Category: Coastal Style

Contemporary Style at Idaho

There’s a fine line between a house that’s been designed to match with its own locale and one that veers off into theme territory. This may be especially true for homes located in resort towns like Sun Valley, Idaho.

Much to the relief of designers James Dolenc and Thomas Riker of all jamesthomas, the couple who commisioned this 12,000-square-foot residence was dead set on not using a Western-theme house. “But that didn’t mean we couldn’t reference the West without being literal about it,” says Riker. “We brought nature and a lot of pure elements into the plan, but in a more modern manner.”

Additionally they capitalized on the striking work of Ketchum, Idaho, architect Michael Blash of Michael Blash and Associates. “The architecture is indeed strong, and the views of Bald Mountain are magnificent,” says Riker. “Our aim with the insides was to be quiet and impartial, which we realized using a lot of earth tones.” But as these beautiful photographs illustrate, quiet and impartial does not translate into dull and neutral.

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The living room has a dramatic view of Bald Mountain, one of Sun Valley’s greatest ski destinations. Riker and Dolenc produced a small seating group by the bay window using two Holly Hunt seats and floor lamps from Boyd Lighting. “The seats are upholstered in a light blue wool, and there is a very subtle effect where you’re looking at them and the sky at the exact same time,” says Riker. A Troscan Leigh Chaise joins the two seating areas in the big 16-by-24-foot entertaining area and allows people to confront in either direction, or toward the wood-burning fireplace designed by Blash.

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Still another view of the living space highlights the versatility of the furniture choices. The Troscan Weekend Bench in the foreground has a timber table that slides and may be placed anywhere along the bench, or placed elsewhere in the room. The stools from Chista and coffee tables from Bradley Hughes are also easily transferred to accommodate guests.

“We kept the colours fairly neutral — beiges and browns — and made sure the furniture would be comfortable for a family that includes three children and a dog,” says Riker. The Donghia couch sits on a carpet from Tufenkian. The floors throughout the house are walnut.

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“We felt it was significant that when you walked into the house, you were presented using a mixture of contemporary and Western components,” says Riker. “We needed something that felt appropriate for Sun Valley and immediately conveyed this house is all about.” The designers had noticed artist Ashley Collins’ paintings at a gallery in Napa, California. Her work hangs above a games console by John Houshmand. All the pieces is individually handmade — this one is composed of an elm tree trunk that sits on a steel foundation.

The lattice light fixture has been designed by Blash to feel as if you’re walking though organic light. In addition, he chose the habit pivot glass doorway.

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An imposing spiral staircase joins the 3 levels of the home’s north wing. The reduced level of the wing includes a wine room and a home theater, while the entry level (shown in the last photograph ) includes a guest bedroom and a work out room. On the next floor, there is access to the major living spaces as well as the children’s bedrooms plus a powder room.

The south wing is entered on its lower level, in which there is a mudroom, the children’s playroom and a bathroom. The second floor comprises the wife’s office, a lanai and added entrance to the main living areas. The next level includes the master suite. This wing of the house is also serviced by an elevator.

The 20-foot hanging chandelier was designed from the Kirkland, Washington, firm Charles Loomis. Riker notes “it feels rustic but functions in a modern environment.” At the very base of the stairwell, the designers installed a water feature using a column of rock at its center. “It points up into the obelisk-shape light fixture so the contour of each one imitates the other.”

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The fireplace wall divides the living room from the family room (revealed in the next photograph ), and both spaces are available to the dining and kitchen locations. The white sculpture a part of the owners’ art set.

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The family room is a somewhat compact 12-by-16-foot area where everybody hangs out and watches television. The custom-made couch is covered in a wide-wool corduroy. Riker says that the Ellipse Chair from Modernica”provides a fun, poppy element. It’s a statement piece that stands by itself.” The glass piece on the huge ottoman from Doma Home Furnishings slides so you can push it away to put your feet up or deliver it close when it is holding food or beverages. The carpet is a wall-to-wall carpet that has been cut and jumped. “We do this a lot as it saves money when you need a very specific size,” says Riker.

