My thoughts on interior design and all things beautiful in the world.

Monday, May 10, 2010

One of My Clients is Moving. Needs to Sell Some Great Items

One of my clients here in Bend is moving & she has to sell some of the items from her beautiful. home.
She has a like-new 48" Sub Zero on Craigs list as well as a beautiful 1800's antique french vanity & mirror. 
See them on Craiglist.  Maybe you or a client could use them.  They are priced very fairly.

antique French vanity & mirror

48" sub Zero

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Swimming Pools Soooooo Beautiful!

I can't imagine a lot of swimming going on in these beauties
but they are sure fun to look at.

I found these fabulous photos on line. 

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Can you imagine!!
Below: Albuquerque, New Mexico, architect Bart Prince wanted “a sense of excitement” in the house that he designed for Steve Skilken in Columbus, Ohio. The curvilinear glass-andcopper-clad residence “had to be beautiful from the air, since Steve comes in by helicopter.” Above: A 75-foot-long pool winds its way along the lower level of the house. “The owner wanted a lap pool running through a tropical garden, with palm trees and bananas and views of the sky,” the architect says. “The living spaces are arranged around that.”




Another Fabulous Indoor Pool
Below:  “We wanted to retain its inherent character but lift its atmosphere and give it more light,” designer Emily Todhunter says of a neo-Georgian London house she reworked with her partner, Kate Earle, and architect John Newton. Sunlight, filtered through the round glass blocks that line the sculpture pool on the terrace above, illuminates the indoor swimming pool. The murals were painted by artists Nencia and Fiona Corsini. Jerusalem stone column mosaics and floor limestone from Paris Ceramics.



Below: Set on a South Carolina rice plantation dating to 1830, a poolhouse with a conservatory sensibility was conceived by architectural designer Jim Strickland and his team at Historical Concepts for an insurance executive, his wife and their extended family. Above: The columned entrance. European fan palms and a skylight continue the orangey effect.





Above:  A 61-meter-long swimming pool winds past the guest bungalows at Casa Triton, the retreat architect Marco Aldaco and associate architect Humberto Muro built next to the owners’ original house in Costa Careyes, Mexico.

"Rocky's" Pool


“Now tell me, do you think this place is pretentious?” asks actor Sylvester Stallone about his Miami home. “Because I’ve always hated those Palm Beach piles with a forty-foot dome over an Olympic swimming pool lived in by some four-foot bald guy.” Set on 14 acres, the house, a Neoclassical-style villa he shares with his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and his daughter, Sophia Rose, was in a state of disrepair when the actor purchased it in 1993. A bronze of Rocky Balboa is at one end of the pool behind the house. (November 1997)


Above: Using material suspended from flagpoles, Val Selleck transformed the pool area of his West Palm Beach, Florida, cottage into an outdoor theater so popular that his friends now say, “Everybody comes to Val’s,” paraphrasing the title of the play that inspired the 1942 film Casablanca.
 
Six 15-foot flagpoles and a seven-by-12-foot movie screen were ordered on the Internet. A 100-yard bolt of lightweight curtain material strong enough for outdoor use was bought at a Dixie Highway fabric shop. A local sailmaker was enlisted to put seams, bindings and grommets in the appropriate places. Cables, shackles and bungee cords were selected at a hardware store. It all went up quickly and according to plan, to the amazement and delight of Val Selleck’s friends.