A giant hanging chandelier a large faux fur rug a stylized bronze lion perched upon a table and an ornate chaise lounge perfectly arranged for a graceful fainting scene – all of these items would look out of place alone. However together they create the sort of dramatic effect cultivated best by old Hollywood.
New Zealand is not just one of the most beautiful nations on the planet but its largely untouched landscape and sparse population offer you some of the most amazing natural settings. It is in the quiet town of Brightwater in the South Island of New Zealand and one such tranquil setting that one finds the gorgeous.
Hollywood has long been known as a place where dreams are brought to life through the lens of a camera and wealthy actors live lavishly. From Marilyn and Audrey to Bogart and Bacall the homes and movie sets of some of the most famous entertainment icons in history were created or influenced by designers like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
The 800 square meter residence is a chic amalgamation of the characteristic form of old manor houses of the Alentejo along with sleek and well defined lines of contemporary structures. The resultant creation is a gorgeous two level villa that largely employs soothing neutral shades is predominantly clad in white and employs graceful use of glass and stone.
Contemporary homes and villas seem to be as much about spectacular and stunning views of the landscape they overlook as they are about stylish and sleek interiors. Designers and home owners are placing greater importance on integrating the surroundings into the design of the structure itself and when the backdrop is laced with tropical forests unending green canopy and refreshing views of the Andaman Sea it is pretty hard to find fault with the logic! The mesmerizing nestled in one of the quiet and isolated corners of Thailand brings together various design and textural elements to create a modern-day villa that is all about living it up in style.