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Houzz.com: Dream Spaces: Bedrooms With Amazing Views

Houzz.com: Dream Spaces: Bedrooms With Amazing Views

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by  houzz interior design ideas

Call me crazy, but I’d give up all the comforts of my bed (supersoft cotton sheets, cozy down comforter and plump pillow-top mattress) for one with a knockout view. I’m know I’d sleep more sweetly if my last waking sight were the twinkling lights of a cityscape or the swaying branches of a tranquil tree. And I’d be happy to awaken to the sun reflecting off the ocean or, for that matter, even a backyard swimming pool.

I don’t expect to achieve this goal soon (or ever). But it’s fun to daydream and to immerse yourself in the fantasy of wraparound windows without worrying about the cost.

Here, then, are some drop-dead gorgeous bedrooms, all designed with a view of the great outdoors.

Although this bedroom overlooking Seattle’s Lake Washington is small, it packs a dramatic design punch. Its wraparound windows afford spectacular views of the placid water and leafy treetops, while its warm plywood ceiling provides a grounding touch of modernism.

Just steps from the slopes, this Aspen, Colorado, sleeping chamber has a warm, rustic look, with its stone wall and vaulted ceiling. The reclaimed-wood ceiling is finished in a natural patina. There’s nothing rustic about the seating, though: a modern Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

This New York penthouse offers sweeping views of the city through its floor-to-ceiling windows. That high up, you shouldn’t have to worry about inquisitive neighbors, but velvet drapes can keep out the sunlight — or moonlight — for a more restful sleep.

There’s not much to distract you from this Cincinnati bedroom’s tree-filled views other than architect Jose Garcia’s use of local wood. The room’s floors and ceilings are fashioned from ash harvested onsite. The columns are white oak, salvaged from a fallen barn in the area, with texture worked in with hand tools.

The perfect perch for movie moguls (or aspiring ones) is this bedroom in the Hollywood Hills overlooking downtown Los Angeles and the ocean. For privacy the architects at Griffin Enright frosted the glass along the bottom of the oversize windows. To do this on existing windows, you can have an opaque film applied in a process that’s similar to tinting auto glass. (For sources search online for “window tinting.”)

There’s no hiding from nature in this house: The architects at Estes/Twombley placed it right in the vast, open marshlands of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This pristine bedroom, with its wall of double-hung windows, offers sweeping views of the tidal rivers and shorebirds foraging for food.

Given its hilly terrain, it’s not surprising to find drop-dead views in San Francisco. This elegant and serene bedroom takes full advantage of its perch in the Russian Hill neighborhood. The polished floors are engineered walnut with a clear finish, and high-end Schott antireflective glass has been used for maximum window clarity.

This glass-walled bedroom looks as though it’s open to the air, giving its owners a panoramic view of the Pacific (albeit not a lot of privacy). Never fear; the windows are actually taller than the ceiling by about 6 inches, providing a recessed pocket for roll-down shades.

Surrounded by established oaks, this master bedroom is truly nestled in the treetops. It occupies the entire third floor of a modern three-story house in Connecticut designed by Nautilus Architects.

This simple bedroom in a house in Montauk, at the far end of New York’s Long Island, features see-forever water views. The window frames, made of long-lasting steel for durability in the salt air, are from Hopes Windows. A simple wicker chaise from Ikea provides a perch for contemplative lounging.

This house was built to showcase the wide-open views of Northern California’s Mount Tamalpais. In the bedroom little gets in the way of the sight lines, other than an iconic Saarinen Womb Chair.

This stunning bedroom with a fireplace sits on a hill above the rocky coastline near Carmel, California. The gorgeous floors are fashioned from Cumaru, a tough and dense wood imported from Brazil that has a wavy, course texture. Because of its density, Cumaru is very resistant to termites and decay, and thus stands up well to the marine climate.

Imagine the sunrises and sunsets that flood this Miami Beach high-rise bedroom. The setting is all about glamour, with marble floors (4-foot-square slabs of Thassos), a cushy chaise and thick white curtains to pull closed when the owners want to shut out the world.

This oceanside bedroom on Long Island provides another perspective for bedside views. Architect David Ling designed these lower slot windows topped by bookcases to frame expansive views of the grass-covered dunes while the owners are lying in bed.

Houzz.com: Teens' Rooms: The Haven Grows Up

Houzz.com: Teens' Rooms: The Haven Grows Up

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Is your teenager aching to get out of her little-kid room? Is she dying for a new space that looks as grownup as she’s beginning to feel? It may be time to swap out the stuffed animals and toy bins for something a little more sophisticated.

Since teenager does not mean adult (regardless of her argument), the goal is to keep the vibe refined yet playful. Check out the following photos for some inspiration on getting the mix right. With this balance intact, she’ll feel proud of her mature space, and you’ll feel relieved that she’s still a kid at heart.

