A HOME WITH ETHNIC ART & OBJECTS

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This gorgeous hinterland property located on Australia’s Sunshine Coast was once a basic storage shed. After an extensive but speedy renovation by builder Bruce Wyndrum and Noosa interior designer Warren Naylor, it now is a peaceful retreat where the owners can escape from their busy lives. The spaces are filled with beautiful ethnic art and object. I love the African theme in the main living room which works beautifully with the surrounding lush countryside.

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Image credits: Kylie Hood, via Queensland Homes.

A RUSTIC CHIC BEACH HOUSE IN BRAZIL

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This post featuring a rustic chic beach house is a favorite from last year. The house is located in Trancoso, a town in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It belongs to former JP Morgan executive Tierry Moriceau, who now has a different life here that he used to when he was working and living in Paris. The house has been renovated by architect Daniela Oliveira. Natural, rustic materials and artisan techniques has been used to preserve the ‘old hippie’ atmosphere.

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Image source: via Casa.

A NAUTICAL STYLE SUMMER COTTAGE

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A small beach house is perfect for spending summer days. This Australian beach cottage has been decorated in a nautical style. Striped umbrellas, a paddle for hanging towels, hurricane lanterns .. these are just a few things that you can use to achieve a similar look. I love the chartreuse colored accessories – very summery!

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Image credits: T. Amos, via Real Living.

SUNNY YELLOW

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Summer will be over in a few weeks but I hope you are still enjoying beautiful sunny weather. Inspired by the lovely summer days we have been having here, todays post is about sunny yellow. Enjoy!

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Image credits: 1. CoLAB | 2. via The Styleograph | 3. Bacherie Och Koket | 4. Toast | 5. A. Waterworth | 6. ceramics from Up In The Air Somewhere | 7. unknown | 8. Zetastudio | 9. bag from O My Bag | 10. A House in the Hills | 11. CoLAB.

A RENOVATED GREEK FISHERMAN’S HOUSE

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This renovated traditional fisherman’s house is located in the historic town of Koroni in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Situated just below the historic Venetian castle, the house is in a peaceful spot right above a small beach. It is set one house back from the water’s edge, yet has stunning views across the sea to Mani and the mountains beyond. The 220 sq metre characterful house has been restored with great style with the help of an architect. Many walls have been removed to give the house a feeling of space, light and airiness which is so necessary in this hot mediterranean climate. The beautiful garden has fruit trees and terraces to sit out and enjoy the sea views or barbecue freshly caught fish. Is this your dream house? Then there is good news as this lovely home is for sale! You can find more information here.

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Thanks Carey for sending me the images of your beautiful Greek home!

Image credits: Lefteris Miaoulis.

A SCANDINAVIAN HOME IN BLACK & WHITE WITH GREY TONES

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After featuring so many Mediterranean summer homes I thought is was time for some basic Scandinavian style interiors. This is the Swedish home of Moa Lundberg. It is styled by Lotta Agaton in a simplistic monochromatic black and white color scheme, the style Lotta is known for. Using black and white can give a cold effect, but the use of wood softens the palette.

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Image credits: styling by Lotta Agaton / photography by Pia Ulin.

A PHOTOGRAPHER’S HOME NEAR CAPE TOWN

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The main reason for French photographer Jean-Marc Lederman to buy this house near the town of Llandudno on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa was the breathtaking view from the windows. The building itself was nothing special and it was in need of an extensive renovation. Before starting renovating, Lederman lived in the house for a year, studying how the light changes during the day and during the various seasons. The rebuilding process lasted a few years and the result is a beautiful home which is known as the best place for a barbecue in the vicinity of Cape Town.

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Image source: A. Bruzaferri, via AD Russia.