Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dream House Design for the Contemporary living style

Dream House for the contemporary living styleThe house has a tropical climate with beautiful natural beauty and quiet surroundings no doubt about dreams or fantasies into reality. Khosla associate your dream home with an existing house is clean and comfortable and surrounded by an elegant exit to please all of your aesthetic, romantic and artistic senses that inspire your life.

ground floor, with large glass windows providing views of beautiful scenery to please the eye. spacious terrace house connects to a fantastic outdoor area. Many windows provide more light and air into the living room and bedroom. Tropical house owned value-for-money with a comfortable environment. The walls are treated with warm colors. That wood around the house has been designed and constructed for the purpose of perfection every time the highest specifications. The concept behind the planning and design of home owners to provide self-esteem and realize their ideas and dreams.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Luxury Reed House Design in the Grassland

Reed House in the GrasslandThis residence that designed by Sotheby’s Home in 2006 spread on 7000 square foot area located in Santa Ynez Valley. The residence is become one with the savanna proved by the materials inside. The interior dominant with the natural wood, the parquet, ceilings and the terrace such the examples. We can found many kind of painting in all of the room from contemporer to Japanese once. There is sand field with few trees in the middle residence and you’ll surely like to swim in the swimming pool, mean while you were enjoying the sunset.

Reed House in the Grassland

Reed House in the Grassland
Reed House in the Grassland

Junn Series #1 – Pertemuan dengan teman baru

 You Guys...
Sebenarnya saya belum terlalu berani posting tulisan sembarangan...
Coz masih takut pembajakan...
Hoho... Tapi, berhubung ini bakal dijadikan cerita serial, jadi saya rasa kalo ada yang mau membajak, dia/mereka tidak akan bisa berkutik, coz gak tau kelanjutan cerita aslinya gimana. [LOL]
Hehe. Met baca deh....

-----Junn Series #1 – Pertemuan dengan teman baru-----

 “Junn! Udah setengah tujuh!”
     “Iya, ma. Bentar!” Junn menyahut sambil mengikat tali sepatunya. Dengan gesit, ia berlari ke arah garasi. Saat melewati meja makan, masih sempat mencomot roti selai stroberi yang sejak tadi di siapkan mama.
     “Pergi dulu ma, Assalamualaikum!” Ujarnya sambil mengecup pipi dan tangan mamanya, kemudian masuk ke mobil. Tanpa menunggu, Papa menyalakan mobil dan menjauh.

     Indahnya pagi di kota padang. Langit masih pucat. Matahari masih mendengkur berselimut awan di langit timur. Seberkas cahayanya yang luput terselimut menyembul, berusaha menampakkan keindahannya walaupun samar, membekas berupa bias.

     Udara masih sejuk, belum terkontaminasi oleh debu dan asap-asap kendaraan. Suara burung masih terdengar, walaupun semakin lemah seiring semakin merang
kaknya jarum menit. Rumput-rumput dan pohon-pohon masih segar. Kadangkala masih terlihat ujung-ujungnya berkilau-kilau, karena cahaya menembus butiran embun.

     Tanpa sadar, Junn tersenyum sendiri. Hari ini adalah hari pertamanya masuk sekolah setelah setengah bulan lalu kelulusannya di SMP. Dan ternyata, Mama serta Papanya telah mendaftarkannya ke sebuah SMA di padang. Mulanya ia kaget saat mengetahuinya. Gila, sekolah di Padang! Kota yang amat jauh dari rumahnya, Jambi!

     Yah, walaupun sudah 15 tahun, ia tetap merasa sulit untuk jauh dari orang tuanya. Ia merasa masih belum cukup mandiri untuk hidup sendiri di usianya itu. Apalagi ia adalah seorang anak perempuan. Apa Papa dan Mama tidak berpikir betapa bahanya anak perempuan sendirian di kota besar?  Namun, ternyata ia salah mengira, sebab ternyata orangtuanya juga telah lama merencanakan pindah rumah ke Padang. Terbukti dengan telah selesainya rumah baru mereka beberapa bulan yang lalu. Artinya, Junn tak perlu khawatir.

