Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mediterranean Hotel ?

Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso




Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Relais Masseria Capasa by Paolo Fracasso



Hard to believe this is a Hotel, lovely, just lovely! Designed by Paolo Fracasso in 2013, this amazing luxurious mediterranean hotel is situated in Martano, Italy. via  in Architecture.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Old World Design































Photo from June/July 2002 issue: belle - Australia, edited by lb for linenandlavender.net, here:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2010/03/chateau-de-gignac.html



Image via Provencal Escapes, edited by lb for linenandlavender.net, here:  http://www.linenandlavender.net/2010/03/chateau-de-gignac.html



Côté Sud



coragupana as seen on linenandlavender.net






I especially love the old world feel and textures. I found a great site to accomplish these finishes and I also discovered a lot of these photos via http://linenandlavender.net .
 http://www.pinterest.com/bds1854/painted-finishes/

DIY Video:  http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/old-world-faux-finishes/8187.html

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Breathtaking!!!!!

Beck Residence by Horst Architects





Beck Residence by Horst Architects




Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



Beck Residence by Horst Architects



This is totally a design I LOVE!!!!

Description by Horst Architects

Perched atop a rocky seaside promontory, this loft renovation is an efficient response to the problem of limited space with simplicity and restraint being the guiding principles of the design solution. The clients requested a design which would accommodate office work by day and intimate social and familial gatherings by night. The interior spaces have been completely reconfigured into an open plan evolving around a double height entry volume containing the principal stairway. Sliding partitions and fabric behind frameless glass have replaced traditional means of enclosure and spatial transition. A sculptural interplay of material, light and form define spaces, which are both intimate and communal, sheltering yet expansive. Indoor and outdoor living is integrated by frameless, bi-folding doors. Windows are positioned to embrace the view of the harbor, while second skin systems such as wood shutters mediate the late afternoon sun and provide privacy. The changing play of light on surfaces, the breezes that move through and around the structure, the touch and smell of walls and gardens, the play of colors, the sound of spaces all play a part in the reception of architecture as it is lived in, and are important determinants in our well being.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Design around Nature

Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)




Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)



Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)


If you know me, you know black is my favorite design palette. Like the little black dress it goes with
everything. As illustrated below, the art and accessories add the POP!!!


Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)





Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)




Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)





Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)




Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)

Love the simplicity of the lap pool.


Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)

Simple yet dramatic.


Rodrigo Quadrado - Casa (Foto: Filippo Bamberghi)


I do like the openness of this design, not sure about this tree in the middle. How do you guard against critters and the weather?