I love this cozy outdoor area in Los Angeles, USA. The backyard belongs to designer Sarah Sherman Samuel who created a boho chic look with kilim cushions and a vintage fire place. You can see more about the renovation of her backyard on Sarah’s blog. At the end of this post you can find some suggestions on how to create a similar look yourself.
Summer holiday has ended and today is the first day of school. It is a day of mixed emotions: on one hand I do not want summer to end but on the other hand I am relieved that things are back to normal. I did not get anything done with my son at home, which explains the lack of posts… We spent two wonderful weeks in Croatie of which I will post some photos later this week. Although fall is around the corner I still have many gorgeous summer houses to show you. Today we sart with this stunning home on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The house has been designed by Mallorca based design firm Moredesign. The outdoor areas have gorgeous views on the Tramuntana mountains. I have been to Mallorca and love this part of the island!
Bri Emery (aka Design Love Fest) recently had her patio redesigned by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Bri does a lot of traveling and Sarah wanted to make her patio feel a bit like a boutique hotel while giving her a staycation space she wants to hang out and entertain in year round. The pink cushions, upholstered with special outdoor fabric, give a sunny vibe to the outdoor space. If you would like to add some pastel touches to your outdoor (or indoor) space you can add a few kilim cushions in pastel shades for a sunny, boho chic vibe. The lovely umbrella featured in the last image was a DIY project, you can find instructions here.
This is the home where Brigitte and Thierry Benkemoun go to when they want to escape from their city lives in Paris. Brigitte’s father bought the rustic 17th-century farmhouse around 40 years ago. Brigitte and Thierry inherited half of the property 15 years ago. On weekends and holidays they traveled to their home in the Provence with their now adult children. Two years ago, when they inherited the other half of the house, they decided to renovate the house and make it their own. They installed a polished concrete aggregate floor downstairs, changed the design of the simple concrete stairs leading to the second floor, and added black steel-framed doors that open from the living room to the terrace. In the kitchen IKEA cabinets were fitted with iron fronts. The result is home with a rustic charm but with all comforts of modern living.
Can you believe that this bohemian style balcony is located in the heart of New York city? I love that Kari has created her own boho outdoor retreat on the 12th floor of her Manhattan apartment. You can see more of her home on her instagram account. You can create a similar vibe by using lots of (tropical) plants and kilim cushions. Le Souk has a large collection cushion covers from Turkey and you now get 10% off on all orders with discount code THESTYLEFILES10OFF.
Boutique Hotel Principe di Salina is located on Salina Island, one of the Aeolian Islands close to Sicily, Italy. This luxurious refuge with 12 rooms has recently been renovated. The elegant rooms are decorated with locally-made furnishings and rustic touches. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the Aeolian Sea where quests can unwind at the end of the day and experience the stunning sunsets, with the island Stromboli and Panarea on the horizon. Are you ready to jump on a plane to Italy? Then visit the hotel’s website for more information.
I love the outdoor areas of this Mediterranean paradise in Javea, Spain. You can see more of the house, which is the summer home of a Dutch couple, here at Nuevo Estillo. The interior is styled a little bit too much for the photo shoot but I like the use of natural materials and the use of various textiles such as the kilim cushions.