5 Pools to Dream About…

Mid August and very hot, as usual in this part of the globe. I want to share with you some beautiful swimming pools to ‘freshen up’ your day a bit.

These pools are situated in idyllic places and I think they have been very well designed, by considering the space and the amazing nature that surrounds the area, and by using natural materials such as wood and stone.

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photos via AD Mexico , AD France .

Discovering Lisbon.

There are many good things about the city of Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is well known for its ancient history, Fado music,  culture and  architectural diversity, among other interesting things.

I’d like to share here some photos I took of my favorites places and buildings around this beautiful city.

I hope you like them too!

Lisbon building

Jardim da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Lisbon modern building

Modern glass building attached to an old facade in Rua Braamcamp.

Lisbon obelisc

Monument in the Miradouro do Parque Eduardo VII.

Lisbon Marques de Pombal

View from Parque Eduardo VII.

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Ponte 25 de Abril.

Lisbon facade2

Typical Tiled facade.

Lisbon vegetation

Plants everywhere!

Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon Cathedral.

Lisbon water front

Small Tiled Fountain detail.

Lisbon tall building

Traditional Portuguese Building.

Lisbon street

Cobbled street.

Lisbon palace

Embaixada Mall, Praça do Principe Real.

Lisbon pavement

Pavement detail.

Lisbon Tram

Emblematic Tram.

Lisbon Monasterio de los Jeronimos

Mosterio dos Jerónimos.

Lisbon Tiles

Tiled mosaic.

Bathroom Revamp…

Hi all!

What do you think about this bathroom update proposal? I imagined a new design to renovate its out of date decor and jumped into Blender to make a model of the room and a few 3D visuals.

To give it the new look, I would use colourful  and modern tiles, and I would get rid off the bath tube and put a spacious shower instead.

For the floor I would choose a darker colour to create some contrast with the white and blue walls. Also adding a couple of pictures hanged on the wall and a plant would give it a cozy touch.

Thanks for reading!

  • This is how it looks now:

Bathroom before

  • And this is my design proposal created with Blender:

bathroom chipiona view

 

 

Keep it Nice…and Tidy

Small apartment, spacious flat, detached house… it doesn’t matter where you live or how big the place is. If it is well organized, it will look much more beautiful and you will be happier!

We tend to accumulate quite a lot of things over the years, but sometimes it is good to remember the famous phrase: ‘Less is more’ and apply that idea to our home design.

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There are many ways of improving the look of a room, one of the simplest would be to get rid of things that you don’t use, don’t like or just don’t go with the rest of the room.

Donate them, give them away or sell them, just do it!. The result will be immediate! You will start having the house you really like!

To get some more inspiration, see these makeovers here from curbly.com and start your challenge now!

Finally, if you need some tips for how to keep your house nice, tidy and clean! click here, the blog of Melissa Michaels.

Eva

Photos via: http://cabbagerose.tumblr.com, homehomy.com, boholmain.com. petercallahan.com