Category Archives: INTERIORS

A MODERN HOME IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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This modern home in Melbourne, Australia, is designed and built by Altereco. The design is simple with clean lines, an open plan layout and a sober color palette. But simple does not have a negative connotation here. With simple means beautiful and stylish!

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THE HOUSE WITH THE PINK CHAIRS

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This house on Mallorca (Spain) is the perfect summer home. It is situated less than 50 meters away from the sea and there is no line between inside and outside. The pergolas on the terraces provide shade, while the thick walls keep the heat outside so it stays cool inside. Striking are the hot pink chairs which contrasts beautifully with the blue sky. The house is new but it was built with respect for tradition. The construction, although modern, comply with Mallorcan architectural guidelines and natural materials have been used that come from the area.

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A COZY SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER HOME

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This cozy holiday home in North Seeland, Denmark, is perfectly situated: it is just 180 steps away from the sea. The perfect place to spend summers! This cottage belongs to stylist and photographer Mette Wotkjær and her husband and two kids. Spaces are small but they are cozy and decorated with love.

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A RENOVATED FINCA ON THE ISLAND OF MALLORCA

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Are you enjoying summer? I can not get enough of seeing beautiful summer houses so I continue featuring stunning holiday homes here on The Style Files. Today’s post is about a renovated finca (= a Spanish farm house) on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The location is idyllic, the home is situated on a hill and is surrounded by olive and almond trees. I love the interior with natural materials which gives a rustic chic vibe. You can see more of this home in the August edition of Dutch magazine VT Wonen.

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A BRIGHT AND LIGHT NORWEGIAN HOME

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Welcome back! I just returned from a two week holiday in the South of France. We had a wonderful time relaxing on the beach, eating delicious food, doing some sight seeing and enjoying quality family time. I will tell you more in a later stage (in the mean time you can see some holiday images here on Instagram). Now it’s back to business which means showing beautiful houses for you to enjoy. I start with this cozy nordic style home overlooking a Norwegian fjord. Owners Hilde and Kristian Eriksen did not only built and designed their house but also designed most of the interior. Daylight has been used as much as possible to give a light and airy feel. For instance there are no curtains so light can freely flow in. I love the use of natural materials (such as wood, rattan and linen fabrics) which gives a soft and warm feel.

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A SWEDISH SUMMER HOME IN GOTLAND

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This beautiful summer home, owned by Lovely Life’s Amelia, was recently featured in Residence magazine. The lovely house is located on Gotland, a popular Swedish summer holiday destination. Many Swedes own a summer house, about twenty percent of all Swedes. And every summer tens of thousands of Swedes abandon their homes in towns and cities while they are heading to their summer houses to spend the entire summer with friends and family. If you could own a summer home where would this be?

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THE TRAVEL FILES: A SUMMER HOME FOR RENT ON IBIZA

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Situated in the green north-west of Ibiza, between San Mateo and San Miguel and hidden in a forest of pine trees, holiday homes Can Sol and Casita Luna offer you a lovely and peaceful environment for a happy and relaxed holiday on the white isle. Can Sol is a unique, authentic house built of only natural materials. It is not an impersonal, cold design-villa, but a warm and cosy “home” where you will get to know and feel the real Ibiza. In the middle of nature, from the early sunbeams in the morning during breakfast until the magic sunset in the evening during dinner. Outside you will find besides a saltwater pool, plenty of space to chill on one of the sun beds, enjoy a good meal at the dinner table or admire the beautiful view. The house is child-friendly as there are chicken, a trampoline, a tipi to play in and lots of space to run around.

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