A FORMER GROCERY TURNED INTO A LOVELY HOME

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In a small Andalusian village in Spain a Danish couple has turned a former grocery store into a charming residence. The 200th year old Spanish town house had been empty for more than 25 years since the couple took it over in 2001, and this was clearly visible of course, says the Danish couple who soon saw opportunity where others had seen problems and limitations. Before the house was ready to live in, there was much that needed to be renovated. With the help of local craftsmen the house has been beautifully restored and turned into a inviting home.

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BLUE FOR KIDS

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In addition to yesterday’s blue post, today some lovely items in blue for kids. You might be interested to know that stylish kids store Smallable is having a big sale. All items above are from Smallalbe and most of them are available with a substantial discount.

1. girls dress with lovely flower print | 2. tiger print t-shirt | 3. leopard print jeans in blue, also available in royal blue | 4. kids espadrilles | 5. ikat print shorts | 6. dress shirt from Zadig & Voltaire | 7. basket from Bobo Choses.

A BARN TURNED HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS

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This lovely old farmhouse the Dutch village of Spannum belongs to textile designer Claudy Jongstra. It is in this home and studio where Claudy works with local weavers, creating fabric from the wool produced by her own flock of sheep. Claudy then colours the hand woven fabric using dyes created from the plants in her garden. The decor of the home is rustic and slightly traditional but with a modern feel to it. The use of wood creates a warm and cosy atmosphere.

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Images via Marie Claire Maison.

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