Morning Star Residence is a luxurious modern mountain retreat designed by Slifer Designs in Mountain Star, Colorado. The home is nestled on top of a mountain offering fabulous views towards the surrounding mountaintops. The residence offers a cozy escape from the cold winters with warm fireplaces and plenty of seating areas to lounge and entertain friends and family. The interiors are decorated with plenty of textures and a wide variety of finishes and materials in a soft color palette so as not to detract from the beautiful landscape that pervades the home.
For over 28 years, Silfer Designs has been creating exquisite interiors where people love to live. We specialize in creating more inspired living spaces – by offering award-winning designers, timeless styles, upscale furnishings, and passionate creativity. Above all, we guarantee you’ll be thrilled with your Slifer Designs experience, and that you’ll enjoy the lasting comfort of livable luxury. Visit our store in Edwards, CO to find furnishings, accessories, and gifts for homes of distinction. And arrange a consultation with our legendary designers who can show you new possibilities for your living spaces, and walk you through our Slifer Designs experience of creative and comfortable on time, on budget interior design.
Photos: Stovall Studio
Nob Hill Penthouse is a stunning modern project designed by Kim Hagstette with Maven Interiors in Portland, Oregon. The home was featured on the cover of Luxe Magazine Summer 2013 NW edition. The penthouse is comprised of 4,000 square foot of living space, designed for empty-nesters. This was a major renovation that took the better part of a year to complete. All the artwork and furnishings are new as well. The penthouse living room is sophisticated and inviting. The artwork was created specifically for the space and commissioned through Heidi McBride Gallery.
Art: Heidi McBride Gallery and Art Consultancy. This living room image shows how the right art combination and lighting can truly transform an interior.
This penthouse kitchen was completely gutted and remodeled. The view from the floor to ceiling windows would inspire anyone to spend a lot of time cooking in this kitchen.
This light filled living room is all about texture and shimmer. The artwork throughout was largely commissioned and sourced through Heidi McBride Gallery. The dining room table was a custom design by Made Inc.
The dining room table was custom designed by Bo Hagood with Made Inc. The artwork was a commissioned piece by an artist in Palm Springs named Downs. The art for this project was selected as a collaborative process with Heidi McBride.
This awkward room posed an interesting design challenge. This narrow space adjacent to the kitchen now serves as entertaining lounge space and boasts the most magnificent views in the home. The light fixtures were custom designed by Maven Interiors, and Made Inc. The glass shades were hand blown and silvered by Esque Studio. The tables and channel tufted faux fur wall was also a joint collaboration between Maven Interiors and Made Inc. The sapele mahogany wall connects to the kitchen and unifies the entire space. The television bracket is motorized and operated by a remote that allows the TV to telescope out and angle so it can be viewed from either the lounge seating or kitchen table area.
Detail view of the narrow lounge space. The light fixture, table and channel tufted faux fur wall were a joint collaboration between Maven Interiors and Made Inc.
This media room was designed with all the bells and whistles (hidden). The dark walls, ceiling and motorized blackout draperies help set the tone. The television wall was custom designed to conceal all the speakers, subwoofer and AV equipment behind twisted felt panels. All the high definition sound comes through without any distraction from visual clutter. The wall was custom design by Maven Interiors and the custom felt textile is by Moufelt.
This bed was custom designed for this project. It was a collaboration between Maven Interiors. Made Inc., and Moufelt. The custom felt headboard screen not only provides unique beauty, but it serves to provide extra privacy from the wall of windows in this intimate space.
The fireplace wall in the master bedroom exemplifies the thoughtful use of surface materials. From the hand patina on the cold rolled steel fireplace to the silk wallcovering, shiny mirrored bureau and highly textured wool area rug– the contrasting materials create an exquisite and unexpected combination.
Every home needs a surprise room. This powder room became the perfect small space to make a big impact.
Nighttime view of the living room. We love the way lighting transforms this entire home. The shadow play and shimmery effect that happens at night is an almost magical transformation.
Photos: Lincoln Barbour Photo
Godden Cres is a classic modern house designed by Dorrington Architects & Associates around a number of mature trees, in a park-like setting in Auckland, New Zealand. The house is designed as a collection of blocks linked by a flat-roofed element, housing the entry and gallery. The gallery space leads you past an interior courtyard and pool and on to the main living area, where a strong connection to the garden is maintained via large glass sliders on both sides.
