Category Archives: OUTDOOR

A COZY FINNISH HOLIDAY CABIN

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This cozy holiday cabin in Finland is small (it measures only 48m2) but it contains two bedrooms, a sitting room with fireplace, a small kitchen and even a sauna and quest room. The owners, a family of five, doesn’t mind that there isn’t a lot of space. They love spending their free time here, spending quality time together and and enjoying the outdoor life. The decor of the cabin is kept simple yet stylish with lots of white and wood.

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A STUNNING RENOVATED FARMHOUSE ON IBIZA

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This stunning modern rustic home is located on Ibiza, an island belonging to the Balearic Islands of Spain. The (very lucky!) owners have been visiting the beautiful island for years spending their holidays here. When they got the change to buy a run down old farmhouse they jumped at the opportunity without hesitation. Their aim was to create a home with had an authentic and pure vibe and in my opinion they very well succeeded in accomplishing their goal. Such a beautiful place, on a beautiful island!

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SUMMER INSPIRATION: THE ULTIMATE SUMMER COLOR

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Turquoise and sea green are in my opinion the ultimate summer colors. What can be more beautiful than the color of a blue ocean?! I have collected some images which reflect the happy summer vibe and feelings. Have a very happy summer everyone!

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SUMMER INSPIRATION: HAPPY DAYS

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Summer days are happy days! The weather has been beautiful in this part of the world. We are spending a lot of time outdoors, working in our garden, playing outside, enjoying al fresco dinners. Our 3 year old son loves the outdoor life as well. His favorite things are playing with water and picking strawberries (and eating them!). I hope your are having a great summer as well, wherever you are! Here some ‘happy summer days’ images to get inspired. And if you are in the mood for summer music: I love listing to the Kinfolk summer play list on 8tracks.

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SUMMER INSPIRATION: WHITES OF SUMMER

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I love summer and I love white, and these two go so very well together. A casual white shirt paired with denim, or a simple white dress, is the perfect summer outfit. And with a splash of white in your interior you are not only adding light to your home but it also give a crisp and clean look. Today’s post is my ‘ode’ to white and to summer. Enjoy!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: BEACH CAMPING IN CALIFORNIA

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Recently week a group of inspiring ladies gathered in San Onofre, California to enjoy the sunshine during a beach camping trip organized by fashion company Free People. The set up on the beach was just gorgeous. First the driftwood teepee was built by stitching it together with crochet rounds and neon string. The it was lined with a cloud of blankets and handmade pillows to get lost in. Surrounding the teepee was signage made of driftwood, seashell mandalas in the sand, and of course, a hand-painted surf board! Guests dined at a long seated table made of rough, hand-painted planks. Eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s Lace, and lush yellow flowers filled mason jars lining the table’s center. Scattered between, laid bits of sea glass to reflect that glowing yellow sun. Lastly, Free People had to put its final stamp on the setup. They claimed their reserved tiki hut with a handmade “Free People” banner. It was died in pink, stitched with sequins, and elegantly painted. The space was now Free People wonder land. A land where all could laugh, make friends, and dream a dream together.

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A BEAUTIFUL RURAL HOME IN AUSTRALIA

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This beautiful rural home in New South Wales, Australia, was recently featured on The Design Files. Elise and Pablo’s home, which is a converted weatherboard church, is perched on a block of land near the Hawkesbury River. The church dates back to 1880, and was operational until 10 years ago. During the renovation one of the biggest job was to weatherboard and paint the whole inside of the building. Also, internal walls on the back veranda were demolished to create a large kitchen which looks out to the garden. The couple’s decorating style is relaxed, they have added things slowly and carefully. One of their latest additions is the beautiful Dedon nestrest hanging in the tree. How I would love to have this oversized bird’s nest in our garden!

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AL FRESCO DINING SETTING

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Today’s post features ten of the best al fresco dining settings that I could find online. I have tried to make a diverse selection: there are some settings for large gatherings, for small gatherings, a picnic for two and even a photo of a lovely setting for kids. I hope this post gives you inspiration to make the most of the upcoming summer and have lots of meals outdoors!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: A BEACH SIDE HOME IN SYDNEY

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This lovely 1960s two-bedroom beach cottage belongs to designer Marika Jarv and her husband Matt and their two daughters. It is located near Avalon in Sydney, Australia. Many of the furniture pieces featured in these images where bought on Ebay. The lovely sun-washed master bedroom opens out to the lush back garden, which backs onto a little creek. As many Australians this family loves the outdoors and there is a beautiful sun deck where they spend a lot of mealtimes outdoors. A great family home!

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AMBER LEWIS’ BEAUTIFUL LOS ANGELES HOME

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Amber Lewis’ home is the perfect example of how to add colors and different patterns without creating an overwhelming effect. Her style is bright, fun, relaxing and has a bohemian chic vibe. You can see her personality reflected in her home, which I think is important when designing an interior. Amber Lewis is the owner and designer of Amber Interiors, a residential design firm assisting clients with decorating and designing their homes. At the end of this post you can find product suggestions for creating a similar look. Some of Amber’s designs are also included in this selection.

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