Monday, August 27, 2012

Interior Spaces

Time  to re-decorate ? How about a restful place to relax, read and chill out! Let's gather inspiration!  Can be a hallway, foyer, corner of a room,  outside or inside utilizing nature, plants,   wood,  cushions, knitted throws, steel and stone.  Design it make it cozy and think outside the box!  Have a great dat!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Make It Home

What makes a home special?   Could it be your personal style and things we love to surround  ourselves? .  When  you enter into your home do you feel happy and content?  
Have you created your  home sanctuary?  Work your magic and don't follow the rules!
Found a few ideas for inspiration!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Laquna Retreat

Hello Lovelies!  Today I found a remarkable home constructed in southern California. If you have ever been to Laguna, you know the hills go on forever and they are not kidding around with 1000 steps to the beach!
The Sartinis couple, found just the right architect and designer to fulfill their dream house. Article found in Architectural Digest!   Check it out!

Story Begins:
To achieve everything on their checklist, the Sartinis reached out to seven architects “from all design perspectives,” Blake says. “We didn’t want to limit ourselves to one particular style in the creative process.” Having had experience developing large-scale commercial properties, he followed a familiar procedure, sending an RFP (request for proposal) to each professional, just as if the house were a major facility. “In commercial building, much of the design involves the logistics of moving people around,” he says. “Here, the spaces are simply for everyday comfort. What we really wanted was our own small resort, and we had in mind a collage of architectural examples from our travels.” He and Delise winnowed the field of architects to three and then sponsored a design competition—another rarity for residential work.

The winning scheme was by Grant Camden Kirkpatrick of Los Angeles’s KAA Design, who responded to the complexities of the steep, trapezoidal lot with a 14,000-square-foot structure that gracefully descends the creased slope in five levels. The building angles off slightly at each floor to comply with the unusual geometries of the site and to maximize the sea vistas, some strikingly framed by mature Monterey cypresses. “We came up with the notion of the home as arroyo,” says Kirkpatrick; the architect conceived the plan as a series of stepped elevations and linked terraces, with water flowing from the entrance court (on the fourth floor) down through a small rill and various vessels to the infinity pool and the main public space (on the second level), where a great room extends onto the terrace. By following the water’s path, one can, via exterior stairs, directly access the beach from any of the five bedroom suites without ever entering the public areas.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kitchen Design

Beautiful Kitchens!  This isn't the first time we discussed kitchen design.  These elegant rooms  are becoming more and more like creative  environments then designer kitchens. We see and experience how others live in our travels to other  cities and countries and want so we want to create that space for ourselves. We love to wake up and walk into the room that makes  us feel welcomed and comfortable!  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grand Entrance

Welcome to my humble abode!  The entrance to ones home is the "ah ha! moment into ones personal space!  The makeup and design can be as simple as a door mat and as elaborate  as a gated entrance!
All is wonderful as long as your invitation is with love!