This is the home to which Séverine (who is the CEO of Louis Vuitton France), her husband Jean-Marc and their three children go to when they want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Paris. The house, which is located in the Provence, has seven bedroom and is always full with friends and family visiting. The house did not need a lot of renovation work. The family just added a personal touches by painting the walls in pretty colors such as blue and sage green. They wanted a ‘easy living’ atmosphere rather then a refined chic decor.
Today we visit an eclectic home on Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. This lovely villa is home to Ursula Mascaro. The Spanish shoe designer created a hippy chic atmosphere which is warm and inviting. There are some design objects but most of the furniture pieces and accessories are market finds. The white washed walls and the architecture of the house are traditional island features.
This cozy family home is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, but does not have one of those typical Swedish interiors. At first sight you might even think that this townhouse is located in England or France. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the owners are Anglophiles and get inspiration mostly from British magazines such as House & Garden. My favorite space is the kitchen with tiles in a beautiful shade of green and green doors opening to a lovely patio. You can see more of this house here.
This weekend’s ‘escape’ takes us to Portugal to visit these beautiful cottages decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Unfortunately I don’t have much additional information but these images speak for themselves I guess. You can see other projects by this designers here and here
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!
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.
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!