This charming beachside holiday cottage is located on the West coast of South Africa. It is the ultimate get away get-away-from-it-all retreat as the nearest shop is 40km away. The cottage is green: rainwater is captured and electricity comes from solar power. The home is built from reclaimed and natural materials and many of the pieces that were selected for the interior were salvaged from roadsides or from Cape Town junk shops.
It is September and autumn is about to start. Days can still be warm enough to enjoy some outdoor time on a verandah, with or without a cozy cardigan. Indoors the fire place can be lit again, to be enjoyed with a nice glass of red port. To get in Fall mood, today some autumn inspired images.
Autumn is around the corner but before summer is definitely over I have some more beautiful summer houses to show you. Today’s home, located on the Spanish island Formentera, belongs to Marni designer Consuelo Castiglione. The bohemian chic decor is an ode to the 60′s and 70′s. The house is spread along a huge terrace partially covered with a leafy roof resting on white columns. The furniture is of electrical origin: round 60′s seats, silver metal stools designed for Marni shops, a sofa and a canopy bed brought from Java. The textiles used are exclusive Marni designs. Such a beautiful place to unwind!
This beautifully decorated West Coast style beach cottage has the enviable position directly above the white sandy beaches of the South African coast. It is perfectly situated on the pristine shores of Langebaan Lagoon. It is just 2 hours from Cape Town but is a world away. Antique furniture and vintage fabrics, as well as collectables create a lovely ambiance. The two bedroom cottage can be rented, you can find more information about bookings and prices here.
Earlier this week I showed you these gorgeous rustic chic cabanas designed by Vera Iachia. Today’s post features another house decorated by this Portuguese designer. Casa Tatui is a summer home with an interior outfitted in shades of blue and white. Together with these use of natural materials these colors give a clean and fresh atmosphere. The wood adds warmth to the cool toned color palette.
Recently I came across one of the most beautiful summer houses I had ever seen. It was featured in Australian magazine Vogue Living. I think you’d love this house too so I was very happy to find some images of this stunning home on photographer Prue Ruscoe’s website. The house, located near one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches, is built in a modern Greek style. The interior, which I adore, is decorated with muted colors and wooden accessories. There is just nothing that I don’t like in this house. And what about that outdoor area?!