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vivian dwyer rustic-bedroom

vivian dwyer

Daniel Liebermann, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed the 1,000-sq-ft Radius House in 1960. The current owners, Andrew and Kim Todd, contractor Kevin Smith and designer Vivian Dwyer agreed that the goal of this project was to insert modern elements into this house of the earth. The roof was rebuilt to allow for adequate ventilation and for a proper electrical system. It was necessary to redesign the kitchen, refurbish concrete floors, wood beams, metal pipes and resurface the canted, curved brick walls with smooth, white plaster. The space at the rear was rearranged into a master bedroom with an open washing area, separate powder room and closet/dressing room. Every space opens to views of the giant redwoods that surround the property, connecting with the outside and making the house feel bigger. The movement of light during the day activates different parts of the house, while layering the lighting carries this magical effect to the night. This house is a perfect example of how to live well in a small space.

Photographer: Joe Fletcher

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Daniel Leibermann, a former Taliesin West student of Frank Lloyd Wright's, originally designed this house back in 1960. The home's strong connection to nature make it the right place for a Butterfly Stool. This one has the optional cushion on top, which is available at Hive Modern for an additional $175.See the rest of this home
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This bedroom itself is all Zen minimalism. But the walls (or lack thereof) are pretty dramatic.

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Padded bed frame.
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Rustic spa colors
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Feeling outside in
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My bedroom
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Zen style
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Doors open to greenery
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forest outside
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Big windows, view, wood contemporary style
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Peaceful,refreshing, love it
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December 28, 2014
opaic light
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It is like your sleeping outside
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Glass house
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December 15, 2014
Lighting is wonderful and you enjoy the nature,beautiful
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November 30, 2014
The outside comes in love fresh greenery
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collapsable panels
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i love this room
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The wallessness of it
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The view
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Windows to ceiling
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great outdoor room.
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bedroom JAC
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I love this open ozone bed room, fresh air only, no aircondition.
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Think large cushion for sitting on the floor
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outdoor bed room
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I like these open windows if there's nice scenery.
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Open windows
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all glass everything
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window, simplicity, openess . warm
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Grey Silver n Red
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Dwyer Design vivian dwyer “wood beams, metal pipes and resurface the canted, curved brick walls with smooth, white plaster. The space at the rear was rearranged into a master bedroom with an open washing area, separate powder room and closet/dressing room. Every space opens to views of the giant redwoods that surround the property” “that's the way I want to wake up every morning with Dennis” “Bedroom idea - open space and small” “This bedroom itself is all Zen minimalism. But the walls (or lack thereof) are pretty dramatic.”
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August 28, 2014
Dwyer Design vivian dwyer “wood beams, metal pipes and resurface the canted, curved brick walls with smooth, white plaster. The space at the rear was rearranged into a master bedroom with an open washing area, separate powder room and closet/dressing room. Every space opens to views of the giant redwoods that surround the property” “that's the way I want to wake up every morning with Dennis” “Bedroom idea - open space and small” “This bedroom itself is all Zen minimalism. But the walls (or lack thereof) are pretty dramatic.”
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quarto rústico
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Love this!!!
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Outdoors indoors
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omg--outdoors in. beautiful
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Cool glass room
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Dream view
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Master bedroom interact with views
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Bedroom in Japanese Style
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Beautiful view
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Like the way greys and reds work well with natural environment
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Open air room
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Meditation space
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May 19, 2014
the simplicity nd the emptiness of d room, the carpet the bed nd the colour scheme
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The bed
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beautiful connection to outside, though impractical for Ontario
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open to the woodlands
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May 4, 2014
Openness to outside.
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Love the open windows
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windows nature
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is this an outdoor room?
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my master befroom
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Japanese bedroom
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Dream bedroom
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Look at stool, then media consoles
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Glass wall. How would this be effective from an energy standpoint unless you lived in San Diego.
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March 26, 2014
outdoor invitation
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just love it
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Alaska bed
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openess to out doors
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Open to nature. Biophikic design
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love this FLW bedroom!
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kalaw hotel
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that's the way I want to wake up every morning with Dennis
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just like this in general...
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Windows and bed
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bedroom idea
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Like the calming feeling.
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Thailand / rp
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Gotta have some red
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Open and connection to the nature
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Chevet armoire
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bed base
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Love the windows and the openness of this room
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January 10, 2014
Like tatami screens
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January 10, 2014
ceiling, colors, windows
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December 28, 2013
I would love for my view to be just like this. so easy to acces. full wall windows are so much more open and realistic in the sense that you arent actually "just" looking out a window...
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December 14, 2013
retreat house
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Amazing in whistler
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Asian, open garden
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Trees surrounded bedroom
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November 25, 2013
the view!
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Cherating bedroom
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inside outside
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November 12, 2013
concrete floors?
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Baby's bedroom
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bringing the outdoors in
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Simple and open
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Ceiling wood
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waking up to the view...
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natural wood in the treeish nook
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Open windows
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indoor outdoor
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everything maybe slightly too much timber but beautiful
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Jakes room
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September 16, 2013
Bed frame coverd in leather
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September 16, 2013
Lots of windows
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September 10, 2013
great open to the woods bedroom
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September 8, 2013
I like this for my son
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doors, asian feeling - prefer higher ceiling and more light
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Open air
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September 1, 2013
i just love it its beautiful
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August 31, 2013
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August 31, 2013
So beautiful!
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August 28, 2013
I want this.
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Zen bedroom
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my floor
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All I want from my home
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Cool bedroom
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Would be a wonderful guest room!
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the views
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New blyse
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baby fantasy
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very romantic
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June 30, 2013
this is what I call a room with a view in the room!
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June 29, 2013
I want to sleep there. Now.
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June 28, 2013
نگاه ژاپنی؟
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June 28, 2013
Mmmm... great connection with the surrounding environment
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June 26, 2013
at one with nature
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June 18, 2013
Minimalism... With a yoga mat
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June 14, 2013
Moves in - never leaves :)
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June 10, 2013
Yes, I'm obsessed with trees. I also the love the space for yoga and meditation. Also clutter-free.
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Big windows!
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I like it
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Window coverings
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