Friday, August 6, 2010

Diamond Baratta









Ok so I'm pretty sure that most of us wouldn't want to actually live in this colorful Captiva Island home designed by Diamond Baratta and featured in Florida Design magazine with photography by Brantley Photography, but you have to admit, it's soooo much fun to look at! (And I'm sure we'd all take a room here or there, no?) Such a treat for the eyes...all that fearless, vibrant color, all that turquoise! I don't even know what I love best, maybe the kitchen with the funky pendants and turquoise backsplash. Or the family room with that fabulous “paisley gone wild” carpet. Or the loggia filled with turquoise cushions and the insane view of the Gulf of Mexico. Ok so maybe I would want to live here. If you're digging this scene, you have to check out this post I did last year on Diamond Baratta, and also their portfolio here! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!!

39 comments:

Brighton said...

Wow! A bit much for me, but so cool to look at!

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

so pretty!

Ivy Lane said...

ahhh...feels like vacation! my master bedroom is about the same color as the second image.. printing that off so I can add the right "pops" of accent colour!

thanks for sharing!

Toni (aka Sparky) said...

LOL, it's hilarious and fun!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

My eyes...wow. But fun and extremely creative with amazing color. I think it would be a hard place to live in, though great for inspiration.
Janell

Kate said...

Gorgeous lighting fixtures, they're all so unique!

AlyciAmore said...

I love the kitchen and its view!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

The pendants in the kitchen are AMAZING. Super fun photos. I think I'm going to go change into my magenta floral moo moo for the day after seeing these!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kitchen!!! Fabulous!!!!

Jenny L. said...

I had the same thought as you, Erin. It is so beautiful, but does it seem comfortable and would I like living there. How about a 2-week vacation there - that would work.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

wow! such a clever space. love it! xo

tinajo said...

The kitchen is yummy! :-)

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

It may not be something I could live it, but it sure looks like a fun place to visit or have a party. It is well-executed and shows some vibrant personality. Enjoy the weekend.

Kelle Dame said...

It is a bit much, but I wouldn't mind staying for awhile and really letting all these beautiful colors and details seep in! Gorgeous post!

Kathi said...

Ya know, if this place is on Captiva Island, I'm there! Love all of the bright colors and funky designs. So cool!

NanaDiana said...

Hi-I just found you thru another blogger. Love the turquoise theme. I think the kitchen is my favorite~closely followed by the room with a view. As I was scrolling down through your blog I came across the kitchen in Key West. I used to have a kitchen almost identical to that when I lived in FLA. That was THE color of THE day back in the early 1970s and I think that might be a Rutenburg home. My bathroom also had that color cabinetry. Thanks for the memory jogger. Signing up as a follower-Diana

Chic Coles said...

Wow, that is a lot of turquoise! Such fun eye-candy. The outside porch/sitting area is my favorite!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Fun to look at....wow.

I am doing a little giveaway today...would love for you to stop by.

Best, Susie

Melow said...

Just take a few of the details - lighting and that gorgeous paisley rug - yum, yum, yum. I think you've possibly found the epidomy of turquoise, aqua, sea green etc etc LOVE!! I challenge anyone to beat this!!

LindsB said...

That is one crazy house- I could look at these photos for hours just to take in all the amazing details here :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love these!

Happy weekend.

Tina said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

A beautiful and blessed weekend to you

tINA (sONHAR E rEALIZAR)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THE TILE IN THE FIRST PICTURE OF THE KITCHEN has such a "delicious" quality of it...sort of an iced-drink color! WOW.....this is the color of the decade!

HAVE A FUN WEEKEND! Anita

A Wedding Story said...

I love their designs, so perfect!

SPLENDEROSA said...

That kitchen! Wow. I know exactly where this home is, never would have expected the inside to look as it does. Captiva is pretty shaggy except for 1 gated community & a few still huge acreages with homes like this.
xx's

bermudabluez said...

Hi Erin...my cottage living room is a shade of turquoise...light colored with a brighter trim. I LOVE that first kitchen pic!! And the porch with the beautiful blue water in the background is amazing too!!

Willow Decor said...

Erin,
Another stunning room! Great job!
xx-Gina

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog and check it out every day :)
I would move in and won't change a thing! And that is very rare saying coming from me :)
Mari

Where My Heart Is said...

What a flamboyant bright home - I think one would always feel in good spirits living there.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Wild!!! My heart is skipping a beat over that amazing black and gold oriental piece and the kick booty chair next to it. Genius. I would be happy to be in all that color, I think!

Love and light,
Christina

Bonnie said...

Aagh!!! So excited that you featured this home!! It's been my favorite ever since i saw it in architectural digest a while back. And yes, i WOULD like to live here! Beautiful!

Susan M. Jamieson, ASID said...

Love the pendants in the kitchen. Any ideas who makes them?

Steph Theberge royal T designs said...

ooooooooooh la la! i am loving this! the fabrics are to die for in the second photo and i LOVE that dinning room!

Erin said...

Hi Susan, The magazine has the pendants sourced as "Salviati, John Salibello Antiques, New York, NY"


They are entirely fabulous!!!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

There are wonderful elements in each of the photos. As is, it would be fun and fanciful for a vacation. Love those kitchen pendants! And the loggia - oh my! I could just live there.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such an amazing home. I have always admired the vitality and life in the projects of Diamond Baratta Firm.
Kindly,
CJF

treehouse.queen18(atyahoodtocom)

MichCherie said...

My heart just stopped looking at these! The sheer use of bold colour is so inspiring. Breathes so much life into the spaces.

Kathy said...

These guys are over the top..love it. Hey did you check out Houzz today so much of your color, first thing when I saw the kitchen was wonder if you had seen it!

office.sylviotabet said...

Does anyone know where to buy the lamps in the first picture? Or who makes them?
(The green striped and teal striped vase looking hanging lamps)
Thank you.

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