Quogue New Modern by Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Today, we’re excited to share a new modern summer house from the stunning portfolio of Austin Patterson Disston Architects. Located in Quogue, New York, with a view of the bay from its rooftop terrace, this modern home offers secluded outdoor spaces and interiors that are at once crisp, light-filled and completely captivating.

“I would not say that the firm has a particular ‘cookie cutter’ style,” explains Mr. Disston. “I can tell you what others have said: our work has an intimate scale — our larger residences do not seem imposing, our interiors work well together and are exceptionally tailored in their material detail.”

We think you’ll agree that this home is the embodiment of Mr. Disston’s statement above.

New Modern Home

Blue and white set against natural wood brings a chic coastal look to the home’s living room.

New Modern Home

Meanwhile, the dining room offers lots of room at the long trestle table and an intimate sitting room complete with fireplace–a most appealing combination.

New Modern Kitchen

Nearby, modern white cabinetry meets warm wood and historic elements to create a highly functional, but totally irresistible heart of the home.

Modern Dining Room Fireplace

A closer look at the dining room fireplace reveals historic design that is quite unexpected but works brilliantly in this modern home.

Modern Bedroom

The blue and white color palette continues into the bedroom that also merges a variety of light and dark woods. The large contemporary rug ties the whole room together nicely.

Modern Bathroom

In the bath, light filters down from a large skylight into the spacious bathing area that includes a deep soaking tub and open shower.

Modern Rooftop Terrace

The rooftop terrace is at once secluded and open to the sky, while affording a lovely view of the bay.

Modern Patio and Pool

Floor to ceiling glass walls can be rolled back for seamless access to outdoor living spaces and the pool from the living room, kitchen and dining room.

Ready to see more homes from Austin Patterson Disston Architects? Check out the firm’s portfolio on Design Shuffle.

 

Great Design: At the Foot of the Bed

Foot of the Bed

What’s at the foot of your bed? A bench? A pair of stools? We love those in the guest room shown above. Perhaps you have room for a love seat or chaise lounge? Interior designers know that the space at the foot of the bed can be used successfully to add visual interest and lots of comfort and functionality to bedrooms in all styles. Today, we’re delighted to share some great foot of the bed ideas from designers here on Design Shuffle. Enjoy!

Foot of the Bed

With lots of space to work with, the designer of this chic contemporary bedroom adds a pair of chairs, ottoman and a long upholstered bench at the foot of the bed. 

Foot of the Bed

A slightly rustic daybed with comfy cushions is a beautiful option for comfort and functionality at the foot of the bed.

Foot of the Bed

A long narrow upholstered bench works well in a not so spacious bedroom. Cover it in a matching neutral or a lively contrasting hue.

Foot of the Bed

This chic upholstered bench has hidden storage for pillows and extra blankets and throws. It’s a clever idea that would work especially well in guest rooms of just about any style, especially coastal chic or modern farmhouse.

Foot of the Bed

A stylish little love seat and matching side tables look stunning at the foot of this gorgeous upholstered bed. What a great place for relaxing with a good book or napping in the afternoon.

Foot of the Bed

In this coastal chic bedroom, a pair of comfortable armchairs and a chic glass top side table offer beauty and comfort at the foot of the bed.

Foot of the Bed

What a great idea for those who like a television in the bedroom. This built-in at the foot of the bed actually rotates for viewing from the bed or the chaise lounge.

Foot of the Bed

And then there are those special bedrooms that need nothing at all at the foot of the bed. Like this fabulous blue and white one that stands beautifully on its own–a bench or chair would only be a distraction.

What’s at the foot of your bed? We’d love to see your photos on our Design Shuffle Facebook page.

Double Gable Eichler Remodel by Klopf Architecture

Founded in 2001, Klopf Architecture brings to its new construction and remodels a sense of openness, with natural light and natural materials and views of nature whenever possible. This San Francisco firm has become known for mid-century modern remodels, especially its stunning work with Eichler homes.

Eichler and mid-century modern home owners who work with Klopf Architecture love the architecture, the openness, and the lifestyle that these houses embody.” — KlopfArchitecture.com

We are captivated by this  double gable Eichler remodel that brought to life a forever home for its owners. At every turn the outdoors is brought inside, creating interior spaces that are open and light-filled while maintaining the modern essence that is an Eichler home.

Eichler Remodel

Centered around an open court yard, this modern home has access to the outdoors from almost every room.

Eichler Remodel

Low-slung furnishings, floor to ceiling windows and wide sliding glass doors ensure an unrestricted view of the central outdoor living space.

Eichler Remodel

Offering true open living, the kitchen, dining room and living room flow easily from one to the other.

Eichler Remodel

Graphic rugs in neutral tones define the living and dining areas while the eye is able to wander unimpeded throughout the open interior and outdoor living spaces.

Eichler Remodel

Stainless steel appliances, contemporary lighting fixtures and stylish piston counter stools bring a fresh look to the modern white kitchen.

Eichler Remodel

A little girl’s room offers a warm colorful take on a distinctly retro look. No modern child’s bedroom is complete without the requisite elephant–this one is gray with pink-lined ears and resides happily on the top bunk.

Eichler Remodel

This small bedroom feels spacious with an up close and personal view of the interior courtyard and easy access through a sliding glass door.

Eichler Remodel

Even after dark, the courtyard feels cozy and safe, making it a favorite spot for relaxing and entertaining.

 

All Photos Credit: Mariko Reed

Want to see more from Eichler remodels? Check out Klopf Architecture’s portfolio.

 

Form Meets Function: Shelves

When the need for storage and the desire for beautiful interior spaces intersect, creative shelving units can be the result. From the living room to the bedroom and everywhere in between, shelves are where form meets function in most appealing ways.

Living Room Shelves

Combining the beauty of open shelving with hide the clutter (and perhaps the television) closed storage, this inviting living room shows off the best of both worlds–form and function.

Shelves

Open wood shelves set in and x-frame base are stylish and super practical as they hold china at the ready for quick table-setting. Folio volumes and bar accessories add visual interest.

Shelves

Color as a bright backdrop is a great decorating idea for shelves in the bedroom. Both paint and wallpaper work well for this application.

Shelves

Shelves on opposite walls in this fabulous living room show the beauty of diversity. Shelving units don’t need to match just because they reside in the same space. Here sleek built-in shelves and a freestanding columned display across the way create visual interest.

Shelves

Beautiful traditional form meets functional storage and display in these wall to wall and floor to ceiling shelves. Perfectly suited to the dining room, open shelves offer a place for china and serving pieces.

Shelves

Not all shelves are rectangular in form. Unexpected shapes like this pyramid can bring visual interest and functional design. What a cool modern look.

Shelves

Creating a home library around a doorway offers the possibility of an entire wall of books inside a minimal footprint.

Shelves

From floor to ceiling, this handsome room is all gorgeous wood pattern–once again showing how form meets function in shelves to create a space that is at once beautiful and livable.

Want to see more rooms by the interior designers who created these spaces? Click on each photo and away you’ll go. Enjoy!