Wouldn’t it be nice to come home and enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in an ornate and elegant bathroom? Some people may switch out the words ‘ornate’ and ‘elegant’ with other adjectives, but there is one thing we all have in common. We all use the bathrooms in our homes to get ready for our day job, going out to dinner, or a special event. Whether you like the sound of a luxurious lavatory or you enjoy something more quirky and modern, you have to check out these beautiful luxury bathrooms!
Feel as though you’re outside taking a dip in the ocean when you’re really inside showering in a modern, sophisticated bathroom.
Be bathed in the sunshine through these floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow an abundance of natural light.
This bathroom takes black and white to another level. The marble shower and striking floor make for an amazing geometric masterpiece.
The pop of different shades of blue and green soothe and relax. The interesting tiles and modern chandelier make this bathroom stunning.
This bathroom oozes glamour. Sophisticated marble and ornate floral wallpaper make you feel as though you are in a beautiful castle.
Chicness by way of cobalt blue. The brightness of the color is cheerful and the touches of gold add a sparkle to this gorgeous shower.
Gold-leaf glass tiles send you back to the glitz of the past in this absolutely stunning luxury bathroom!
This bathroom gives off The Great Gatsby vibes. Fun party and drama in the tiles and jewelry-inspired chandelier.
This bathroom adds a modern pop of navy in a historic setting. The clean lines and wood accents make the bathroom feel fresh.
Sometimes less is more. This contemporary bathroom is simple, but not boring.
That bathtub though. The silver fixtures are complemented by lilac accents to give off a beautiful and luxurious feel.
This bathroom is light and airy. The transparent shower and double vanity paired with the grey and white color palette makes this contemporary bathroom absolutely stunning.
Stone accents nod to an older style of design while the modern bathtub grounds you in the now. The bathroom radiates warmth.
Wow, this bathroom offers a luxury escape. Endless storage in this picture-perfect relaxation space guides you toward the amazing view and spacious glass sliding doors.
Talk about an open, spacious bathroom! A glass divider separates the shower from the rest of the space. The tiles and gold claw-footed tub are pleasing to the eye in this ultra-luxury bathroom.
As you can see, there are different styles of luxury bathrooms. Some are modern and sophisticated and some are dramatic and full of glitz and glamour. Whatever your bathroom style is we hope that these luxury bathrooms interested and inspired you. Take the ideas and let them motivate you to design your personal bathroom with a luxurious touch. Let us know which bathroom is your favorite on our social media channels!
10 MID-CENTURY MODERN HOMES IN CLEVELAND YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW
If you keep up with architecture related news in the Great Lakes region, you might have heard that Ohio-born architect Robert Metcalf’s longtime home hit the market in Ann Arbor, Michigan this month for $749,900. The three bedroom, two bath split-level not only features the open floor plan, large windows, and flat lines typical of mid-century modern homes, but also exemplifies Metcalf’s insistence on incorporating the highest quality materials and functional designs.
However, you don’t have to leave Cleveland to find a perfect mid-century modern home; Metcalf and other prominent architects designed similar homes throughout the Midwest and other states in the 1950s and ‘60s. Before you commit to trading one Great Lake for another in pursuit of retro living and angular flair, check out 10 mid-century modern homes you can buy right now, all under Cleveland’s own Lake Erie’s coast.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT A MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME
While modern architecture gained popularity in the 1950s, the style retains its appeal to this day as it prioritizes simplicity, nature, and flexibility. Moving away from purely decorative features in favor of simpler forms, modern designs incorporate sleek lines and visible structure system. You’ll love the clean look of these geometrical frames and functional designs that add visual interest without clutter.
Modern homes tend to complement their natural setting rather than fight against it, often by incorporating unconventional level design—split level homes are quite common, as are lofted areas and walk out basements—which allow a home to take advantage of sloped land without leveling the plot. In addition to unique floor plans, modern designs feature large, often floor-to-ceiling or full wall windows, which welcome the exterior landscape into the interior living space, not to mention natural light.
Mid-century modern also homes regularly include open floor plans, allowing a more inviting, integrated living space as well as increased design flexibility as you can choose how to inhabit your home.
From an immaculately updated Hunting Valley home with everything needed to entertain to a modest fixer-upper with promising potential, you might just fall in love with a modern home in Northeast Ohio
Surrounded by manicured gardens on an expansive five acres, this contemporary Daisy Hill home makes it exciting to entertain. Upon entry, the slate floored-foyer steps down into an expansive family room featuring exposed brick columns and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the back patios and gardens. Above, the vaulted ceiling features cutout windows and points to a second-story catwalk that leads to three bedrooms, each with an attached full bath.
The first floor master suite features bamboo floors, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and corner wall-to-ceiling windows that lead out to a peaceful private patio, not to mention the fully mirrored private dressing room. Additionally, a sophisticated dining room, spacious kitchen, and lower level media room with a fireplace and an attached kitchen make this sophisticated Hunting Valley home perfect for parties of all sizes.
