This lovely apartment looks spacious but this two room home in Gothenburg, Sweden, measures only 50m2. I love how limited space is used and the decoration is just beautiful. Is this your dream home? Lucky you: it is for sale!
(images Jonas Berg for Stadshem / via Landinskan and Emmas Designblogg)
I was preparing this post and suddenly I remembered that I had already featured this gorgeous summer home in South Africa. But as many of you might not have seen it before (plus I have added new images), here it is again! There might be more duplicate posts after 7 years of (almost) daily blogging… This laid-back wood-clad bungalow on Cape Town’s Bakoven beach oozes seaside style. The lucky owners are Cathy, Mike and their three children. A lover of bargain finds, the resourceful Cathy did the interiors herself. ‘A well-known interior designer once came up from the beach and had a look, and his advice has always stuck with me – he said that the painting was outside the window and that whatever happened inside shouldn’t compete with it,’ she recalls.
(images by Micky Hoyle via House & Leisure)
This stunning beach house in Punta del Este, Uruguay, is designed by Martín Gómez Arquitectos. It is built with nature in mind. The building itself is simple but it has all to enjoy life to the fullest. I wouldn’t mind spending some time here..
(image source: Martín Gómez Arquitectos, via Desire to Inspire)
A mix of raw and finished materials add textural interest to the interior of this modern home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the open-plan dining area (image above) a graphic circle adds drama to the otherwse undecorated plasterboard. Splashed of red and orange give some colors to the sober color scheme. Personally the colors are a bit too dark for me. Living in The Netherlands I know it can rain quite often and days can be dark and short, that’s why I prefer lighter colors which add light to a space. What do you think?
(images by Nathalie Krag, via Homelife)
This beautiful South African beach house owned by Cape Town-based couple Pedro and Renée De Sambento was designed not only to melt into its surroundings but also to mirror the beauty of this particular stretch of coastline. An open-plan living area occupies most of the ground floor, which is shared by the master bedroom suite. A staircase leads to two en-suite bedrooms on the upper floor. There’s a swimming pool and – for long summer days and relaxed entertaining – a huge deck. Natural materials have been used to decorated the various spaces. I love how this home is calm and bright, just like the outdoor areas.
(images by Anton Robert, via House and Leisure)
There is a lot that I like about this kitchen (top image): the old wooden doors, the white ceiling beams, the wooden table .. all simply gorgeous. White with wood must be my favorite combination, no wonder that I didn’t have any trouble finding more white & wood images in my archives to show you!
(image source: 1. Maison Cote Sud / via aesthetically thinking, 2. Erik Olsson, 3. unknown, 4. image by Martin Gardner / design by AR Design Studio, 5. Scandinavian Deko, 6. Micky Hoyle for House and Leisure)
The White House is a beautiful guesthouse in Daylesford, Australia. This original 1850s brick miner’s cottage has been restored and given a rustic, industrial feel by Lynda Gardener. Lynda is an interior designer and the owner of Empire Vintage in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The result is something special and the vintage treasures are giving the house a unique look and feel. The open fireplaces, cosy bedrooms, gorgeous bathrooms and tranquil private gardens make The White House the ultimate getaway. Make sure to book well in advance as it is often fully booked.
Today’s post is about stylish black. Not too dark but just enough black tones to give a space (or outfit) a stylish look.
(image source: 1. Jared Fowler via The Design Files, 2. Jeroen van der Spek, 3. The Saffire Freycinet Resort in Tasmania, 4. unknown, 5. James Brittain and Dirk Lindner via Remodalista, 6. House Doctor, 7. Patrick Reynolds)
It is still very cold here for the time of year (no Spring yet) so I hope that these bold orange & red colors will brighten up our day!
(image source; 1. The Rug Company, 2. Diane Von Furstenberg Laramie Dress, 3. pourmesjolismomes.com, 4. diy bowls, 5. vidavida.nl)
I have to deal with a lot of things at the moment (practically and emotionally) and I am also a bit under the weather. Whenever things are hectic I prefer calm colors even more than I normally do, hence this post in neutral tones. I do like different shades of whites, creams and grays combined together for a calm and elegant atmosphere. But if this is a bit to boring for you, you can also use these neutrals as a backdrop for brighter colored accessories and furniture pieces which will then become focal points.
(image source: 1. unknown, 2. Lauren Manoogian, 3. unknown, 4. Orion Falls / Akihiro Nikaido / Baba Souk / Onszelf Wallpaper 5. Robyn Thompson, , 6. Ese, 7. Not Only White by Isabella Machinè, 8. Pure Love)