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.
This ancient stone home owned by Danish couple Lars and Pernille Lembcke looks across the Adriatic Sea. The beautiful house is located in the town of Polignano in Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy. “From the outside it just looks like a normal town house, but as soon as you enter you are dragged by the light to the sea-facing kitchen and out onto the large terrace courtyard that hangs 20 meters above the water,” she says. “The first and last thing we do every day is inhale the sea. You can read more about this home on the Kinfolk website.
A hammock is the perfect place to spend a lazy summer day. I have selected 10 of the best hammock images that I could find to get you in summer mood. And if the weather isn’t that great, you can always try to find a place to hang a hammock indoors (images two & five)! My favorite hammock is a beige one with scalloped edging (like this one here). You can find an abundance of hammocks in various colors and designs in Etsy shop Hamanica.
This cozy holiday cabin in Finland is small (it measures only 48m2) but it contains two bedrooms, a sitting room with fireplace, a small kitchen and even a sauna and quest room. The owners, a family of five, doesn’t mind that there isn’t a lot of space. They love spending their free time here, spending quality time together and and enjoying the outdoor life. The decor of the cabin is kept simple yet stylish with lots of white and wood.
This stunning modern rustic home is located on Ibiza, an island belonging to the Balearic Islands of Spain. The (very lucky!) owners have been visiting the beautiful island for years spending their holidays here. When they got the change to buy a run down old farmhouse they jumped at the opportunity without hesitation. Their aim was to create a home with had an authentic and pure vibe and in my opinion they very well succeeded in accomplishing their goal. Such a beautiful place, on a beautiful island!
Karen May’s beautiful home is filled with vintage furniture, flea market finds and objects found outside on the sidewalk. In fact almost anything you see is recycled. Karen May, who shares her home with her husband Ash and their four children, can not believe the beautiful and useful things people throw away. The result is a unique and eclectic home. I love the boucherouite rugs that are used a wall hangings. If you are after a boucherouite rug, I have two beautiful vintage rugs for sale from my personal collection. I once bought three rugs as I could not choose but I am using only one. Contact me if you are interested and I can send you photos and more details.
These images of a beautiful beach home scream summer to me. This lovely cottage on the beaches of Sydney belongs to stylist/photographer Sarah, who lives here together with her husband and their three kids. Their story is inspiring. They moved from London to Australia in 2005 and are now living the ‘Australian dream’. Having been to Australian a few times myself I know the lifestyle and I sometimes dream about a life in this beautiful country too. Perhaps one day… For now I just enjoy these images of Sarah’s beautiful cottage.