I love spring time and we have some lovely spring days here. But it is still chilly and I can’t wait for summer to arrive! In the mean time I selected some summer inspired images.
(images from Atlanta Homes Mag, Plumo, Wood & Wool Stool, Hinterland Photo / Ascot Friday)
Another gorgeous summer home on Formentera! I l love the rustic style of the interior and exterior of the house. This kitchen proves that you don’t need to have a lot of luxury items to have a beautiful kitchen. It is simply gorgeous! I am also loving the outdoor areas.
(images by Jordi Canosa / styling by Daniela Cavestany)
One of the photos from yesterday’s post is from a very small house in Uruguay. I posted about this lovely home some years ago but perhaps not all of you have seen it so there it is again. This house is located in the dunes of Cabo Polonio on the eastern coast of Uruguay. It is small, fitting only two people. The materials used for building are very simple, like those of all the houses in Cabo Polonio.
Also the interior is simple with whitewashed walls and floors. The main color is white with accessories in earthy tones. True to the spirit of the inhabitants in the area, the house remains without electricity using lanterns and candles.
(images from Espacio Living)
Today another one of my favourite summer houses, also located on Formentera, Spain.
It belongs to Eugenia, who works as a fashion model but she could also be an interior decorator. She did a fantastic job decorating this fabulous place. Isn’t this kitchen with gorgeous wooden table to die for?!
I love the rustic vibe. The rug, the pillows in various patterns and colors, the wooden furniture … everything fits perfectly.
The bedroom has a serene atmosphere, with beautiful black and white bedspreads. The outdoor areas (image below + top image) are perfect for outdoor eating and relaxing. I could picture myself there zipping from a cocktail!
(images by Ricardo Labougle, copyright Ana cardinale)
Today we take a virtual trip to Portugal where we will take a peek into this stunning country home in Palmela, which is not far from Lisbon. This is the refuge of interior designer Monica Penaguião. The building itself is simple and rustic, it’s the mix of modern furniture that gives color to the various rooms.
The lounge area (top image) is stunning. Thick mattresses and cushions made from Turkish fabrics are great for an afternoon nap. The kilim rug is an antique. The stools and chairs are from Tolix. The handmade pergola gives shade to the pool area (image above). Missoni towels brighten up the sun beds that were purchased on a trip to India.
The beautiful table ware is from Kenzo. The chairs around the dining table are the Wishbone chairs from Hans Wegner.
The stone sink in the kitchen is mounted on an iron frame. An old wood oven is used for baking and gives warmth in winter.
The green lamp in the dining room is designed by Marcel Wanders for Capellini. The rotan stools were purchased in the region of Alentejo.
The colorful painting by Brazilian artist Isabelle Tuchband gives perfect contrast against the white wall. The chair made from scrap wood is from Piet Hein Eek.
A perfect place for al fresco eating! The dishes are from Bordallo Pinheiro, the glasses from Kenzo and the chairs are made from recycled wood by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek.
Doesn’t the pool look very inviting?! The whitewashed walls and old wooden doors (image below) maintain the authentic charm of the building.
(images via Nuevo Estilo)
Today another stunning home on Panarea, an small volcanic island near Sicily, Italy. Also this home has a rustic yet stylish decor and a stunning sea view. I regularly receive email from readers asking whether the homes that I feature are for rent. Unfortunately I don’t have any information on this. If you are looking for a holiday rental on Panarea it is best to google and search on sites like this one and this one.
(images from Adriano Bachella)
Today post shows another gorgeous home located on Formentera, Spain. I featured this house last year and it still is one of favorites. I love ever part of this home, especially the very inviting outdoor areas.
Wooden kitchen cabinets and white walls: such a beautiful combination.
That huge fire place, those beams … everything is just gorgeous!
The use of natural materials and the choice of furniture and accessories suits this house perfectly.
The bedroom (below) is simple but stylish.
(images by Jordi Canosa / styling by Daniela Cavestany / images were published in Spanish magazine INTERIORES)
Today another summer house that I love. The simple yet stylish decor, the beautiful view … it is all gorgeous! The house is located on Panarea, Italy. Panarea is the second smallest of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic island chain north of Sicily.
There are currently about 280 residents living on the island year-round; however the population increases dramatically in summer with the influx of tourists. In recent years, the island has become known internationally for its celebrity visitors.
(images by Adriano Bacchella)
Last week we have had some beautiful winter weather here in The Netherlands. It seems that the entire nation was skating on the frozen lakes and canals. I have been enjoying this winter wonderland but to be honest I am looking forward to Spring. I have some lovely Spring inspired posts lined up for you but before I start this series I want to show you this cosy winter home.
(images from Boligmagasinet)
We have had beautiful weather here in The Netherlands this weekend. It has been snowing and the sun was shining. Ice was thick enough to skate so many people went outside on their skates. The winter wonderland images above and below were taken in our village in Waterland, The Netherlands.
The top picture shows our house and backyard in a winter setting. The image below is the view from our living room and backyard. As you can imagine we have had a wonderful weekend. I hope you have been enjoying yours as well!
(images by Danielle/the style files)