Designed by Cleveland’s own Ernst Payer, this Shaker home was built with, not on, the 1.5 acre grounds, with open spaces within and large windows throughout this 1958 construction. The marble-floored foyer steps down into the living room featuring a fireplace, intricate paneling and a wall of windows with a view of the backyard.
The eat-in kitchen has been fully updated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and the banquet-sized dining room leads into a comfortable family room. You’ll find four bedrooms up either of two staircases, including a master suite with an attached terrace and spa bath. The grounds include a private, spacious patio and a separate greenhouse, so you can enjoy nature all year round.
Built in 1954 and designed by E. Keith Haag, this Summit County ranch style home sits on over nine acres bordering Blossom Music Center. The open dining room and living rooms feature a brick accent wall, plus a glass wall with a sliding door that goes out to the scenic grounds, just one of many smooth transitions from inside to outside.
In the back family room, geometric cutout windows top a brick accent wall around the prominent sandstone hearth fireplace, illuminating the wall-to-wall built-in storage and a wall of glass that leads into the porch. The master bedroom suite also features a wall of built-in storage, a luxurious bath, walk-in closets and a glass wall overlooking the courtyard.
As the sculpted exterior courtyards and screened-in porch maintain the coherence of the interior design, the transition from interior to exterior feels completely seamless in this artful home, a perfect mix of functional design and serene scenery.
The striking framework of this Pepper Pike split level attests to its original 1959 construction, and the original spirit has been preserved after being tastefully expanded to nearly 4,000 square feet.
Exposed beams reinforce the scale of the vaulted-ceiling living room, which is further complemented by the floor-to-ceiling brick hearth, and meticulously maintained plank hardwood floors.
The walkout lower level includes a family room, workshop and a window-lined studio or playroom, which looks out over the elevated deck, brick patio, and the private backyard, just part of the 1.25 acre lot.
Designed by local legend Jack Bialosky and built in 1956, this Shaker Boulevard four bedroom still features 4,000 square feet of living space and many of the original architectural details, like the sleek, slate-floored foyer, open plan living room, dining room and kitchen, exposed brick, built-in shelves, and geometric wrought iron detailing throughout. The vaulted ceiling over the living area frames an expansive wall over windows looking out over the in-ground pool and backyard that leads down to the Shaker Heights Country Club.
This four bedroom contemporary ranch style home features an open floor plan dining room and step-down living room with exposed brick, a vaulted ceiling, and a wall of windows that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding forest. The eat-in kitchen also allows views of nature, and the main-floor master suite has an attached balcony. Finally, the finished basement provides a recreation room, a family room with a stone hearth fireplace and direct access to the large, private patio.
A four bedroom Bungalow with a rare floor plan, this contemporary Beachwood home includes a large parquet floored foyer and a unique lofted living room with a stone fireplace. These striking features are magnified by a mirrored accent wall and vaulted ceilings with skylights and contrasting exposed beams. Including two first and two second floor bedrooms, a first floor sunroom, and charming intricacies throughout, this is truly a one-of-a-kind home.
Tucked between a golf course and a nature, this contemporary split-level was originally built in 1956 and has since been extended to over 3,000 square feet. Don’t let its wooded exterior fool you, this three bedroom, five bath home features the key characteristics of modern residential architecture: a mix of differently elevated living spaces, flat lines, and, of course, large, prominent windows that frame the wooded surroundings as the centerpiece in each room.
With its three fireplaces, ample deck and patio space, and the scenic view of the wooded lot and nature preserve, this rustic home has the atmosphere of a peaceful retreat while still providing convenient access to downtown Oberlin and the college campus.
This 1957 ranch style home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac on a desirable street near the metro parks, a perfect location for a family. Listed for sale as-is, this three bedroom could be a great opportunity to revitalize the retro features and add in some more contemporary conveniences. With a vaulted-ceiling living room, a decorative fireplace between the kitchen and living room, and a huge wall of windows overlooking the back deck, this home has an open floor plan perfect for cultivating an integrated interior design.
Surrounded by sculpted grounds and located just one block from popular Coventry attractions, this three bedroom townhouse includes the open concept floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, and functional design elements that epitomize mid-century modern style. You’ll find well-maintained materials throughout, like the original tile floors, exposed brick accent walls and fireplace, and vaulted cedar ceilings. Plus, this home includes access to Mornington Lane amenities such as a heated pool and a club house.
If you have a bathroom renovation on the horizon, or if you’re looking for an idea to spice up your décor, staying with what the current home design styles will give your house an edge. Whether you’re putting your house on the market or simply delighting guests, don’t miss these hot in the home trends.
Pinterest examined the pinning habits of more than 100 million users to create a highly anticipated list of the housing trends that have dominated so far in 2016. So here is what those 100 million people said:
Playing with the idea of modularity, ceramic companies are designing fragmented patterns on square and rectangular tiles to produce large compositions. By mixing and matching geometric shapes, the tiles pop with vivid, kaleidoscopic effect. The aesthetic is similar to the honeycomb tile, but with a more modern flair.
Everyone deserves to have a little Nordic style in their homes, and here are some of the styles with this theme that we’ve been seeing in some houses.
