THE TRAVEL FIES: SAN GIORGO HOTEL ON MYKONOS

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I have featured the San Giorgio hotel before but this hotel on Mykonos, Greece, is too gorgeous not to be featured again.. True, authentic, simple – the hotel’s interior is a collection of eclectic treasures and organic materials. Every piece of furniture is handpicked, has its spirit of simplicity and the power of craftsmanship. Just how I like it!

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A CHARMING SUMMER COTTAGE IN DENMARK

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It is for ten years now that Nicole, Claus and their three children have enjoyed their summers in this idyllic cottage in Tibirke, Denmark. They call both the cottage as well as their Copenhagen apartment, where they have their professional lives, home. The peaceful family summer house has not also been this charming. With persistence and hard work the couple made the run down cottage into ‘a real home’. Now the home is light and summery with old wooden furniture pieces, such as the beautiful old dining table in the kitchen/dining room.

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SWEET SUMMER COLORS: SHADES OF SEAGREEN

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Sea green, aqua, turquoise … for me these are the ultimate summer colors. If I ever have a beach home, I will use these colors to decorate it (together with white). I keep dreaming about this house, but in the mean time some shades of sea green for some summer inspiration.

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STUNNING BEACH HOUSE CASA AZUL IN EL SALVADOR

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I am loving this stunning summer home with touches of sunny yellow! Traditional features such as wooden beams and roof made of of palm leaves have been combined with modern, straight lines and a minimalistic decor. The beach house was designed for a young family of four at Playa Azul, close to El Salvador’s border with Guatemala. As fulltime city dwellers, the family wanted their home away from home to maintain the sensations of the beach; so architectural firm Cincopatasalgato designed their home lots of natural textures and colors, interior gardens, and transitional interior/exterior spaces.

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS: STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU

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This strawberry tiramisu (you can find recipe here) is the perfect dessert to serve on a summer night!

A FRESH WHITE HOME WITH PASTEL ACCENT COLORS

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This is the home of blogger Louise T. Johansen, her husband Jesper and their two daughters. There is a lot of white in this 114m2 villa located in Hedensted, Denmark. But the pastel accessories and furniture pieces give color and a feminine touch to the various rooms. The decor is a mix of designer brand items (such as Hay, Cph, Ferm Living, Eames) and IKEA, combined with vintage finds such as the vintage rugs. The result is a fresh and bright family home! Update: I received some questions about the shelving system in the dining area: these shelves are from IKEA.

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COLOURFUL CUSHION & UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE PIECES

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I love these colorful cushions made of vintage fabrics! Not only are they great for indoor use but they also are perfect to give color to a garden and/or outdoor areas. These (image above) are from Barrington Blue, who also does some beautiful upholstered furniture pieces such as the bench below. And here you can find another source for kilim cushions.

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