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“The kitchen is very open, so it was significant that all work together and the colours and materials remained in the exact same household as the ones in the adjoining chambers,” says Riker. “We didn’t need you to be jarred as you seemed from room to room.” The large L-shape pub, which can be surrounded by pub stools from Berman Rosetti, includes a raised countertop so you can not see directly into the kitchen. “We had the White Beauty granite waterfall down the front so that it feels like a monolithic piece of rock,” notes Riker. “It’s very architectural and performs the feeling of the home’s environment and the mountains.”

The center island and backsplash have been performed in quieter tones of mocha granite so they would fade into the background a little. The cabinets will be the exact same mahogany that’s in the living space, yet to create a subtle distinction they had been stained slightly darker. The stainless steel hood has been custom developed for the oversize Wolf cooktop.

Beyond the kitchen, a step up and a twist to the ideal lead to an outdoor entertaining area. The floor is a Gaston beige limestone. Bamboo planters soften the rock wall.

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The owners needed to be able to host small and large gatherings in the dining room. Riker and Dolenc designed two square tables that seat , when pushed together as revealed here, eight. There’s an additional leaf that expands the dining table, which has been fabricated from the Chicago firm EuroCraft, so it can accommodate 12 people.

The seats are from Holly Hunt, and the custom light fixture is from Pagani Studio. An Atelier Credenza from Morlen Sinoway and candlesticks from Baker sit under art chosen by the owners. Knoll fabric drapes open to reveal views of the nearby foothills.

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“We constantly look at powder rooms as an chance to do something more fun and push the envelope just a little bit,” says Riker. A custom made concrete spout is surrounded with a floating walnut dressing table and marble backsplash. The sconces from Fuse Lighting are made up of a metal sword with black crystal beads that wrap around the bulbs. “It’s kind of sparkly and surprising, and we enjoyed how the rock and metal use everything else that’s going on in the house,” Riker explains. A glass top protects the dressing table from water damage.

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The designers wanted the guest room to feel like an all-inclusive hotel space. The desk from Niba Home is the perfect spot to use a laptop, but in addition, it serves as a vanity (the mirror is from Arteriors) and a nightstand. “The adjoining bathroom has a limestone floor called Seagrass, so we moved with a slight green and gold color scheme,” says Riker. The Berman Rosetti bed is on a platform that incorporates a bench. Crate and Barrel lamps flank the bed.

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The guest area’s en suite features wall tile from Walker Zanger that”provides a modern spin on a rustic part,” says Riker. “We designed the floating dressing table, the sconces and the walnut millwork to coordinate with the hotel-like surroundings of the bedroom. It feels a whole lot more habit than simply slapping a mirror up on the wall.” The sconces are from Boyd Lighting, the sink and taps are Lacava, and the tub is by Kohler.

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The hallway leading to the children’s bedrooms is awarded architectural interest with small built-in benches and markets that highlight the owners’ art set. The carpet is from Odegard. “I had been going through the sample rugs the showroom gifts in a striped arrangement,” explains Riker,”and that I loved the way they appeared, so I had them create a rug that mimicked the sample. I also like that it’s a more playful feel as it is outside the kids’ bedrooms.”

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The whole back wall of the master bedroom has been coated in a panelized Ultrasuede headboard that goes all of the way to the ceiling. “The bed feels like it is floating up to it,” says Riker. “The metal tables on each side of the bed are rather big, and we actually wanted to center the Baker lamps in the window. They are really more decorative, whereas the sconces are all for reading.” The owners enjoyed the expression of the bare floors and only wanted something underneath their feet once they got in and out of bed, so the designers used runners. “We do this a lot in bedrooms in which you don’t need a major rug since a lot of the floor is coated by the bed,” says Riker.

The Nankin Bench at the foot of the bed is by Christian Liaigre. The metal bedside tables and storage cubes are jamesthomas layouts that were fabricated, respectively, by Gentner Fabrication and EuroCraft, both in Chicago. The seating area in the foreground features the Stop Club Chair and Ottoman from John Hutton for Holly Hunt.

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It’s an overused expression, but there is no getting round the reality that this toilet is spalike. Architect Blash came up with the idea for its latticework ceiling, while Riker and Dolenc designed the dressing table and chose the finishes. “We love the striation in the classic vein-cut travertine floor,” says Riker. They also used big pieces on the wall to maintain the space feeling clean. “The sink is just one enormous concrete trough that has an earthy feel but is modern and modern, such as many other components throughout the house.” Stones include a textural element and have been placed around the perimeter of the whole toilet. Glass transoms provide ventilation for the walk in cupboard and the water cupboard.

