Elegance is an elusive goal, but exquisite furnishing choices and graceful simplicity are a large part of an elegant setting. As you create your projects, you may be trying for that feeling that makes people simply say “Ah! That’s so elegant!” Here are some examples of HomeByMe projects that have that mood, regardless of size or shape.
BANCQUART’s home, PLAN DEFINITIF, is centered around the long, slim pool that mirrors the property shape and also uses it as a comfortable common area to be shared by the main house and the guest house.
Contemporary furnishings in soothing colors help lend an air of agreeable relaxation to this great room looking out over the patio and the pool. The room is enhanced by the two floor open space above and a large kitchen to the right.
The covered patio is decked out with beautiful wood and wicker pieces. Both the low wall in front of the guest house and the main wall echo the warmth of the woods and the equal spacing of the lights and trees add a touch of elegance too.
The guest house also has two floors, complete with a bright and cheerful kitchen and dining area with a view of the pool and main house.
CamilleLK has turned a studio-sized space, Studio actuel, into a cozy and functional home to enjoy. You can see how the overall plan neatly divides the space into areas focused on one activity. The outside terraces with plants and relaxing seating make the whole unit feel bigger.
A careful selection of colors, materials and shapes add up to comfortable and open groupings of furniture.
The kitchen is a nice cozy size, complete with more natural materials and plants to help soften the geometric lines of the furniture.
Effective, but sparing, use of color helps define the spaces and provide bright spots of interest.
A larger piece of land has given rzapatagaleano (Plena Naturaleza) the opportunity to use the outside as a big part of the inside decor as well. Large windows and glass doors give great views. The floor plan is simple with large spaces and rooms.
Great choices of furnishings and a light touch with the color palette give the living area a relaxing feeling that is heightened by the outdoors view and the indoor plants.
Pottery and art selections also lend nice splashes of color and elegance to the home.
A daytime view of the dining and kitchen areas show off again how the large spaces and outside views help give the home a graceful feeling.
Keeping the furnishings and colors simple and using color to add drama work well as the main space angles in to focus on the main entertainment area.
A wide open kitchen also contributes to the quiet elegance of the home.
The bedroom is large and carries over the well-chosen color scheme of the rest of the home.
If you’re looking to add some elegance to your project, try using some of the simple methods shown here.
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