Category Archives: OUTDOOR

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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BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN COLORS

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Autumn can be rough (last week we had the most severe storm in twenty years here in The Netherlands) and it can be beautiful. Today I focus on the beautiful side, with images featuring fall colors in gorgeous shades of brown, red and orange. You can add a touch of fall to your interior with a rug or accessories in brown and/or orange colors. I hope you are enjoying Fall in your part of the world!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A BEAUTIFUL PORTUGUESE SUMMER HOME

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Today’s ‘weekend escape’ shows us a beautiful summer home located in Martinho do Porto in Portugal which is decorated by Vera Iachi. This Portuguese interior designer is known for mainly using furniture and accessories made from natural materials. Do you want to dream more? Then take a look at these gorgeous rustic chic summer cottages and this beach house in a cool toned color palette which are also designed by Vera Iachi.

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