Romantic and extremely charming, this Spanish style villa has been newly renovated with lots of stylish features, located on a private street in Beverly Hills, California. Exuding the warmth and sophistication of of California living, this wonderful home dates back to 1927, offering comfortable interiors and cozy exterior living spaces. The villa is centered around a spacious courtyard showcasing spanish tile, several seating areas, outdoor fireplace, lap pool, decorative fountain and lush yard. The beautiful interiors are comprised of 4,290 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The home’s bright and airy interiors are lit by glass doors and plenty of windows. The living room features clay tile flooring and a wood burning fireplace with french doors that opens out to the patio to allow for more entertaining space. The fully-equipped kitchen offers a spacious island with seating and nearby breakfast nook and dining area. There is also open concept family room, a media room and a gym. There are two staircases that link the first floor to the second, with original stained glass windows. On the second level are the bedrooms, offering modern furnishings that harmoniously mixes with the traditional Spanish architecture. The master bedroom retreat has a beautifully designed en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe as well as a covered veranda with lovely views to the courtyard.
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With steps leading up to a lovely entryway and lush greenery surrounding the home, you are immediately invited to step inside and enjoy everything this wonderful property has to offer. What you think? Do you love Spanish style homes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you love this style, you will really enjoy some other features we have showcased in the past here on 1 Kindesign, such as Spanish Revival home gets an exquisite facelift and Exceptional Spanish-style hacienda in Mexico.
Add a touch of whimsy by designing a playful outdoor living environment with colorful fabrics, textures and patterns and fun decorations to create your dream outdoor space. There are many things you can do to personalize and add character to your space, with the addition of unique furnishings, lanterns, cool planters, plush cushions, colorful area rugs, drapery curtains, string lights, chandeliers and even hanging chairs. To make your space fun, outdoor fabrics really are key, and come in everything from neutrals and strips to beautiful florals, geometrics and animal prints. Tropical plants can really add to your space as well, whether your living zone is immersed in plantings or you have them in pots and growing off your walls (ivy plants are perfect for this). Consider having a vertical wall with succulents growing off it, we wrote a great article on living garden walls for your reference. Don’t forget a fireplace or even a fire pit to keep you warm and toasty in the evenings and creates a great ambiance for entertaining your guests! So take your outdoor space from tired to amazing this summer with these whimsical and fun inspired ideas that we have collected for you below. We love your feedback on 1 Kindesign, so don’t forget to let us know in the comments which one was your favorite!
Have a look at some past inspiring articles on outdoor living with, 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces and 58 Amazing bright and colorful outdoor living spaces.
Create a Playful Garden Gallery Space: Add a touch of whimsy and fun by adding some frames to create an inviting space. There is outdoor wall art that you can place on your wall as well, which if you do not have a plant wall like the picture above, you can also affix to a retaining wall, or create your own wall with reclaimed wood.
Consider adding a tepee to your outdoor space to get out of the hot sun and have a place of privacy for reading and napping. This would also make a great play space for kids!
Nothing says playful more than a boho chic outdoor space! Hanging sheets in the trees adds a touch of whimsy.
Moroccan poufs and a hanging swing makes this outdoor space not only comfortable, but very fun!
Adding colorful fabrics with fun prints on the can add a youthful energy to your outdoor space. Area rugs are also a great addition, adding texture, color and some geometric print. A colorful umbrella also adds some playfulness to a space, and can help block the hot sun or rain. Colorful pots with bright blooms and lanterns adds some character and personality to the space.
Create a sunken living room in your backyard, complete with comfortable cushions and pillows, just make sure the fabric is made for outdoors so it doesn’t get bleached by the sun!
Outdoor area rugs are currently a very trendy design statement, helping to anchor outdoor seating areas.
Set the mood with string lights, creating a wonderful ambiance in the evening.
Add some playful color to your wall with vertical gardens, to get more inspiration, follow our new Vertical Gardens Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/onekindesign/vertical-gardens/
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This stunning transformation of a village house turned dream home includes a fabulous porch designed by Produccions de Disseny Bellera, located in Costa Brava, Spain. “We are eighty percent of the time on the porch and pool during the holidays,” states the owners. This retreat was designed with the goal of being an exceptional place to live, where the owners could enjoy spending time outdoors and unwind during the summer months. The whole outdoor living area was designed with repeat to the traditional architecture of the region, with a lovely porch, Mediterranean garden and sparkling swimming pool. On the porch is a large oak table with benches and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, perfect for entertaining. Stone arches define the space, which is accessed from the interior through leaded sliding glass doors. The Moroccan-inspired raised pool is surround by a stone wall and heather garden with a lemon and olive tree. “We wanted to replicate the look of a swimming-pool. Coating the glass with cement and natural pigments, “states the designers.
