Modern in Bed-Stuy contemporary patio
15. Create a focal point. As with adding character, a focal point takes attention off the size of the space. Arthur likes to use water features. He's even added a single large planter right in the center of a small backyard to draw the eye into the center and push the walls away. "It's a trick of the eye," he says.
Ruess St contemporary deck
Moorish | hunter & gatherer of style & flavor
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A Barcelona home - A Beautiful Living - A Beautiful Living
Architectural designer Sebastian Mariscal and project manager Jeff Svitak created a house in Venice, California, for Michael and Tamami Sylvester. Known as Dwell Home Venice for its role as an exemplification of modern architecture, the house is an homage to indoor-outdoor living. Photo by Coral von Zumwalt.
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Lots of room for guests in a small footprint
The oak block water feature, nicknamed "Chunky," was the hero for this project. In the building contract, Baker and Handley specified that a particular furniture builder, Stephen Iino, be awarded the realization of "Chunky" who was made out of an oak block sourced from a Pennsylvania mill and can be used as a bench.
Solar light used with a lampshade to make a patio lamp