Houzz Tour: Island Living

Houzz Tour: Island Living

<p>Houzz Tour: Island Living</p>

This holiday home on the shore of Hawaii’s Big Island was created for a family looking for the perfect tropical retreat. The customers’ love of Tahitian design was infused to the plan, and organic materials that support indoor/outdoor living were utilized on every surface, from oyster shells onto the lighting into the lava rock in the shower.

Interior designer Dara Rosenfeld depended upon a blend of custom, antique, and new goods to make a timeless, comfy appearance. Designed by ZAK Architecture, the house has a clear view of the sea. By employing classic designs as a base and layering with modern accents, Rosenfeld was able to make a space that is both refined and relaxing.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Hawaii’s lush landscape motivated Rosenfeld’s colour choices. “You can do very saturated colours in Hawaiian houses, because the sun is so bright,” says Rosenfeld.

A bamboo sofa is topped with cushions upholstered in flowered fabric from Osborne & Little, and the living room carpet was motivated by fishnets. The pendants over the kitchen pub are from Tucker Robbins in New York, while Rosenfeld had the pendants over the cast-stone dining table custom made from antique rooster cages.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

The excellent room of the house combines the kitchen, diningroom, and living spaces. About 40 feet wide at front, this enormous open area was created with indoor/outdoor residing in mind.

“The customers really wanted to embrace everything concerning the Hawaiian way of life,” says Rosenfeld. “This allows them to open all the doors when they have people over, and even move a few of their furniture outside on the lanai.”

Dara Rosenfeld Design

The family travels a lot, and Tahiti is just one of their favorite holiday spots, so integrating that fashion was important to them. Rosenfeld used authentic bits from Tahiti and Indonesia through the home. Many bits are made from teak, for example, customized dining table and coffee table — solid pieces of teak, created in Indonesia and made by Rosenfeld.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

The slate flooring on the interior of the home makes it way into the outside too. Sutherland sofa chairs and side tables sit poolside, upholstered in outside fabric from Perennials.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Beyond the pool, a bocce ball court warrants an ocean view. The house is located up on the coastline, with a transparent view of the sea from its hilltop spot. The outside bar — covered in native, volcanic rock — sits next to a large barbecue and the guest house tiki room!

The home includes the primary 2 bedroom residence, as well as a separate construction with two guest bedrooms in it. “The customers love that, since their two children can bring friends and all remain in the separate house,” says Rosenfeld.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

The stately canopy bed frame increases the master bedroom’s tropical feel. Rich, Asian-styled side tables sit on either side of the mattress, and a fitting trunk releases a flat-screen TV. Until she came up with this option, figuring out where to put the TV was a struggle, because Rosenfeld wanted to ensure that the view from the mattress to the outside was seamless.

More ways to float the TV

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Rosenfeld made the handmade oak bed frame, including scalloped accents inspired from the undulating waves of Asian roof tiles.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

A lustrous oyster-shell light fixture was created by Rosenfeld and famous French artisan Thomas Boog. Boog is famous for his intricate furniture and accessories, layered with pieces of shell, bone and other organic materials.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

This pearly piece of accent art is another bit by Boog. This tribute to the sea increases the area’s organic luxury.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

“It is essential to get a mix and a balance of styles in a home,” says Rosenfeld. “Balancing old brand new, and custom in a home will help create this layered effect.” Here, bead and shell necklaces made in the island hang out of bamboo hooks, making a subtle accent from the bedroom.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Due to the emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, Rosenfeld had to make sure all the materials utilized in the home were durable. The slate flooring used throughout the residence is lasting and hard-wearing.

Rosenfeld installed lava rock — accessible at numerous places on the island — on each side of the shower wall for a rock that needs little cleaning.

Dara Rosenfeld Design

Blue tiles from Ann Sacks bring a dash of colour to the otherwise stone-dominated shower area. A basalt seat for shower provides is built into the lava rock wall. Like the lava rock, this material is very hard-wearing.

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