Islands throughout the South Pacific are also home to some of the most colorful tropical plants known to man such as the friendly Hibiscus multicolored Frangipani and unique red orange Heliconia. Choose floral prints using these particular flowers or utilize the colors as accents when creating your tropical haven.
It is amazing how modern designers and architects are integrating seamlessly different styles and design ideas to create contemporary homes that are not just sleek and stylish but also warm and inviting. That seems to be precisely what the travel aficionados Colin and Carolina Cormac wanted for their new home in Southern California and the pair approached Craig Schultz of Laidlaw Schultz Architects to turn their vision into reality. While one of them wanted a sleek modern and minimalistic look the other wanted a warm look that is captured by wooden surfaces and vibrant colors.
Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film what comes to mind when you hear the words “?” For most these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world including. These islands boast cloudless skies power-like sand and crystal clear waters full of tropical fish. In fact the South Pacific brings in tourists from around the globe all year long.
Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
The home itself looks lovely with balanced use of glass concrete and wood on the outside. This gives its residents sufficient privacy while also extending the interiors beyond the four walls and connecting it to the outdoors with smart the use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The two acre property also features solar panels gray water management systems which are clubbed with eclectic interiors and curvy antiques to create a home that fits the taste of its owners.
It seems like modern designers are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to providing both amazing views be it from the terrace of a lovely contemporary home or from a condo that has a city skyline for backdrop.
The relation of indoor and outdoor spaces and the feeling of comfort and vacation is further punctuated with a splendid outdoor living room by the pool as well as an outer wall that turns into a long accommodating bar and barbeque area.