Posts Tagged ‘Vibe’
… Our Vibe Ashbury Mosaic in Key Lime.
Heidi Bonesteel, Michele Trout,
and Jill Hall of Bonesteel Trout Hall, have created a great “vibe” in this Pacific Palisades kitchen. Sophisticated yet unpretentious. Fresh, inviting and full of character, this is most definitely
a room worthy of being “in the spotlight”.
This year Sunset Magazine selected the Breezehouse by San Francisco-based green prefab company Blu Homes. Nestled hillside in an olive grove in Healdsburg CA, this modular house lives up to its namesake. Bright and spacious, each room shares a primary color pallet of oranges, blues, reds, yellows, and greens. We were thrilled to be able to add some of our tile selections to the mix. Here’s a peak at some of the Walker Zanger highlights.
SUNSET IDEA HOUSE TOURS
Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Days: Fridays through Sundays Aug. 3 through Sept. 9
Admission: $17, $15 on Fridays for seniors; children 12 and under are free. Cash or check only. A portion of proceeds will go to the Healdsburg Animal Shelter.
Tickets: Available at the house or online at sunset.com
Parking: Visitors should park at the Sonoma County Park and Ride Lot, 25 Grant Ave., Healdsburg, at the corner of Healdsburg Avenue) in the Grant Avenue Industrial Park. Shuttles will pick up visitors from the lot every hour on the hour (approximately), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information:
Sunset Magazine: sunset.com/breezehouse
Blu Homes: Bluhomes.com. They are offering a tour of the Mare Island, Vallejo factory from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. For information and to sign up visit bluhomes.com.
We always really enjoy working with Interior Designers on Showcase Houses, because it gives everyone involved a chance to pull out all the stops and create spaces that are showstoppers (pun intended). I’d like to share one such great space that Walker Zanger recently worked on, the Master Bathroom of the 2012 Pasadena Showcase House of Design . Created by Kathryne Designs, it is the highlight of a beautiful Spanish Style Villa in La Canada, a wealthy suburb tucked into oak covered foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, a dozen or so miles east of downtown LA. Beside being gorgeous, this space also a great example of how to work within an existing room footprint of an older home, to create a space that is luxurious and spacious.
Kathryne Dahlman created a beautiful space combining several different patterns of Ceramic Tile and Mosaic against clean crisp background of white venetian plaster. The Moroccan Pattern above the vanity references the Spanish them of the house, while the White and Brown Marble Octagon and Dot of the mosaic floor brings a classic traditional style into the mix. The overall pallet of taupe, brown, white and silver lends a crisp contemporary edge to the design.
The vanity counters feature Sequoia Brown, an amazing new marble from Walker Zanger. Notice the “leather” finish on the stone, which gives the surface a soft texture that feels amazing. This would be a wonderful place to start you day!
The luxury continues with the generously proportioned shower highlighted by Tuileries Handmade Tiles in a brick pattern and a feature wall of the Moroccan inspired Arabesque tile in a blend of colors. I especially love the dark “Chocolate,” which looks good enough to eat!
In this close up of the ArabesqueTiles, you can really appreciate the beautiful, soft undulation of the handmade surface. The tiles literally comes to life as the reflections of light play across the brilliant, shiny glazes. This is the result of an intensive handmade production process, in which each tile is rubbed by hand, creating an uneven surface that allows the glaze to pool in wonderfully random ways, making each tile a unique piece of ceramic art.
This parting shot shows the detail in the crackle surface of the Vibe Morrocan Mosaic. I love how Kathryne Designs chose the stark white grout for this pattern, a daring choice, but one that ties in nicely to the white plaster, wall tiles and white marble on the floor.
Bravo to Kathryne Designs for creating such a lovely space! Walker Zanger was thrilled to be part of it and we are already looking forward to next year’s Pasadena Showcase House.
All photos by Stuart Watson