Polka dots are forever playful, but mixing them with a classic tufted headboard and a pattern in a crisp, modern color makes the look feel fresh and hip. Friends will be drooling over this fun design.
For an easy upgrade from kid room to teen room, seek out a chic headboard. It will change the look of not only the bed but also the room itself by providing a focal point. Nailhead detailing is a great way to add a refined edginess to an otherwise sweet room.
If you’ve got the right lighting, work in some bold colors. Like the kid’s room, a teenager’s room is still a place to have a little fun: Mix plum purples with cerulean blues, add colorful stripes for color and ground the look with neutral flooring.

Make the room stylish and functional by installing shelving units to display a photo collection while also making room for workspace and hobbies.

Teenagers like their own personal havens. This will provide them a getaway for homework and practicing. If space is tight, push the bed lengthwise against the wall.

Now this is quite the teenage pad. The soft lavender, stuffed animal and Janis Joplin poster give it a youthful vibe, while the a mix of contemporary and traditional furniture give it a sophisticated edge.

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Paint an accent wall in a deep, neutral shade, and set it off with colorful prints and accessories. The dark color will make the bedroom feel cozy and chic; the bright colors add a youthful personality.

eclectic kids Teen Damask Theme Bedroom

Amp up the glamour with magenta and silver. Add black and white accents to ground the color scheme. This space is full of spunky teenage personality.
Rid stripes of their child-like association by choosing them in contemporary colors in an oversize scale. The bed adds an organic element, which is a great complement to the femininity of the lavender.
Another way to modernize stripes is to apply them in more of a color-block fashion. Choose different shades and paint each in a different width for graphic appeal. Even the comforter, with its own stripes and polka dots, feels young but modernized when set against this wall.
Save space and create a room with attitude by lifting up your teenager’s bed. Add a geometric rug for a retro feel and a couch beneath the bed, and your kid may never leave!
Playful artwork and prints are a great way to balance both youthfulness and sophistication. If you don’t want to go all out with multiple colors, try focusing on one color and pulling in texture by representing it in various shades and patterns.

Houzz.com: Space Saver: Rotate the Bed

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Space Saver: Rotate the Bed

Try putting the long side of the bed against the wall for a more flexible furniture arrangement

by: Shawn Gauthier

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Trying to create more room in your bedroom? Or perhaps you’re working with a long, narrow space? Instead of placing your bed with the head against the wall, consider placing it lengthwise. In some instances, this means pushing it into a nook, in others, it means positioning it along the center of the wall and leaving the head of the bed without any boundary. There are several options for this layout, and each can benefit your space in its own way.

More: Cozy Up in a Built-In Bed Cubby

contemporary kids by Michael Fullen Design Group

by Michael Fullen Design Group

Consider placing your bed lengthwise along the center of the wall, leaving the head of the bed open. In this space, a lengthwise position proves a better complement to the three horizontal windows. Naturally, always consider the present architecture: It’s likely to dictate the best positioning for furniture.

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by Marie Burgos Design

In this shot, the bed is accompanied by a keyboard and desk in a somewhat small room; leaving space on both ends of the bed helps it to feel less cramped and opens room near the closet.

contemporary kids by Shoshana Gosselin

by Shoshana Gosselin

In this space, a lengthwise bed with the head and foot open provides room for extra storage.

traditional bedroom by Chambers + Chambers Architects

by Chambers + Chambers Architects

Consider the view in your room. Will positioning your bed lengthwise maximize it? This designer could have easily placed the head of the bed against the window, but this layout allows the view to be enjoyed from the bed.

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by Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Here’s another example where the view is maximized by a lengthwise placement. If you’re considering a renovation, built-in storage around the bed will create a hiding place for everything.

traditional bedroom by Z3 Diseño

by Z3 Diseño

Trying to fit two beds into one room but can’t make it work? It’s possible that placing them lengthwise will provide the solution. A dresser in the middle creates a slight separation in addition to storage.

contemporary kids by Alder and Tweed

by Alder and Tweed

Often, placing a bed lengthwise allows you to make best use of the rest of the space. This room manages to sleep four and double as a living room.

by HUISSTYLING

A lengthwise bed is great for a kid's room since it likely doubles as a play area. Sneak storage beneath the bed via drawers or even portable bins to keep things properly stowed.

by Lauren Liess Interiors

Daybeds, by design, are generally placed lengthwise against a wall. They’re another great option for kids' rooms, as they keep the space open and are a good transition bed after the crib.

modern bedroom by Roger Hirsch Architect

by Roger Hirsch Architect

Lofts and studios can be especially tricky when trying to fit in all types of furniture in an organized fashion. This designer successfully created a bedroom in this tight space using the lengthwise bed trick, in this case, in a drop-down bed.

traditional kids by GDC Construction

When going lengthwise, you can create room for multiple beds, including a crib! It's the perfect layout to create the ultimate bunkhouse.

