San Francisco Contemporary Coastal Chic Interior by Garnish Designs

San Francisco interior designer Lisa Benbow has done it all! As designer and owner of several entities under the Garnish name, Lisa has been involved with interior design company Garnish Designs, real estate staging company Garnish Home Staging, online store Garnish Home Décor, and retailer Garnish, Coastal Chic Home Décor. Based in Tiburon, a waterside town near the Golden Gate Bridge, Garnish captures the charm of waterfront properties with its sophisticated and inviting designs.

Initially founded as a real estate staging business, Garnish Designs is most recognized for their Coastal Chic Style, described as “California Meets East Coast.” Coined by Lisa as “Contempor-Preppy,” this style is characterized by clean lines, interesting and colorful accessories, and textured interiors. As “Garnish” means “to embellish, adorn, and enhance,” Lisa’s goal is to reflect each client’s unique personality through striking visual details, which include unique accessories and a color story.

Take a look through the Coastal Chic contemporary residence that Lisa designed and find inspiration in the relaxing, beachy ambiance:

San Francisco Contemporary Living Room Design by Garnish Designs

Luxurious Belgian Linen Sofas pair with McGuire Chairs, for a warm, sand-kissed ambiance. Chevron Stripe Pillows add a burst of personality in this otherwise tranquil room.

San Francisco Contemporary Dining Room Design by Garnish Designs

The juxtaposition of the Rustic Reclaimed Dining Table and Restoration Hardware Mirror evokes a vintage, but outdoorsy feel. Barclay Butera Art pieces emphasize the beachy color story.

San Francisco Contemporary Kitchen Design by Garnish Designs

A clean, contemporary ambiance is heightened by white cabinets and pendant lights with clear shades. The limestone counters and woven stools are nice organic touches to the space.

San Francisco Contemporary Family Room Design by Garnish Designs

Hues of white, beige, tan, and brown converge into a well-written color story. Burlap pillows, Woven Grass Cocktail decor, and the Custom Courbe Ottoman add interesting textures that capture visual interest.

San Francisco Contemporary Dining Room Design by Garnish Designs

Neutral tones are complemented with pops of color from plants and fresh fruit. Bare windows bring in warm sunshine and a view of the beautiful greenery outside.

San Francisco Contemporary Guest Room Design by Garnish Designs

Orange, sea foam green, and neutral colors intermingle to create a color story reminiscent of a beach at dusk. Circles and sleek lines add energy and texture to the room.

San Francisco Contemporary Bedroom Design by Garnish Designs

This navy and white room has a nautical feel, created with a balance of patterns and solids. The sea theme is further accentuated by fish wall art.

San Francisco Contemporary Outdoor Design by Garnish Designs

Fun patterned pillows and woven beige seats create a chic, but comfortable, environment that is perfect for entertaining.

If you aspire to live like you are on vacation, Garnish can transform your vision into reality. Find more fresh, Coastal Chic creations at the Garnish Design portfolio and imagine a life of sand and surf!

An Architectural Refuge by Bureau^Proberts

The expert team behind Brisbane-based architecture and design firm Bureau^Proberts consistently approach each project as an opportunity to discover dynamic and innovative ways to fully deliver on their clients’ aspirations. Starting with a clear understanding of their clients’ wishes, the team move forward with specific attention to both the economic and social contexts of each project.

The Patane residence was designed to give a young family a clear sense of permanancy. To accomplish this, the team constructed “a series of pavilions perched on solid concrete platforms.” Abundant windows, sliding glass doors and transparent platforms also help enstill a sense of interconnection between each room and even the outside world. The clients wanted this connection to bring the family together in the living spaces and play spaces, whereas bedrooms located in the basement and upper levels provide quiet private refuges, as well.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

The home features timber elements as a reinterpretation of the surrounding Newmarket 19th and 20th Century homes.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

An open layout allows the home to remain cool and shady even during the hot summer months.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

Crisp, clean surfaces help make the living room and dining area feel particularly spacious.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

Perched on a hill, the home overlooks an impressive view of Brisbane and Mount Coot-tha.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

The bedroom design features wooden slates and sliding doors to allow the clients to adjust the level of privacy at any time.

Australia Architecture Patane Residence Bureau Proberts

The overall design of the home is a play on opposites: concrete and timber, public and private.

What do you think of this impressive, innovative residence? Check out Bureau^Proberts’ Design Shuffle portfolio and be sure to share your thoughts!

A Breath of Fresh 'Luxury' by Maureen Mahon Interiors

Los Angeles interior designer Maureen Mahon wants her clients to be comfortable in their homes. She also believes nobody should have to sacrifice style for comfort. Maureen founded Maureen Mahon Interiors, because of her creative spirit and eye for design. She designs by feel, letting her clients’ personalities lead the way. She mixes clients’ sentimental possessions with new decor to create a rejuvenated version of their personal style. Maureen studied Architectural Interior Design at Santa Monica College. She takes great pleasure in working close with her clients to create a collaborated vision that please everyone. Maureen wants her clients’ homes to look as if a designer had never been there.

