A RUSTIC YET MODERN VILLA ON IBIZA

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This beautiful villa on the Spanish island of Ibiza is a combination of modern design and a rustic touch. The clean lined architecture is modern while the decor is mostly rustic. I love the kitchen and dining area (top image) with concrete floors and kitchen cabinets. The mid century modern chairs are the Tulip chairs designed by Saarinen. A great summer home!

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(images by E. Menossi)

A CHARMING B&B ON STROMBOLI

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On my list of places to visit are the Aeolian Islands, a group of small island north of Sicily, Italy. Bed & Breakfast Casa dei Poeti is located on one of the islands, on Stromboli to be precise. The owners’ passion and appreciation for this little paradise in the Aeolian Islands is reflected in the rooms and homes they offer to tourists. Their rentals are intimately Aeolian, with gorgeous views of the sea, large rooms with balconies, the most important area of the house. You can find more beautiful images and information on my blog The Travel Files.

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FASHION FILES: STYLISH SUMMER OUTFITS

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If you are in your twenties it is easy to assemble a summer wardrobe as anything looks good on you when you’re that young. But when you enter your thirties and forties it get more difficult to find stylish summer outfits, at least that’s my experience. I like JOIE as their fashion is casual but also understatedly chic. Their designs are inspired by the Southern California lifestyle and its casual, yet sophisticated way of life. The JOIE concept has always been “Casual, Comfortable and Luxurious.” Each piece that is designed encompasses a balance of these three key elements…one cannot exist without the other. Here are a few of my picks!

1. chambray blue shorts;
2. lightweight linen tee in heather grey;
3. tunic style dress with crochet knit;
4. leather sandals;
5. elegant cotton tee with embroidered neckline and hem;
6. cuff featuring multi colored enamel on brass;

A LOVELY COURTYARD IN GREECE

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These images of a lovely Greek courtyard instantly bring me in summer mood! It is simple but has lots of character with the beautiful tiles, white washed walls and lemon tree. The courtyard is part of a small, intimate hotel in Konaki, Greece.

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(images found via Dar Amina)

THE SCANDINAVIAN HOME OF ARCHITECT PERNILLE ARENDS

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This Scandinavian home of architect Pernille Arends is decorated with beautiful design classics. The neutral color tones give warmth while the large windows and high ceiling create an airy feel. A mix of various types of wood gives a vivid vibe to the clean, architectual lines. Want to know more about this home? Go to Bolig to see more images!

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(images by Birgitta Drejer for Bolig)

THE STYLE FILES LOVES: COISA

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Is it a scarf or is it a poncho? I don’t know but what I do know is that I love my Coisa! I was happy to receive a Coisa to review and I have been wearing it non stop. I love how you can wear the Coisa in various ways to create different looks. The materials used are very soft, I also like the beautiful color tones (I have the silver one). After the success of the Coisa Original the Coisa Square was recently introduced. All items are made with love by skilled craftsmen in a small workshop in Portugal. The Coisa website is in Dutch but if you don’t speak Dutch and you want to know more you can send an email to info[at]coisa.nl.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE NEW IITALA COLLECTION

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This Fall iitala will be releasing their new collection. This time the collection doesn’t only consists of dinner and tableware but they have designed some small furniture pieces as well. The beautiful images are shot in iitala’s furnished apartment above their shop in Stockholm, Sweden. All new products, such as their new storage units and lamps, will be available in September.

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