Palm Tree Mosaic Table

I think this palm tree mosaic table would look awesome anywhere in your tropical style home. It features two palm trees in center of the mosaic style accent table. 14" Diameter, 23" High. Currently on sale for $24.49
Two Palms Mosaic Accent Table

Tiki Hut Lights

It takes a village to light a luau! This set of nine bamboo and raffia tiki hut lights does the trick! Use it to add a tropical glow to any party room. Tiki huts, 3 1/4"L; cord,10'L. $14.95

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Surfing Rug- Warning High Surf

Perfect for a child's room or at the beach house, this 100% nylon machine made surfing rug is very easy to clean and is a non-skid rug for additional safety. This Dean Miller high surf yellow surfboard rug is a yellow sign warning of high surf. Available sizes: 31" x 47" .
You can buy this at CSN Rugs (item number LAA1033)
$49, plus get free shipping

Pineapple Dining Table

Rich warm tones of nature combined with the softness of seagrass hues, give an air of distinction to the pineapple dining table by Padmas Plantation. 47W x 47D x 30H $718

Pineapple Dining Table-Toast-Padmas Plantation

Tropical Patio Umbrella

A great way to decorate your patio in tropical style flair, is by adding a tropical patio umbrella. This 100% handcrafted and hand-painted patio umbrella with base is absolutely stunning. It is waterproof and weatherproof and comes with a patio umbrella rod and base constructed of stained oak hardwood with a lacquered finish for durability and a rich, beautiful look. The umbrella shade is painted on both the top and bottom for gorgeous tropical style appearance. $534.99
Tropical Paradise 9 Foot Patio Umbrella With Base - White

Tropical Shower Curtain- Board Meeting

This is my kind of board meeting. Decorate your tropical bathroom with this fun tropical shower curtain (item BLR758). Basic yet bold colors give this polyester shower curtain a unique versatility, but the quirky characters that adorn it make it unforgettable. Complete the look with other items from the Board Meeting bath collection, which includes a lotion pump, a soap dish, a tumbler, shower hooks, assorted towels, a rug, and a waste paper basket.
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Hawaiian Table Lamp

I really like the look of this Hawaiian lamp. It reminds of something you would find in a Hawaiian style beach house. This Hawaiian themed table lamp features a walnut base with a silk-screened art glass body. A night light behind the glass provides another look at night. Comes with a rattan shade. $119.91
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Surfers Monopoly

Create long lasting memories at your beach home by playing fun games together. Your family will love Surfers Monopoly, a classic monopoly game with a fresh new look. The game features stunning surf photography of the world's best breaks by renowned surf photographer Jeff Divine. So grab your board and get ready to wheel and deal your way to the ultimate surf session of all time! $35.95

Hawaiian Bedding Ensemble

Sage Green Isle of Palms Poly Charmeuse Coverlet - Green
I am enchanted by this Hawaiian style bedding ensemble. This excitingly original palm leaf comforter pattern has an innovated embossed palm leaf pattern that is full of beautiful texture. Available in sizes queen-king on sale for $128-$158. This tropical comforter would be beatiful with any tropical pillow, but looks especially stunning with the Hawaiian print bolster pillow and the Hawaiian print shams. To bring the tropics right to you bedroom, add this mesh canopy hand made of sheer, textured cotton gauze that positively whispers ocean breezes and soft evening air. $68
Cabana Sheer Cotton Gauze Mesh Bed Canopy - Brown

Bamboo Pillar Candle

Add a touch of the exotic to your tropical style home, with this bamboo pillar candle. The candle gives off the Baobab wood scent, which is a deep timbery fragrance with notes of leather, amber, tall grasses and flora. this large (6"h) will burn up to 40 hours. Best for creating a sense of calm in the evenings. $16.95
Bamboo Pillar Candle

Tropical Art Set

This 3 piece box tropical art set would love lovely in a Hawaiian style home. They are made of frameless construction mounted on a wall mount with hardwood backing. 24 inches length x 1.5 inches width x 8 inches height


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Tropical Leaves 3- piece box art set (item number 10810107)
$29.99

Another Affordable Tropical Comforter Set

I found another affordable tropical comforter set. This Layla comforter set features a red ground covered with crème-colored lillies. Choose from twin-king size for only $29.99. At prices this low, you can afford to add the matching curtains, valances, and throw pillow. Visit "The Hawaiian Home" for more tropical comforters.
Layla Comforter Set

Bernardes + Jacobsen - Vila Nova Da Conceiçao Residence

Bernardes + Jacobsen

Vila Nova Da Conceiçao Residence

Smoke and Mirrors - once past the solid industrial façade of this residence, light, shade and reflections open up this hemmed in residence by Thiago Bernardes and Paulo Jacobsen.