The kitchen, living, dining and outdoor room open on one side to the east-facing garden, and on the other to the pool courtyard. With the sliders open the courtyard becomes an extension of the main living and gallery, connecting this space seamlessly to the rest of the house. Strong axes are formed from the entry down the length of the gallery to the garden beyond and along the length of the pool to the courtyard garden and spa area. The interior design by Debra Gardien, artfully works in with the architecture.
The main bedroom suite has its own access via stairs from the entry gallery. Glass sliders can be opened for uninterrupted views over the pool and courtyard to the city and harbor beyond. The gallery is divided into two – public and private, the private hallway can be closed down and links the living area to the children’s bedrooms and service areas.
A sunken lounge concealed behind the kitchen is a deliberate contrast to the openness and light of the main living area. Here subdued light, plush furnishings and carpeting provide a cozy snug to retreat to. The window providing a view of the garden echoes a similar window in the butler’s pantry.
The front yard and entrance were designed so a mature Pururi tree could be retained. Two garage blocks with guest spaces above each create a very private facade. The space between the two blocks creates the entry space.
Materials used include stone cladding over concrete block and stained vertical cedar shiplap weatherboards, black powder coated aluminium window frames and Colorsteel tray roofing and membrane roofing.
Photos: Emma-Jane Hetherington
Casa Alma Desnuda is a stunning private villa in Guadalajara, Mexico surrounded by a lush natural environment that is an oasis of serenity for the owner. Design Less Hajj was entrusted for the interior design of this fabulous project which showcases stylish design details. The design team drew liberally from the Minotti catalog, as seen throughout this incredible modern property. The interiors can only be described as modern, sleek and meticulously designed, down to every detail. The tropical landscape makes being outside of the home very enjoyable for the homeowners, especially when entertaining guests.
A neutral color palette helps to not detract from the lush tropical greenery that surrounds this incredible home.
Photos: Courtesy of Minotti SpA
Clifton House 2 is an incredible modern property nestled on a hilltop site in Cape Town, South Africa, designed by Peerutin Architects. Solving the design problem of the site being on a steep slope, the architects created as large an outdoor living space as possible while ensuring the occupants live primarily over a maximum of two floors. “Here, there was an additional constraint; due to the agreement with neighbors over subdivision of the property the house had to be wholly below Nettleton Road.”
The client wanted an architecture that was bold and earthy, as well as light and uncluttered. It also needed to optimize the beautiful views of Camps Bay, the 12 Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean and work for a family with a young child as well as for extensive entertaining and outdoor living. The Garage and Entrance level is accessed via a gentle cascade of steps or the vehicle ramp. From there one can proceed down using the lift which reveals glimpses of views over Camps Bay, or the timber clad stairs, which guides the visitor down while viewing part of the client’s extensive art collection.
The home opens up towards the landscaped garden, rim-flow pool and expansive outdoor entertainment area, including a sunken fire-pit and an outdoor play area.
The spaces are divided into a family living area and a more formal living/entertaining area. The family area links open plan kitchen to living room, study space and playroom while the formal lounge accesses the media room and bar.
The visitor is able to by-pass the private bedroom level, using the lift or the stairs, to arrive on the main Living level of the home.
The next level is the bedroom level housing the client’s bedroom suite and the children’s wing. The bedroom suite contains a private Bali Lounge, double bathrooms, his and hers dressing rooms as well as Pyjama Lounge with Kitchenette.
The lowest level of the house contains an office, a Gym with bathroom, steam room and Sauna, two guest rooms and, in a separate wing, two staff suites.
Photos: Peerutin Architects
Mandeville Canyon Residence is modern home design in Los Angeles, California designed by the creative team of Griffin Enright Architects. Despite having a modest street appearance, the rear yard of the house offers dramatic canyon and city views. “Two distinct conditions emerge from the design; from the rear yard the house is seen as a series of horizontal volumes that merge with the terrain of the landscape, while the presence at the entrance of the house is distinctly more urban and vertical. This dichotomy between the front and back areas of the property is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that fold into roof surfaces to create a backdrop that anchors the horizontal qualities of the terrain.”
The two shell-like walls shift in plan to differentiate a formal entry and construct the views of the canyon beyond. This volumetric fissure creates a two-story entry which contains the stair to the second floor bedrooms. From the stair hall, a large opening at the ground level leads to the living area and reveals the expansive vista over-looking the city beyond. The open living, dining, and kitchen areas are surrounded by moveable glass doors that telescope open to the elongated porch.
