Category Archives: DREAM HOMES

AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S HOME ON IBIZA

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Interior designer Katrina Phillips divides her time between Ibiza and London. She transformed a basic ‘casita’ in the country side of San Juan (Ibiza) into a cozy home. Inside the casita, Katrina’s personal style is clearly visible – earthy, natural and authentically bohemian. Objects such as ancient fossils and pressed flowers are mixed with furniture pieces made of natural materials. Tribal feather headpieces adorn the walls and function as works of art. This house feels like the home of a well-travelled collector with style!

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WEEKEND ESCPAPE: A RUSTIC CHIC HOME IN TULUM

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This lovely rustic chic home in Tulum at the Mayan Riviera in Mexico belongs to Claus Sendlinger, founder and CEO of Design Hotels. The setting is perfect: there is the tropical forest on one side and white sands with a turquoise ocean at the other. The four rustic cabins are built according to the principles of regional architecture and respecting the vegetation around the property. From furniture to accessories, every detail of the décor is handpicked by Claus’ wife Polina, who is a photographer. The furniture pieces were developed by local artisans and designers. Such a perfect spot to relax and unwind!

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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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A STUNNING RENOVATED FARMHOUSE ON IBIZA

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This stunning modern rustic home is located on Ibiza, an island belonging to the Balearic Islands of Spain. The (very lucky!) owners have been visiting the beautiful island for years spending their holidays here. When they got the change to buy a run down old farmhouse they jumped at the opportunity without hesitation. Their aim was to create a home with had an authentic and pure vibe and in my opinion they very well succeeded in accomplishing their goal. Such a beautiful place, on a beautiful island!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A COASTAL RETREAT IN AUSTRALIA

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This beautiful weekend retreat belongs to and is designed by Melbourne interior architect and designer Shareen Joel. The beach house, which was recently featured in Real Living magazine, is located on the coast of Sorrento in Australia. The brief was to design a home that was casual and had plenty of room for entertaining family and friends. Conscious of the relatively small block of land and concern for sustainability, SJD (Shareen Joel Design) cleverly integrated the design into the coastal surroundings with little disruption to the landscape. The innovative L-shaped floor plan, which was built around a beautiful existing Moonah tree, feels spacious and easy to live in, even with a full house of family and friends. Natural light and cross ventilation were a must, as was the use of recycled materials. SJD incorporated beautiful Larch floorboards throughout, as well as timber window frames and external cladding. Inside, SJD layered textures and tones heavily with vintage furniture, mixed with new design pieces including the September Chair, Safari Chairs and Spanish Chair. The result is a home that captures the essence of everything that a coastal retreat should be; relaxed, easy living and enjoyable.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A VILLA ON THE SPANISH ISLAND OF MENORCA

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Today we visit an eclectic home on Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. This lovely villa is home to Ursula Mascaro. The Spanish shoe designer created a hippy chic atmosphere which is warm and inviting. There are some design objects but most of the furniture pieces and accessories are market finds. The white washed walls and the architecture of the house are traditional island features.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A RUSTIC HOME ON FORMENTERA

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Today’s weekend escape brings us to Formentera, a small island part of the Spanish Balearic Islands. I have been to this island a few timeS and it is beautiful. Its quiet and relaxed ambience make Formentera the perfect destination for beach lovers and for those seeking peace and quietness. This rustic house has an earthy feel and its architecture is typical for the Balearics. Life here is simple yet beautiful!

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