Category Archives: INTERIORS

AN INDUSTRICAL CHIC HOME IN THE HEART OF LONDON

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This industrial rustic chic home is located in the heart of London. I like to the unusual combination of materials that have been used: raw wood (wooden kitchen cabinets) is combined with smooth elements such as the marble kitchen countertop.

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A SMALL BUT BEAUTIFUL HOME ON ANTIPAROS, GREECE

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This villa on the Greek island of Antiparos is a former stone ruin that has been converted into a stylish two bedroom summer home. It is surrounded by two acres of land which gives a lot of privacy. The summer home has completely refurbished by well known Greek architect Fania Sinaniotis. The modern touches, such as the metal kitchen table, contrast beautifully with the raw wood and whitewashed beams. I love the old wooden shutters that are now being used as partition doors between the kitchen and living room. The house can be rented as a holiday home, for more information you can contact Antiparos Escape Villas.

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STYLISH HOLIDAY SUITES & VILLAS ON MYKONOS, GREECE

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I received an email from Elena, introducing me to Agnandi. This small complex of summer suites and villas on Mykonos (Greece) has been created by her parents almost 25 years ago. Elena and her husband (both are architects) are the co-owners of Agnandi and they have renovated the property during the last 2 years. About Agnandi: Freshly renovated by the owners-architects, only 500 meters uphill over the new port and within an easy 5 minute car-ride from Hora, nestles Agnandi, an ideal summer get-away for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Surrounded by two and a half acres of lush garden filled with geraniums and bougainvilleas, are 18 independent residences, varying in size, that offer all the comforts of a perfectly set country home, coupled with the personalized services of a hotel. I have been to several Greek islands (I love Greece!) but have never been to Mykonos. After seeing these beautiful images of Agnandi, this place is now high on my list of places to visit! Please visit Agnandi’s website for more information and bookings.

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A STUNNING DANISH HOME WITH HEIGH CEILINGS

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Simplicity, high ceilings and bare concrete floors were the architectural key words when Karen and Peter built their dream house in North Zealand, Denmark. The design was inspired by an old barn that the couple once saw. The newly built house measures 250m2, proving enough space for four children. But a large house like this can lack warmth and coziness. Interior stylist Sidsel Zachariassen helped to build a common thread in the decor of the house. The end result is a beautiful mix between new and old, cold and warm, and soft tones with black contrasts.

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BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC PIECES BY MALINDA REICH

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I love the beautiful ceramic pieces created by Malinda Reich. Malinda is a ceramic artist who lives and works in San Francisco. Her one-of-a-kind wheel thrown and carved pieces are functional as well as decorative, both rustic and delicate. Many of her bowls and vases feature hand-carvings inspired by her Scandinavian roots and her love of good food and cooking. As all pieces are handmade and high fired, there will always be a slight variation in color and shape. Malinda’s little works of art are available from her website but also from online shop Quitokeeto. I have been trying to get my hand on a piece but her work is sold very quickly!

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A 19TH CENTURY BARN IN HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK

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Architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick did an amazing job in renovating and redesigning this 19th century barn in Hudson Valley, New York. The main house is constructed from structural insulated panels from Vermont Timber Frames and clad in charred cedar. The open living-and-bedroom area of this rural retreat (image below) can be divided by a wall that rises from within the master-suite platform. Interior designer Elaine Santos blended her client’s collection of vintage furniture with no-fuss pieces like a Shaker-style bench by Ilse Crawford for De La Espada. The keyword that was used for the interior design is “neo-Shaker”. Everything in the house needed to be functional but also inviting. In this way, the tactile experience of objects was just as important as their aesthetics. The result is simply stunning!

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A LITTLE BIT OF GREEN FOR A FRESH SPRING LOOK

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I love how a little bit of green give this cosy living room a fresh look. This is perfect for Spring! Below you can find some suggestions to create a similar fresh style.

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1. rattan sofa //
2. graphic print pillow cover //
3. suede lumbar pillow cover //
4. handmade stoneware hanging planter //
5. tropical print pillow case (also loving this palm branch pillow) //
6. wheel thrown porcelain pale green handle-less creamer //
7. rattan sunburst mirror //
8. round jute rug //
9. wheel-thrown red clay mugs with white and light green glazing
10. pourer hand made from earthy stoneware clay //
11. rattan pendant light

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