Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Marina Bay Village in Malaysia

Looking for a great holiday rental? Or just want to dream about a nice long getaway...

A luxury fully staffed private villa estate on Pangkor Laut Island with superb facilities and spa.

Marina Bay is a group of nine villas on a tiny 120-hectar island situated along a secluded bay and set away from the main resort of Pangkor Laut. The bay has white-gold sand and is surrounded by rainforest. Each estate is individually designed in typical Malay style. Bedrooms and living areas are housed in individual pavilions and are connected by pathways and courtyards. The villas are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, each with their own private infinity pool. The Estates also come with butler, maid and a private chef.

If you need to escape this unadulterated luxury for a while, you can hire a yacht or motorboat for a day to explore nine uninhabited islands nearby for picnics, or go trekking in the jungle. The best season to go is December through to February (summer months can be wet).

Guide price £3475 per person for 7 nights based on 4 people sharing a 2 Bed Estate on a full board basis including Malaysia Airlines international flights and transfers from England. Check out Scott Dunn for more amazing holidays!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

White Picket Fences

Looking at the picture of my little girl in blue, I was inspired to write a post about white picket fences. I don't know about you, but I have always had this secret dream about living in a house with a white picket fence. Having watched so many american movies growing up, I believed that every house in the US had a white picket fence and a front porch. When my husband and I moved to Tulsa in 1998 I was so disappointed to find out that there were hardly any white picket fences in that area. All the fences were gray, dull and made of cedar. Our realtor tried desperately to find me my white colonial with all the trimmings, but no such luck... Now back in Norway I'm still hoping that one day I will be living in a house with a white picket fence and a pretty garden gate. If the house had a front porch with a swing too, life would just be perfect!

To keep the dream alive I walked around today and took some pictures from my neighborhood here in Norway. Enjoy these charming picket fences!

All pictures by me. Please contact me if you would like to use any of them:-)

Little girl blue

This post has nothing to do with homes or interior design. Today I wanted to join the challenge over at I ♥ Faces. This week we were supposed to post a picture of a face featuring the
color blue. So here is the blue picture of my little girl.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Beachy Bedrooms

Transform your bedroom into a beach-lovers dream. Find the style that you like the most and make it your own. All these photos are from Coastal Living Magazine.

Different shades of blue

Earthy Tones and Natural Materials

Sleek elegance

Sea glass pastels

Crisp Whites

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beachy kitchens

Let yourself be inspired by these kitchens with a coastal flare from Coastal Living. Try to find elements that you love and incorporate into your kitchen to get the same beachy feel.

White cottage

Real Rustic?

Modern and sleek?

Soft summer pastels?

A splash of color?

Which is your favorite?