WATERMELON POPSICLES

It is still ice cream season and these watermelon popsicles are perfect for a warm sunny day. You can find the recipe here.

A BRIGHT BEACH HOUSE IN MONTAUK, USA

This bright home in Montauk, USA, is designed by integrated design practice (which means that they do both architectural detailing and interior design) Space Exploration. I can not give you much information about the house itself (besides the fact that it is beautiful but that you can see for yourself) but here is some information about the design firm: “Love architecture for its silence,” Gio Ponti once wrote, “in which lies its voice, its secret and powerful song.” Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. The firm’s projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction. Space Exploration has great reverence for history, but also prizes innovation and fresh ideas. We believe the surest path to a successful and beautiful project is through a sustained, clear and open dialogue between architect and client.

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A FRESH & MODERN FAMILY HOME IN CALIFORNIA

This fresh & modern Californian home initially did not match with the owners’ lifestyles. Lada Webster of Squarefoot Interior Design redesigned the house and it now reflects the family’s cool casual style. The first thing that Lada did was include pieces that were lighter in color and scale. A canvas of whites and light beige was then used in combination with woods and organically dyed fabrics for color and texture. The result is a fresh looking, light filled family home.

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STYLISH & MULTIFUNCTION CHILDREN’S FURNITURE

The Kutikai children’s furniture brand is a partnership between two architect mothers. Originating from Poland, Marysia and Dorota met during their studies in Cracow. A few children later, filled with inspiration, they designed their range of simple and inventive furniture, which keeps the environment in mind. Kutikai’s children’s furniture is multifunctional – A bed isn’t just a place to sleep, but a cabin for children to hide away in. Each furniture piece is responsible, inventive and made with love. You can shop for Kukitai at stylish kids store Smallable.

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SUMMER SHOPPING: WOOD & RATTAN FOR A SUMMER VIBE

Rattan is perfect for adding easy breezy summer vibes to your home. Especially combined with wood and natural colored textiles. Here are some of my favorite rattan & wood home decor picks. Above: rattan bed.

Above: cheese knife set | handcarved coffee table | sisal wrapped bowls | carved bed & rattan pendant.

Above: hanging chair.

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COSY OUTDOOR AREAS

What do all these beautiful outdoor areas have in common? In all spaces kilim cushions are used to give a warm atmosphere! Similar cushions are available from Le Souk and with code SUMMERVIBE you now get 20% off.

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RENT A MODERN AUSTRALIAN BEACH HOUSE

Salt is a unique waterfront property located in Port Stephens (Australia), providing guests with relaxed, luxury beachside accommodation. This modern Australian beach house is divided into two self contained levels and a third freestanding cottage, enabling large groups to stay in the same location with the convenience of their own private spaces. The upper level (Salt One) is the ultimate luxury, featuring high raked ceilings in all bedrooms and living areas. Large glass windows showcasing panoramic views of the bay, Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. The master bedroom features it’s own private balcony with stunning turquoise water views. Salt Two is located on the ground floor of the main house featuring a private backyard deck, outdoor dining and BBQ area. An additional side deck and bar offering views of the Tomaree & Yacaaba headlands. The entirely freestanding two storey cottage (Salt Three) with private access is located at the South end of the property. Featuring lofty raked ceilings in bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining and living opening onto a large outdoor courtyard with views of the headlands. The house is located in Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) just 2.5hrs North of Sydney. This pristine and tranquil environment is home to a large variety of sealife. Dolphins, whales and curious fairy penguins are regularly spotted in the bay. The sand of Shoal Bay Beach is warm and welcoming and often fairly vacant, giving guests their own little slice of sanctuary with the gentle soundtrack of the sea lapping against the shore. For more information you can visit the Salt website.

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