Monday, August 31, 2009

Master Bath Miracle

Transformations don’t get much better than this. Witness a master bath’s radical change from a blue and pink disaster, to an elegant and sophisticated luxury bath.
The photos are from Southern Living Magazine.

Vanity before:
Vanity after:

Tub before:

Tub after:

Shower before:

Shower after:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Room With A View

My first award! From One Sassy Girl over at Hot Piece of Sass. She's a cool chick, so go check out her blog! THANK YOU SASSY GIRL!

We all want a room with a view. Which view is your favorite?

The green wooded hills of a mountain retreat?

The clear blue sky over a Hawaiian beach?

A charming French Country Garden?

A breathtaking breakfast overlooking the Amalfi Coast?

An early morning at the House in the Woods on the Island of Capri?

The majestic view of a Norwegian fjord?

The rugged cliffs of the Seattle coastline?

The vibrant color of a Caribbean hideaway?

A view of the sailboats from this Main rental beach house?

The sublime panorama of San Diego Bay?

The vast view from a Manhattan Penthouse Apartment?

For me there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
View of the Mediterranean sea overlooking the town of Fuengirola (Spain).
Picture taken from our terrace.

View from our garden at Hvitsten (Norway)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The kitchen designer's kitchen

Kitchen designer Cyndy Cantley of Birmingham showed Southern Living Magazine a makeover project that’s near and dear to her heart―her very own kitchen. Here is a look into her dream kitchen.



What a neat idea... Love the picture on the window!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Five Star Deck Dining Makeover

Just a few pictures to inspire you to transform your deck! The photos are from Southern Living Magazine.

A worn deck next to a carport. A charmless outside space with no ambiance was turned into this:

Wow! Fresh paint, new furniture and some plants. The blinds between the carport and the deck creates more privacy. The curtains and awning made out of weather resistant fabric softens up the place. A nylon rug adds warmth (and can be left outside, rain or shine).

A candle lantern casts a soft glow.

Greens and yellows add a splash of color to this outside haven.

Oh, and I just love this weather-resistant copper-topped buffet!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dream Bath Transformation

See how this seldom-used guest bedroom was turned into a relaxing bathroom retreat. The renovation was easy because no walls had to be removed and only one door was closed off. After that, the space was quickly turned into a relaxing retreat.



A black pedestal tub was placed next to the window, creating an ideal spot for soaking in the sunlight. The breezy white shower curtain hanging from a rod above the tub blends in nicely with the sheer curtains on the window.

The owner wanted the bath to mesh with the existing style of the cottage, so she filled it with a mix of traditional and modern touches. A glass-front cabinet, which was painted yellow on the inside, is a distinctive way to display towels and linens. Instead of a standard light fixture, a chandelier was hung, producing a romantic glow.

The color palette creates a fresh vibe within the bath. The walls are painted pale turquoise, while the beaded board is bright white.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


It's time for another GIVEAWAY here on Sweeter Homes. So I'm giving away a subscription to a magazine. You can choose between the magazines above.

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Good luck!

Prince Edward Island Dream House

Pamela Kline loved her husband, Tom, so much that she made sure his final wish came true: to build a dream house on Prince Edward Island where their extended family could vacation together. He only got to spend one summer at their lovely beach house, but it was a summer filled with love and laughter.

Read the full story in Country Living Magazine

I just love the details here...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Malibu Beach Home

Right on the water in Malibu you'll find this 1930s House. It had been renovated a number of times and had become a "Beverly Hills version of a house on the beach."

Los Angeles based interior designer Michael S. Smith was hired to transform this fancy Malibu Beach house into a charming home with period features. Read the whole article in Architectural Digest.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New England Calm

Luminous. Serene. Relaxing. Elegant but informal. Sophisticated but youthful. Understated. All words used to describe this wonderful home. The designer is Victoria Hagan. Using a pallette of white, blue and brown she has created a calm and elegant atmosphere. The mixture of eclectic pieces adds to the uniqueness of this home.

A beautiful New England home featured in Architectural Digest 2005