This holiday home on the Spanish island of Ibiza has been newly built (by architectal firm Blakstad Design Consultant) in the style of the traditional fincas (= Spanish farmhouses) typical to the island. I love the mix of white walls and rustic wood. It gives such a fresh look!
This beautiful historic country house located in Puglia, Italy, is idyllically surrounded by 30,000m2 of private grounds with olive groves and vineyards. Masseria Scorcialupi is a 18th century villa which is divided in three separated apartments named after the herbs of the courtyard. The decor has the traditional style of Puglia’s manor farms. The private terraces offer a terrific view of the country. The house in the quiet countryside of Salento has lots of charm and is full with atmosphere of rural life. Life flows slowly here and it is therefore the perfect place for relaxing and privacy. Masseria Scorcialupi can be rented, more information is available on their website.
You might know Yvonne Eijkenduijn from her well-known blog Yvestown where she shares cooking, baking, gardening, crafting, decorating, and DIY tips. This multi-talented lady recently launched her first book “Yvestown in the Kitchen”. Yvonne believes love of food is not only a love of cooking, but also a love of the kitchen in which the food is prepared. She therefore asked some of her friends to share their favorite recipes and to give (the readers) a tour through their kitchens and dining areas. This makes the book both a cookbook as well as an interior lifestyle book. A combination I love! The delicious (easy to make ) recipes, the colorful photography and the beautiful interiors make this book as source of inspiration. One of my favorite chapters in the book is the one about Annemie & Jan. Their outdoor kitchen, which is featured in this post, is very inviting! Yvestown in the Kitchen is available from Amazon. There is also a Dutch version (Yvestown in de Keuken) which you can get here and here.
This is the gorgeous Malibu home of interior designer Vanessa Alexander of Alexander Design and her husband Steven. After a extensive renovation, which involved taking down walls, adding skylights, adding new windows and doors, changing the floor plan dramatically, and bringing in more than a dozen 100-year-old olive trees, the home now resembles a Tuscan farmhouse. The goal for the renovation was to create more flow and openness, to make the home more inviting. Also, a connection to the outdoors and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle was essential so they can make the most of the amazing views. You can read the entire article (which included more information about furniture pieces) here on Domaine. My favorite elements of this house are the beautiful outdoor areas and the rustic wooden floor.
This bohemian chic home on the Spanish island of Formentera has been beautifully designed by Luis Galliussi. I love the cozy kitchen with a rustic wood table and accessories and colorful textiles. The pool terrace with sitting and eating areas is just perfect for summer! All walls and floors has been kept white but rugs, pillows, furniture pieces and home accessories give plenty of color to the various spaces.
The interior of this beautiful holiday home in Cadiz, Spain, is designed by Marta de la Rica. The home was built by architect Valentin de Madariaga.You can see Moroccan influences in his design. The base of the exterior as well as most of the interior is white, while accent colors (cushions, vases etc) give a Mediterranean vibe.