Author Archives: Danielle

THE TRAVEL FILES: A STUNNING GUEST HOUSE IN NEW ZEALAND

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Villa Scrubby Bay is a working farm and luxury holiday escape (suitable for up to 14 people) nestled between the rolling hills of Annandale, New Zealand. In this amazing and isolated location, it would be easy to imagine yourself one of the early pioneers but for the modern comforts to be found in the luxurious cedar-clad beach house. The man behind this unique destination is Mark Palmer, who was born and raised on a New Zealand sheep farm, and has always dreamed of sharing a property like Annandale, which captures what is real and unique about New Zealand. His vision has resulted in a striking harmony between land and architecture, where rugged beauty and ultimate luxury rub shoulders, evoking a strong sense of belonging, providing guests with an authentic setting in which they tailor their own experience and make their own enduring memories.

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A CREATIVE WORKSPACE IN SEATTLE

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As I am redecorating my home office I spend a lot of time searching the web for inspiring work spaces. That’s how I stumbled on Aran’s studio in Seattle, USA. Aran, who is a food photographer, will not only work from here but she also will be hosting food styling and photography workshops in this inspiring space. If you would like to see more of Aran’s work, you can visit her blog Canelle et Vanille and her shop.

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NEW OYOY 2014 AW COLLECTION

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Danish interior design company OYOY has just launched their new Autmn/Winter collection. New is MINI OYOY, a collection beautiful items for children and playful souls. Inspiration for the new OYOY collection was found within the Hopi people and their fabulous patterns which gives the new designs a beautiful ethnic touch. OYOY’s vision is to design functional products in high quality materials with beautiful colours and shapes. They are inspired by the classic, Scandinavian style, adding undertones of simple, Japanese design and a passion for combining colour and materials. The result is a unique blend of simplicity and colourful design.

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND

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Source: Grownupshoes.

AN OLD FARMHOUSE TURNED INTO A STUNNING HOME

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Before Louis Galliussi got his hands on this Ibiza property, it used to be an old farmhouse which was in ruins. Can Kaki, as the finca is called, was extensively renovated and is now as beautiful home. The interior is tastefully decorated with natural materials but also unexpected objects such as the fishing net in the living room. Also the outdoor areas are stunning, Louis even created a beach with fine sand from neighboring island Formentera.

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MEDITERRENEAN SUMMER COLORS

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I am holding on to summer with these mediterranean pictures from the portfolio of photographer Romain Ricard. I hope we still have some beautiful summer days left before the leaves start falling. The frist two photos are from stylish hotel Masseria Cimino, which is a 18th century farmhouse that has been transformed in a stylish boutique hotel in the Puglia region in Italy. You can read more about this hotel here.

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A BRIGHT SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER COTTAGE

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This lovely Scandinavian summer cottage belongs to Tine K, who is the owner of the Danish home decor company with the same name. So it is no wonder that the summer house is decorated, in a simply yet stylish way, mainly with Tine K items. The house was featured in Boligmagisinet and you can read the entire article here.

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