The inside reform encompassed tearing down walls to create one large open space, which forms the living and dining room and the kitchen. The spaces were embraced with a traditional Catalan brick vaulted ceiling and direct access to the inviting porch and garden. Visually, the design carried a lot of brightness and great perspective. Before the reform, the ceiling was covered with plaster, which was returned to its original eighteenth glory through sandblasting. By way of an open and airy staircase, the second floor offers the private spaces of the home. The master bedroom has a sloped ceiling with painted white ceiling beams. Through french doors, a quite balcony look out over magnificent gardens and beautiful outdoor living space. Have a look through this fabulous home and let us know your thoughts, do you like this style of design?
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Creating a cozy outdoor bedroom oasis is a wonderful idea to enjoy warm summer nights, fresh breezes and a romantic ambiance surrounded by mother nature. There are numerous ways that you can develop this concept, with one way being a screened in porch. This is the ultimate luxury, feeling like you are outdoors, but still have the protection of roof, to protect you from weather ailments. You can create a sleeping cabin if you have a wooded property, which would be an amazing place to take a nap or to host your overnight guests. A large front porch can be converted into a spot for an outdoor bedroom by using outdoor curtain fabrics for privacy. A garden shed can be converted into a beautiful sleeping spot, just open up the windows and doors, and voila, you are immersed in nature and get some great cross ventilation. Shipping pallets can be used in your garden as a platform, add a mattress (or an inflatable mattress), some pillows and bedding and you have an instant outdoor bed. A bed on your pool deck, especially if you have a pool house that has an extended roofline that can protect your bed from sun and rain. A canvas tent can be placed in your garden for some outdoor glamping, you can also use a hanging bed, such as the ones we wrote about, 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces.
If your outdoor bedroom space is covered by a tent or in a garden shed, you can add some additional decor such as a nightstand to store books and place a cup of coffee or tea on, and maybe even a lantern or a lamp for some ambient lighting. As far as styling your outdoor space, there are plenty of ideas to select from, bright colors work best, there are lots of outdoor fabrics to chose from. Try boho chic, it is a fun look that brightens any space and will be very inviting. Lastly, if you have a pond or lake on your property, try a floating wooden platform decked out with a mattress and bedding, a perfect way to take a nap! Be inspired, have a look at some of our amazing ideas below!
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The private contemporary property showcases a seamless indoor / outdoor living experience, nestled in the beautiful canyons of Bel Air, California. The imposing home offers 13,565 square feet of relaxed living space offering modern and organic design, displaying materials throughout that are both deliberate and consistent. The interiors of the home enjoys impressive city views all the way to the Pacific Ocean through an array of glass pocket doors. Interior spaces includes seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three half baths, there is also a library and study, a lounge and an elevator. Upon entrance into the foyer, skylights diffuses natural light while a custom chandelier injects elegance into the space. There are several features to the home that have a commanding presence, such as the open plan living room with a double sided fireplace and the floating glass stairs with leather wrapped hand rails. The staircase is situated on both sides of the home, leading up to the spacious second level which houses four en-suite bedrooms, all with access to a terrace with unparalleled views. Both interior and exterior spaces were luxuriously designed with entertaining in mind.
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Almost every room on the ground floor spills out onto the extensive deck and meticulous landscape, featuring a negative edge swimming pool. The outdoor living spaces encompasses 2,820 square feet, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the outside environment. Additional outdoor amenities includes a BBQ, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and outdoor television for dining alfresco. There is a beautiful canopy to keep guests shaded from the sun while a bar keeps guests thirst quenched. Illuminated water features scattered throughout the property creates a heavenly oasis.
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This chefs kitchen showcases white oak cabinets, Gaggenau appliances and a pantry space offering temperature controlled wine storage. Sliding glass doors from the kitchen leads out to a cozy outdoor seating space, perfect for breakfast dining with a view. A wine cellar for 300 bottles is situated below the main staircase. There is also a sound and light-proofed media room providing special entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Nethermead Residence is a transitional style home that blurs boundaries between indoors and out, designed by Carlton Architecture, located in Asheville, North Carolina. Designed as a summer retreat, the home is situated in a newly planned community, embracing its opportunity to create relaxing spaces both indoors and out. The main interior living spaces, kitchen, dining and living area are situated under an exposed-frame pavilion roof, as well as the porch and outdoor kitchen. There is an almost flawless transition between interior and exterior spaces, bringing the outdoors in and creating a sense of living within a forested landscape. Upon entrance to the residence, you are welcomed by a “warm glow of clear-finished cypress walls and rich walnut stained flooring.” Great attention to detail was given throughout the home in the relationship of materials as well the ambient lighting and composition of space.
