Category Archives: DREAM HOMES

WEEKEND ESCAPE: A MODERN VILLA ON FORMENTERA

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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.

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A HISTORIC HOME ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF HYDRA

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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.

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A COZY WOODEN NORWEGIAN HOME

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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.

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AN APARTMENT WITH BEAUTIFUL ART IN COPENHAGEN

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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.

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A BEACH HOUSE IN A COOL TONED COLOR PALETTE

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Earlier this week I showed you these gorgeous rustic chic cabanas designed by Vera Iachia. Today’s post features another house decorated by this Portuguese designer. Casa Tatui is a summer home with an interior outfitted in shades of blue and white. Together with these use of natural materials these colors give a clean and fresh atmosphere. The wood adds warmth to the cool toned color palette.

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Image source: Vera Iachia.

A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE FOR RENT IN TRANCOSO, BRAZIL

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A few weeks ago I featured a beautiful house in Brazil. Today an update on this house as I have some more images and information. The main news is that this beautiful summer house, which comfortably sleeps up to 8 people, can be rented. Casa Tiba is one of the rare houses that offers space and privacy. It is located in the best area of Trancoso, just a 5 minutes walk to the nicest beach. This hidden jewel is a bohemian chic house that mixes local material and furniture, commissioned pieces made by artists and craftsman. The open space allows the breeze to enter, and will stay fresh even in very hot season. The private infinity pool overlooking the luxurious nature is available to cool down on a warm day. More information can be found here.

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Image credits: Casa Tiba.

A STUNNING SYDNEY HOME

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Recently I came across one of the most beautiful summer houses I had ever seen. It was featured in Australian magazine Vogue Living. I think you’d love this house too so I was very happy to find some images of this stunning home on photographer Prue Ruscoe’s website. The house, located near one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches, is built in a modern Greek style. The interior, which I adore, is decorated with muted colors and wooden accessories. There is just nothing that I don’t like in this house. And what about that outdoor area?!

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Image credits: Prue Ruscoe.