Category Archives: INTERIORS

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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A HOME IN ITALY FACING THE ADRIATIC SEA

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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.

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10 OF THE BEST HAMMOCKS FOR A LAZY SUMMER DAY

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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.

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A COZY FINNISH HOLIDAY CABIN

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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.

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