Maureen’s transitional project in Granada Hills is an excellent example of her stunning eye for comfort and luxury. Warm toned walls, gorgeous woods, sleek lines, and an expert layout makes this home simply wonderful. A fabulous design that still looks livable is what makes this project a success. Take a look, and fall in love:

Granada Hills Transitional Living Room Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

This transitional living room has warm, inviting tones. The modern layout features a symmetrical design with plush couches and a centered coffee table. A gorgeous lighting fixture sparks interest.

Granada Hills Transitional Dining Room Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

This dining area has traditional charm with modern accents. A warm and inviting space, with a gorgeous dinner set, and modern candelabra fixture. Dinner guests will be impressed!

Granada Hills Transitional Custom Wine Cellar Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

This custom wine cellar is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous wood shelving in a geometrical design offers ample storage for wine. Warm floor tiling adds a touch of class to the cellar.

Granada Hills Transitional Hallway Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

This intriguing hallway has a custom dark wooden bookcase and flooring, which contrasts nicely with neutral walls. A step-in bedroom adds an element of contemporary design to the second floor.

Granada Hills Transitional Bedroom Sitting Area Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

Steps in this hallway lead to an intimate sitting area, perfect for a romantic evening. A modern fireplace is built into the wall, allowing heat to carry throughout the home.

Granada Hills Transitional Bathroom Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

A sleek and modern bathroom design has gorgeous wooden cabinetry, and unique wall tiling. A small sitting area is perfect for getting ready for a night on the town.

Granada Hills Transitional Master Bedroom Design by Maureen Mahon Interiors

The master bedroom is simple, yet luxurious. A generous king-sized bed with wood paneling sits on a plush rug. Asian wall art creates a serene environment, perfect for relaxing.

As you can see, this home has a warm and inviting tone. Luxury shouts from every corner, but never says unlivable. Take a look at Maureen Mahon Interiors’ portfolio for more fabulous designs.

A Timeless Home Office by Nina sobiNina Design

Ever since childhood, San Francisco interior designer, Nina, has always had a natural talent for design. As her skills continued to bloom, she eventually obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and gained valuable experience in designing residential, commercial, and land planning projects. With her endless passion for developing beautiful spaces, Nina ultimately created Nina sobiNina Design, a company that joins timeless elegance and fresh modernity into a single creation.

Nina sobiNina Design was able to transform an ordinary guest bedroom into a sophisticated and functional home office with a few surprises! The client desired more than just a typical office space, so Nina sobiNina Design created a professional home office with a sleek, modern bathroom that remains independent from the rest of the home. Two lovely side doors allow natural light to brighten the room for an airy ambiance. These doors lead out of the office and into a private outdoor retreat.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

A subdued color palette makes this home office feel fresh and sophisticated.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

A collection of books and personal items inhabit rich, dark cabinetry for a charming ambiance that is carried throughout the room.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

A white rug and chaise placed next to dark bookcases offer a lovely contrast that enriches the entire area. Small golden details on the table, in the items on the shelves, and on the nearby picture frame hanging on the wall present additional beauty.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

The golden features on the table enhance the overall look of the white furniture and dark wooden floors.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

The beautiful yet subtle artwork and minimal ornamentation give this space a modern and professional look.

San Francisco Modern Office Design by Nina sobiNina Design

Double doors illuminate the room with natural light and lead out to a welcoming outdoor retreat.

San Francisco Modern Office Bathroom Design by Nina sobiNina Design

With its clean lines and polished finishes, this bathroom contains a sleek and contemporary look.

San Francisco Modern Outdoor Design by Nina sobiNina Design

When the stress of work is overwhelming, the owner can walk out of the home office and into this private outdoor area for a moment of relaxation.

Can’t get enough of Nina sobiNina Design’s timeless and stunning work? Then use our new pinning feature and “pin” some of her photos from her portfolio today!

Inside Story Presents a Contemporary Zen Home

Since 1987, Inside Story interior design studio has been bringing their client’s dream homes to life. They offer complete design services for both residential and commericial interiors and specialize in luxury interiors. Founder and principal designer, San Diego interior designer Sy Iverson has been featured in various magazines including Renovation Style, Better Homes and Gardens, and Kitchen and Bath Builders. His ability to collaborate with partners and clients has earned him a true professional reputation that has lasted over the last 24 years.

For this project, Sy did a complete re-fit of this 80’s spec house. It features calm natural hues that brings a zen ambiance throughout this contemporary home.

San Diego Contemporary Bathroom Design by Inside Story

A combination of wood and marble gives this bathroom a refined feel.

