LIVING WHITE ON WHITE

LIVING WHITE ON WHITE
White might be simple, but never dull.

Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013




The last few months have been so busy that I just haven't had time to write new posts
but in the New Year, I intend to post post post!!!  So keep on checking for new interior
design ideas.
May you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

INTERIORS BY DARRYL CARTER




The Washington D.C. interior designer, Darryl Carter, has pioneered a new American aesthetic that seamlessly mixes modern elements with traditional design. Carter's decor is defined by restrained, edited choices, with an emphasis on subtle upholstery and elegant antiques. The result: spaces that are simultaneously stylish and livable, all of which have a quality that is sure to stand the test of time.

He believes that home is about individual lifestyle. Darryl Carter’s work integrates an exacting vocabulary – responsive to both client and venue. His practice is sensitive to lifestyle, architecture and setting; recognizing that these must be thoughtfully considered to create living environments. Design longevity is his hallmark; produced by honoring classic elements of the past and present.


WWW.DARRYLCARTER.COM
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He may be a minimalist, but don't call his work modern. Carter's M.O.: Strip away unnecessary embellishment (loud colors, busy patterns) to focus attention on a few carefully curated pieces, many of them antiques with traditional forms and warm patinas. "White makes old things seem more current," he explains. Of course, there's more to it than that: "White rooms are more complex than they appear," Carter says, "because there are no distractions. Every choice becomes critical."




In terms of color, Carter sticks to a mostly monochromatic palette that allows the antiques and unique objects he finds to take center stage. Upholstery is mostly washed linens and is casually comfortable. Pops of black accents are also one of Carter's trademarks.




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Monday, November 5, 2012

UNIQUE BATHROOM DESIGNS



Creating your dream luxury bathroom requires detailed planning. A luxury bathroom needs a good design and skillful hands to be brought into reality. Now, bathroom suites are available in various shapes, sizes and materials.

Today, I am sharing some unique, slightly quirky bathrooms
 I found on various sites.




If you want more traditional, contemporary or modern bathrooms…visit my previous posts on bathroom design.


 Check out my Facebook page for more design ideas. https://www.facebook.com/DesignSenseFlorida


Designers, Realtors, Contractors... submit a guest post to andrea.halleywright@gmail.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

MORE DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR LOFT




The idea of loft living has become appealing and desirable to increasing numbers of young people, worldwide. To begin with, what really is a loft? The standard English dictionary defines it as “a large, usually un-partitioned floor over a factory, warehouse, or other industrial space.” It is indeed like a large studio, with no separation between rooms. Sometimes, there is an extra floor or sleeping area on top of the room, in order to maximize space, rather than an extra room on the side. The lack of walls and other types of dividers makes it trickier to create separate spaces, such as the kitchen area, dining area, living area, etc. within a large room.






As I wrote in two previous posts, loft homes are hubs of artists, professionals and even urban families. They offer a wonderful refuge with liberal breathing space and infinite design possibilities. The wide open space inspires the occupants to think creatively and splurge on design ideas. It is quite critical that these urban havens be designed according to strict preferences and personality-based specifications.
Now, I have these six new loft spaces I just had to share!




Have questions? Want to post on my blog? Just want more ideas and photos?
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

MEET PROJECT DECOR: Your One Stop Decorating Site


I found a dynamic digital doorway to the world’s best contemporary design and home furnishings, Project Décor is source and resource all in one. It helps design fans decorate their way to the home of their dreams. As a meeting place for the design savvy, it encourages fans to share and compare ideas with interested family and friends. As a design zine, it inspires design fans to discover what the pros know, explore new and classic products, and keep up with the next wave of design stars. As an on-line design store and more, it lets design fans mix and remix items from the world’s leading designers and brands to get a room just so—and then get the actual pieces home.
All products found at http://projectdecor.com/DesignSenseFlorida
In partnership with the world’s best established and emerging home furnishing brands—Knoll, Jonathan Adler, Richard Schultz, Bernhardt Design, Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Area, Gaia and Gino, Merida, and more—Project Décor brings design to your door.

All products on http://projectdecor.com/DesignSenseFlorida


Do you love Jenni Kayne's Living Room?
Now you can find the furnishings in a one stop shop!
 
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Want a classic reading area in your home? Find the accessories and chairs at: http://projectdecor.com/DesignSenseFlorida
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Want a contemporary design but need help?

Even furnishing ideas for your home office. And you can just click and buy the products. 
So, cool!


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Michael Wolk as Featured in LUXE Magazine



Michael Wolk, one of my favorite South Florida Designers is featured in this LUXE Magazine spread.
The home is a sophisticated and vibrant interior that complements the enchanting exterior. The home is situated on a two acre site overlooking the waterways of South Florida.
 It's a South American modernist feel with lots of texture, color, and a tropical sensibility.


Although the pale neutrals play off dark wood castings and detailing, the bright artwork and accessories throughout pop with color.


http://wolkdesign.com/interiors/residential/snapper-creek/



http://wolkdesign.com/interiors



A column wrapped in coral mosaics highlights the pool.



See more Michael Wolk interiors @ https://www.facebook.com/MichaelWolkDesign


The master bedroom glows in a golden yellow.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LUXURIOUS ECO-FRIENDLY SPACES



HANGAROA ECO VILLAGE & SPA IN EASTER ISLAND, CHILE

Whether you’re in search of an urban adventure or a tropical getaway, satisfy your wanderlust in eco-friendly style.

    SIX SENSES CON DAO IN CON SON ISLAND, VIETNAM
 (and  photo of bedroom below)


It’s been some time now since going green at hotels and restaurants meant getting grungy. Today, palapa-roofed eco-lodges have ceded much of their environmentally friendly ground to luxe retreats created by top designers. And while token gestures like a recycling bin under the desk might have once been enough, today’s green-thinking jet-setters demand much more rigorous eco bona fides. Some of these enhancements—rainwater catchment systems, say—are invisible to guests (as well they should be). But others not only improve the hotel’s or restaurant’s environmental impact, they go a long way toward improving the guest experience, too. These are some of my favorite picks from Architectural Digest.
 SAFFIRE-FREYCINET

 Conceived by design partners Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku as an ode to haute couture, the white-on-white space at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
    Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco
      Brushstroke, New York hired Japanese design firm Super Potato to mastermind it's refit. Featuring natural stone, reclaimed timber, and salvaged steel, the restaurant finds its focal point in the bar area, where a wall fashioned from 25,000 irregularly stacked books, pages facing outward, gives the impression of richly textured wood parquet.


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