped Curtains

In a smaller living room, an oval or round coffee table is easy to walk around, with no sharp corners.

Foyer With Black Storage Bin

The entryway smartens things right up with an accent wall textured like a men's suit. A slim-lined console table complements—instead of competing with—the busy pattern.

Foyer and Dining Room With Striped Curtains

A small partition wall gives this home a graceful entry, gently separating the front door and dining room without detracting from the layout's open, light feel.

Transitional Dining Room With Striped Curtains

Using wide horizontal stripes in a narrow room helps visually widen the space. This dining room's curtains are a fun way to bring in the pattern as well as a pop of color.

Open Plan Kitchen With Waterfall Island

The dining area and kitchen in this home are in a relatively narrow space, but the clean, open design makes both spaces feel bigger. A small partition wall tastefully creates a entry way and the ceiling's paneling leads the eye across the entire area.

Neutral Open Plan Kitchen With White Beams

In this open plan kitchen and dining area, cabinetry and other accents on the outer perimeter are dark. To brighten up the room's overall look, the center of the space has lots of light elements: white ceiling beams, a light hardwood floor and countertops.

Open Plan Neutral Kitchen With Gray Cabinets

An open plan kitchen flows easily to a living area, then right out onto the back porch. The room's numerous windows give the space a bright, indoor outdoor feeling.

Transitional Living Room With Orange Flowers

The big, white, cushy sectional is a blank canvas for a fun mix of pillows and throws. They can be switched out as seasons change for a whole new look.

Black and White Laundry Room With Barn Door

A sliding barn door neatly hides the laundry room. Slide it back and reveal the room's snappy black-and-white floor.

Hall With Globe Lights

Globe pendant lights are ethereal in this upper floor hallway, delicate companions to the white wood beam ceiling.

Neutral Bedroom With Striped Bench

This neutral bedroom is a cozy indoor retreat with a wall-mounted mounted television and an armchair. Or escape outdoors via the door to the back porch...the best of both worlds!

Bathroom With Star Floor

White stars shine out from a black background on this bathroom floor, a dazzling way to wake up the entire room.

Bathroom With Herringbone Wallpaper

Herringbone wallpaper is a dapper way to dress up this bathroom's back wall. A simple ledge at the bottom is a landing pad for toiletries and decor.

Guest Bedroom With Photos

What could be an ignored, awkward nook with its steeply angled ceiling becomes a cozy guest room, the bed perfectly fitting into the opening.

Desk in Bedroom

In this bedroom, a table under the windows is an inviting spot to catch up on emails.