Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
The owners of the home wanted to transform their old summer cottage which was a touch dark and dingy into a smart and stylish space that captured the essence of nostalgic summer evenings. This made the choice of a color palette inherently simple and the extensive use of white muted blue and light greens gives the retreat a subtle beachy vibe. But the designers stayed away from a more apparent nautical look by smartly placing decor and accents that created a trendy modern rustic style.
Southeast Asia often produces some of the most extravagant homes on the planet–homes that combine captivating views with serene ambiance in an organic fashion. Not only is it home to some of the world’s top dream destinations (ranging from the spectacular villas of Bali to the stunning beaches of Thailand) the country also offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy life at a relaxed pace. The beautiful is the dream home of architect photographer and interior designer Marc Gerritsen. And on first glimpse it does look like an amazing retreat draped in natural goodness.
The fabulous white kitchen and the spacious dining room continue this bright rustic theme while neat candle sconces chandeliers and pendants offer the appropriate lighting. Featuring four bedrooms and a home office along with the baths on the top level this cottage in Lodi truly captures the magic of a dreamy summer escape filled with lazy evenings and long nights!
If you come from the school of thought that perception is indeed reality then this contemporary Israeli home does well and truly float on water for you! Surrounded by a sleek reflective surface and clad in glass and large basalt rocks this house is all about creating the visual illusion of a breezy residence that is gently floating in mid air.
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
Conjured up and brought to life by designer and of Knightline Developments this fabulous house is all about becoming a part of the existing landscape. Instead of opting for an ultra-modern and sleek residence the homeowners wanted a house that had a more tranquil ambiance.