The Simply Luxurious Life®: Build A House  

November 9, 2010

Build A House

What would your ideal house look like? If you could mix and match from the multitude of inspiring design photos from shelter magazines and online, what rooms would you pull together?

In today’s Rooms of Inspiration, I decided to do just that. It begins as you open the front door into the foyer and ends as you exit the back door, in my case, taking the dogs for a walk. Have a look. Out of curiosity, what would your ideal Build-A-House would look like? I’d love to hear.


Images: (1) Source (2) Decor Pad (3) Decor Pad (4) Decor Pad (5) French Bedroom Company (6)  Decor Pad (7) Elle Decor (8) Decor Pad (9) Decor Pad


At November 9, 2010 at 1:44 AM , Blogger Steph {aka Hermine} said...

Ahhh, i love house posts. Always makes me feel like i'm high on sugar. My dream house would be completely carbon neutral whilst having as many of the latest gadgets as possible that can help in making my house more efficient and user friendly; solar panels would cover the entire rooftop to ensure that i can produce all my energy needs. The entrance hallway would definitely be double height to give a sense of space and grandeur. It'll be like fantasy island for grown ups. Metallic silver and lilac paints lining the walls, black italian marble on the floor. A reconstituted zodiac kitchen worktop with butterfly motifs embedded in it. There would be no sharp edges/walls in my house. Everything will have a curved finish as it is more child friendly and helps with the flow of energy (sort of relates to feng shui); plush carpets all through to carry on the feeling of comfort and coziness. A fully luxurious master suite spanning an entire floor with a bath-spa sunk into the floor that can accommodate two. A sauna and shower so i never have to set foot in a commercial spa again, a huge walk in closet and an office. Of course, my house would be built with eco-concrete, triple-glazed glass and steel to minimise its effect on the planet. Water recycling and an indoor organic garden are de-rigeur. An indoor courtyard surrounded by glass so i can see my future kids play while i work in the kitchen. Definitely a wine cellar so that i can collect a huge amount of white wine :) The outside walls will be finished with an industrial plastic-glass render so i never have to paint them again; it is also stain resistant. A fully walled garden that looks like paradise in my backyard :)

Ok, this comment is getting pretty But i'm sure you get the idea.

xoxo Hermine

At November 9, 2010 at 4:46 AM , Blogger Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

really6 funny - i've been creating a post about my DREAM home - ya know the one that if i had all the money in the world - what would be the most PERFECT place - but yet not toally dreamland kind of home ... *sigh* .. 1 day i just know it - i WILL renovate a house to be SO perfect i'll never want aleave (i'm against new construction that tears down trees for houses)

PS - want FREE art? - come 1 come all and *JOIN PHOTOgraphy Give-Away * .. if you interested of course!

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At November 9, 2010 at 5:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will do a post in response today :) I love this idea.

At November 9, 2010 at 5:20 AM , Blogger Cara said...

I have SOO many ideas with so little time (and $$)! I will try my best to design "my perfect house" in my current house (moving in next week!!)
<3 Cara
PS. A Giveaway is going on @ Lilac and Grey...HINT HINT: "KEEP CALM"

At November 9, 2010 at 6:04 AM , Blogger escapade said...

Love that grey + gold headboard, so beautiful! + of course, that cute little Frenchie in the doorway!

At November 9, 2010 at 6:31 AM , Anonymous The Sassy Steel Magnolia said...

Oh! I adore this post, I do love a good build-a-home set :) I'm still working on mine, but I do love the chandeliers I see in these pictures. So lovely!

At November 9, 2010 at 6:35 AM , Blogger quintessence said...

My favorite rooms in your house are the FABULOUS kitchen and the powder room. My house would be designed by Gil Schafer (my favorite - posted about him 3 days in a row!) and would look very similar to his Willow Brook Farm project!

At November 9, 2010 at 9:27 AM , Blogger Peggy and Fritz said...

Great idea for a post. Will have to do one soon. Love Love Love the Kitchen, the stairway and that dining room - the chandelier is gorgeous. How fun - now if we can all win lotto! LOL!

At November 9, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Blogger Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Ooooh, gorgeous ... my ideal house could very possibly look much like the photos you've chosen. In the past, I would buy things to fill a space because they were pretty and a particular space needed SOMETHING. I've become much more particular after seeing that after a year, that item didn't mean anything to me at all. I'm opting to be much more selective, buy only what I love and know I will cherish for a long time. I think as our life gets busier and busier we also look to a cleaner slate in our surroundings. More white, more freshness, more sunlight, more uncluttered spaces. That's what my perfect house would feel like. xoxo

At November 9, 2010 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Vanessa@Luxuria said...

What a fab post. I don't think you would have enough time to read what would be my perfect abode ;-)
But sometimes I think just a simple, rustic log cabin, with a gorgeous open fire and lots of cosy "nooks and crannies" (Brit speak for small areas/corners) somewhere remote would be just perfect.

At May 5, 2012 at 4:35 AM , Blogger olga said...

hello,can anyone help me to find out,what is the mane of wallpapper manufacturer on this picture (bathroom)? i know that the first one, on bathroom wall, are Nina Campbell Birdcage Walk NCW3771. But which is on a hall (corridor) ? help me please, who knows)) write me on thank you.

At May 5, 2012 at 4:36 AM , Blogger olga said...

wanna add one more detail to my first post.... i mean 5th picture from the top - bathroom with patterns onthe wall )))


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