Sunday, April 28, 2013

Unusual Designs

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da Vinci Staircase, La Rochefoucauld, France

Indoor Pond.

Ahhhh, I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can see Scarlet O'Hara on these stairs!!!!!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love unusual designs and these pretty much stole my heart!!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bath Designs I Love

hand-painted silver and gold-leafed cherry blossom mural by Peter Costello.

A painted mural around your tub can be so calming as in this design

Gorgeous bath if you're looking for a metal finish.

Gorgeous tub, if you are looking for metal designs

designer Amy Hirsch, via New England Home

Love the mix of wood, marble vessel and ornate mirror against a Victorian style tile

Love this focal point and what a great pop of color!

Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartment by Frank Ponterio - Traditional Home

This mural wallpaper brings the outdoors in this small bathroom, making it appear larger

Bathroom, La Casa Dragones in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Love the mix of stone and wood, so serene

Antique french table converted into a bathroom sink. Antique French Decor Mirror and Small bench. Glamorous Bathroom.

Antique french table converted into a bathroom sink. Antique French Decor Mirror and Small bench. Glamorous Bathroom.


Another mural painted around a spa tub, ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about bringing the outdoors inside!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Colorfull Bedrooms

allende red and orange bedroom

 Exotic fabrics in vivid golds, blues and reds, but lightens up the look with white bedding and an airy canopy.


Sleep amongst the beauty of nature. When paired with floral fabrics, spring greens and rosy pinks give this bedroom a garden feel. Hints of black add just enough contrast to the pastel palette.

angelineguido blue and green girls room

A girl’s bedroom doesn't have to be pink and frilly to be feminine. Rate My Space user angelineguido used greens, blues, browns and a splash of orange to design this eclectic teenage girl's bedroom. The bright colors and bold patterns are well balanced and make the space feel girly and fun but not too fussy.

tmo white black red bedroom

If your taste in decor changes frequently, consider a basic color scheme so you can easily give your bedroom a new look. Chose versatile black and white, allowing her to alternate between red and green accessories to suit her current mood.

beasley round headboard

Gold and luxury go hand-in-hand, which is why this bedroom feels so grand. Interior designer Troy Beasley combined muted golds in rich textures with clean, geometric furniture to create a modern space that feels lavish yet comfortable.

Burgos contemporary bedroom

Romantic in Red
A red bedroom can be dramatic and striking, but it can also be soft and inviting. When red walls are combined with plush, white bedding and sepia-toned artwork, this bedroom oozes with romance and passion. Design by Marie Burgos.

luxurious bedding in contemporary setting

Perked-Up Partitions
Vividly hued walls can be intimidating to work with; the secret is choosing the right decor and accessories. Interior designer Erinn Valencich pairs vibrant green walls with classic, black-and-white bedding for a look that's bright and fresh but not overwhelming.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sexy/Romantic Master Baths

master bath floating cabinet design

Couples Retreat

Sleek, modern lines and a view of the Potomac River set this master bath apart from the pack. Andreas Charalambous' his-and-hers mirrors are made of sandblasted glass, which allows ample natural light to flow into the room.

playful shower glass partitions add fun to bath

What a Flirt

Play peekaboo behind a translucent glass shower with flirty polka-dot cutouts. Design by Andreas Charalambous.

contemporary bath emphasizes glass and space

Venus and Mars

This master bath by Gail Drury is the perfect combination of masculine and feminine. Neutral colors are pleasing to both sexes. A balance is struck by softening square lines by using curved glass blocks and a double vanity.

contemporary bath offers 5 star luxury

Open Air

This airy bathroom has its own balcony — perfect for stargazing after a romantic shower for two. The unique stone tub adds to the fresh and clean design. Room by Christopher J. Grubb.

Romantic Age

Dark wood, translucent screens and tiled walls create a rich and inviting spa setting. Proper lighting sets the tone for a romantic rendezvous.

elegant bath features raised tub and detailed tile

Glamour for Two

Take your bathing up a notch by doing it in a raised stage complete with an open-air shower and candelabra. This romantic tiled masterpiece comes from Shelly Riehl David.

nature inspired master bath

Heavenly Escape

Embrace a little danger by having your shower open to the heavens and only partially enclosed. Dave Stimmel keeps his design flirty in this master bath.

master bathroom soaking tub

Float On

A few floating candles and a mirror turn this monochromatic area into the perfect place for a sexy soak.

blue tiled steam room asian inspired

Mindful Steam

Multicolored blue and gold tiles cover the benches and ceiling in this Zen-inspired steam room. LED lighting and relaxing fountain complete this design by Shelly Riehl David.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Asian Inspiration

Tilted to one side to allow views out from the central platform, The Nest is enveloped in foliage, creating the illusion of sprouting from the forest floor like a plant. Trees grow up through the center of the platform, creating a canopy that protects and embraces the living space whilst allowing dappled light to penetrate.

Access to the deck is only achieved via timber steppers floating just above the surface of the water.

The undulating deck splits to reveal a pocket of Australian native violets. Where the deck dips an ergonomic seating area is created.

This organic sculpture is on permanent display in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. It is a multi-terraced, recycled Corten steel structure overflowing with spectacular succulent specimens from all over the world.

This outdoor room incorporates a few key design elements, which work together to enhance the feeling of space. The incremental level changes, sinuous deck and seating curves and the directional changes in the decking help create movement and draw your eye around the space.

Suspended from a pergola of oversized timber beams is a day bed curved in the form of a palm husk that cradles the body.

Inspiration for this design comes from the Japanese philosophy of stylizing nature into miniature landscapes as a focus for meditation, and a water feature is key to this.