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A patio off the master bathroom wraps round to a corner in which a Waterworks bath has a view of the nearby nature preserve. The light fixture is by jGoodDesign.

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The 200-square-foot dressing room is located off the master bathroom. The cabinets’ walnut end is the same as the one that’s used throughout the remainder of the house. Massive ottomans covered in Ultrasuede — a jamesthomas layout that has been fabricated by Eurocraft — provide a cozy spot to consider the”What should I wear today?” dilemma. The drum light fixture is from Stonegate Designs.

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Mediterranean-Italian Mansion at California

About 15 decades back, using their two boys starting to outgrow their house, Marilyn and Steven Gutsche ventured out to search for a larger place. When they saw a beautiful Don Nolte ranch in the sunny hills of Santa Barbara, California, it was clear that they had discovered their new house. They promptly repainted the exterior and inside from stark, contemporary white to considerably calmer, soothing tones and transformed the home into a Mediterranean-Italian ranch.

The inside colour palette and decorations had been closely chosen to accommodate Steven’s big assortment of antique Persian carpets. Carpets are draped on the ground in nearly every area and even on the wall in the first vaulted Palladian entranceway, among the few areas of the home kept in its original condition.

in a Glance
Who lives here: Marilyn and Steven Gutsche and their two sons
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Size: 6,500 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
That is interesting:
The few have hosted a number of weddings.

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A gorgeous colonnade connects the classic-style living area to a gazebo surrounded by a colorful array of fruit trees.

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Marilyn was motivated by the orange trees from the backyard to bring the gazebo.

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The Gutsches desired more space for those boys and their friends. They expanded the kitchen, attached a family room complete with big TV and pool table, and also added a pool home from the back. Santa Barbara architect Ketzel and Goodman designed all the new spaces.

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The pool home, here and next photo, is reminiscent of a Greek beach cabin, with soothing blues and whites, straw shades and a lot of natural light coming through big windows along one side. It’s the ideal spot for children and guests to relax or get a little noisy without bothering anyone in the main property.

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Steven’s study is a tribute to the Napoleonic age. The space includes original busts, a first French cavalry saber collection along with a museum replica of a famous painting of the man himself.

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This bookshelf from the library houses first leather-bound history novels from the Napoleonic era in addition to art pieces commemorating Napoleon.

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The family room layout is based in part on the Four Seasons Biltmore, with as many big windows as you can.

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Apollo, the Gutsches’ Lutino cockatiel, lives in a gorgeous Indonesian antique wooden birdcage found in an antiques shop. With all the big windows, it may be harmful for Apollo to be flying around the home, but he’s still a happy clip-winged member of the household, often hitching a ride across the ranch around the shoulders of Steven or Marilyn.

Among the owners’ preferred areas for antiques shopping nowadays is nearby Summerland, a small beach town just 1 mile long containing no fewer than many antiques shops.

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As Marilyn tells it, she had been “bitten by the chicken germ” only a couple of short years back. She has her very own coop, “Chez Poulet.” The theme of birds and chickens runs through much of the home, especially the kitchen.

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French limestone floor tiles extend across the remodeled kitchen and family room. The tiles were imported directly from France by ship, requiring months to get there. The wait was worthwhile, though, since the high quality flooring show very little wear after many decades.

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“Once you begin a chicken coop, everyone buys you poultry gifts,” Marilyn says, explaining her stovetop accessories.

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This dark wood kitchen island cabinetry by William Oh was installed years ago, before it had been in fashion. The windows show real beans held in the front of each drawer.

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A close-up of this kitchen.

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A crystal chandelier imported from Italy hangs from the classic-style dining area. It reflects direct sunlight over the smooth surfaces and mirrors which cover the space.

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These finches were purchased to match the lamp from Maison K in Montecito.

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This brass music rack is a gorgeous original piece found at one of Santa Barbara’s many antique stores. It serves function and form standing beside a rosewood piano. The living room’s large windows allow sunlight to pervade the room and bounce into each nook and cranny.

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This rosewood grand piano, Marilyn’s pride and pleasure, is still in perfect shape after 32 decades.

