A muted lavender paired with light wood and neutral grays feels feminine without being too juvenile. This shade is perfect for a girl’s bedroom and won’t require a re-paint once they enter the teen years.
The local flowers and plants that line the walkway to the front door add color and texture to the front yard. The outdoor spaces of the home are equipped with smart technology that monitors the weather and conditions in the area, with an irrigation controller that uses real-time weather data to automate watering and allow the user to turn on the sprinklers through a smart phone.
Elements from nature and exotic travels lend integrity and interest to any design scheme. Source these elements by traveling the world to find collectibles for your space, or scour design stores where the global theme is big.
A four-arm antique bronze chandelier provides illumination above. The home's smart lighting system can be programmed to turn a series of lights on and off together, or programmed to turn on and off lights at a set time each day.
Designer Ryan Webb was inspired to create this bookcase by his wife, who wanted a piece of furniture where they could display wedding photos, albums and keepsakes – but it would work just as well in a bedroom or nursery. It’s five feet tall, two feet wide and four inches deep, and made of solid birch hardwood. He planes and sands every piece by hand for a smooth finish, and sells these masterpieces on Etsy for a very reasonable $75.
Color is the first thing that stands out about this home. Malene loves them all, especially blue, and she's not shy about demonstrating her considerable skill with layering the color into a room. Blue is one of the quintessential colors of the islands. From the sky to the sea, it frames everything that happens in between. Malene brought that feeling to her space including the stained floorboards that define the first floor of the home.