Category Archives: OUTDOOR

SWEET SUMMER COLORS: SHADES OF SEAGREEN

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Sea green, aqua, turquoise … for me these are the ultimate summer colors. If I ever have a beach home, I will use these colors to decorate it (together with white). I keep dreaming about this house, but in the mean time some shades of sea green for some summer inspiration.

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COLOURFUL CUSHION & UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE PIECES

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I love these colorful cushions made of vintage fabrics! Not only are they great for indoor use but they also are perfect to give color to a garden and/or outdoor areas. These (image above) are from Barrington Blue, who also does some beautiful upholstered furniture pieces such as the bench below. And here you can find another source for kilim cushions.

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SWEET SUMMER COLOURS: SHADES OF PINK

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I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather! Today’s post features some random summer inspired images with shades of pink to get/stay in summer mood. Enjoy!

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A BEAUTIFUL BOAT HOUSE NEAR A LAKE IN NORWAY

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This stunning boat house is situated near a lake in Norway. Owners Gunn and Finn use this cosy retreat as their summer home. Reading a book, jumping in the water, enjoying a bbq dinner with friends … I can see this all happening here.

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A BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED SWEDISH HOME FROM 1800

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This beautiful old house dating from the year 1800 has been lovingly restored by Carina Olander. The renovation was a long process and took years as the home in Persbo, Sweden, was originally a basic summer home and had no warm water. But the long journey was worthwhile as the result is a beautiful & cosy home with all modern comforts, still the house has remained its old charm and character.

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A BEAUTIFUL LAKEHOUSE DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING

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This beautiful family home designed by Heather Garrett was made for entertaining. The house located on Lake Gaston in North Carolina features an expansive wrap-around porch, a swimming pool, and a party pavilion built on what would be a boat dock. The various outdoor area perfect for entertaining and make the home feel like a resort. The ultimate place for al fresco dining and summer parties!

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TRAVEL REVIEW: HOLIDAY FINCA LA BASA ON MALLORCA

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Recently we spent two wonderful weeks on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The first week we stayed in Hotel Esplendido, a luxurious hotel in Port de Soller in the north of Mallorca (I will share more about this hotel in a later post). The second week we had booked La Basa, a beautiful holiday finca in Sóller. I’d like to share our experiences with you as we absolutely has a wonderful time here. Surrounded by mountains in an evergreen valley full of citrus and olive trees, the setting of the characteristic yet contemporary design finca is just perfect. The historic centre of Sóller, where can you find various shops & restaurants and a bustling market on Saturday, is less than 10 minutes away by foot. Dutch owners Nico and Kristien have renovated the ancient building with a lot of love, creating a comfortable and contemporary home. From the outside authentic and characteristic, inside La Basa is beautifully decorated in a organic blend of modern design and original elements in pure, local materials such as stone, steel, wood and concrete. La Basa has a stylish living room, a spacious modern kitchen and can be easily extended from one master up to three bedrooms each with private bathroom, which makes it not only a heavenly hideaway for a couple but also a perfect home to share with family or friends (suitable for up to 6 guests). I have not mentioned the large garden yet! Looking out from your hammock, the benches under the old almond tree or the loungers next to the modern salt water pool you have a magnificent, panoramic view on the Sierra Tramuntana mountains (which is a World Heritage Site). I can truly recommend this Mediterranean hideaway! For more information & bookings you can visit La Basa’s website.

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