Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Design Inspiration from Resorts

Viceroy Miami, Miami, Fla.

Designed by tastemaker Kelly Wearstler, the hotel's suites are certainly cosmopolitan, blending her signature Hollywood regency style with a watery color palette and a touch of Asian influence.

Viceroy Santa Monica, Santa Monica Calif.

Definitely a spot to see and be seen, the hotel's pool area is as renowned for celebrity sightings as it is for its timeless Old Hollywood look.

Four Seasons Maui, Maui, Hawaii

Sitting oceanfront on calm Wailea beach, this impeccably landscaped 15-acre resort has become a favorite getaway for celebs and well-to-do families alike.

The Setai, Miami, Fla.

This award-winning hotel blends Asian Zen principles with a decidedly modern aesthetic.

W South Beach, Miami, Fla.

Unlike South Beach's glitzy art deco hotels, the design aesthetic at the W is thoroughly modern.

Viceroy Santa Monica, Santa Monica, Calif.

Mirrored panels behind the bed create a decorative architectural element that functions to make the room appear both larger and brighter.

Viceroy Santa Monica, Santa Monica Calif.

Guests of the hotel can enjoy a romantic dinner alfresco at one of the private cabanas located outside the hotel's restaurant, Whist. Cast-iron horsehead hitching posts stand sentinel while the cabana's black-and-white color scheme, massive shield mirror and Chinese Chippendale chairs evoke the glamour of Hollywood regency style.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pergola's and Patios

Dennis covered patio

This is simply breathtaking, the setting is so serene and the view isn't bad either!!! With its warm earth tones and luxurious fabrics, this covered patio allows the comforts of a living room to expand into the outdoors. The heavy outdoor curtains provide privacy and shade.

Designed by Jamie Durie, this stunning sunken outdoor dining room offers the best views of the surrounding countryside and cozy seating that invites lingering at the table long after dinner.

Built by architect Thom Oppelt, the design of this stunning patio and home was inspired by the expanded estates of the Tuscan countryside. Image courtesy of Gene Northup, Synergy Sotheby's International Realty


Colorful layers of sandstone serve as a divider between undulating hardscape and landscape and also provide durable built-in seating. Design by Jamie Durie

A Moroccan-style pergola creates a relaxing, shady spot for this Florida yard.