But the most distinctive aspect of the home is the openings that are specifically created to ensure that vegetation pretty grows ‘through’ it unabated. While the cube-like shape of the houses confirms with the current design trend it is the completely transparent and visually appealing ‘glassy’ lower level that steals the show.
Modern architects and designers are placing as much emphasis on creating beautiful modern homes that stay connected with the environment around them at all times as they are on sleek and stylish interiors. And in this effort to add visual space and make the exteriors a part of the house one has seen a growing trend in employing glass extensively and expansively.
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.
Of course unless you’ve hit the jackpot or are embarking on a dream retirement most of us don’t have the opportunity to spend our lives in such a beautiful tropical locale. The next best thing to actually being in the South Pacific however is decorating your home in a South Pacific theme. Here are some tips for accomplishing this feat:
There is a fine balance between getting that perfect modern home which is both contemporary in design and comfortable to live in and one that is a bit too slick and modern and requires high maintenance. In case of small families and couples with kids it is as important to have a home that is practical and offers all the facilities that you need as it is to have one that suits your taste and appeals to your sense of aesthetics.
And the city’s charm along with her early life seem to have influenced her work greatly as one sees a sense of unconstrained freedom in all her work. Yet she still has to work with items that customers already have and create a new environment that incorporates them in a visually more appealing manner.