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oh, hello 2012! I barely noticed you were here…

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Today, January 24, 2012 I am finally sitting down to write a Happy New Year Post. What’s that you say? New Years was over 3 weeks ago? Well, yes, this is true and I am afraid this does not bode well for my New Years resolution, which is is simply “DO IT NOW”

full disclosure: I stole this from a friends pin board - i like it much better than the over used Keep Calm poster.

 

But, alas, It’s been a busy year so far and I’ve been knee deep in some new design projects. One of which is a new outdoor space for some clients who have a myriad of different tastes that need to be blended in to a space they can all share.  I actually this they have chosen a perfect time to focus on their outdoor space. I know in most of the country it is freezing cold outside and the last thing that people are thinking out is the ideal spring/ summer outdoor space; BUT, there are always lead times and waits for things  – especially in the beginning of summer when everyone is thinking about creating their perfect outdoor living area – and starting now means that once the weather warms up you will be ready to go!

These are a few of my favorite inspiration images  so far:

exterior tropical patio
I love this shade structure, we are thinking about using a very similar design – especially because I just finished another project for this client (I can’t really talk about it – yet – but stay tuned. it was SO SO FUN and turned out SO well) where we incorporated bamboo. They have similar exposed beams in both the main and guest houses so I really want to continue to use that architectural language in the outdoor living space.
Lori Gilder of Interior Makeovers Inc. tropical living room
this one is a little more tiki  than i’d like to go (mostly because of the rush) but the palette and layout are fabulous.
via:http://www.thecoolhunter.co.uk/article/detail/1950/loft-247--sao-paulo-brazil
whereas the image above this one is perfect for one of my clients – this is perfect for another. I’m trying to fuse the two into something that makes everyone happy.
via : http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/06/sunset-cargotecture-idea-house-hybrid.html
this last one is a fabulous idea. I might do something similar except instead of the inset succulant garden I might custom build a table with a Brasa XL Burner Insert installed – talk about a dramatic dinner!
That’s just little taste of what I’ve been looking at this winter.
Can’t complain.
So much more to share shortly – Been working on a sleek, masculine, luxe bedroom that I’ll post pictures of when it is done ( probably about 2 months away) and a super fun, modern dining area that we are just accessorizing.
(sneak peek we used this rug: The Ocean from Second Studio in the dining area – i love love love it!)

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