Zen Interior

Kitchen Breaks Out!

This kitchen was once behind a closed door.

This kitchen was once behind a closed door.

19 Alcatraz for Michael Barton by Dean J. Birinyi

The Kitchen now opens up to the Dining Room and the rest of the Living Room

Here is the view that it was cut off from before. It really made a huge difference. The kitchen is now united with the rest of the space.

Here is the view that it was cut off from before. It really made a huge difference. The kitchen is now united with the rest of the space.

COOL SINKS!

Bronze Sink in the shape of a shell at http://solerasinks.com/

Bronze Sink in the shape of a shell at http://solerasinks.com/

Sea Urchin shaped Bronze Sink by the same company

Sea Urchin shaped Bronze Sink by the same company

These are some of the nicest sinks I have seen on the market for that special powder room application. The company also does copper kitchen sinks. My cousin is installing on his boat- perfect, right? The shell sink is especially great the way that the water is going to follow the shape into the drain.

Zen Spa Master Tub

Kohler Tub Filler is mounted in the ceiling of this Master Bath with a waterfront view. Kohler SOK Tub is paired with it to create a Zen home SPA experience. Granite Tub surround. Glass tile face.

The tranquility of this Master Bath is achieved with the use of serene soothing colors of Celadon Green and light blue from the recycled glass tiles from Hakatai Glass.

Small Windowless Bathroom Solution

Small Bathroom Solution: Glass Pebble Floor adds a nice texture and contrast to the dark slate border. Even though this bathroom has no windows, the visual interest gives it character. Also the dark slate might be counter-intuitive about what to do in a bathroom with no windows, but it actually gives the small space a sense of security and refuge. The pebbles flowing into the shower give the room a sculptural feeling.

Clutter is Weeding — Nina Le Baron, AIA

Never use "White" carpeting if you have pets- this color is a medium dark Wheat looks natural.

Never use "White" carpeting if you have pets- this color is a medium dark Wheat looks natural.

Deleting and weeding your clutter is extremely hard and needs attention everyday. Weeding your garden (if you have one) is the same idea. Weeding your interior environment of "Extra Stuff" that clutters your space is a daily ritual in editing what you need and what you don't. What is broken or what needs to be put away. Finding places to put your stuff is extremely challenging the smaller the environment.

Keep it Simple — Nina Le Baron, AIA

An over-hanging sink helps save space in a small bathroom to make it seem bigger. Better then a pedestal sink with no storage below. Limestone counters and wall tile make a continuous envelope of warmthn a basement bathroom.

An over-hanging sink helps save space in a small bathroom to make it seem bigger. Better then a pedestal sink with no storage below. Limestone counters and wall tile make a continuous envelope of warmthn a basement bathroom.

The battle with clutter is constant, if you want to achieve a soothing environment. By making yourself move things around to clean yourself (no maid can do this), you wind up re-thinking why it was there in the first place. Then sometimes, a new relationship is forged. With a wall to wall mirror, it expands the space. Pull-out Make-up mirror is hard-wired for lighting option. By mounting it on the wall, the clutter factor is eliminated. Plus, it makes putting on some make-up or shaving, better for close-up inspections.