Overview & Plot
In dealing with a narrow conical plot near Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, stretching the layout and smart use of structural steel, has rewarded Thiago Bernardes and Paul Jacobsen.

The sloped plot, required them to play with the layout of the house, spreading out and reordering the location of the office, five bedrooms with en suites, and the gym into a plot of just 760m2.

At the narrow entrance end of the plot sit the service area, laundry and garage, just below ground level. Half a level above street height and just a little further down the plot are the entrance, kitchen and dining room. From here, an impressive atrium carries you either: down a long set of short depth stairs the living room, home theatre and gym; or upstairs to the five bedrooms. This atrium is an amazing planted area with bamboo and foliage abound. Through glass openings above; it appears light and airy, despite being in the centre of the narrow plot.



Key to the project is this area of vertical circulation. It is composed of a set of stairs and bridge, illuminated by openings above, which give the residence spatiality that is unusual. Through this atrium, emphasis was also placed on the secondary entrance, access between the house and garage, used every day, but often ignored in design.



Layout
On the ground floor, at the widest area of the plot, the living rooms all open out to the pool and BBQ area receiving light through sliding doors that rise the height of their extended stud.

Above, the bedrooms are one and a half storeys off the ground. The extra high stud, affording them light and views above the surrounding residences.





The Result
The project also takes full advantage of the external area at the bottom of the plot.
This is done through: high studs; open plan; minimal interference in the indoor outdoor flow; and where support was needed the upper levels, svelte steel poles were used, and even then, polished to a mirror, to minimise their impact.

The garden is then in effect doubled through the use of a reflective sheathing on the rear party wall (intriguing, as we often see this in narrow restaurants to double the depth of perception).



Plans



Architect/Designer: Bernardes + Jacobsen
Completed: December 2005.
Materials: Steel structure, stone, wood, glass and Ceramic tiles
Built area: 900m2

Information courtesy of: Bernardes + Jacobsen

Bernardes + Jacobsen - CF Residence

Bernardes + Jacobsen

CF Residence

Steeling the show - Blessed with a great plot and open brief, a lightweight, transparent, horizontal building, was what the architects Thiago Bernardes and Paulo Jacobsen designed.



Overview & Plot
Located on a plot in the picturesque condominium Portogalo in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Jacobsen and Thiago Bernardes wanted to accommodate a large family retreat taking full advantage of the plot and its location. The challenge was how to minimise the buildings impact from roadside - difficult with such a large house.

Departing from traditional Brazilian wood or brick structures the house employs steel to span the vast openings that connect all rooms to the views below.



The svelte steel corner pillars provide minimal interruption to the open plan dining and living area of the ground floor. In summertime (almost constant in Angra dos Reis) the glass panels dividing this area up slide away to provide an enormous expanse of shade.

Half way up the façade, and providing elevated viewing to the bedrooms are two outdoor balconies of Peroba wood, these break up the stark white of the lower level and the surrounding steel structure. The wood is also used throughout the second level interior, and as a lining the the vast roof span.



Continuing to the roof level, tropical storms and heavy rain, common in the early part of the year in Rio de Janeiro are caught by large glass overhangs, which still let light through to the bedrooms. The glass also blurs the connection between the roof’s reflecting pool, paved with green ceramic tiles, imitating the colour of the inlet and sea beyond. The same applies to the pool on the terrace, which seems to fall into the sea. This camouflage, and the fact that the house is set into the hillside at the rear, reduces its size, as to the thin steel structures, elongating its horizontal structure. It’s only from below, backstroking in the pool that the house’s true size is revealed.




Layout
With the entire ground floor dedicated to the pool, dining and entertaining, the upper level provides the entrance and 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Originally two giant bedrooms, the sets of two our housed either side of the atrium over the pool. As you enter the residence through its large dark wood doors, the bedrooms act as blinkers, focusing the view out to the water beyond.

A small seating area between allows you to contemplate, and perhaps acts as a formal arrival area. From here, “grand” staircases head both inside (left) to the living room, and outside (right) to the pool area (Bernardes + Jacobsen are renowned for impressive staircases).

The Result
Now complete in a 4 bedroom layout, this family retreat seems to have all one needs for a relaxing weekend. The thin steel structure and stretched horizontal roofline give it the appearance of a lightweight marque or stretched canvas roof. A seaside camp that mirrors the water beyond. Yet, from within, there is no doubt that this house is: permanent; modern and luxurious; and will provide a great weekend spot for years to come.



Plans



Architect/Designer:
Bernardes + Jacobsen

Client: Carlos Firme
Construction: February, 2001 – December, 2003
Materials: Steel structure, stone, wood, glass and Ceramic tiles
Built area: 1024m2
Plot: 2000m2

Information courtesy of: Bernardes + Jacobsen


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