Copper Globe Lights: Who couldn’t love the globular copper lights common in Scandinavia?
They’re the perfect way to showcase this year’s hottest metal.
Folding-Style Wooden Chairs: They’re rustic without looking over-worn and look great with a sheepskin blanket tossed over their back.
Graphic Calendars: So what’s the benefit of these supersized calendars? You’ll always know the date.
Who needs little itty-bitty calendars when you can just have one massive one that adds character and something different to your space?
Gray Walls: It’s super exciting to see gray walls making a comeback! They provide the same neutral, monochromatic appeal, but dial it back a few notches.
Black and White Stripes: Chevron after chevron, it’s finally time that the black and white stripes come on back. It’s simply, elegant, yet fun to your space.
GRAPHIC THROW PILLOWS:
With these fun, bright colored, and occasionally odd designed pillows, it’s a great way to characterize your space.
WOVEN WALL DÉCOR:
A major trend in boy DIY and Home Décor is woven wall hangings. They add a unique mix of color and pattern to a room without being overwhelming. Since they are handmade, they make great gifts too!
DIY SPACE SAVING HACKS:
Look at these simple space saving ideas to make your home more efficient and much more unique. For example, a cutting board in a drawer you pull out, and there is a cut out hole right next to it leading to a garbage can below. No more messy clean ups, just cut, and swipe off the board directly into a garbage can.
Bold textiles, artwork, and home accessories inspired by the nomadic tribes of Africa. They give a beautiful elegance to the room.
GILDED METALLIC WALLPAPER:
This wallpaper adds a touch of warmth and richness to a space. Whether it’s to create a look that’s funky and futuristic, contemporary and up-to-date, or to add a modern twist to something with a more vintage, old-fashioned flavor, metallic effects can really enhance a wallpaper design.
It is that time of year, again, to bring in new trends for our home interiors. Embrace the old, organic, and original for this year’s top home design trends. In 2017, we’re seeing the mixing of materials, textures, and sophisticated colors to give spaces an added and unique edge. This mean combining warm wood with ceramic tiles or copper mirror frames accented by simple, neutral color palettes. See below for our list of what we think will be the biggest design ideas of 2017:
1) MIXING METALS
You may have heard “never mix metals,” but 2017 is calling for “mixing metals, but mix them wisely.” Copper, gold, silver, brass, bronze, and the list goes on for you to use different metals in your home design. In fact, mixing metals can add depth and interest to your décor.
Copper is continuing to trend well-into 2017. The warm metallic tone adds just the right amount of sparkle to your home and looks great with just about any textile, fabric and decorative style. Various shades gold can exude luxury, for example warm gold accents on the mirror and pillows add a luxe touch.
We recommend choosing a dominant metal, mixing textures, and using natural iron as a neutral black. In this picture, black and white backdrop sets the stage for an eclectic mix of metallic accessories.
2) MARBLE SURFACES
White and light gray marble will continue to make its way into 2017 as one of the biggest design trends. Like all natural stone products, the classic elegance of marble adds beauty and luxury to home design. Marble’s distinctive veining and colors have been associated with formal settings, but this stone is also making its way into more casual décor.
Marble will be a popular choice for countertops, flooring, and tabletops, as well as for household items like end-tables or serving platters. We love this marble table for equal parts sleek and glamorous. What we’re most impressed with are the entire walls that consist of only marble. You don’t need to decorate much more if you have an entire wall dedicated to white marble.
3) ORGANIC MATERIALS
The outdoors is making its way in, and the organic materials trend is no exception. The use of organic elements like stone and wooden textures will add peace and tranquility to your space as it keeps your style grounded in nature. If you want the look of wood with the easy care of tile, consider wood look porcelain tiles as an alternative to wood flooring. Wood look porcelain tiles can even be used as decking material if properly installed.
Truly organic interiors meet the needs of the style-savvy eco-conscious. Some of our favorites organic materials are natural wall coverings, hemp and recycled glass-bead chandeliers, or any type of reclaimed wood, sisal and sea grass floor coverings. There is no need to sacrifice personal style to include organic materials in a room. Beautiful materials such as reclaimed wood and recycled stone are organic.
4) SOPHISTICATED COLORS
Sophisticated hues are poised to take center stage with purples and blues paving the way for color aesthetics this year.
Though black has long been a decorating darling, designers are now enlisting navy blue for their go-to dramatic hue. Blue goes with everything and it gives a softer feel than black. Just like the color of those favorite faded jeans. White is hot especially in matte finishes in everything from cars to ceramics. When paired with pops of white, red, or yellow, it has a peaceful nautical vibe.
Thee trend toward violet, wine and amethyst is edging out soft lavenders or true purples. A midtone greyed-off violet works well in any room, from kids’ rooms to living areas. This color is ultra-versatile, pairing well with natural elements such as wood, glass and greenery.
OTHER DESIGN TRENDS WE’VE BEEN SEEING IN HOMES:
- Maps as murals and on other home decor items
- Bright and deep green
- Big clocks
- Boho and bohemian accents
- Blush pink
- Dark furniture with pure white walls
- Rustic accents