I just love this idea for a laundry chute because I'm wild about boats. oceans, lakes, rivers, fish, seaweed, zebra mussels on shipwrecks that slice your hand open - it's so calming to me. I don't think this is necessarily elegant, but I would love to see it everyday.
Beach Entry Pool, kind of a cool idea with the hot tub in the other picture set up to the side make it into a mini mountain with the rock slide set up behind it leading into the deep end of the pool. :) Surrounded with tons of tropical dark plants and beautiful flowers. Make the pool with really bright lights, that can be shut off if wanted.