After years of living in the city (Paris, New York and Stockholm) Peter Simonsson and his wife Henriette dreamed of a house with a garden where they could live, work and go to the beach with their daughters Faye. They found an old farmhouse in Österlen in Southern Sweden. After an extensive renovation (only the beams and doors were left from the original buildings) their family home ready. The minimalistic interior has has a modern and light feel to it. Antique furniture pieces are combined with more modern objects. The owners mainly opted for pure and natural materials which give a certain softness to the white, minimalistic spaces.
Last time I showed you our bathroom and I promised that the next ‘tour’ would show the living room but as we are having beautiful sunny weather in this part of the world I think it is more suitable to show our garden first. Above you see the back of our home where we have a wooden terrace overlooking water and meadow land with grazing cows. The house is about 100 years old and it used to be a small farm. We don’t have any animals except for three lovely chicken who give us fresh eggs every morning. In the garden, which measures about 900m2, we have planted flowers in purple, pink and white. We also have some fruit trees such as an apple, pear, cherry and a prune tree. Very recently we built a playhouse (last image) for our son which of course he is very happy with! I hope you are enjoying the tour around our home so far. All images are taken by Paulina Arcklin.
This whitewashed hillside country cottage on the Costa Brava in Spain belongs to Catalan artist and color forecaster Pepa Poch. Rather than focus on style or era, Pepa describes her dwelling in terms of its elements: wood, stone, ceramic, brass. It’s a perspective that comes naturally, considering that the artist designed almost every understated surface, fitting, and fixture. In her studio, whitewashed walls and rustic floors of reclaimed barn wood and concrete allow her paintings to take center stage beneath expansive skylights. The series of blue-green canvases served as inspiration for Poch’s spring/summer 2015 palettes. You can read more about this beautiful home here on Lonny.
Before Louis Galliussi got his hands on this Ibiza property, it used to be an old farmhouse which was in ruins. Can Kaki, as the finca is called, was extensively renovated and is now as beautiful home. The interior is tastefully decorated with natural materials but also unexpected objects such as the fishing net in the living room. Also the outdoor areas are stunning, Louis even created a beach with fine sand from neighboring island Formentera.
This lovely Scandinavian summer cottage belongs to Tine K, who is the owner of the Danish home decor company with the same name. So it is no wonder that the summer house is decorated, in a simply yet stylish way, mainly with Tine K items. The house was featured in Boligmagisinet and you can read the entire article here.
It has been raining a lot in this part of the world. I don’t want summer to be over and I keep posting summer inspired posts until Fall really is here. Today seven perfects spots for enjoying a lazy summer day.
Can you believe that this tranquil garden is right in the middle of of the hustle and bustle of Echo Park, an urban neighborhood of Los Angeles. The lush garden belongs to jeweler designer Kathleen Whitaker who tells Gardenista that the piece of land was a huge selling point for her. “Living in Southern California is all about bringing the outdoors in—whether it’s the lush surroundings or the beautiful LA light.”