Let me take you on a trip to France, the location of this gorgeous house! We go to Lourmarin to be exact. It is located in the heart of the Luberon which is a lovely area to visit, with lots of charming shops and restaurants. I love how this home has been renovated and decorated in a modern style, combined with traditional elements. The owners have restored this old house in a spirit of simplicity, paying particular attention to the notions of space, calm and light and using only pure natural materials such as stone, lime, concrete, wood and linen.
The house can be rented, you can find more information on this website.
Yesterday I showed you a lovely Ibiza house that is for rent. Today is about Ibiza style fashion! This look can be achieved by mixing bohemian style clothing with colorful accessories such as bracelets, scarves and bags. Below you can find some examples. You can find more Ibiza style fashion and interiors on my Pinterest board!
1. stunning clutch with coins and ethnic fabric, 2. purple print cover-up robe, 3. leather cuff with large malachite stone, 4. raffia espadrilles from Soludos, 5. clutch made from antique hand-embroidered cotton and silk textiles, 6. leather kilim boots, 7. hand crafted basket, 8. leather pouch with mirrored paillettes, 9. leather Greek sandals.
(image credits: 1. unknown, 2. Spell)
We Dutch people tend to complain about the weather but we have good reason for this: it has been raining non stop and Spring has never been so cold since 1984. Time to escape to sunnier places! For instance to these lovely houses on Spanish island Ibiza. Most of the summer houses featured here on my blog are not for rent. But good news, Can Sola and Casita Luna can be rented! You can find more information and images on my other blog The Travel Files. I started this blog a while ago but due to family circumstances I was not able to update it for a while but I will start blogging on a regular basis again. You can also follow The Travel Files on Facebook and Twitter.
Brût Amsterdam is a great new store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Brût – French for raw- is the perfect word to describe their collection. Each product has a history, often initially not made to be used in homes. For example, parts of an old machine now function as a table stand. You can visit their bricks and mortar shop in Amsterdam or check out their ‘vintage industrials’ online.
Brût Amsterdam – Witte de Withstraat 126, Amsterdam
Marijke Arkley is an emerging textile designer based in Sydney, Australia. During her study Textile Design Marijke discovered her love for weaving, a love that has only grown since buying her own loom. It’s at her loom, that she brings to life her beautiful and unique pieces. All pieces are individually designed and hand woven by Marijke herself. Her aim with each piece is to bring a contemporary look to an ancient craft. Marijke predominately uses natural fibers to create not only a beautiful look but also a luxurious feel. No two cushions are identical, reflecting the true nature of the handmade and hand woven.
This is the Danish home of architect Kasper Ronn and his wife Julie. The house had been a large barn which they split in two so that Julie’s sister could live next door with her husband. Inside, Kasper and Julie have kept their interior free of clutter yet surprisingly cosy. The raw brick walls have been kept bare and this contrast beautifully with the chandelier in the hallway and the polished concrete floor. Upstairs the rooms are minimal and because of this, the pieces that Kasper and Julie have chosen stand out even more. I love the black pendant lights in the dining room (top image), they are the Topan VP6 from Verner Panton.
(images and information via Style NV)
Today an old favorite! I blogged about this gorgeous home on Formentera two years ago and it has been a favorite of many readers. I just love the use of natural materials. Look at those large wooden doors! Also the wooden kitchen cabinets, the bathroom and the outdoor area are stunning.
Beautiful natural stone tile floors can be found through the entire home.
And of course the bathroom (images above and below) is stunning as well. I love the driftwood mirror, I have a similar one in my home.
(images by Jordi Canosa / styled by Daniela Cavestany)
This lovely home of stylist Anna Church is nestled in a beautiful cove on New Zealand’s Waiheke Island. The home is small so the owners had to be clever with space. The window seat (image below) for example is also a hidden storage space.
(images by K. Emirali, via Home Life)
Villa Mandarina is a beautiful home set along the Costa del Sol, Spain. This house is a dream that come true to Ana T. Béjar. As a result of her work the house has turned into haven of light and peace. The crisp white interiors adds brightness to the space, while the outdoor patio offers stunning sea views.
(images by masfotogenica)
This cosy home in London is decorated with vintage finds such as designer classic furniture pieces and accessories such as the Catherineholm enamelware in the kitchen. The living room (top image) is personalised with matelpiece treasures, including an original pewter pilgrim’s spoon. A wonderfully worn camp bench unearthed at an antique market is used as a coffee table.
(images by Polly Wreford, via Home Life)