Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
Benches can be great for increasing storage space, given that you can find options that come with cubbies, shelves, and drawers. Check out this bench from Porch.com that has lots of room for extra towels. Another bench featured again on BHG has a drawer pullout where you can store all your accessories. Everyone knows standing up in the shower is the norm, but if you have a disability, or if you just want to safely be able to wash the soles of your feet, a bench in the shower can really help! Keep that in mind for your next shower remodel. Here’s a beautiful marble bench that extends from the subway tile in this shower, featured on BHG. You can get really creative with built-in shower benches by using different types and colors of material, like this example of a black tiled shower from Carla Aston. Or why not just keep it subtle? Extend the tile to include the bench, like this white and pink bathroom featured on BHG.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
Honey Lake Plantation Resort & Spa in Florida, USA, a 4,552-acre dream property belonging to entrepreneur Bob Williamson is currently listed on the market for $22,2 million. The lot is part of a luxury plantation resort boasting cottages, lodges and a main house, along with amenities that include a restaurant, the Howling Dog Saloon, pools, a spa and outdoor activities like hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, clay shooting, horseback riding and kayaking. For nature lovers, wildlife abounds and it is here that a visitor is likely to encounter the white-tailed deer, hawks, bald eagles or miniature donkeys.
Access to the Main House is through a foyer with curved grand staircase and marble flooring. This building accommodates four bedrooms and four bathrooms, two home offices exhibiting great woodwork, a multi-level theatre with state-of-the-art technology and a home gym. The open floor plan between kitchen & breakfast nook, dining room, and living room makes the place suitable for entertaining and family gatherings. Adjacent to the main building is the “Pansy Poe” Historic Guest House, with three bedrooms, fishing pier, boathouse and great lake views. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by John Kohler & Associates LLC]
There’s more to San Diego than sun and surf, although the nation’s eighth-largest city loves to boast about a mild climate considered by many to be the best in the U.S. With (mostly) easy access to beaches, mountains and deserts, San Diego is a recreation lover’s paradise. Attractions like the jewel of Balboa Park (home to the San Diego Zoo), Legoland California and SeaWorld keep tourism booming, and the highly rated University of California at San Diego has spawned a healthy biotech industry. Meanwhile, a diverse, ever-gentrifying urban population is upending the city’s reputation as a conservative Navy town.
The bathroom is perhaps the one room that doesn’t allow you to do very much in terms of furniture. With so much space taken up by the shower, the tub, the vanity, and the toilet, it can be a challenge to figure out how to bring in a little more style, even with the smallest pieces of furniture like shelves and benches — especially if you’re stuck with a really small bathroom! Lucky for you, there are lots of benches and stools out there that are versatile enough to fit any bathroom, small or large.
You’re pretty lucky if you have a large enough window in your bathroom that could use a seating area right beneath it. A bathroom reno featured on Beneath My Heart uses an upholstered loveseat bench with added accent pillows for the window area. How about a built-in? This vanity featured on Home Bunch has a bench area near the window, while this other example (also from Home Bunch) creates a window seat out of a bathroom storage unit. You could also try a bathroom storage unit on a much larger scale with a bench as well, like the third option below from BHG. Built-ins are great, but they’re not for everyone. You could try a simple wicker bench with an elegant cushion to place by your bathroom window, like the one below featured on House of Turquoise.
Bet you never expected this! Another example featured on Giddy Upcycled shows an armoire transformed into a big, beautiful birdcage for live birds. Of course, the glass is replaced again with more appropriate cage-like netting. Neat idea if you want to show off your feathery friends in style.
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.
We’ve seen many dream apartments – some of them small and versatile, others spacious and luxurious. All of them have a common point – a surprising interior design. Prepared to become someone’s comfortable nest, these renders by Anton Valiev exhibit a custom collaboration between natural colors and elegant furniture. With both feminine and masculine touches, this two bedroom apartment in St. Petersburg is perfect for a small family. Tradition and modernity subtly intertwine to shape an elegant display of spaces. One of the bedrooms features blue accents and cream furniture, in a successful attempt to create a dreamy design, while the other bedroom is soberer, although the romantic canopy over the bed softens the atmosphere. A masculine office/den provides privacy and an imposing work space, balanced by the display of travel-related art and a comforting fireplace. My favorite space in this apartment found on Home Designing is the light flooded vanity area – the perfect place to start and end a day…
Le Prado Residence in Marseilles, France. was recently redesigned by French architect Maurice Padovani. Here is an excerpt from the official project description:“This former smallholding flanked by a stable was renovated in three steps. At the very end of the nineties, the young family setting up on the first floor gladly agreed to the two children sharing the same room for a time. The volume is then entirely freed from all its partitions and false-ceilings thus revealing a rich and space-structuring framework. Behind the complexity of the assemblings of beams and joists, the parents’ bedroom slips in; open to the living room and accessible by a metal stairway. The main wall’s top is entirely open and the old staircase, formerly external, is integrated to the house’s volume thanks to the installation of galvanized steel bays which oblique uprights give rhythm to the surface”. A tasteful, decluttered family home, with plenty of interior design elements you will probably find interesting…