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The exterior deck and landscape merge with the topography, creating a lap pool along the site ledge and a stair down to the landscape below. The shift in the volumes of the first and second floor creates coverage for the perimeter deck, providing the sense of enclosure in the exterior space that connects to the terrain of the site.
The second floor is bisected by an open court that separates the master bedroom from the children’s bedrooms while joining a second floor deck that wraps both volumes. Cantilevering at the corner of the house, the master bedroom views are maximized both up the canyon and towards the city vista.
Photos: Tim Street-Porter
This mountain modern retreat showcases fabulous snowy mountain views at every turn, designed by Pearson Design Group in Bozeman, Montana. A long wooden bridge welcomes family and guests into the wooden property, with the entryway opening to a large expanse of glass, framing the mountain views. The cozy home offers a neutral yet warm color palette throughout, with stained polished concrete flooring and plenty of glass filtering in natural daylight. The open plan living area features a large stone fireplace that is used as a divider between the living and dining room. The landscape surrounding the home offers a great place for residents to do plenty of outdoor activities, wrapped by mountains and trees and miles of breathless views.
The roofs on this particular house were engineered above and beyond the calculated snow load for the area. With flat roofs water shed is also a main concern, and needs to be designed accordingly to ensure the roof will not leak.
Photos: Courtesy of Pearson Design Group
Parthenon Place Residence is a striking modern waterfront property located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that has been designed by SCHMIDT Architecture. As a luxury seaside home, there are plenty of wonderful design features offered, including an incredible open floor plan, high ceilings, a neutral color palette and large expanses of windows offering incredible water views. The boundaries between outdoors and in are blurred through sliding, over-sized, glass panel doors in the expansive living and kitchen areas. The two-storey home also offers plenty of outdoor living areas overlooking the water, as well as a spacious swimming pool which has a covered ceiling but is open to the elements along the exterior perimeter.
SCHMIDT Architecture is an international design firm based in West Vancouver, Canada.
Photos: Derek Lepper Photography
Maison du Boisé was designed by Gestion René Desjardins for a family with three young children and possibly a fourth in rural Quebec, Canada. Once they had chosen a wooded site, the mandate was to create a house that would specifically address the children’s well-being. From there, the mother was interested in colour and the father wanted a design that would last “indefinitely”. As for the style, they agreed it would be modern but “not minimalist”.
Highly refined, they are the antithesis of popular notions of a family home, excessively “cosy,” overburdened with colours and objects. Then one begins to perceive the sensitivity of the approach taken. « What does a child need to feel at home? Freedom of movement, achieved through ample spaces, fluid circulation for joyful fun of all kinds, and the removal of barriers between public areas and family spaces.
Despite the minimally furnished rooms, a monochromatic bias and the Sucupira floors throughout the house, the decor comes across as anything but minimalist due to accents borrowed from classical architecture. Reinterpreted from a modern perspective, the coffered ceilings, theatrical openings in the passages and wide matt-white mouldings running along the base of the silk-grey walls combine to create a sense of elegance and harmony, but, surprisingly they bring comfort, too.
Here and there, furtive splashes of colour add an indispensable touch of dissonance, much like grace notes in an overly serious score. Paintings strike some major chords. “There is something naive about them that I thought the children could relate to,” explains Desjardins, a staunch advocate of art in design: “a touch of dreams and poetry.”
Photos: André Doyon
The finely detailed screens of No.19 Jalan Angin Laut presents a sleek facade to its neighbors, concealing a house nestled into a garden in Singapore, designed by HYLA Architects. Its entrance is elevated above the ground, where one has to ascend a glass staircase to enter the house. Opening the solid timber front door, one is greeted with a swimming pool and patio surrounded by lush greenery, amply shaded overhead but admitting light and air from the sides, this space is a paradigm of living comfortably in the tropics.
A glass bridge spanning lightly across the pool leads into the living room. This bridge extends the threshold of the house, prolonging the act of entering and highlighting the importance of this space to the overall design of the house. The rest of the house takes its cues from this scene, the main living spaces being punctuated with light, greenery and timber accents. Together with the skillful manipulation of solids and voids, the overall effect achieved is that the architecture seems integrated harmoniously with nature.
Photos: Derek Swalwell