Anything but Bland

It is no secret that color can affect moods, feelings and emotions. Greens can create feelings of comfort, shades of orange may inspire enthusiasm and reds might ignite passion. On the other end of the spectrum, white generates a sense of peace, black denotes strength, while gray is the color of independence. A color palette focused on shades of blacks, whites and grays can be incredibly calming, sophisticated and overwhelmingly elegant.

The home below, located in Sweden, was designed using a Scandinavian style and a phenomenal combination of muted color. This type of design style is so simple, relaxed and enjoyable with traditional charm. The rooms are clean and calculated with groupings of frames casually leaning again a radiator, plain single lightbulbs strung above a black farm-style dining room table and chunky unfinished wood blocks serving as a minimalist coffee table.

Overall, color does not always have to be bright, bold and over the top to be inviting. It can be as simple as black and white (and gray).

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.indohomedesign.net

Old-world charm

Old-world feel charm blended with modern amenities make this home a hit.  Every room is filled with details that create a warm and cozy space.  The detailed molding makes a statement over doorways, classic shaker style furniture extends a warm welcome and original wide plank wood floors cast a feeling of history. All in all, this home is lovely example of how Old-world style is not stiff and dusty.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.lovelyclusters.com

Graphic tiles

We have all cringed when we see a home coated in those oh-so-seventies ceramic tiles that create an intricate, yet, undesirable design.  Almost instinctively our minds wander toward this: “Why would anyone use that tile? It must go.”  But graphic tiles are, like many other design trends, on an upswing with new delightful designs.

Credit and gratitude is owed to Ashley Hicks, an enormously talented London-based designer, for these modern Moroccan-inspired tile designs. The tiles are cast in cement and the colors are mixed by hand for that vintage feel all leading to a breathtaking floor or backsplash.

Happily, these are not your mother’s graphic tiles.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.mstreetdenver.com

Colors that pop

Using bright colors in interiors can be intimidating and overwhelming, but if used in moderation pops of color can bring an eclectic flash of excitement. Take a peek at these extraordinary uses of bold paint colors.

Using old-fashioned doors as decoration is a great way to add interest to any room, but paint it an electric blue and you have a double dose of genius.

The muted birch tree wallpaper provides the perfect backdrop for the jaw-dropping vibrant orange headboard.

These ornate dining room chairs are adorned with lime green paint. Amazing combination of traditional and modern.

Fiery red paint engulfs this room of all white furniture and accessories.

A strong robin’s-egg-blue kitchen table grounds the room as the airy light fixtures and lightly dusted blue walls construct a soft atmosphere.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.studiobcreativejuice.com

Above and beyond

Its common to paint the walls, haul in furniture and decorate with knickknacks, but how often do we look up? The ceiling has been referred to as the fifth wall, and it’s just screaming for attention.

Designers are encouraging their clients to expand their horizons by including the ceiling in the design plans.  Adding a coat of a solid color will draw the eye upward and provide an additional point of focus in the room.  If you are feeling courageous, pick a bold color such as magenta or yellow, but remember to let the ceiling do the talking, and keep the remainder of the room subtle.

Painting the ceiling might just create a whole new world.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.thedecorologist.com, www.housebeautiful.com, www.mstreetdenver.com, www.aliciabdesigns.com

Hooked on crochet

In late December 2010 the iconic Wall Street Bull was covered, without permission, from horns to tail in a raging camouflage crochet. Behind the wild design was an artist named Olek; she explained her creation as a gift to NYC representing a wish for a prosperous year in 2011. The design was removed shortly after installation, but not before several photographs of the statue were taken and eventually circulated around the world.

This begs the question: Does crochet have a place in today’s interior design world? My answer: Absolutely! The examples below prove that all design trends work on a cycle appearing with a new spin each time. Incredibly intriguing and inspiring.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.chinashoppingmag.com, www.highstreetblog.com, www.sfgirlbybay.com

HGTV 2011 Dream House

Nestled away in Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort stands the HGTV 2011 Dream House.  HGTV never seems to disappoint and this year is no exception.  This 3,000- square-foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen any chef would adore.

Inspired by the location, the home’s curb appeal is strikingly rustic but upon closer inspection modern marvels abound.  The architects considered every tiny detail to ensure this home feels warm and cozy in the snowy mountains.

The kitchen features a stunning combination of birch wood, stainless steel and an open floor plan.  A dramatic statement with crisp sleekness makes this kitchen the perfect spot for a gathering.

Inspired by the fall foliage, the gathering room’s color palate bursts with earthy tones providing a comfortable spot to gaze upon the outdoor landscape.

The goal of the master bedroom was to highlight the incredible views just outside the large window.  The magnificent colors of the sunset flood the room making it even more spectacular.

The master bathroom oozes a relaxing spa feel. Carefully planned so the incredible view is front and center whether soaking in the claw-foot tub or steaming in the open glass shower.

HGTV’s team certainly knows how to pull off an amazing home.  With a stunning location, astounding design and practicality, this home has it all.

For more design inspiration, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com.

Images: www.HGTV.com