Mod decking walled in glass sets the stage for a streamlined, stylish space that invites hours of conversation while enjoying the sweeping view. A fun mix of landscaping and textures invite you to this outdoor space.
Full-length floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami in the living room of HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. Two polished chrome-based, frosted-glass hurricanes illuminate the space and lend ambiance during evening hours.
This sitting area is set up to maximize the home's sweeping bay views; the room can be instantly connected to the outdoors by sliding open the glass doors. Next to this space, a wet bar makes for very convenient cocktail hours.
A white leather sectional is the perfect spot to admire views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Port of Miami in the living room of HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. Two polished chrome-based, frosted-glass hurricanes illuminate the space and lend ambiance during evening hours.
Russian artist Salavat Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create his sculptures atop pencils. The works take anywhere from six to 12 hours to make. Fidai also paints artworks on seeds and his favorite canvas is the pumpkin seed.
Just off the dining room in this home, designers added a bar space to make entertaining easier for these homeowners. Although a small space, it is both stylish and functional, from its metallic penny round tile backsplash to its glass paneled cabinets for storing drink glasses to the multiplicity of cabinets and prep sink, this space is perfect for mixing drinks and setting up hours d'oeuvres it looks great, too!
Carefully light your fire pit using a long lighter. The gel fuel cans burn for about three hours; to put the flame out earlier, place something nonflammable over the glass box until the flame is snuffed out. Cans can be reused until the gel fuel is gone.
When choosing a bar cart, don't exclude a vintage version. "A found treasure always garners a second look and a chic set of marvelous midcentury highballs or dapper decanters will also be a nod to the glamorous retro ritual of cocktail hour," says Roxy Owens, founder of Society Social. This vintage cart includes stemmed wine glass hangers and two bottle storage slots.
Old World elegance gets a contemporary twist in this master bathroom from the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A dramatic view can be enjoyed as one peers through the master bathroom's 5-foot-wide by 12-foot-tall column of glass. The metal chandelier over the bathtub creates a stunning focal point. A Lutron shade, concealed during daylight hours in a custom-constructed spruce pine valance box, can be lowered as privacy demands.
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Hosting a staycation is all about hospitality, and nothing says hospitality like a cocktail and that icon of Southern hospitality: pineapples. I found this drink tray and cocktail set at a local thrift store. When paired with your favorite cocktail, you have the makings of a relaxing happy hour. If you can’t find a tray or pineapple glass, opt for drink stirrers from your local home accessories store to create a tropical inspired look that you can use all weekend.