Category Archives: INTERIORS

A RUSTIC CHIC MOUNTAIN HOME ON MALLORCA (SPAIN)

This home on the island of Mallorca (Spain) has been designed by Spanish architectural firm Moredesign. Building the rustic stone house was a process over time as it was important to build with respect for the holy Tramuntana mountain.

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ANIMAL TILES BY BRITISH DESIGNER LAURA CARLIN

Laura Carlin is an award winning ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. From whimsical illustrations to textured patterning, Laura has shown herself to be as versatile with clay as she is on paper. Her hand-decorated ceramic vessels, figurines and lamp bases are all entirely unique. Laura’s work is available from The New Craftsmen, a wonderful online shop dedicated to exceptional British craft. I especially love her glazed earthenware animal tiles. The mural featured below is composed of 84 ceramic tiles and showcases Laura’s distinctive and uniquely engaging style.

The New Craftsmen curates, commissions and sells unique contemporary objects that are rooted in craftsmanship and narrative. Spanning furniture, lighting, textiles, gifts, ceramics and decorative accessories, our range is made by a growing network of over 100 makers across the British Isles.

A STYLISH HOLIDAY HOME ON THE AMALFI COAST

This beautiful home is located at the Punta Campanella on the Amalfi coast in Italy. This piece of land between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno has a breathtaking view of the island of Capri. The estate, situated in a national nature park, sprawls over 500 hectares of beautiful woodland and includes a 16th century tower and various buildings which are used as guest accommodation and/or artist residency. You can find more information about rental options here.

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SCANDINAVIAN TABLEWARE (NOW ON SALE!)

I love the tableware in this Swedish home: it is a mix of vintage pieces designed by Stig Lindberg and tableware from Scandinavian brand House of Rym. The teapot, cups and saucers with the yellow leaves (from House of Rym) are now available with a large discount from Le Souk. And with code DISCOUNT10 you get an additional 10% off! This offer is valid until stocks lasts (there are only a few pieces left).

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SOUND ABSORBING CABINETS BY NORM FOR ZILENZIO

Danish studio Norm Architects has designed a new collection of sound-absorbing cabinets for Swedish brand Zilenzio. The cabinets are designed to improve sound and help create a balanced environment in the spaces that matter the most – home offices or co-working spaces, multi-functional, open-plan spaces or hard-working living rooms. Called Tone Cabinets, they’re so smart and discreet that you would hardly know that their primary function was to dampen sound. They come in three different sizes, so can be incorporated into even the smallest of spaces. The beautiful muted colors, such as rusty brown, ochre and blue, were carefully selected by Note Design Studio.

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HOME DECOR SHOPPING

Anthropologie (always a great source for home decor shopping) has some great new items in their house & home collection. Here are some of my favorites! Above: tufted throw blanket. Love this throw!!

African bowls

tufted pillow

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GLOBAL CHIC HOME ACCESSORIES MADE BY ARTISANS

We are happy to introduce Clover, a new sponsor of The Style Files! Clover is an online shop offering handmade products sourced from all over the world. Hand-selected by founder Samantha Petrie, each piece in Clover’s global chic collection for the home provides a glimpse into its native culture and the artisan who created it. Whether it’s a contemporary Turkish rug or a ceramic bowl from Uzbekistan, each product possess a timeless, fresh aesthetic that is both rooted in tradition and reflective of modern style. Common threads throughout Clover’s wildly diverse assortment are high-­quality, natural materials, eco-­friendly dyes, and hand-­craftsmanship.

Their artisans range from indigenous people continuing centuries-­old crafting traditions to urban dwellers approaching their designs with a modern eye. An on-going relationships is developed with the artisans, supporting them (and their communities) by ensuring that each item sold has been ethically sourced and that its creator is fairly compensated.

I am big advocated for responsible shopping (buying less by buying better – handmade, eco-friendly & fair trade) and thankful for shops like Clover!