When Gray and Natalie Gillot moved to Ibiza with their two children in 2011 their dream was to work from home, without work taken over their lives. With careful planning, designing and renovating their beautiful finca, the couple have found the perfect balance on the beautiful island. Their beautiful home is located in San Agustin, a small town on a hilltop overlooking the west coast of Ibiza. The house is divided into two sections, with Natalie’s pilates and massage studio and Gray’s office space kept completely separate from their personal living area. When the time comes to call it a day, the two retreat into their home via a sliding antique wooden door that accesses the kitchen, dining and lounge area.
Today’s weekend escape brings us to Serifos, one of the Cycladic islands in Greece. This is where designer Paola Navone‘s beautiful summer house is located. The entire house is stunningly decorated with Paola’s own designs, mostly from here collection for Gervasoni. One of the most striking features of this house is the gorgeous view over the Aegean sea. Observant readers might have noticed that I have posted about Paola’s summer retreat before but I found these larger size images which give you a better view inside this lovely home. Paola also have a stunning apartment in Paris which you can see here.
Regulars readers of The Style Files know that I love to feature summer houses. I take pride in trying to find the most beautiful homes so you can dream away with me. Now summer is over in this part of the word I will focus more on autumn and winter inspired interiors but that doesn’t mean that I stop featuring gorgeous holiday homes. From today I will start a new series called ‘Weekend Escape’ in which I will feature a gorgeous home every Saturday or Sunday. Today we ‘escape’ to the Spanish island of Formentera where this modern villa is located. This newly build home is beautiful but I personally prefer the more rustic style houses. I do love the exposed walls and the beamed ceilings though.
This beautiful historic building on the Greek Island of Hydra has been brought back to life through the talents and vision of Greek interior designer Tina Komninou. Every single room has been renovated and decorated with a lot of love and an eye for detail. Furniture and details (such as the door handles) have been handcrafted, showing workmanship and tradition. The beautiful original beams have been restored and remain the backbone of the house. And let’s not forge to mention outdoor areas, which offer incredible views of the ocean and surrounding scenery.
This beautiful wooden house in Holtet Hageby, Norway, was built in the 1920′s. Owner Vigdis A.Bergh, an interior designer, kept the original charm of the house and added modern touches during the extensive renovation. The house is light and airy. This is achieved by keeping the base white. In Northern countries such as Norway there is limited day light during winter time. By keeping walls and floors white you can let as much day light in as possible. Similar cluster lights (top picture) are available from Kathleen Hills.
This lovely home in Copenhagen, Denmark, is filled with beautiful art. No wonder as the owner Christina is an artist. The 100m2 apartment is light with white walls and a light colored wooden floor. Accessories and furniture pieces give color and warmth to the space. The combination of pink and purple hues is perfect. But it is the collection of abstract paintings that gives character to this beautiful home.