Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who doesn't love...

Bali? .

..Home to miles of sandy beaches,


stunning rice terraces, towering active volcanoes ,

fast flowing rivers, deep ravines...

pristine and cool crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife.

I relax just thinking about it...ahhh

I Love Balinese architecture...Often sacred and rife with meaning.




organic statements in complete harmony with the environment.

Homes made of volcanic rock and red brick

and roofed with sugar palm fiber






There is a building principle of Kosala-kosali where local architects determine the optimal placement and position for certain rooms of the building.

Often when a family is suffering bad luck or misfortune,

the first place the local witch doctor will look for is any unsuspecting violations of the Balinese laws of building.

I see, says the grasshopper



Often homes mimic and blend in with their beautiful surroundings.

Windows...glassless open to the tropical flora


rather than using glass...

carved coconut wood closes them for the night







I love the embedded pebbles in the floor...




The residences often open onto gorgeous green landscapes,

majestic mountains, or beautiful coastlines...

the homes ooze relaxing, meditative vibes






Photos: M.Wijaya

Bali....Ahhh.
Bliss?

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42 comments:

Mango Gal said...

That picture with the coconut wood panels behind the bed is to die for!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Isn't it Mango Gal?! Those panels are the sliding shutters...you can see them open (different room same kind of window)in the picture above it.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Yes, yes, yes. I do so want to go to Bali!! I can almost feel the breezes in my hair right now!

Amy said...

Oh, thank you....that made me feel all light and airy!

Renee Finberg said...

hoo hah !!!
nice....

i love the funkiness.

i could use a week, or a lifetime there !

xx

PamperingBeki said...

I want to move in there and stay forever.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Bliss? Yes!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Take me away!

Ivy Lane said...

Loving the carved coconut wood panels.. beautiful images! I am breathing easier now!

SILVIA said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes!.
thanks for taking me away again,beautiful place...
silvia.

Joyce said...

I love everything about this post! xoxo

anita said...

this looks like my nirvana! i love, love, love it!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Thanks for the trip. I'm always up for a destination that has a beach.
The pebbles in the floor was my favorite element.

onlinehandyman said...

What beautiful pictures! I especially love the minimal use of color. Basic earth tones and rich wood - that's what makes it so warm and inviting. I love it!

Tamara Jansen said...

Every time I visit you I feel like going away on a holiday :P

Sharon said...

glassless window? and the coconut wood panels, wow!!

Ms. Tee said...

Just breathtaking. I love the carved coconut wood windows~ My favorite are the pebble swirls in the floor. When can we go? :)

Connie Lou said...
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Coconut Girl Connie said...

I inadvertently deleted my last comment..sorry! Really beautiful,love the Bali style. I found a store in Honolulu that imports coconut furniture, room dividers, shelving from Samoa. Not only beautiful wood, but very artsy style, European looking.

abeachcottage sarah said...

sigh it looks so wonderful, can't wait to visit...

Sarah

Susan said...

Ok, I'm in LOVE! I just took a mini vacation while reading your blog. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Wow. What I would give to be there right now (rather than here with more snow)!

tatumfam said...

Love it! I can almost feel the warm tropical breeze...

xoxo~ Meg said...

I am SO there, when do we leave?

Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, looks perfect.

mary said...

Love it all....have never been, but want to go soon.....I have a friend who maintains that the cost of senior care is so high that we should sell everything and just book end-to-end cruises for the rest of our lives....I'm doing the math.

Debbie said...

What a great vibe I received! Ah, that kind of living would be amazing! What's not to love when it comes to Bali! Thanks for the beautiful post Linda!

Blessings - Debbie

Maya said...

Looks like the perfect meditation retreat!

Stephanie said...

Bali bliss indeed! one day one day...in the meantime thank goodness we have YOU!

Mrs. Petrie said...

Do places this awesome exist?! Love the pictures.

Fifi Flowers said...

Another GREAT post... and NOW another desire to run away to the islands... sigh!
Thanks for playing along... looking forward to having you in Paris... no pressure... ENJOY!
Fifi

Deborah said...

I could never live in that house. I would eat the roof. Sugar AND fiber all in one food? Why has someone not thought of this sooner?
Stunning post, as always. Happy Weekend! **blows kisses** Deborah

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

wow! so wish i'm spending my weekend there!! :)

xx

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Now THAT'S what we think of when we hear "open floor plan"!
Gorgeous!

DesignTies said...

I could totally lose myself in Bali! How wonderful!!

Thanks for dropping by DesignTies and commenting on my Natural Stone post... glad to hear that you're still loving your granite!

Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

Debbie said...

Hi Linda,

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding yesterday's tragic events. That happened just 10 min. away from where we live. I was glued to the live coverage for a couple hours. It was such a tragic day for my home town and all over the country.

Thanks for the paint color suggestions. I realize I didn't make it very clear regarding the company doing our siding. The company is Alside and after looking at the colors they offer (Not many let me tell ya) I called them. I asked pretty much those questions about getting the color I want and it's a no go. Then I asked if they would be introducing a light yellow, No was the reply. So I'm now accepting the cream and slowly accepting it as our color. As soon as we get the samples I should know where to go from here. It's pretty much a dead end.

As far as the red door goes. You're absolutely right and I'll do it myself if I have to. I'm really trying not to let this upset me. LOL!

Thanks again Linda, you're such a sweetheart.

Blessings - Debbie

Wendy said...

Bliss is right! At first glance at your sugar palm fibers, I thought it said sugar plum faeries! LOL! Beautiful pics!

for the love of a house said...

Ah yes, grasshoppa! I loved this fun & educational post! So pretty, but no glass?? Then how do ya keep the lizards out? :O

Things That Inspire said...

My sister went to Bali for her honeymoon...she said it was heaven on earth, and these pictures support that statement!

MissBliss said...

gorgeous!!!! my best friend honeymooned there... :)

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Ahhhh Linda ~ I can always count on you to "Take Me Away" when I need it the most!

once in a blue moon... said...

you are so good at time travel~

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