Last week we enjoyed a few days of beautiful spring weather. Although it was short (now we are having lots of rain and strong winds) it inspired me to search for dreamy summer homes and create this post. This home, designed by Monaco-based architectural firm Humbert & Poyet, in the South France is small but who needs space with an outdoor area with gorgeous views over the Mediterranean sea…
I am missing the cozy winter cabin in which we stayed during our holiday Lapland (Finland) last week. So I created these mood boards to hold on to that winter wonderland feeling just a little bit longer. Happy weekend to you all!
It is winter here in The Netherlands here and I love it. Temperatures are below zero and I hope it will stay cold so we will be able to skate on the frozen lakes. But that does not mean that I can’t enjoy looking at some beautiful outdoor areas on a sunny island. These cozy roofed terrance belong to interior designer Caroline Legrand’s home on Ibiza.
It is winter in this part of the world (hopefully we will be getting some snow at the end of the week) but when looking at Tine K’s new Spring/Summer catalog I was immediately in a summer state of mind. The catalog was shot on the Spanish island of Ibiza which is the perfect setting for the bohemian chic style of the collection.
This small bungalow in Los Angeles has a lot of charm. The large brick patio, shuttered windows, exposed beams and use of natural materials give warmth and character. The location of the house, between a popular farmer’s market and the sea, is very convenient. Owner Sara, who works a a Home Stylist for West Elm): “As ocean-lovers and natural food enthusiasts, it was literally the perfect spot for us.”
This stunning South African beach house is located in Grotto Bay, an area close to Cape Town which is part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, where natural beauty, biodiversity, history and culture are protected by law. Owners of this nine-bedroom, nine-bathroom contemporary, clapboard-clad timber house are husband and wife Rob and Gina McClelland and their two daughters. The house has a relaxed feel which suits the seaside location perfectly! You can find more beautiful South African homes here.
Situated on the island of Syros in Greece this summer home has stunning sea views. The design process, led by Greek architecture firm Block 722, was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of the Plagia bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Aegean, without creating a massive volume, thus resulting in a deconstructed rectangle with massive openings from all sides. The outdoor area follows the topography of the landscape through a series of steps that define the outdoor areas and offer vast relaxation spaces, either sheltered from the sun or open. The result is a beautiful home that is not an invasion of the landscape but an extension.