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.
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!
Today’s weekend escape brings us to Serifos, one of the Cycladic islands in Greece. This is where designer Paola Navone‘s beautiful summer house is located. The entire house is stunningly decorated with Paola’s own designs, mostly from here collection for Gervasoni. One of the most striking features of this house is the gorgeous view over the Aegean sea. Observant readers might have noticed that I have posted about Paola’s summer retreat before but I found these larger size images which give you a better view inside this lovely home. Paola also have a stunning apartment in Paris which you can see here.
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!