The home offers a stunning contrast between a traditional style entry and living spaces that showcase more relaxed, contemporary living. In the pavilion area, an elegant transition is provided by merging the interior with the outdoor terrace, all underneath a continuous ceiling. Indoor and outdoor living spaces are divided by a wall of glass, allowing for a visual connectivity between the home and nature.
Love transitional style? Have a look at some of our past articles here on 1 Kindesign showcasing the look, Stunning cliffside property overlooking the BC Coast and Stunning transitional design in Bywood Street Residence.
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Water is very soothing and relaxing, and having a backyard waterfall can create a peaceful oasis right on your property that is both visually appealing and very refreshing. In the past here on 1 Kindesign we told you about how to make your garden more desirable by designing a pond in your backyard. However, you can can that pond more unique with the addition of a natural cascading waterfall, or a fountain. If you want something more modern, you may want to select a water feature installation with lighting and jets of water. A waterfall can also be integrated into a pool, or you can also have it flow over rocks into a natural swimming pool which would really create a beautiful effect. Incorporating rough stones into your design will not only help to create a natural looking waterfall, it adds textures and natural beauty to your design. You can have your waterfall professionally design in your backyard, or you can make one yourself. Making one yourself is a little more tricky and will require a lot of time, but we have plenty of inspiration below that can give you some ideas on how to get started. The key is to make your waterfall look natural, so planting lots of water loving vegetation around your water feature and some mulch will help make it look native to the property. An additional idea is to have your waterfall located next to a patio so that you can sit back and enjoy the babbling of the stream, or create a garden walkway around or next to the waterfall so guests can stroll.
A beautiful cascading stream showcases small waterfalls and pools. The splashing noises from the water helps to de-tract from the surrounding noises of the neighborhood, making soothing background sounds. The shallow pool features potted papyrus plants and to help soften the rocky waterway, spiky sedges have been planted.
This outdoor living space is a private respite away from the house, blanketed in forest with a flagstone patio, stone walkway, beautiful waterfall that meanders down the hill to a pond, quiet seating area and a zen garden. The perfect spot for tranquil moments of reflection.
Rustic Waterfall Design: This beautiful cascading waterfall is formed out of Corten steel combined with stepped walls of stone.
This cool waterfall feature is inspired by gold-mining flumes, a small stream-like recirculating fountain that draws water from a buried cistern.
Submerged lighting can help create a warm and soothing glow, drawing attention to outdoor water features.
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Merriwood Residence is the modern transformation of an existing home into indoor outdoor living by Zone 4 Architects, located in East Hampton, New York. The interior design of this stunning home was carried out by DMS Interiors, with lighting design by Robert Singer & Associates Inc. The home begun with its humble origins as the modernization of an already existing home found at the edge of East Hampton. The residence then underwent a major transformation “into an all inclusive statement of contemporary architecture and the embodiment of indoor outdoor living for summertime living.” Yet, with its warm tones and clean lines, the house brings its owners a livability that is year round.
From the lighting designer:
Uplights and downlights are used in conjunction with sculptural and art elements, creating points of interest with intense highlights and shadows. Completely lamped with LED sources, this remodel greatly reduced its energy consumption with custom details that accentuate the updated architectural forms. A fully integrated control system assists with energy savings and ease of use.
Photos: Steve Mundinger
Summer is around the corner, time to start thinking about how you’re going to create relaxing outdoor living spaces that feel inviting, an extension of the home itself. What makes a great outdoor living area is a combination of elements. The first to consider is lighting. Don’t be afraid to do a little experimenting with your light sources to get the perfect glow for day or night. Consider creating an enclosed space to give a sense of place to your property, such as a pergola, walls, or even salvaged windows and doors. A focal point such as a fireplace or a fire pit if you are on a budget, is the perfect feature to add to your outdoor living space.
Whether you purchase furnishings or have built-in seating, make sure you opt for outdoor fabrics. Consider some vibrant colors to add a punch of fun to your outdoor space. Decorate with local plants, they are easier to maintain, try some potted plants as accessories. Try planting edible throughout the landscape so you can pluck thyme or oregano to add to your outdoor grill! Mix furniture pieces to achieve a more unique look. Instead of selecting a matching set, pick up furnishings from different sources, such as flea markets or estate sales. Salvaged materials will also work into your outdoor decor, they add character and they are already weathered. Be creative, if you purchase items you love, you will find a place for it — even if its not where or how you originally intended.
If you’re in the midst of planning your yard, deck or patio for lots of festivities this spring and summer, get inspired by the ideas below and create an amazing outdoor living space! Still looking for more ideas? Have a look at one of past articles on 31 Inspiring and stylish outdoor room design ideas or 50 Inspiring and delightful outdoor spaces.
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