Elements that endure......
You can look high and low and still be drawn to particular styles that you gravitate toward. The following is a montage of some elements of style that should endure the test of time. A few of my personal favorites that makes a house a home.
This stone and iron facade is a welcoming entrance to this home. The entrance is the eyes of the house, beyond the eyes lies the soul of the home.
Yes, this is the inside of a home. A restful place to be and relax in. This indoor pool is great, and not far from anywhere you would want to be in this home. OK, I chose this one since I finished my first day of water therapy with Derby today. This would really be convenient.
This breakfast area is greatly done in a paneled fashion. To me there is something about paneling that speaks to me. Maybe it's the English influence of study's and gentleman's smoking rooms.........
This one is particularly nice with the more modern neutral color scheme. I also like the straight clean cabinets against the ornate, carved island. The echo of the windows even though open and see thru compliments the wall of paneling and balances each side.
Twin beds have always been a good looking option in youth bedrooms and here, in a guest bedroom. The softly upholstered walls balance the quilted tufted headboards. Balanced with a crisp white bed and trim of golden clean lines. I am also fond of the presence of light and dark.
Now, everyone needs a place to keep the wine. This bar is pretty pleasing. I really like the modern feel of the woods, metals, and the conversation seating to the left. The upholstered walls and seating offers not only a soft but quiet place to sit and relax after a long day.
This shower is open yet opulent wrapped in the marble base that is also carried out along the tub. I like to live casual, but throw in a little opulence and there is a beautiful room. On the opposite wall, you can see the television to catch the morning news.
This office is clad in paneling and also leather! I love this pair of leather chairs, the herringbone brick pattern on the fireplace and the desk with sleek modern top. The flooring is also an inlaid pattern and what about the different desk lamp? I like the simple shade trimmed in gold. It is also interesting how the top of the paneling is papered in an interesting geometric pattern.
In keeping with the leather love, I am really liking the arrangement of four chairs lately in a living room area.
The stone fireplace and the round base of the middle table is an interesting and different way for a coffee table to be arranged.Of course the beams and the arched topped windows are equally beautiful and enchanting.
In keeping with the wine theme, this wine room is really great for storing wine and also equally great for enjoying. I really like the bricked and the stored features of this wine room, perfect table for tasting too!
Built into the arch is a countryside mural fit for the Napa wine region.
I like the way this grass cloth was integrated into this living room and open family area. Of course my fondest memories are the grass cloth rooms of the 1970's but the more modern papers are actually quite good these days. I am liking this room very much, not too much and it is well balanced with the open and light walls.
A balance of light and dark is really nice here, a shot of color in the art and a texture or two on the upholstery balances the walls and the flooring in a darker finish.I also like how the open rooms seem cozy and there are smaller places to sit, talk and have intimate conversations in.
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