Tuesday, 27 March 2012

House built into the Stone

Kelowna House by David Tyrell - Oveview
This house has the wow factor- cut into the stone.  I am a little suprised they were allowed to dynamite out the stone.  I know a few people have been able to get away with it in Georgian Bay in the past but I thought those days were long gone. Still it is beautiful and meshes with it's surroundings beautifully.
Kelowna House by David Tyrell - Swimming Pool
The house was designed by David Tyrell and is located in Kelowna

Kelowna House by David Tyrell - Kitchen

Phenonmenal water views as you work in the kitchen.  Interesting coffee table below, I can't quite figure it out.

Kelowna House by David Tyrell - Living Room And Interior

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spruce Up Your Pool Deck- Even Above Ground

Pool Deck Design Idea from Linea Italia Inspired by Kube 1 Pool Deck Design Idea from Linea Italia Inspired by Kube

We all want beautiful stone surrounding our pools, making it feel like a northern outdoor landscape. Unfortunately we all can't afford it.  This photo gives inspiration for how to make a wood deck a little more upscale and fun.  It would even work for an above ground pool.  A bit of potted greenery, punch colours and voila....

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Infinity Pool Dropping onto a Sand Beach

Amazing Beach-Front Designs Brazilian Beach House-1

The architecture on this property is beautiful. It is symetrical but has layers. I love the combination of old and new: concrete, wood and old stone around the pool.  I haven't seen an infinity pool on a sand beach front but it works. I really appreciate modern architecture and I am drawn to photographs of it but I would definitely need an interior designer to give it the warm feeling that I crave on the interior.

Amazing Beach-Front Designs Brazilian Beach House-2

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Monday, 5 March 2012

Before and After Edition 2

After: Inviting and Organized

White Paint, an L-shaped couch and lots of accessories make all the difference in a previously dull and dark room.  The cut out in the bookcase also opens up the room. Suprisingly small things make a big difference

Before: Perfect Potential

Before: Dark and Cramped

Scary!!  I like this transformation because very little money was spent. It looks like only one window was replaced to make it the same size as the others.  Other than that loads, and loads of white paint and a palette of white and warm brown with a dash of colour.  Very nicely done.

After: Light and Airy

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