Saturday, June 26, 2010

Contemporary Dwelling

Nestled near Diamond Head this house seems to know precisely how fortunate it is to be sited on one of the most magnificent swaths of coastline in the world, taking full advantage of the unsurpassed views and gentle breezes that have drawn people to Hawaii for centuries. The taste in furnishings and art might be described as Asian Transitional— pieces that reference Japan, Indonesia and other Asian locales but that do so casually. The views are of the sort that dreams and travel brochures are made, with the living room’s glass-paneled walls—all 32 feet of them—slide and disappear into unobtrusive pockets making the adjacent lanai part of the living room, its boundary are indistinguishable, It’s functional and fantastic, solid and ethereal at the same time. Paradise on earth, a house allows its inhabitants to experience paradise fully, freely.
Architecture by Donold Botsai/Interior Design by Jacques Saint Dizier,ASID

Achieve this look by painting walls rich creme or yellow tones, and picking a Japanese or Asian influenced art piece as your focal point on one wall. Use copper and/or wicker pieces with the same influence to spread round. Any color couches will be great in this room from dark blue, purple, red
(hopefully not all at one time) because of the dim lighting.