San Diego Contemporary Bathroom Design by Inside Story

Green marble countertops and live plants make this bathroom feel fresh and alive.

San Diego Contemporary Bathroom Design by Inside Story

Stone accents, foliage, and a large bay window allow for a natural experience indoors.

San Diego Contemporary Living Room Design by Inside Story

The earthly tones of this living room feature fine art, greenery, and striking patterns.

San Diego Contemporary Living Room Design by Inside Story

Strategically placed art and light fixtures ensure that luxurious details in each room are not missed.

San Diego Contemporary Living Room Design by Inside Story

The floor-to-ceiling windows allow great natural light to highlight the brilliant colors of this living room.

Inside Story is committed to creating  “a place when at completion you can sit back, relax and repeat to yourself, now this is me.” Check Inside Story’s portfolio for more luxurious designs that you are sure to enjoy!

Ultra-Contemporary Hotel in Zhongshan, China, by dwp Design

Step into the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel Zhongshan for an ultra-contemporary ambiance created by dwp Design. Built by a Chinese architecture and design branch of the world-renowned firm, this 5-star hotel was constructed in the developing southern district of Zhongshan. Passionate about delivering innovative design solutions, dwp Design combines its multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary expertise to create memorable spaces that synthesize sustainability with the needs of clients.

In August 2011, dwp completed the 26,300 sq m structure, which houses sleek, chic interiors with distinctive furniture and lighting fixtures. The hotel features four exclusive themed restaurants and high-tech ballroom and meeting facilities. Take a journey through this mesmerizing hotel:

Zhongshan Contemporary Restaurant Design by DWP Design

Soft plush chairs and warm mood lighting give this natural environment a distinct, earthy feel. The carpet’s woven design also adds to the organic ambiance.

Zhongshan Contemporary Lobby Design by DWP Design

Beautiful snaking light fixtures float and meander in the lobby of this hotel. A glass elevator provides guests with a spectacular view of this illuminated spectacle.

Zhongshan Contemporary Restaurant Design by DWP Design

Dine in luxury and immerse yourself in hues of rosy pink and beige. A Lazy Susan, dotted with leafy motifs, complements the flower centerpiece.

Zhongshan Contemporary Restaurant Design by DWP Design

Surrounded by intersecting wooden ceiling beams and vertical bars, this restaurant immerses guests in a forest environment. Distinct maroon pendant lights illuminate a delicious selection of food.

Zhongshan Contemporary Lobby Design by DWP Design

Shaped like a mushroom, this metal sculpture is the focal point for the lobby area and functions as a bar for thirsty guests. Contemporary bar stools further enhance the look.

Zhongshan Contemporary Meeting Room Design by DWP Design

This unique entertainment area glimmers with ceiling lights and multicolored beaded glass. Recessed lighting provides a relaxing setting for guests to enjoy nightly performances.

Zhongshan Contemporary Lobby Design by DWP Design

The design palette of this lobby lounge is drawn from the colors of the lush sub-tropical local environment, with a contemporary fusion of traditional and modern Chinese culture throughout.

Zhongshan Contemporary Staircase Design by DWP Design

This gorgeous staircase features a circular winding pattern connected to a familiar design. With high rising beams on one side and a staggered design on the opposite side, this staircase exudes an impression of “Zen.”

Browse more elegant interiors from dwp Design’s portfolio and get inspired! Don’t forget to pin your favorite home decorating ideas with our new Pinterest feature – try it out today!

A Modern Tranquil Bungalow in Tropical Singapore by Guz Architects

When looking through the jaw-dropping works by Guz Architects, you’ll notice that the line between nature and man-made construction is very fine, indeed. The Singapore architecture firm strongly believe in protecting the environment and neutralizing the effects of global warming. Every project utilizes sustainable design technologies to create a seamless transition between outside and inside; that means that the surrounding environment informs the design of each project in order to reduce the impact of human interference with nature.

Embracing Singapore’s tropical climate, Guz Architects created plenty of open space in this gorgeous seaside bungalow known as The Fish House. Gentle breezes waft throughout the entire building, providing a cool current of natural ventilation. Abundant floor-to-ceiling windows offer the residents a clear view of the ocean from almost any room in the house. The architects favored a very simple, modern architectural design, allowing the lush greenery and tranquil seaside to take center stage.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

The swimming pool creates a harmonious relationship between the house and the landscape.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

A serene pool surrounds nearly the whole house, blending in with the nearby ocean.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

The open layout and minimal decor achieves a peaceful, relaxing ambiance throughout the home.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

A grassy island in the middle of the pool provides an excellent place for sun bathing.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

Beautiful outdoor lighting gives the home a magical, luxurious atmosphere in the evenings.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

The pristine rooftop garden not only offers the residents a unique experience, but the photovoltaic panels lining the roof's edge supplies energy to the whole house.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

In the living room, simple, modern furniture empasizes comfort and spaciousness.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

The curved ceiling mimics the waves crashing ashore not too far from the home.

