Skillfully exploiting the form of the high roof, Jesuttis arranged rich and colourful organza and raw silk drapes to gently frame the sitting and sleeping room. A 65-year-old carpet from Uzbekistan, a teakwood opium table, Indian silver-based lamps and an old wrought iron chandelier complete the sumptuous look. (See page 192 for credit details.)
Surrounded by lush vegetation, a circular wooden staircase leads one from the carpark to the house. BALI HOME DESIGN IDEAS The lily pond at its base functions as the ideal transition between the outdoors and indoors, and a night flame blazes after dusk to illuminate the way. White paving stones and pebbles lay the passageway from indoors to out.
The dark ironwood used for the posts, slatted walls, and floors recreate an old Japanese feel, complementing the original decorated panels above.
A rustic wooden bathtub, a bamboo water pipe, and an old glazed water jar form a romantic alfresco tropical bath setting at the back of house.
No respectable Balinese dwelling will do without a bale. Designed for open-air relaxation, the modern bale enjoys a wide variety of interpretations. Here we have the rich tones of
Two views of the garden, which comes complete with a bole and a pool, set on an ironwood floor.
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