SUMMER BLUES

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Today is about blue. Not that I am feeling blue but because I think blue is the perfect summer color. Indigo blue, faded blue, ocean blue, denim blue … I love all these shades! Happy summer!

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1. Triangle bag from April and May | 2. Converse shoes in denim blue | 3. storm lantern in blue | 4. handmade soap | 5. star sarong/scarf | 6. girls sandals from Zara | 7. printed girls dress | 8. kids sneakers from Bensimon | 9. striped bath towel | 10. block print cushion cover | 11. indigo rug | 12. boys sweater | 13. stars sneakers from Bensimon.

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Some of the products featured above are from stylish kids store Smallable which is now having a big sale.

Image source: Julias Vita Drommar (top).

A FINNISH HOME WITH AN INDUSTRIAL TOUCH

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The Housing Fair Finland 2013 is the largest housing and living event in Finland. This fair provides the opportunity to visit and admire different living solutions and residential areas. Finnish magazine Deko is participating to the fair with our their own housing-fair home called Maja. The interior is designed by the residents themselves, with the help of Deko editor-in-chief Ulla Koskinen. Solid concrete floor, calm white surfaces and unique details make the place modern and minimal with an industrial touch.

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Image source: Deko.

A MINIMALIST VILLA IN DENMARK

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This minimalist villa in Arhus, Denkmark, is designed by Wienberg Architects. The house, measuring only 936 square foot (87 square meters), is bathed in natural light. The exterior consists of clads with vertical panels of wood in a black color with square window varying sizes. The choice of material is consistent throughout the entire house: the old part is kept entirely in a white interior. In the newly build part there is the kitchen in a white combined with steel and concrete.

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Image credits: Weinberg Architects

A RUSTIC HOUSE ON FORMENTERA

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And again a beautiful house on Formentera, Spain. The decor of this summer home is simple and rustic with white walls, lots of wood and rattan. It oozes summer! And don’t you love that outdoor shower?

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Images: E. Menossi

A STYLISH RESTAURANT IN BARCELONA

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I featured this gorgeous restaurant on my other blog The Travel Files today. But as I love it so much I want to share some pictures here on The Style Files as well. If you’d like to read more (+ see more photos) about Muy Mio just jump to The Travel Files here.

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THE STYLE LOVES: THE LEOPARD CLUTCH

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I love the leopard print clutch that is very hot at the moment. Adding a little bit of leopard can spice up your wardrobe. I also like the leopard print flats: comfort with an edge!

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Shop this style: 1. Leopard wallet clutch by Clare Vivier | 2. Leopard Elastic Top Line Ballet Flats | 3. Fold Over Clutch by Clare Vivier | 4. Diane von Furstenberg Leopard Flats

AN ARTIST’S HOME AT THE COSTA BRAVA

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This lovely summer home at the Costa Brava in Spain is the home and atelier of Pepa Poch, a Spanish painter and sculpture. The cozy house has a lot of character and I love the rustic, yet clean, vibe.

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Source: images by Ruben Ortiz / via Somewhere I would like to live, styling by Katty Schiebeck.