This beautiful South African beach house owned by Cape Town-based couple Pedro and Renée De Sambento was designed not only to melt into its surroundings but also to mirror the beauty of this particular stretch of coastline. An open-plan living area occupies most of the ground floor, which is shared by the master bedroom suite. A staircase leads to two en-suite bedrooms on the upper floor. There’s a swimming pool and – for long summer days and relaxed entertaining – a huge deck. Natural materials have been used to decorated the various spaces. I love how this home is calm and bright, just like the outdoor areas.
(images by Anton Robert, via House and Leisure)
There is a lot that I like about this kitchen (top image): the old wooden doors, the white ceiling beams, the wooden table .. all simply gorgeous. White with wood must be my favorite combination, no wonder that I didn’t have any trouble finding more white & wood images in my archives to show you!
(image source: 1. Maison Cote Sud / via aesthetically thinking, 2. Erik Olsson, 3. unknown, 4. image by Martin Gardner / design by AR Design Studio, 5. Scandinavian Deko, 6. Micky Hoyle for House and Leisure)
The White House is a beautiful guesthouse in Daylesford, Australia. This original 1850s brick miner’s cottage has been restored and given a rustic, industrial feel by Lynda Gardener. Lynda is an interior designer and the owner of Empire Vintage in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The result is something special and the vintage treasures are giving the house a unique look and feel. The open fireplaces, cosy bedrooms, gorgeous bathrooms and tranquil private gardens make The White House the ultimate getaway. Make sure to book well in advance as it is often fully booked.
This apartment in St. Kilda (a neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia) has been beautifully renovated by owners Louise and Julian Thomson. The apartment oozes elegance while the furnishings give the sense of warmth the couple were looking for. The incredibly comfortable looking sofa is from Cini Boeri. The dining chairs (image below) from Charles and Ray Eames are paired with a Mark Tuckey ‘Tripod’ table and a Gervasoni ‘Bell 95′ light.
(images: Sharyn Cairns, via Homelife)
I have featured many houses located on Ibiza and Formentera on this blog, almost all of them have rustic interiors with a country feel. This gorgeous house on Ibiza however is more contemporary with various furniture pieces from modern designers such as Marcel Wanders, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Antonio Citterio. The natural color scheme and use of natural materials give the house, despite the minimalistic design, a warm atmosphere.
(images from ELLE Spain)
This beautiful country home is located in Gordes, a lovely small town in the Provence in France. The owners Philippe and Delphine had visited the area many times with their three boys before deciding to buy a property in this region. Together with Parisian interior decorator Veronique Lecomte they have transformed the old country home into a stylish yet warm and welcoming family home. The outdoor areas have gorgeous views on the olive trees.
(images from Marie Claire Maison)
Today’s post is about stylish black. Not too dark but just enough black tones to give a space (or outfit) a stylish look.
(image source: 1. Jared Fowler via The Design Files, 2. Jeroen van der Spek, 3. The Saffire Freycinet Resort in Tasmania, 4. unknown, 5. James Brittain and Dirk Lindner via Remodalista, 6. House Doctor, 7. Patrick Reynolds)
Happy Monday! I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Today I have collected some images that all show a bit of blue. The top picture is definitely my favorite: those blue tiles are stunning. This image will go straight in my inspiration files!
(image source: 1. Lovely Life, 2. Sean Fennessy for The Design Files,3. Felix Foresting for Country Life, 4. Oi Soi Oi,5. Ellos wallpaper,6. & 7. unknown)
I love the look of a modern beach house. With whites and natural materials such as wood and rattan you can create this clean yet cosy style. Of course you have to have the right type of house if you want this style. The gorgeous house in images number 1, 4, 5 and 7 is located in Sydney which is the perfect location for creating a modern beach home.
(image source: 1. 4. 5. & 7 Alice Flynn’s house photographed by Tim Pascoe / via SFGirlByBay, 2. Bodie and Fou, 3. Dreamy Whites, 6. unknown)
According to the calendar it is spring so I am ignoring the low temperatures here and I will start with Spring inspired posts again. Today is about white and beautiful light, an uplifting combination that brightens up any space. I love interiors with large windows (as in the second and last image) that can let as much natural light in as possible.
(image source: 1. Sukha, 2. Concept by Anna, 3. Sfera, Bodie and Fou, Elektra Dress by Ulla Johnson, 4. unknown, 5. Dustly Interiors, 6. Anthropologie, 7. Paulina Arcklin)