Ahhhhh-Qua. Using Water as a Design Element
Things are heating up in the midwest this week with temperatures rising and summertime finally announcing it’s arrival with nothing short of a bellow! Already I’m thinking of idyllic days by the pool or vacationing at the lake or the beach. Water seems to call to me as a relaxing element both inside and outside of the home which is probably why it’s my inspiration this week. If you haven’t seen Frank McKinney’s Acqua Liana home, prepare to have your jaw hit the floor! It is nothing short of stunning and incorporates water in ways you’ve probably never thought of into the home. If you want to see a video virtual tour, click the photo of the breathtaking entryway below. Then when you’re done, come back and check out some of my ideas for incorporating water and design in your home!
If You Love Water…
You will adore this home. Take the time and click on the image above to watch the video. You will be amazed. Yes, there are water floors and walls in this home, an eco masterpiece!
Not a waterfall, a water wall!
Bluworld does some really spectacular work incorporating water into design both for residential and commercial installations. Look how pretty this rippling sheet of water is in this home. Aaaahhhhh.
Swim with the fishes…
Or put your feet up on them. Funky coffee table brings water into the living room, and perhaps some fish too!
Water and Blooms
Recycled bottles see a new life as vessels to hold water and your favorite flowers. Beautiful for the environment, and for your home!
Fluffy and Fido need water too!
Hydrate your four legged friends in style with a minimalist water dish like this one. Who wouldn’t want to drink out of this?
Function and Form
The gorgeous bronze Katagami from Kohler is so pretty you almost forget it’s a bathroom sink!
You’ll notice I didn’t include any swimming pools in this week’s post. That is one that I’m savoring writing as things get even warmer in the midwest. Love the sunny days of summer and the cool refreshing element of water no matter how you work it into your home and your spaces. If you have any unique ways of working water into your design, I’d love to hear about it. Be sure to say hello on Twitter and Facebook and as always I welcome your comments here. If you are getting inspired and want to trickle some water inspiration into your home decor, I hope you’ll contact me or the Design Connection Team to collaborate!