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An Aphrodite torso in the entranceway is a first-century Roman bit that introduces the Italian-style design and architecture seen throughout the home.

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The Gutsche house at night.

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Country Mode Soothes the Soul

Among the signs that your country style has been done is the feeling that it enables your spirit. Wide-open spaces, comfy nooks with outside views and crisp colors combine for a feeling of being down residence in the nation.

The problem with true country living is that property is expensive, those views are expensive, houses can be expensive to keep up, and money isn’t growing on magnolia trees. Lucky for us we can capture a bit of country flavor without buying a full size estate. From ski country to the riverside and everything in between, your own wills inspire.

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Country Luxurious: Land

When we were searching for a house, we had difficulty finding the right one within our small budget (sound familiar?) . We’d go to house after house, and nothing seemed right. Then 1 afternoon we randomly stopped by a vacant home available and decided to take a look without our Realtor. The home was nice and we sort of liked it, but the actual defining moment was when I walked round the rear corner. I saw a lawn, woods and gardens — similiar to the picture — and instantly took a deep breath of contentment.

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Connect with all the property. Add huge windows wherever you can to get a glimpse of blue sky and green open spaces. If you live in a tiny urban home, look up: Skylights would be the perfect windows into the spacious expanse above.

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Country Classic: Beams

if you would like your house to shout nation, try exposing present beams and leaving them naturally finished for a classic look.

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Even one solid beam sometimes takes a space from the suburbs into the nation.

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Create the sense of beams. If you don’t have captivating beams to expose, try adding trusses for country fashion. If you lease, add unfinished wood tones through accessories and furnishings.

Country Classic: White

White is a classic country base that gives your eyes and mind a rest. Maintain your distance from becoming too bland by minding life through furnishings and artwork.

Work whites in. You don’t need to have a country estate to bring that fresh feel to your property. Tiny kitchens and living areas will burst with mild when given a fresh coat of nation white paint.

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Decorate your white kitchen with shots of classic red decor for a classic take on blank country fashion.

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Country Classic: Wood Flooring

If you are updating your flooring, go for hardwoods or even tile, but bypass the wall-to-wall carpeting. Although it feels fantastic in your toes, it does not evoke the same country style as rustic tile or wood.

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If you have ancient wood floors that can not be refinished, try pairing two nation classics and paint the older flooring a crisp white.

Get the feel of timber for less. If you’re trying to save your pennies, there are now laminate versions of timber flooring that have a rougher matte finish. You no longer need to settle for glossy laminate if you want a nation look at a reduce price.

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Country Luxurious: Indoor/Outdoor Living

You can have a country life and style without succumbing to chicken cupboard pulls and rooster cookie jars. The essence of country living is all about the indoor-outdoor way of life. Farmers live off the land, and the property flourishes under their care. By experiencing character pay homage to this manner of life.

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Blend outdoor living using a modern area. Fling open those French doors, slide broad the walls and unshutter the walls. You don’t even need to have a patio to acquire an outdoor feel indoors — open your apartment’s windows and drink in the sunshine.

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Country Luxurious: Neighborly Front Porches

Country people have always been great at soaking in summer breezes on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea with their sides.

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Create neighborly links for your area. You may not be able to add a porch, but you can bring the outside in to make relationships with neighbors. Maintain your windows open, and make it a priority to meet with the woman from the apartment next door or the household in the home down the road. Have them over for a glass of something cold and some fantastic conversation.

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Wherever you live, it’s always possible to add a bit of country. Bring the outside in, open up views and select stuff that reflect the nation classic way of life. Do not be afraid to mix country with contemporary spaces and revel in its laid-back ease.

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Guest Groups: Whites and Woods

Although I’m a fan of colour, I have been drawn to a lot of woods and whites — particularly white ceramics. There is something relaxing about the mix of the two. If you are in need of a couple of well-designed items that calm the soul, look no further. — Jennifer from I Art U

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Ferm Living Stem Vases – $50.25

These log bowls are equally versatile and beautiful. I’d use them as candle holders, as newspaper clip organizers, for floral arrangements (as shown) or as a key holder so I would not have to look about for them before I leave the house. The choices are limitless, really.

