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!
A few years ago I posted about a renovation of an old fisherman’s house in the town of Koroni in Greece. The owner of this lovely house has sent me some images of another home that they have renovated in Greece. This little house is located in a traditional hill village above the beautiful and historic seaside village of Kardamyli in ‘the Mani’ area of the Peloponnese. This is an area of dramatic scenery, winding roads, mountains and gorges, fishing villages, and the home of the delicious Kalamata olives! When Carey found the cottage it had not been lived in for 70 years and had no bathroom or toilet. What they loved about the cottage was the beautiful views from the upstairs room. A new roof, new electrics and plumbing turned this little cottage into a beautiful home once more. Outside a balcony was added to take in the spectacular view all the way down the coastline. The garden was paved with local stone and some additional terraces made for sitting out.
Summer holiday has ended and today is the first day of school. It is a day of mixed emotions: on one hand I do not want summer to end but on the other hand I am relieved that things are back to normal. I did not get anything done with my son at home, which explains the lack of posts… We spent two wonderful weeks in Croatie of which I will post some photos later this week. Although fall is around the corner I still have many gorgeous summer houses to show you. Today we sart with this stunning home on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The house has been designed by Mallorca based design firm Moredesign. The outdoor areas have gorgeous views on the Tramuntana mountains. I have been to Mallorca and love this part of the island!
Spanish couple Marcial and Andrea have turned a neglected house into a beautiful, modern home. The renovation was tackled together with Marcial’s brother, who runs the design firm Boor Studio. I love the mosaic tile floors as they are a striking feature of this home. The tiles are known as Nolla tiles as they were made by the Nolla factory near Valencia, Spain.
I love the new ferm LIVING fall/winter kids collection which is full of bright colors, soft materials and playful designs! ferm LIVING about their latest collection: “Close your eyes and dream yourself away to a tropical paradise with the sound of the soaring ocean in the background. Our AW17 Kids’ collection travels to faraway places where new adventures wait to be explored. Seeing new things for the first time is a unique experience, and that is this quest we wanted to channel in new furniture, accessories and essentials for everyday life with kids.”
This charming cottage dating from the 1880s is the perfect summer home. The cottage, which is located in Kangaroo Valley in Australia, is owned and curated by Lisa Madigan. I love how this Australian artist/stylist has created a tranquil, cosy-meets-chic vibe that is perfect for escaping hectic city life.