Guz Architects Design Shuffle The Fish House Singapore

From here you can see that the ocean is merely a few steps away.

If you are as enamored with this exotic home in sunny Singapore as we are, check out Guz Architects’ Design Shuffle portfolios and share your thoughts! Don’t forget to save their work to your Faves and create your own decorating ideas portfolio!

Sleek Contemporary Kitchen by Danenberg Design

The Palo Alto interior designers at Danenberg Design have a talent for creating wonderfully unique kitchens, bathrooms, and more! Specializing in remodels, a passionate team of designers work closely with clients to make their visions into a reality. Founded by Dan and Lanny Danenberg, their design inspirations are fueled by their travels across the world. The team strives to design from a different perspective, using their talent, skills, and knowledge to ensure their clients will be more than satisfied with the end result.

Danenebergs’ love for melding unique materials and design elements is what gives their projects inventive and a one-of-a-kind feel. Their latest project, a contemporary kitchen design in Marin Country, is a modern masterpiece. The kitchen features open beam ceilings, stainless steel counter tops, wenge wood cabinets, frosted glass cabinet doors and a gorgeous custom glass counter top. Take a look at their amazing work below:

Marin County Contemporary Kitchen Design by Danenberg Design

A prominent open beam ceiling and recessed lighting illuminate the glass elements and showcase the stainless steel counter tops.

Marin County Contemporary Kitchen Design by Danenberg Design

The modern combination of stainless steel and frosted glass make this counter top striking and unique.

Marin County Contemporary Kitchen Design by Danenberg Design

Large windows let in ample natural light, making the kitchen a warm and inviting space.

Marin County Contemporary Kitchen Design by Danenberg Design

Another look, a raised frosted glass counter top is joined to a stainless steel counter while large cabinet doors are sleek and modern with a minimal design.

Marin County Contemporary Kitchen Design by Danenberg Design

Beautiful black wenge wood cabinets blend well with sleek stainless steel counter tops, evoking a futuristic look.

Take a look at Danenberg Design’s portfolio for more inventive kitchen projects!

Wondrous Windows

Floor-to-ceiling windows make an incredibly grand statement in all interior designs. They illuminate a room with a considerable amount of natural light, giving the space an open, airy aura. Whether they expose a peaceful woodland or an urban downtown city, the immense windows showcase the beauty and charm of your current living environment. This free, picturesque exhibit creates a spacious and majestic ambiance, while providing its owners and guests with an alluring view to enjoy.

Living Room Design

These large windows bring in the natural charm of the outdoors to the inside of this contemporary loft.

Bedroom Design

The lovely arch of the window design is breathtaking in this bedroom. Imagine waking up to that view every morning!

Kitchen Design

With all the gorgeous greenery living just outside these windows, this kitchen doesn't need any additional color in its decor.

Living Room Design

These immense and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows make this room feel so airy and spacious. It almost looks like this loft was truly built in the sky.

Bathroom Design

The openness and freshness that these windows offer this bathroom create a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.

Living Room Design

The countless floor-to-ceiling windows are separated by wooden beams, creating both an open and cozy atmosphere all at once.

Living Room Design

The interesting and distinct point at the top of these windows gives this design a unique element.

Living Room Design

The upper stained glass details on this stunning collection of windows create visual interest. The small yet notable splashes of color give this room character.

Whether they are inside of a contemporary loft or more traditional setting, large and open windows are simply stunning.

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Enjoyable Spaces – Visually Inspired by Niche Interiors

San Francisco interior designer Jennifer Jones began Niche Interiors in 2007 after working under two notable San Francisco interior designers.  She has not looked back since. Jennifer is known for bringing humor and down- to earth advice into every project she works on. In addition, she is a Certified Green Building Professional with Build it Green which allows her to incorporate her passion for the environment into every design. Enjoy this gallery of her unique creations!
Modern Dining Room Design by Niche Interiors

The neutral hues are contrasted beautifully by the integration of patterned lighting and drapes.

Modern Dining Room Design by Niche Interiors

This dining room is a great example of meshing various materials and styles with a splash of color.

Contemporary Living Room Design by Niche Interiors

Contemporary meets casual in this living room mix of various design styles.

Modern Living Room Design by Niche Interiors

The transparent coffee table reflects the airy breeze that comes through the wide open windows.

Contemporary Living Room Design by Niche Interiors

The wood side table amongst the cozy contemporary furniture adds a unique twist to the overall design.

Modern Dining Room Design by NIche Interiors

The combination of modern furniture along with the pair of contemporary pendants provide a youthful ambiance.

Do you like Niche Interior’s design style? See more of their great designs here!