Category Archives: OUTDOOR

WEEKEND ESCAPE: PAOLA NAVONE’S GREEK SUMMER HOME

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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.

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A CHARMING BEACHSIDE COTTAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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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.

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AUTUMN INSPIRATION

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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.

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A BEAUTIFUL FORMENTERA SUMMER HOME

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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!

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A SOUTH AFRICAN BEACH COTTAGE

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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.

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A BEACH HOUSE IN A COOL TONED COLOR PALETTE

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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.

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Image source: Vera Iachia.

VIBRANT COLORS FROM NINE SPACE

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Last week I showed you images from the Nine Space look book featuring soft toned home textiles. Today it is time for more vibrant colored cushions, towels and table cloths from Nine Space!

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Image source: Nine Space.