This stunning boat house is situated near a lake in Norway. Owners Gunn and Finn use this cosy retreat as their summer home. Reading a book, jumping in the water, enjoying a bbq dinner with friends … I can see this all happening here.
This beautiful old house dating from the year 1800 has been lovingly restored by Carina Olander. The renovation was a long process and took years as the home in Persbo, Sweden, was originally a basic summer home and had no warm water. But the long journey was worthwhile as the result is a beautiful & cosy home with all modern comforts, still the house has remained its old charm and character.
This beautiful family home designed by Heather Garrett was made for entertaining. The house located on Lake Gaston in North Carolina features an expansive wrap-around porch, a swimming pool, and a party pavilion built on what would be a boat dock. The various outdoor area perfect for entertaining and make the home feel like a resort. The ultimate place for al fresco dining and summer parties!
Recently we spent two wonderful weeks on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The first week we stayed in Hotel Esplendido, a luxurious hotel in Port de Soller in the north of Mallorca (I will share more about this hotel in a later post). The second week we had booked La Basa, a beautiful holiday finca in Sóller. I’d like to share our experiences with you as we absolutely has a wonderful time here. Surrounded by mountains in an evergreen valley full of citrus and olive trees, the setting of the characteristic yet contemporary design finca is just perfect. The historic centre of Sóller, where can you find various shops & restaurants and a bustling market on Saturday, is less than 10 minutes away by foot. Dutch owners Nico and Kristien have renovated the ancient building with a lot of love, creating a comfortable and contemporary home. From the outside authentic and characteristic, inside La Basa is beautifully decorated in a organic blend of modern design and original elements in pure, local materials such as stone, steel, wood and concrete. La Basa has a stylish living room, a spacious modern kitchen and can be easily extended from one master up to three bedrooms each with private bathroom, which makes it not only a heavenly hideaway for a couple but also a perfect home to share with family or friends (suitable for up to 6 guests). I have not mentioned the large garden yet! Looking out from your hammock, the benches under the old almond tree or the loungers next to the modern salt water pool you have a magnificent, panoramic view on the Sierra Tramuntana mountains (which is a World Heritage Site). I can truly recommend this Mediterranean hideaway! For more information & bookings you can visit La Basa’s website.
A comfy lounge chair is an essential for a hot summer day. The ‘Swingrest’ by Dedon fits the bill and is perfect for creating a tranquil space. This ultimate hanging lounger was one of the first products to emerge from Dedon Island resort, which is Dedon’s Outdoor Living Lab in Siargao, Philippines. Daniel Pouzet, co-architect and designer of Dedon Island, took his inspiration from the extra-high ceilings of the resort’s villas. Borrowing the basket-like bottom from his earlier creation, the Nestrest, he has managed to create an altogether new work that feels even more spacious (and fits more people) while seeming to take up less space. Perfect for hanging on the terrace or veranda, or even indoors, the Swingrest is distinguished by the purity and simplicity of its concept.
This beautiful home in the old town of Barcelona, Spain, belongs to Australians Crick King and Tommy Tang, owners of Barcelona based Federal Cafe. The house, with a stunning patio, is decorated in an eclectic mix of styles. Vintage finds are combined with modern furniture pieces and personal memories and souvenirs. Large works of art give color to the various spaces.
Today another beautiful house on the Italian island of Panarea. The property consists of three houses which have lovingly been restored with respect to local traditions and materials. Panarea is a small island located off the Sicilian coast and is one of the Aeolian Islands. Out of the eight islands that make up the chain of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea is the second smallest. The island is only 3km long and 2km wide and there are only around 280 permanent residents on the island which makes it a very charming island. Over many centuries Panarea, like all the Aeolian Islands was mostly deserted. Recently the island has become a important tourist destination for (wealthy tourists).