One should be at peace with the environment. We mostly find this peace in whatever we do & where ever we go. Creating an urban home has to do with certain earthiness that we want to exude and being in that place has to practice tranquility. Using colors or layout or being filled with objects that would connote restfulness and peace. That once you step inside this urban home, the refreshing & invigorating smell of eucalyptus and green tea permeates the air, invading your senses and immediately putting you in a state of relaxation.
Cultural inspired home
Let me give you you a glimpse on how I imagine this kind of sanctuary .. A Modern Japanese scheme .. let me fascinate you with the foyer- coming in the house. From its doors made of wood, the interesting design of the floor achieved through the use of different materials. The right side of the foyer is a wall of housing Japanese dolls. The left side contains a fountain where water continuously falls through clear glass, ending in a stone-cladded pool. When stepping in the living area imbued with different neutral shades. Moving forward, one is refurbished by the equally zen like powder room with series of stone steps embedded of with white pebbles. The dining & kitchen area seems to be the most modern of all. The bedrooms are done in white with dark wood-toned furniture. The only difference is the colors of the beddings and accessories. Harmonizing modern & Japanese styles reflecting the sense & style of creating a culturally inspired home.
Tropical Setting home
If asking people where they want to live and most will say either on a mountaintop with a very spectacular view of the surrounding of the forest or by the beach, burying their feet in fine white sand while sipping their weight of choice. An Oasis of green amid the hustle & rush of the city we are welcomed by a front garden in a charming pond punctuated by the sound of trickling water, leading visitors to the foyer accented with big terracotta jars. The planting is composed of shrubs like silver dust, ficus, assorted tropical plants. The water feature combined with an appealing planting somehow gives idea of what to expect in this garden haven. Sunlight is filtered. The resulting scenery is a stunning visual display of color, scale & form. Seeing this kind of atmosphere prompted ne to reevaluate my preference for quiet, far flung locales set amidst swaying palm trees and nurturing surroundings. Being in the middle of everything does not necessarily mean being far away from the things that make life worthwhile.
Hideaways …. A seaside treasure ..
If you are a beach fanatic you would likewise think of a home resort. All related to the sea ambiance-getting tanned, enjoying the sea breeze, warming up near the campfire while eating barbecued marshmallows, sleeping on a hammock coconut trees. With clear skies and sunny weather to boot. Using raw indigenous materials blending with construction basics.
In keeping with something new & something old concept. A Vibrant color scheme plays a key role in the inviting atmosphere of this home using bright yellow on the exteriors blends a happy & sunny outlook. Some walls painted in red-violet and in blue, ceilings and floors are kept white. Whimsical images of animals to add a playful touch. Indeed this kind of sanctuary can simply define pure enjoyment of nature's beauty and intimate family bonding perfect for hideaways.