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Contemporary Outdoor Living

Architectural Digest featured this California home recently and I was instantly drawn to the clean, modern lines and the neutral colour palette. Living in southern Ontario I always dream about a home with so much outdoor living space year ’round.

The Texas shell stone that flanks the fireplace in the living room runs horizontally and the kitchen is designed in a similar manner with horizontal lines in the backsplash and cabinetry. Even though this home has a neutral colour palette the use of texture in the materials and the open, airy feel brings warmth and depth to the space.

What do you think? I could see myself curling up by the fire or lounging poolside. Could you?

All images via Architectural Digest