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)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends and family. Today some beautiful winter images to get into the Christmas mood.
(source. 1. A. Brusaferri, via French by Design, 2.Laura Evans via Poppytalk, 3. Trine Thorsen, 4. Phoebe on Flickr, 5. Cox & Cox, 6. A Restless Transplant, 7. Sika)
This lovely house is located in Los Feliz, a hilly neighborhood in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. It has been decorated by Alexandra Angle Interior Design. This interior design company is based in Los Angeles as well as in New York. I love the interior which is cosy but modern with various design classics. Large doors in the bedroom give access to a beautiful outdoor area. How lovely to start your day here!
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)
We did not have much sun here during the summer months. But this week, with autumn arriving, it has been sunny and warm. Better late than never! As I am in summer mood, today some images from Ibiza. The autumn inspired posts that I have lined up should wait for a while. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
(images by Janne Peters)
A few days ago I featured a house on Île de Ré. Today’s post gives you a little bit more information about this island off the west coast of France, which is a lovely holiday destination. There are 10 villages on the island, each with its own character. Saint Martin is the capital where glamorous boutiques and antique shops hidden in its tiny lanes can be found, alongside good restaurants and bistros. The town of La Flotte is well known for its vibrant outdoor market.
House are painted white with shutters of duck egg blue or sea green. The government doesn’t allow development over two storeys and all new buildings must be build in the same style as the remainder of the island.
(images from Cote Maison)
Today I’m loving … this beautiful Balinese inspired outdoor area. IKEA pieces, such a the rattan pouf and the kilim rug, are mixed with accessories from the far East.
This home, which is located in Barcelona, Spain was designed by Interior Designer Mireia Pla of Studio Vuong. As the single storey home of 100 square meters isn’t very large, the search of natural light became an absolute priority.
This was achieved through an installation of fixed glass, large sliding doors to the terrace and three large skylights in the ceiling of the kitchen.
Furniture pieces are made from recycled and natural wood. The comfy sofa is upholstered in velvet.
(images from Micasa)
Today I’m loving … this semi outdoor bathroom.
(image source unknown)
This home is the last one in the series of Formentera summer houses that I have been featuring for the past months. When the owners bought this farmhouse it was nothing but ruins but after a long renovation it is now a beautiful home.
The old stables and barns are now bedrooms which open onto a large central courtyard, which function as an outdoor area for relaxing and entertaining.
The decoration reflects the owners’ passion for traveling and differed cultures. Various items which they discovered during their travels around the world can be found inside as well as outside the house.
The stained concrete, exposed beams, stripped wood, boulders and whitewashed walls and the use of natural material all enhance the feeling of freshness and respond to the intention of the owners to maintain the spirit of the rural architecture of the island.
The chandelier in the bedroom (images above and below) was bought during a trip to the Provence. The whitewashed shelves offers room for souvenirs from other trips.
The bathroom (image below) is decorated in line with the rest of the house. The sinks and counters are made of concrete, so are the walls and floors.
(images via Micasarevista)