     Yang mungkin menjadi sedikit masalah ialah, ia harus berpisah dengan sahabat-sahabatnya di Jambi. Walaupun  hanya berlangsung tiga tahun selama masa SMP, tapi Junn merasa sudah terlalu dekat dengan mereka, bahkan rasanya sudah seperti saudara. Karenanya, ia merasa sedikit sedih. Yah, paling tidak ia masih bisa berkirim email dengan mereka.

     Masalah lainnya ialah, ia baru pindah ke Padang 2 hari yang lalu dan langsung masuk sekolah hari ini. Otomatis ia belum punya teman. Sebenarnya tak masalah, karena ia tipe anak yang mudah bergaul. Sayangnya, ia merasa sedikit gugup bila berada di suatu tempat tanpa kenal dengan seorangpun.
     “Ciit…Ciiit!!”
     “BRAKK!!!”
     Junn kaget. “Ada apa, Pa?”
     “Ada tabrakan,”
     Junn membuka jendela mobil. Sebuah angkot berhenti di atas sebuah trotoar. Bagian depannya penyok, menempel di sebuah tiang iklan.

     Terdengar bunyi ribut dari penumpangnya. Mereka keluar dari angkot sambil mengomel. Beberapa orang mengeluh dan mengaduh. Ada yang kaget, ada yang shok. Anak kecil yang digendong ibunya malah sampai menangis histeris. Tampaknya tak ada yang terluka. Hanya kecelakaan kecil saja.

     Tiba-tiba pandangannya tertumbuk pada seorang gadis berjilbab lebar dan berseragam putih abu-abu seperti dirinya, yang berdiri mengaduh sambil memegangi lututnya. Roknya robek di bagian itu, dan samar-samar kelihatan bernoda darah.

     “Astaghfirullah Alazim!” bisiknya sambil membuka pintu mobilnya. Sebentar ia meraih lengan gadis itu dan membantunya masuk ke mobil.
     “Pa, minta obat merahnya!” Ujar nya cepat. Dari laci kecil di sebelah setir, Papanya mengeluarkan obat merah beserta kapas, dan menyerahkannya pada Junn.
     Dengan cekatan ia membersihkan luka gadis itu, kemudian mengobatinya dengan obat merah. Ternyata pengalamannnya mengikuti ekstra kurikuler Palang Merah Remaja banyak juga gunanya.
     “Ouhh…” Gadis itu meringis sambil berusaha menahan perih.
     “Maaf, sakit ya?” Tanya Jun sambil meniup-niup lutut gadis itu. “Namanya siapa?”
     “Riri…”
     “Aku Junn. Nah, lukamu sudah diobati, mungkin nanti siang sudah kering. Eh, kamu sekolah di mana, Ri? Biar aku antar,”
     “Aku… Aku sekolah di SMA Bunga Bangsa,”
     “Wah, sama. Kalo gitu kita berangkat bareng aja,”
     Riri mengangguk, sambil mengucapkan terima kasih.
    Sepanjang jalan,Junn bercakap-cakap dengan Riri. Tentang Bangunan-bangunan di pinggir jalan, tentang alamat masing-masing, malah saling tukar nomor Handphone segala. Dan ternyata Riri juga baru masuk kelas sepuluh, sama seperti dirinya.

     “Pergi dulu, Pa. Assalamu’alaikum,”
     “Pergi dulu, Pak. Assalamu’alaikum,”
     “Wa ‘alaikum Salam. Hati-hati lukanya, Ri.” Ujar Papa Junn, dan mobil kijang hitam itu pun perlahan menjauh.
    Junn merangkul lengan Riri, membantunya melangkah. Luka memar di lututnya membuat jalannya sedikit pincang.
    “Ayo, Ri. Nggak usah terburu-buru. Nanti lukanya tambah sakit”
    “GREEEKKK!!!!!” Terdengar sebuah bunyi nyaring. Junn dan Riri terperanjat.



