Peek of the Unique…
I had the fabulous opportunity to go to the “Peek of the Unique” sponsored by The Zonta Club of Sanibel Captiva presenting the 12th Annual Tour of the Island Homes. Zonta’s campaign to promote and protect the human rights of all women and girls. Improve the legal, political, economic, educational and health status of women worldwide. I have believed in their cause for many years and finally had the time to take part in this glorious fun fundraising event. We were able to tour four fabulous home on Sanibel Island that are so hidden, unless you were on the tour you would never know these homes even exist. It just made the adventure a little more fun…unveiling of the secret of the unique as you would say. Four homes labeled: The Artists Dream, The Architect Dream, The Designer Dream and The Pioneer Dream Homes. To respect the privacy of the owners, I am not going to reveal the outside landscape of the homes or the addresses, but show you the art collected during their travels, the love of nature reflected in colors and ambiance, tropical and casual elegance throughout the homes. I captured over 150 images and can only show a few on a post…I hope you enjoy our little design element tour.
In the Artists Dream home, one of the guest bedrooms, they recycled used furniture from a consignment store and had them custom painted to match the bedroom decor. Is this nightstand adorable now or what?!
The lighting and tile work just took my breath away here…
When I saw this pillow I just laughed out loud! Wouldn’t we all just love to carry this everywhere we go?
The infinity pool with steps down to the ground level, bringing the outside in…my oh my.
A modern “beach house” with wooden louver blinds as their outside exterior.
Stitched pillows convey a sense of lightness and fun!
How many of you would of thought of using a oversized gingerbread cookie cutter for your kitchen decor? Very unique…
This idea really caught my attention. My husband and I are avid shell collectors…and have wondered what are we going to do with all of them? The owners of the home, had their shells organized by species and every species was put in a different glass vase of sort through out the whole home. I loved the natural element of texture it gave to the whole landscape. The big black painter brush? This had a special meaning! The homeowners father was a painter and they wanted to honor him in the home in a special way.
I sure hope you enjoyed our little home design tour. I know it was such an designers delight to me.
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
Do you put a lot of work into your posts for your blog? If the answer is yes…read on.
If you are posting everyday or almost everyday…you are not giving your readers an opportunity to see your work! What do I mean by this? Most readers will not come to the blog everyday. Especially the ones who follow many blogs! There just isn’t enough time in the day to visit them all.
As human beings we are all pulled at every which way to get our attention, there is only so many minutes in a day.
Let your posts simmer a day or two, this gives ALL of your readers time to observe your work and all the effort it took to be uploaded to your blog for their viewing pleasure.
You will also find with time, when the reader does come to visit…they don’t catch up. They will read the last one only…so with that said…The word for the day…S.I.M.M.E.R!!
Remember, this is what works for me, your style of blog might need a different approach for your readers.
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