Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wall Mirror Round Up

Mirrors are a great way to reflect the beauty of a space. Mirrors can make a space appear larger, they can make a room feel brighter and they can reflect the outdoors bringing them in. They can be purely functional or they can be sculptural and serve as a work of art. After finishing the design of a clients guest bedroom we have yet to find the perfect wall mirror for the room. After doing some research I thought I would share some of my favorites: 

Plantation Design
Blanchette Mirror

Plantation Design
Munich Silver Wall Mirror

Plantation Design
Karten Convex Mirror

Plantation Design
Arkham Mirror

Metal Mirrors:
Herald Zinc Mirror

Restoration Hardware
Iron & Rope Mirror

Plantation Design
Hook Mirror
Jonathan Adler
Pierre Mirror

  Wood Mirrors:

Restoration Hardware
Mansard Mirror

Restoration Hardware
Octagonal Mirror

Plantation Design
Roma Wall Mirror

Restoration Hardware
Pieced Oval Mirror

 Sunburst Mirrors:
Plantation Design
Galactic Convex Nickle Mirror

Ballard Design
Suzanne Kasler Mirror

Crate & Barrel
Driftwood Mirror   

Z Gallerie
Devon Mirror

To recap, I think some of the best sources for wall mirrors are: Restoration Hardware, Arteriors, Plantation LA Design, Z Gallerie, Ballard Design, Pottery Barn, Jonathan Adler and sometimes you can even find amazing mirrors and good deals at HomeGoods. Do you have any secret sources for mirrors you want to share?
I love comments and suggestions on all of my posts!

Also remember I am always up for a design challenge and would love to hear from you,

Silver Mirrors:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dream Home in Maui

I hope you had a great weekend, It has been cold and sunny all weekend and I love it! This is my favorite kind of winter weather, by far.

This year for Christmas my sister gave me the book Tom Kundig: Houses 2 and I am so happy to have a new addition to my library for design and architectural inspiration. I found the architecture of this Dream Home in Maui particularly inspiring and wanted to share it with you today:

Located on top of a craggy Maui cliff...

It takes a lot of thought and planning to create a design that blends into the landscape and I think the architects achieved that with this home.

The architecture is so simple, perfect for Maui.

The floor plan has three distinct zones: a guest quarter at the left,
the main living area in the center and a master suite on the right all separated by enclosed walkways.

Each of the living spaces open out onto the back lawn and pool with amazing views of the ocean!

Lots of outdoor living space is perfect for the tropics...

The two walls on the main living area open up completely connecting the outside to the living area.

A view out to the ocean...what a perfect place to entertain a large amount of people!

A view with the window wall closed...

And open...

The kitchen island extends out from the kitchen and also serves as an outdoor table.
(Looks almost like a diving board from this angle!)

The interiors look simple and easy to maintain perfect design for a vacation home...
...and you know how I love those sliding doors!
All photos courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects.

I hope you enjoyed this Maui home and find it inspiring. Thank you for stopping by today and have a good week!