Sunday, April 25, 2010
Linea Italia will create a beautiful statement in a modern or transitional living space. This fabric is a real treat for the eye. Also available in leather or microfiber, and supported by a wooden frame, the Forum sofas are comfortable to boot. Multiple compositions can be obtained using straight and angular modules that are hold together by retractable metal hooks hidden underneath. There is also a pouf that can be added to this fabulous ensemble. Sitting low to the ground, the Forum’s angular dimensions allow it to fit perfectly into any space, whether it’s in the middle of the room or nudged up against a corner.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
home, situated on a spectacular sliver of land clasped between the ocean and a tidal bird sanctuary. A bowl of sand dollars on the entry table greets guests. A rough-cut limestone coffee table is strewn with fine flotsam: an African shell necklace, shell-encrusted bowls, terra-cotta doves and eroded stone spheres. And the multitude of pelicans, curlews, sanderlings and herons that poke and wade and idle outside in the marsh appear to have found new niches inside, represented by a growing collection of avian sculptures and figures that nestle on tables, shelves and books.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Light Up the Night
Don’t settle for harsh overhead floodlights. Use glass hurricanes to hold tabletop candles so the wind doesn’t blow them out, and position torches around the edges of the party to create a perimeter and cast dramatic shadows
Go for color. Use bright color like melon, fuschia and lemon-yellow to pop against the green. The inclination to use green botanical prints in a garden setting is a natural one, but they will disappear when surrounded by shrubs and plantings.
Don’t forget to place an attractive trash can nearby to prevent trash from piling up on the table. And make sure it starts out empty!
If your party is a daytime event, be sure to provide shade, even if it means renting a tent. There’s nothing worse than watching your guests turn lobster-red before dessert.
If you’re not averse to chemicals, spray your terrace or patio with insecticide before the party. For a green approach, plant marigolds around the patio, which are a natural bug deterrent.
Bring an extra table or teacart outdoors. You always need more table surface than you can predict for extra glasses or hors d’oeuvres.
Plant fragrant blossoms around your terrace, which will release their heady scent at dusk. A few recommendations: Eleagnus, jasmine, mock orange and passion vine.
Invest in a fire pit and you won’t be able to make your guests go indoors. The mesmerizing effect of the fire works as well outdoors as in and can save your party from a chilly night.
Play warm-weather music like salsa or reggae. These tunes were meant to be enjoyed outdoors.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
The large veranda on the front porch is the perfect spot for a large daybed swing. Hung with rope and fastened to actual boat cleats, the swing is filled with plenty of pillows and 1940s-inspired barkcloth-covered cushions.
Layering textures and colors gives this outside sitting area a living room feel. Plenty of seating and added accents -- such as a sea grass rug, floor lamps, and balloon vases -- make this a desirable place to relax.
Pieces of furniture are strategically scattered on the porches and breezeway for flexible lounging options. Located off the breezeway (between the screened porch and dining patio) is a beach house staple: the outdoor shower.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
The 15-inch TV Mirror starts at $1,326; add another $150 to $300 for the 20-inch unit.
Tired of turning the tap on and off? This "intelligent faucet" from iHouse uses facial recognition to recognize you automatically and adjust the water temperature and flow to your tastes.
The touchscreen lets you access e-mail, weather forecasts, and your daily schedule while bathing.
It's a social scale too, capable of routing your body analysis data to online communities like Facebook or Twitter — if you dare. Price: $168.
Price: $5,460 to $6,280. Now that's one luxurious loo.
Uber-hip designer Karim Rashid has designed this all-in-one TV-tub unit for the Saturn Bath Company of Korea.
Soak your troubles away in this modernistic, white oval tub while catching up on "Real Housewives" of, well, wherever. The LCD TV is waterproof, naturally. I'll bet Zoolander owns one.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Space and Freedom- This cantilevered umbrella floats freely outside of your field of vision. Amalfi can be closed easily with our quality rope winch and crank. Secure is secure with the self locking gear- holds the shade tight at every position. This robust shade is made of 60×60 mm aluminum with a wall thickness of 4 mm. The Amalfi can be free standing or wall mount attached. Over 100 Dickson-Constant Fabric selections, 110 Powder Coated finishes and additional accessories are available. Customize your square or octagonal shade up to 13’2”.
I personally own the one pictured above and love it!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Here are some bathroom designs from Eban featuring dark stained bathroom furnishings. This furniture unit comes from their Maddalena line combining the elements of a sink, mirror and storage into one modular unit.