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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

More on the bathroom...

Following on from the last post, and to give you a better idea of our bathroom plans, here are the tiles we're using. This one  is a gorgeous, interlocking tile with ridged Carrara and glass which will go around the room and vanity mirror. I love this tile and if I could have afforded it I would have had an entire wall of it, but given the expense that would be insanity!



In the shower we have two vertical strips of clear and frosted glass bullets, very simple and contemporary. In order to give it some color I laid the strips out on the floor and picked through the sheets piece by piece, randomly adding green glass tiles. The idea was to add some movement - which hopefully reminds you of rain. It was time consuming but well worth it. The tile has been installed and it has a very interesting look though it looks a little gray right now because it hasn't been grouted. In the photos below you can see the green tiles we added .....


...and how it looks installed on the shower wall. At the bottom of the shower you can see the long linear drain which looks very modern and allows you to slope the floor in a single direction.




I'm not entirely sure all the different elements go together, I think I should have picked less rather than more, but I'm hoping the lights, paint and floor will help pull things together. These are some of the colors we're considering. I love paint names, they are so pretentious, Marscapone or Tranquillity anyone?!







Comments

Anna said…
Oh, you can't beat the Farrow and Ball chart for the names. They are the Masters. 'Elephant's Breath' was a long favourite of mine!

All looks very swish!
Yes, you've got to love 'Elephant's breath' rather than something functional like 'Elephant's hide'!

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