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THE ULTIMATE SWEDISH COTTAGE PAINTED IN FALU RED

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This lovely home in the middle of a forrest is the ultimate Swedish cottage! The house, belonging to Anna Christiansen and her family, is painted in falu red. This deep red paint is well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns. The paint originated historically from various copper mines in Sweden. Mhe traditional colour remains popular today due to its effectiveness in preserving wood.

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A SMALL BUT LOVELY SUMMER COTTAGE IN DENMARK

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This small cottage measures only 39m2 but the cosiness makes up for the lack of space. In this tranquil place the owners can escape from their busy lives and daily worries. Going to the beach, cooking in the outdoor kitchen … life here is simple but good!

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SUMMER TREND: CACTUSES ARE EVERYWHERE

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Cactuses and cactus prints are hot this summer! I have been seeing cactuses everywhere lately. Not only as plants (low maintenance!) but also on posters, bags, as vases, wallpaper etc. Today some example on how to bring cactus plants and cactus prints in your home.

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A FASHION DESIGNER’S SUMMER HOME IN TUNESIA

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This is the Tunisian summer home of French fashion designer Manon Martin. It is here where Manon escapes to when she needs inspiration, which she finds in the light, warmth, the smell of the spices in the souks and the old crafts of Tunis. I love the combination of modern clean lines and the use of natural materials in her home.

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MADE BY HAND: A SPIKY LITTLE VASE

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Loving this cute little cactus vase! I just purchased the mint green one from Etsy seller Oli’s cupboard. She mainly focusses on handmade original ceramics, mostly thrown on the wheel, but at the same time Oli (who is from the Czech Republic) is also trying to make new playful objects. She experiments with different glazes and new technology and materials. Inspiration comes from her Grandma’s cupboard and her country house loft space.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS: DIY DIP DYE MARKET TOTE BAG

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This colorful dip dye market tote bag makes an easy and fun summer diy project! You can find full instructions here on The Sweetest Occasion.

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Credits & source: images by Alice G. Patterson for The Sweetest Occasion.

SUMMER COLORS ON A HOT SUNNY DAY

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Some hot summer colors on this hot sunny day. As always you can find the source (often with more information) at the end of the post. Enjoy!

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