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Pleated String Lights – $225

I am floored by these handmade Pleated String Lights. They work both inside and out, you choose! I can see it now: a charming backyard party with these lights lined up and shining.

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Ash and Porcelain Desk Catchall by Fashioned By – $65

I’m a nut when it has been organized around my workspace. A pad of paper and a sweet bowl to hold gold paper clips? Yes, please!

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Set of 3 Porcelain and Leather Hanging Containers by Fashioned By – $120

I feel like these beauties do not need any excuse. I thrive and operate when there are live greens round. Additionally, the white porcelain, natural leather and reside greens make perfection to me. I’d hang these babies in my studio.

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Walnut Wooden Stand – $190

I love everything about this planter: the shape, the colors and the timber and white combination, of course. This would move perfectly in my living room next to the TV, and it might add an enjoyable pop of texture and green.

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Scan Birdhouse by Pigeon Toe – $120

This would seem perfect with the string lights near. I love wildlife, and when this pleasant-looking birdhouse would bring birdies to my backyard, then I’m game. I’m all about design and practicality.

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Faceted Votives 2-Candle Gift Set by Pigeon Toe – $58

Candles are one of my vices, particularly during the winter months when there is less light throughout the day. The manner candlelight brightens a room can not be replicated, in my opinion. I’m a fan of the comfy, warm glow, how about you?

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Little Ash Wood Cutting Board – $18

I can say this cutting board is a stone. I had been gifted this attractiveness for Christmas, and now it’s hard to utilize my other plain plastic cutting boards. I exhibit this one from the kitchen as it’s artwork; it’s so pretty and earthy.

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Sabine Floor Lamp – $880

How awesome is this quilt? Unique lighting hits home for me, which would be great next to my couch to offer light for reading. I wouldn’t ever wish to turn off it.

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Wooden Mountain Range Stacker by Imagination Kids – $25

That can be on my wish list for the upcoming kid’s bedroom. I love the natural wood grain and the separate pieces that make 3-D decor. I would like my children to grow up enjoying nature, which would be a fantastic start by instructing them about mountains.

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Records by Andrew Le – $26

This would be a fun print to hang over my record player. I love the juxtaposition of this skies and the earth, and this reminds me of just that.

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Small Domed Cloche Screen by AMradio

I have seen quite a few of these around, but I have never seen one such as this. I love the miniature factor! I’d use it exactly as imagined to keep a fairly air plant. I could envision this attractiveness leaping around from room to room in my home.

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Place of 4 Eucalyptus Wooded Slice Coasters Wood – $14.99

Coasters always come in handy in my location. I love using a range of them in the living area for visiting guests. It is always a bonus when they are conversation starters, and that I feel these could strike up some of them.

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Vu de L’extérieur Printing by Fieldguided – $30

I adore the notion of supporting independent musicians. This print is by Anabela of Fieldguided, and it’s the best print for the bedroom. It is calming and beautiful, and I love the typography.

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Ash and Brass Pencil Cup by Fashioned By – $80

Here is some more tasty desk organization. These remind me of these old fashioned straw or comb holders in traditional barber shops. They’re so mod and great looking. I’d store my pencils and pens in these beauties.

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Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters – $19

I can not have enough green inside (or outside) of my house. I love the flexibility of these planters, and I am a major fan of dwelling walls. The various shapes and sizes in addition to the textures of different plants would result in great artwork on my walls.

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White Ceramic Juicer – $9

This is another gorgeous example of practical and pretty. I use lemon juice often in recipes, which might look great in my kitchen on an open shelf.

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You & Me Pencils – $14

Surround yourself with beauty. I take that saying to heart, particularly in my studio. The ease and uniqueness of these pencils is enchanting. I love writing with pens, and these would be great in my desk.

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Wood Grain Pitcher – $58

This pitcher combines the beauty of forests and whites — the subject of this ideabook! I am a large fan of faux bois, and that I envision myself with this pitcher filled with lemons and water in a dinner party.

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Tube Birdhouse – $28

I could not have too many bird feeders in my yard; I love seeing wildlife beyond the kitchen window. This bird feeder is particularly cool as it might blend in with the trees outside. It would be awesome to observe birds build their homes within this attractiveness.

