AN LOS ANGELES HOME WITH A SCANDINAVIAN VIBE

When I first saw this home I thought it would be somewhere in Scandinavia but I was surprised to learn that this beautiful home is located in Los Angeles, USA. The decor of the house, which was built in 1907, is eclectic, sophisticated and timeless. Carefully selected furniture and art from local galleries have been mixed with memories taken from the owner’s travels. From the large panoramic windows in the living room there are a beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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A PATIO PERFECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING

Bri Emery (aka Design Love Fest) recently had her patio redesigned by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Bri does a lot of traveling and Sarah wanted to make her patio feel a bit like a boutique hotel while giving her a staycation space she wants to hang out and entertain in year round. The pink cushions, upholstered with special outdoor fabric, give a sunny vibe to the outdoor space. If you would like to add some pastel touches to your outdoor (or indoor) space you can add a few kilim cushions in pastel shades for a sunny, boho chic vibe. The lovely umbrella featured in the last image was a DIY project, you can find instructions here.

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HOW TO WEAR STRIPES THIS SUMMER

Stripes are hot this summer and there are lots of ways to wear them. Above and below some examples and you can find product suggestions at the end of this post. I LOVE this rainbow striped off the shoulder dress from Mara Hoffman (image above). There are also some other pieces by Mara Hoffman made from the same striped fabric: this midi dress, a cute mini dress (also available here) and a cropped striped pant.

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AN OLD SPANISH FARMHOUSE TURNED INTO A MODERN HOME

Spanish interior designer Mirela Pla turned a rustic farmhouse in Malaga into a summer retreat for a family of four living in London, seeking the sun and tranquility of southern Spain. The old farmhouse located in Valle del Guadalhorce was entirely renovated, combining the rustic essence of the place with a fresh and contemporary design.

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SUMMER WARDROBE INPIRED BY MARRAKECH

Today’s summer wardrobe is inspired by Marrakech in Morocco. I visited this magical city a few years ago and loved it!

1. wedge espadrilles | 2. raffia tote | 3. striped beach poncho | 4. Eres swimsuit | 5. greek leather sandals | 6. natural stone wrap bracelet | 7.kaftan available here and here.

A COZY COASTAL HOME IN SAYULITA, MEXICO

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This stunning place in the coastal town of Sayulita, Mexico, is owned by Brittney Borjeson. Brittany moved to Mexico to escape hectic city life. Last September she found her dream home: a lovely two-bedroom house overlooking the ocean in the southern hillsides of Sayulita. She also launched a shop selling Mexican crafts and artifacts, designed by herself and made by local artisans. I truly love this home as it is simple yet cozy decorated in a natural style. Almost everything in Borjeson’s two-story home is custom-made, either by herself or with the help of village craftsmen. If you like the style of this home: at the end of the post you can find some suggestions to create a similar style.

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SUMMER WARDROBE INSPIRED BY GREECE

This week will be all about summer fashion! Today we are taken a virtual trip to Greece and this is in my suit case.

1. embroidered cotton-voile midi dress | 2. bow-embellished denim sandals | 3. striped triangle bikini top | 4. striped bikini briefs | 5. scalloped denim shorts | 6. printed silk crepe de chine jumpsuit | 7. denim wedge espadrilles (also available with white strap here in light denim and here in dark denim).

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