Category Archives: OUTDOOR

WEEKEND ESCAPE: A VILLA ON THE SPANISH ISLAND OF MENORCA

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Today we visit an eclectic home on Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. This lovely villa is home to Ursula Mascaro. The Spanish shoe designer created a hippy chic atmosphere which is warm and inviting. There are some design objects but most of the furniture pieces and accessories are market finds. The white washed walls and the architecture of the house are traditional island features.

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A NOT SO STANDARD SWEDISH FAMILY HOME

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This cozy family home is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, but does not have one of those typical Swedish interiors. At first sight you might even think that this townhouse is located in England or France. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the owners are Anglophiles and get inspiration mostly from British magazines such as House & Garden. My favorite space is the kitchen with tiles in a beautiful shade of green and green doors opening to a lovely patio. You can see more of this house here.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: NATURAL STYLE COTTAGES IN PORTUGAL

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This weekend’s ‘escape’ takes us to Portugal to visit these beautiful cottages decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Unfortunately I don’t have much additional information but these images speak for themselves I guess. You can see other projects by this designers here and here

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A STUNNIG BEACH HOUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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This stunning beach house is located in Dwarskersbos in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Casa Sanchia, as the house is called, is designed by architect Marco Bezzoli of archilab. The whitewashed holiday home has a modern African interior that looks almost loft-like. The outside is connected to a 16km-long beach by a wooden walkway. The raw wood, stone, white walls and muted colours work very well with the blue of the sea and the sky. No wonder that this beautiful home has already been featured in many magazines!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A SPANISH FINCA IN ANDALUCIA

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This stunning hideaway in Andalucia, Spain, is perched on a hilltop with views over the Mediterranean all the way to the Moroccan coast. El Carligto, as the villa is called, sets a new standard for the private luxury villa rental, offering experiences to remember for life. Built on the site of a much older farmhouse, the villa maintains its rustic Andalucian roots but elegantly reveals modern comfort, unique sophistication and uncompromising eye for detail. Hand stitched Suzani tapestries, French and Spanish antiques, over sized indoor/outdoor fireplaces, and use of local, natural materials lend to the atmosphere of elegance while the sprawling interior, seemingly endless private terraces and beautifully landscaped garden spaces allow peaceful contemplation and leisure for all.

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A LOVELY DUTCH HOME IN A FOREST

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This lovely home is located in a forest somewhere in The Netherlands. Responsible for the styling and production of these beautiful images is Kim Timmerman. This little home is bright with lots of white but still is cosy. I love the black wood burning stove!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A VACATION HOME ON CORSICA

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Carol, communications director at Zadig et Voltaire, and Fred, a photographer, spent many holidays with their children on Corsica before deciding to build their own holiday home on this French island. They carefully selected a plot and four summers later their dream home was a fact: a stunning contemporary 3-level home (all levels have sea view) which surprisingly blends well with the surrounding landscape. The owners love mixing styles and influences. As a result the decor has a Californian atmosphere but with an air of South America.

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