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A POCKET FULL OF RYE ..........

So, after a day of pure indulgence, my sister and I went off to Rye for a couple of days. We had been invited to a 'big' party in Rye, but more of that in the next post. We booked in to ' Willow Tree House' Bed and Breakfast and what a good choice it was.


It has been beautifully renovated by the present owners, which had take them 4 years !! I took photos of some of the bedrooms before the other guests arrived !!









After settling in to our room, we went off to explore Rye. It is such a pretty town. Beautiful old houses.... even Paul McCartney has a place there and is often seen around the town.



























Don't you think that it was good of this pigeon to pose for me ?!!




































The weather was glorious and we had the party to go to the following day ..........
To be continued ..........































Jackie

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pretty Little Campers...

  
I recently stumbled upon these adorable little VW campers and just had to share. I know some of you are readers from the UK, and others travel there (lucky ducks!), so please take note of this wonderful company. 


 Snail Trail is the brainchild of Lucy and Steven Lord who rent out these travelling caravans of sweetness from their base, 35 miles north of London. Adding to the charm is their habit of dubbing these sweet treasures with suitably English names like Maud, Gracie, Daphne and Ruby, among others. Even smarter is that they offer the option of renting out the caravans for photo shoots! Can you even imagine? Bliss!





Just be sure, when I make my return journey/holiday to the UK, I will definitely be looking into these as a nostalgic way to explore the English countryside. Sadly, they currently don't allow renters to take trailers into my birthplace, Northern Ireland; but surely they will make an exception for me, especially when I remind them that N.Ireland and England shares our beloved flag, the Union Jack?! 


Either way, I'm coming, so hats off to the Lords and Snail Trail for offering this sweetly vintage nod as a way to tour their beautiful country!

Sneakity Peek: Rugs for Pure Style Home!

As I recently mentioned, we're working on getting an online store up & running for Pure Style Home.  It's going to be filled with one-of-a-kind things I absolutely love and want to keep.  (But because I'm not independently wealthy and don't have ten houses, must sell ;)  I am SO INSANELY EXCITED over the rugs we just recently found to be sold in the shop!!  (We were only able to buy 4 to start out with-  rugs are a serious investment- eek!)  All of the rugs chosen are hand-knotted, have an antique washed feel, and I want to keep every single one.  I'm in the process of photographing them and was just too excited not to share with you.  This one is a Mamluk rug, created in the style of rugs produced during the Mamluk Dynasty in 14th Century Egypt.  It's full of golds and browns with splashes of pale blue-green:


It's approximately 8 x 11 and I'm seriously in love,  Here's a close-up:



I'm really not a sales person but have started this venture out of my love for stuff.  Yeah, there I said it, I LOVE STUFF.  But I can't keep it all, and in my job, I see so many beautiful things that it's hard to walk away from them.  It's hard for me to "sell" things to anyone, but if I don't, I'll end up with either a house smashed-full of beautiful things and an empty bank acoount or having to continue to walk away from all of these treasures.  So, the new shop will be my outlet for making these items available to clients & others who love them as much as I do...  a place for my "uncommon finds."  I hope you never feel that posts like this are "salesy" and that I'm trying to push anything on you...  I hope you see it as me being so excited that I want to share things with you because that's truly what it is.

{A bunch of the other items in the photos above will be for sale too, but I'm not sure which ones yet as I'm having trouble parting with them- ha!}

 
I'm adding inventory to the store daily and am trying to get it up and running as quickly as possible.  I'll keep you posted!!  Would love to know what you think of it!!

xoxo, Lauren

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seasonal Decorating

When I think about decorating for the seasons naturally what comes to mind are the jewel tones of fall, the reds and greens of Christmas, and the pastels of spring and Easter. But as I looked around my home I've noticed that the greens of summer have infiltrated my home in the form of faux plants and moss balls, with a few florals thrown in for good measure.
Is your home sporting the greens of the season?