Author Archives: Danielle

A RUSTIC CHIC GETAWAY ON THE ISLAND OF IBIZA

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I’m back! I have been to France for a wonderful holiday but I am also experiencing some health issues which forced me to take a longer break than planned. But here I am again, although I will be taking it easy in the coming weeks. I have found some gorgeous summer homes to show to you this week. Today I start with this beautiful home on Ibiza which is designed by Annabell Kutucu, the same designer that is also responsible for the interior of San Giorgio Hotel and Scorpio on Mykonos, and Casa Cook on Rhodes. I love that rustic chic signature style!
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A STYLISH VICTORIAN TERRACE HOUSE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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I love the stylish decor of this Victorian terrance house in Melbourne, Australia. My eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful art pieces, collected by owners Annick Houle and Stephen O’Connor (who are both architects). I also love their bright blue door! The home owners: “We just love this house. It is very private and serene, with glimpses of greenery from just about every window. It feels like a true family home.”

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CONGRATULATIONS BABY CARD WITH DIY MOBILE

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This beautiful designed card from Origamizoo is the perfect card to congratulate someone with a newborn baby. It’s not only a card but also a present for the new baby boy or girl! The receiver can cut, fold and craft it into a cheerful nursery mobile. The card contains a clear instruction. You can also find the tutorial here on the Origamizoo blog. You can order the card here but also through Origamizoo’s Etsy shop.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: HOTEL ESENCIA IN TULUM, MEXICO

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I love Tulum in Mexico. Since I have been there about 8 years ago more beautiful hotels and resorts have opened their doors. One of them is Hotel Esencia. This former hideaway of an Italian Duchess, located on a 50-acre estate between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, is tucked into the jungle on one of the prettiest stretches of beach. The Main House is the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 29 suites and villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics.

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THE FASHION FILES: VITA KIN INSPIRED DRESSES

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I love Vita Kin’s dresses but they are unaffordable, at least to me (if you can afford one: Fartech is now offering a 25% discount). The dress above has a similar look but is less expensive (it’s still a lot of money though..). And this dress here from Shopbop is more within my budget.

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pompom-embellished suede wedge espadrilles // geometry embroidered linen midi dress // tasseled suede tote bag // striped triangle bikini

A LIGHT & AIRY BEACH HOUSE IN MONTAUK, USA

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Designed by architecture and interior design practice Space Exploration, this beach house is situated in Montauk, New York, United States. The three-story, split level house for a young family is nestled atop a densely wooded bluff, surrounded by sumac and spruce trees. Space Exploration designed an open kitchen on the top floor of the house to act as a flexible social center for the house, and to maximize the site’s dramatic views of Fort Pond and Fort Pond Bay. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and a large rectangular skylight flood the space with an abundance of natural light. The designers employed a material palette of light, neutral colors and pale woods, which combine to create a tranquil, airy atmosphere that showcase an eclectic collection of furniture and objects, collected by the owners during travels to Morocco, Europe and Central America.

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PERFECT HANDMADE LINEN ITEMS FROM LITHUANIA

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Etsy seller not PERFECT LINEN offers homemade simple linen things for you and your home. With creating beautiful handmade items, this small family business in Lithuania is a protest against mass produced goods. They do not make things just to make money and their items are not just for profit. They make goods that involve years of learned skills, passion, commitment and sincerity. The owners: “More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and healthy thinking – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms and homemade look. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing -only a homemade idea. Linen (flax) is healthy and non – waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology. Why we work with linen? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty of it. Linen needs to be used and it gets better with age. Linen pieces can be compared to old English leather shoes or old mechanical Swiss watches – all of these things are not new or perfect but are definitely more valuable than any new.” Sounds just perfect, right?!

Above: linen pillowcases

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large linen tote/beach bags

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