Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sticks and stones….

Travelling virtually to the other side of the world

I found talented and inspiring interior designer Laurie Owens

Love her use of organic, from the earth materials


She has designed many safari lodges throughout the continent of Africa


I am such a sucker for the simplicity of these bathrooms

They strike me as

meaningful for the spirit

beautiful for the soul

and nurturing for the body.


…and just plain ‘ole cool


Her work tends to remind you of exactly where you are…

using items from the earth

each place she designs.


Sticks and stones



flickering light

liquid turquoise.


Think I’ll stay awhile


Find Laurie’s work here

Find the Singita Lodge here.

Carry on.


Suzann said...

Oh My! That bathroom is amazing. I can see the most perfect wedding reception being held with those twinkling lights and white tables. I love simple things and the textures shown are so pleasing to the soul. Wonderful photographs.

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

We should all live this way! These spaces look so inviting. Beautiful post Linda.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Oh wow! Wanna meet me in Africa later? That sure beats a mud hut with a thatched roof! {Although, I'm up for that, too.}

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hee. Suzann...I first read your comment as "I could see the most perfect wedding reception held in the bathroom" and I thought. Hmmm,to each their own I guess. I laughed out loud when I re-read it!

Thanks've never been? You are so darn well travelled!

Lisa...I hear ya, I'd take a mud hut too. I sooo want to get to Africa with camera in hand!

Mary said...

Am so excited to say I am going for three weeks - end of August. Doubt that we'll be anywhere this fab - but it will be amazing.

The Bliss Journey said...

Love those designs. You know I'm a sucker for nature inspired decor. The rooms have such a calming feel.(big sigh) Ok, so we have three that are up for a trip to Africa. Let's all meet Mary there.

anita said...

love the simplicity-
love the mingling of raw materials with modern furnishings-
love detail of cut tree as
trays in the bathroom-
love that good design taste is carried somewhere so wild and natural..
especially since i'm searching for lodging for a long weekend trip to nc...cabins in mtns are kinda icking me out! hello, tasteful and clean anyone?

Mango Gal said...

I love her designs! They make you feel like your in an uber chic tree house! LOL

Deborah said...

So many textures...I've gone cross-eyed from my eyes bouncing around. Beautiful! I have always wondered though, if you float on a raft in a negative edge pool, will you go over the edge? **blows kisses** Deborah

mati said...

oh,my thanks for sharing yet more delightful retreats- a talented designer- it is breathtaking! have a super day!!!

Maureen Stevens said...

Gosh such a beautiful oasis! I also have a weakness for anything tropical. so relaxing!

Joyce said...

Now these are some great sticks and stones anyone can toss my way. Thanks for sharing. xxoxo

Denise Vakili Fine Art said...

I see four chairs one of those for me? I can't get over that beaded (jeweled?) hanging piece over the bed with the grommeted curtain behind the headboard. What a great idea. Great photos.

Bridget said...

You find the most amazing spaces. This makes me want to redo everything in minimal/natural!

Denise Vakili Fine Art said...

Re: my last comment...I'm thinking water fall inspired? No?

vicki archer said...

Sticks and stones indeed! xv

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow. These photos are amazing! Really beautiful. As Liz Lemon would say (on 30 Rock), "I want to go to there."

Lisa (aka) French said...

Girl I dont know where you find this stuff but it makes my mouth water every time;) French

Farmgirl Paints said...

Very unique and interesting. My favorite way the twinkle lights in the trees reflecting into the pool. How dreamy:)

Thanks for the link for the star light. I appreciate you doing that..

Melissa said...

What I would give to have a bathroom like that. And the views. And the twinkling lights in the trees. That sure beats any place in Africa I've been to, that's for sure! :)

Meta said...

Wow - what a great discovry! So inspring! I am totally in love with that beaded 'headboard'! I want that in my room!!


Simple Daisy said... that is amazing!!
I love, love, love the pool with the twinkle lights all around...
How fabulous!!

Blue Muse said...

Yum, yum, and YUM! I love the bathroom materials - it's so immediately grounding, and beautiful in such a primitive and pristine way. Dinner under the stars and twinkle lights is hard to beat. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I just cannot WAIT for summer to be in full swing!
xo Isa

Velvet and Linen said...

These images are beautiful, Linda.
They feel so natural and clean.
Wonderful inspiration!


dec0r8or said...

Great stuff--in fact, I think she's been taking some tips from YOU, Linda--it's quite a bit like YOUR aesthetic, isn't it? I love your bathrooms! :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wows the soul!

GlorV1 said...

That is beautiful. I love all the lights, the earth tones, and it's oh so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I like your blog. I will be back.

Cheryl said...

Thanks Linda! I do find all my shells on Sanibel Island so we'll see what I come up with a little north of there.

We stayed at the marriott in Key West. It's the first time we haven't stayed at an Inn or B&B because we planned it so quickly. It was a nice hotel but I would rather be at a smaller place - somewher where we can here the roosters in the mornings :)

Fifi Flowers said...

That is ANOTHER FAB location... aaaaah.... to live in a SPA!!!

Stephanie said...

oh...that pool with the lights!! yes, could float along here for many a moon...

Laura Trevey said...

To look at your blog ~~ is to feel like you are on vacation!!

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Love it! So natural and so cool!

Zuniga Interiors

Renée Finberg said...

too cool.
i love all the contrasts.

the primitive with the crystal lighting.
the space is very much a fantasy.

love love love it

Elle Jay Bee said...

What a brilliant designer you have shared with us! I have never seen such interesting and imaginative rooms that still appeal so much to me!

Thanks for another great, inspiring post!!


Julie said...

wow - so beautiful...but who is the unlucky sucker who has to climb up those trees to light all those candles?? ha ha

Thanks for visiting my blog - so I could find yours. it is so much fun!

SeaWorthy said...

You have the most delicious and nutritious (okay, maybe they dont have any caloric value, thats good tho!) photos. LOVE your blog, sister!!!!
have a great weekend, girl-friend..

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

These spaces are awesome! I love all of the textures.

Udo Umami said...

::karokes into microphone with a phyllis diller warble:: GOOOOORRRRGGGGEEEOUUUUUSSSSSS!!!!

Ms. Tee said...

So lovely! Those lanterns in the tree outside make my heart skip a beat. :)

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

I want to be on that deck with all the shimmering lights in the tree...yep, I'm already there mentally. :-)

akka b. said...

The twinkly lights! The twinkly Lights!

My dream ~~~~


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