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Saved from Thailand

This large and beautiful home graces the family-friendly suburb of Pinecrest close Miami, Florida. The Martinelli family enlisted the talents of Miami designer Fernando Sanchez of Pineapple Designs to soften the contemporary lines of the home using an exotic and tropical aesthetic. They asked Sanchez to pay tribute to the family’s love of nature, and gave him carte blanche with respect to the design. Sanchez even followed the homeowners on a visit to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand, to accumulate their décor. Sanchez scoured antique stores, warehouses and flea markets to find rare and gorgeous building materials for your family’s expansive 5,300 square foot home.

at a Glance
Who lives here: Dillan, Elysse, Lucas, Miranda and Richard Martinelli
Location: Pinecrest, Florida
Size: Approx. 5,300 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Constructed in: 1978

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The dining area features raffia fina background, also utilized at the master bedroom and living area. Sanchez found the clean-lined wall and furniture sculpture in an antique store in Thailand. The table centerpiece is a beautifully arranged bowl of shells and other natural elements.

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Upon entering the home, you are greeted with one of their family’s treasures, artwork from their Thailand shopping expedition.

Sanchez knew Thailand so nicely, “It made our trip super efficient as the leg job was already done,” Elysse states. “Thailand is hot and humid like Miami but the Thai people were very hospitable, greeting you with a glass of water since you walked in to their shops. The Thai people understand exporting really nicely. Even in the flea markets, they understand what to do about transport.”

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The entry hall showcases exquisite large wooden sconces and a pair of antique Thai cabinets which provide appreciable storage for their seasonal décor.

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Their living area combines exotic, contemporary and traditional styles. An antique dining table is an unexpected element next to the contemporary leather couch and chairs.

Leather sofa and chairs: Design Depot

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Fernando utilized symmetry in designing the media area of the living room. The homeowners have two separate living spaces with TVs, which come in handy if their teenaged children want to do some entertaining of the own. The vibrant painting above the tv was done by Colombian artist Patricia Farinaz.

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The master bedroom is expansive and features vaulted ceilings. The bedframe was purchased in their visit to Thailand and is flanked by dressers custom-built in Miami. The carpets across the home were also purchased in Thailand and are made of water hyacinth that are soft to the touch. The beautiful baskets at the base of the bed were a Thailand flea market find.

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Dillan and Elysse integrated an office area into their master bedroom suite. The desk and bookcase hutch were built in Thailand to Fernando’s specifications and sent over. A notebook is generally on the desk, and also this area functions as a quiet and private area for your couple.

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The family room off the kitchen leads to the large enclosed patio.

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The huge scale furnishings exude warmth and relaxation. The color palette is neutral yet infused with pops of color.

Carved pair of lamps on networking console: Jalan Jalan at Miami, Fla..

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The kitchen is at the center of the home, where there is generally a flurry of action. Elysse enjoys using her Kitchenaid appliances, and the rich wood tone of this island presents a beautiful contrast to the custom-built cabinetry.

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Welcome into the kitchen, the breakfast nook features a custom created banquette and chairs from Elysse’s childhood home.

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The bedroom which belongs to their son Richard features a gorgeous wood wall remedy as the headboard. Richard is now in elementary school, and the bedroom is intended to develop with him over time with just a few minor changes.

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Here, the calm and serene bedroom belonging to their high school age daughter Miranda has amazing tropical art above the bed that was also brought from Thailand.

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Dillan and Elysse frequently use their expansive covered and screened patio to amuse — some of the parties have had more than 200 people. Sanchez added exotic components to their current patio furniture to create a space that invites relaxation and calmness.

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Natural components are evident in their terrace with all the wood carved sculpture and the natural coffee table. When they amuse, the homeowners fill out the space with lovely orchids and wood stained serving pieces to boost the enchanting ambiance.

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Their pool area and gazebo is an inviting area amidst lovely landscaping. Dillan and Elysse made landscaping a priority after they bought the home. Sanchez, a collector of rare plants, lined the pool with some of his potted plants. The umbrellas at the distance are held by Thai elephant figurines bought in Thailand after Elysse spotted them at the resort they were staying at.

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The home is located on more than an acre of land. This beautiful Thai edition of a canoe takes a prominent place on the home.

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Lush landscaping and massive pots from Thailand create an inviting and inviting extrance.

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