This stunning home on Caribbean island Bonaire has a modern design but also has a clearly visible beach & island style feel to it. Interior design is by Piet Boon and the beautiful styling is created by his wife Karin Meyn. With her special gift to combine different forms and colors and her passion for art, beautiful fabrics and other materials, Karin is the brain behind the atmosphere and the relaxed, stylish allure of the Piet Boon brand.
Karin recently published her frist book ‘Piet Boon Styling’. This wonderfully finished, luxurious book is both inspirational and practical. In this book Karin Meyn has composed practical checklists and shares unique tips and tricks to decorate and style the different rooms of a house and beyond.
This beautiful home in Helsinki, Finland, belongs to interior architect Joanna Laajisto and her husband Mikko Ryhänen. Mikko is a photographer who also shot these pictures after completing the renovation of their home.
(images by Mikko Ryhänen / via Scandinavian Deko)
This beautiful villa on the Spanish island of Ibiza is a combination of modern design and a rustic touch. The clean lined architecture is modern while the decor is mostly rustic. I love the kitchen and dining area (top image) with concrete floors and kitchen cabinets. The mid century modern chairs are the Tulip chairs designed by Saarinen. A great summer home!
(images by E. Menossi)
On my list of places to visit are the Aeolian Islands, a group of small island north of Sicily, Italy. Bed & Breakfast Casa dei Poeti is located on one of the islands, on Stromboli to be precise. The owners’ passion and appreciation for this little paradise in the Aeolian Islands is reflected in the rooms and homes they offer to tourists. Their rentals are intimately Aeolian, with gorgeous views of the sea, large rooms with balconies, the most important area of the house. You can find more beautiful images and information on my blog The Travel Files.
This Scandinavian home of architect Pernille Arends is decorated with beautiful design classics. The neutral color tones give warmth while the large windows and high ceiling create an airy feel. A mix of various types of wood gives a vivid vibe to the clean, architectual lines. Want to know more about this home? Go to Bolig to see more images!
(images by Birgitta Drejer for Bolig)
This Fall iitala will be releasing their new collection. This time the collection doesn’t only consists of dinner and tableware but they have designed some small furniture pieces as well. The beautiful images are shot in iitala’s furnished apartment above their shop in Stockholm, Sweden. All new products, such as their new storage units and lamps, will be available in September.
A while ago I found this picture (above) of a kitchen with a gorgeous white AGA stove and I saved it to show it to you some day. I was meaning to find some other matching images to create a post around this particular photo as I did not manage to find our more about the house where the kitchen was located. Luckily Sonia from Gosto Design did not give up as fast as I did and she managed to find out the source (JJ locations) of the photo. The house is a Victorian house situated in the borough of Lambeth in South West London. The various rooms are sparsely decorated which is often the case with houses that can be hired for shoots. But without too many furniture pieces you are able to see all the gorgeous period feature. After seeing the entire house my favorite room is still the kitchen!
(image source: JJ Locations)
Are stripes hot? I have been seeing a lot of stripes lately, mostly in black and white. Not only in fashion but also in interiors. Here is an impression of ‘stripy things’ that I have found online.
(image source: 1. Day Home, 2. via lookbook.nu, 3. top via Sincerely Jules / tiles by Marrakech design, 4. Ollie & Seb’s house, 5. Inreda Utreda, 6. Piper Lime dress (similar one here), 7. top from Anthropologie / Emerson Fry, striped sling back wedges from Tory Burch / Steve Allan bag, 8. Sincerely Jules, 9. Marimekko)
I featured this Swedish summer cabin in 2009 but as it is such a gorgeous summer home that I would like to show it to you again! The cabin, located on one of the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, belongs to production designer, artist and interior decorator Carouschka Streijiffert. In summer Carouschka trades her busy world for a quiet life in her cabin.
Carouschka wasn’t impressed with the buildig when she first saw it, it was the island that she fell for. However she got permission to build on the island. The result is a main building, a studio and three smaller houses for storage and guest space. All buildings where designed, built and decorated by the artist herself with the help from carpenters from a neighbouring island. I wouldn’t mind spending my summer in this beautiful little place!
This gorgeous renovated barn is located in the heart of the Provence in France. The owners Bruno & Michele, passionately interested in architecture and the art of living, have restored this old house in a spirit of simplicity, paying particular attention to the notions of space, calm and light and using only pure natural materials: stone, lime, concrete, wood and linen. The 36 acre large estate of olive groves and vineyards have been planted with cyprus, figs and pines, offering wide views of the Luberon mountain.
Old builing materials have been used to maintain the authentic character of the house. All furniture and accessories have been sourced from shops and flea markets nearby.
Good news for all of you who would love to spend a holiday here: La Petite Bastide is for rent. For more information about rates and reservations, you can visit their website.