Category Archives: INTERIORS

AN OLD SPANISH FARMHOUSE TURNED INTO A MODERN HOME

Spanish interior designer Mirela Pla turned a rustic farmhouse in Malaga into a summer retreat for a family of four living in London, seeking the sun and tranquility of southern Spain. The old farmhouse located in Valle del Guadalhorce was entirely renovated, combining the rustic essence of the place with a fresh and contemporary design.

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A COZY COASTAL HOME IN SAYULITA, MEXICO

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This stunning place in the coastal town of Sayulita, Mexico, is owned by Brittney Borjeson. Brittany moved to Mexico to escape hectic city life. Last September she found her dream home: a lovely two-bedroom house overlooking the ocean in the southern hillsides of Sayulita. She also launched a shop selling Mexican crafts and artifacts, designed by herself and made by local artisans. I truly love this home as it is simple yet cozy decorated in a natural style. Almost everything in Borjeson’s two-story home is custom-made, either by herself or with the help of village craftsmen. If you like the style of this home: at the end of the post you can find some suggestions to create a similar style.

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A LIGHT FILLED HOME IN THE CATSKILLS MOUNTAINS

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This lovely light filled home has definitely a Scandinavian feel to it but it is actually located in the Catskills Mountains in New York (USA). It belongs to Jeffrey, who runs J.M. Generals, and Clayton who is an actor working in film, television and theater. I love the sun filled open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is simple yet classic with open shelves which contributes to the airy feel of the roo.

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THE BOHO CHIC WORLD OF CARLEY SUMMERS

The portfolio of interior stylist & photographer Carley Summers contains beautiful images of bohemian chic places and interiors, including her own home in North Carolina, USA. The vintage rugs and pillows give texture while the earthy colors and materials give warmth. A wonderful combination! The last images of this post are taken in Morocco where Carley staid is Riad Jardin Secret. You can see more of Carley’s shoots and trips on Carley’s instagram account.

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A FRENCH INSPIRED COUNTRY HOUSE IN AUSTRALIA

From the outside you might think that this home is located in the French countryside. But this beautiful home is actually in Victoria, Australia. The French House, as it is named, is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house, which can be rented, comfortably accommodates 8 guests in a flexible configuration of king split beds, with spacious living and outdoor areas making it ideal for groups, couples or families. The interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance. More information is available on The French House website.

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A RUSTIC MODERN HIDEAWAY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

This is the home where Brigitte and Thierry Benkemoun go to when they want to escape from their city lives in Paris. Brigitte’s father bought the rustic 17th-century farmhouse around 40 years ago. Brigitte and Thierry inherited half of the property 15 years ago. On weekends and holidays they traveled to their home in the Provence with their now adult children. Two years ago, when they inherited the other half of the house, they decided to renovate the house and make it their own. They installed a polished concrete aggregate floor downstairs, changed the design of the simple concrete stairs leading to the second floor, and added black steel-framed doors that open from the living room to the terrace. In the kitchen IKEA cabinets were fitted with iron fronts. The result is home with a rustic charm but with all comforts of modern living.

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BOHEMIAN OUTDOOR AREA IN MANHATTAN

Can you believe that this bohemian style balcony is located in the heart of New York city? I love that Kari has created her own boho outdoor retreat on the 12th floor of her Manhattan apartment. You can see more of her home on her instagram account. You can create a similar vibe by using lots of (tropical) plants and kilim cushions. Le Souk has a large collection cushion covers from Turkey and you now get 10% off on all orders with discount code THESTYLEFILES10OFF.

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