Giving a 200-year-old home in historic Old Santa Fe, New Mexico a clean, contemporary look—without sacrificing its authentic character—is a challenge the designers at Samuel Design don’t take lightly. To strike just the right note, they worked with a light touch, allowing the lines of the architecture to guide them, and keeping the color palette quiet—introducing a few high spots of warm color and rich texture through accessories and artwork.
For this yard crash, the family wanted a space suited to entertaining and hosting parties for their kids. Matt comes through when he transforms the once-boring yard into party central. Among the new amenities is this seating area with both water and fire features.
As seen on season 5 of The Vanilla Ice Project, the backyard of this Lantana, FL mansion overlooking the Palm Beach intercoastal waterway features a functional and beautiful outdoor kitchen. The Delta Heat barbecue and Kamado Joe Grill get things cooking while floor-to-ceiling cultured old castle stone adds aesthetic charm to this exterior kitchen. The awning that wraps around the bar helps to keep family and friends nice and cool.