This stunning beach house is located in Dwarskersbos in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Casa Sanchia, as the house is called, is designed by architect Marco Bezzoli of archilab. The whitewashed holiday home has a modern African interior that looks almost loft-like. The outside is connected to a 16km-long beach by a wooden walkway. The raw wood, stone, white walls and muted colours work very well with the blue of the sea and the sky. No wonder that this beautiful home has already been featured in many magazines!
Having a white interior while living with children is perhaps not the smartest or easiest choice. But this Dutch family with three kids doesn’t have any problem with keeping their home white. “It is fresh and sunny”, say the owners. “Even the children’s toys look good in the white environment”. Colorful accessories give a warm touch. And I like how the kids’ drawings have been used as art. It makes the place more lively and cozy.
This beautiful home belongs to a Danish family consisting of Christina Winther, her husband and their five children. It is located in Vence, a lovely village at the Mediterranean coast in the South of France. The minimalistic approach with respect to the interior decor shows the family’s Scandinavian roots. Design classics such as the Egg chair are combined with ethnic accessories. Purple would not be my first choice of color when it comes to picking out furniture but I love how those purple Tolix chairs brighten up the dining area.
This is the beautiful cottage of the owners of Mjölk, a Scandinavian design shop in Toronto. The original cottage was “musty, moldy, and stuck in the seventies” but an extensive renovation transformed it in a lovely summer home. The whole inspiration for this cottage was the “Finnish summer home”. The owners explain: “There is a large Finnish and Estonian community in Ontario, in fact we have the highest amount of Finns outside of Finland. We liked the idea of bringing back the cottage to it’s original state with natural pine floors, and simple practical furniture. We wanted the pieces we chose to furnish the cottage with to feel as if they had always been there.”
This beautiful Dutch home (from the portfolio of Kim Timmerman) is very suitable to show you in this time of year. The grey color palette with some brown and black is perfect for Fall and early winter. If you like this style, then you might like to see the products suggestions that I have collected at the end of this post. The lovely grey rug with woven star pattern (item 1) featured in the living room is now available with a 40% discount.
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.