Sunday Suppers recently hosted a Kinfolk dinner to celebrate the launch of their new book (I have a copy and it is beautiful by the way!). Mulled wine was served as well as a crostini of basket cheese and husk cherry jam. The food all looks delicious but I especially love the styling: garlands of leaves, linen table linnen, simple yet stylish ceramic tableware and a beautiful fabric sign and menus. If you are hosting a Christmas perhaps this can give you a bit of inspiration!
This stunning hideaway in Andalucia, Spain, is perched on a hilltop with views over the Mediterranean all the way to the Moroccan coast. El Carligto, as the villa is called, sets a new standard for the private luxury villa rental, offering experiences to remember for life. Built on the site of a much older farmhouse, the villa maintains its rustic Andalucian roots but elegantly reveals modern comfort, unique sophistication and uncompromising eye for detail. Hand stitched Suzani tapestries, French and Spanish antiques, over sized indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and use of local, natural materials lend to the atmosphere of elegance while the sprawling interior, seemingly endless private terraces and beautifully landscaped garden spaces allow peaceful contemplation and leisure for all.
Can you believe that this lovely beach house was once an old bowling club? It has been redesigned by interior designer Karen Aker who recently was the winner of the 2013 Sydney Design Award Interior Decoration. Karen turned the house in a stylish yet relaxed family home. This is the perfect place for friends and family to come together to celebrate summer and to enjoy life!
This building in Amsterdam used to be three separate apartments but it has been rebuilt to one large home where every family member has their own space. There is also a large kitchen / dining area where the family come together to share a meal and stories. The decor in shades of grey and natural tones is warm and inviting. I like the DIY family planner in the hallway that has been created with blackboard paint.
I am loving these beautiful wooden candle holders and tables from Aarikka Oy. This Finnish family business was established in 1954 to mastermind and manufacture design products. The Aarikka Home range consists of furniture pieces and decoration items for everyday use and special occasions. Their design is famous for its clear, Scandinavian lines, round forms and use of wood as the primary material. Those gorgeous candle holders will make great Christmas gifts!
Est Magazine’s new issue is out! And again it is packed with stunning houses. For example this bright home owned by photographer Dana van Leeuwen and her husband Dick and their two kids. They bought a old house with a large yard surrounded by nature, just outside Amsterdam in The Netherlands. This made me curious as it could be very near where I live as we also live in the country side very near to Amsterdam. But unfortunately the article doesn’t mention the exact location. Anyway, Dana and Dick demolished the old house and as they had little time they picked a prefab home from a catalog and hired a builder to build their home. The result is a beautiful spacious and bright family home.
This lovely home is located in a forest somewhere in The Netherlands. Responsible for the styling and production of these beautiful images is Kim Timmerman. This little home is bright with lots of white but still is cosy. I love the black wood burning stove!