A MEDITERRANEAN BEACHSIDE HOME IN ALICANTE, SPAIN

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This light and airy beachside home in Alicante, Spain, has beautiful views on the Mediterranean sea. The house, which dates from the 1950s, have been renovated respecting the coastal building laws. Architectural elements such as ceilings, beams, floor and windows were maintained while the indoor areas got a fresh new look. The owner, interior designer Jessica Bataille, has beautifully decorated the house with natural materials. The decor is simple yet cosy. Plenty of white combined with a bright blue gives a fresh feel to this lovely home.

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A GREEK SUMMER HOME WITH STUNNING SEA VIEW

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Situated on the island of Syros in Greece this summer home has stunning sea views. The design process, led by Greek architecture firm Block 722, was defined by the clients’ desire to maximize the view of the Plagia bay. The main intention was to unify the various spaces of the house under one roof facing the Aegean, without creating a massive volume, thus resulting in a deconstructed rectangle with massive openings from all sides. The outdoor area follows the topography of the landscape through a series of steps that define the outdoor areas and offer vast relaxation spaces, either sheltered from the sun or open. The result is a beautiful home that is not an invasion of the landscape but an extension.

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A RUSTIC CHIC GETAWAY ON THE ISLAND OF IBIZA

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I’m back! I have been to France for a wonderful holiday but I am also experiencing some health issues which forced me to take a longer break than planned. But here I am again, although I will be taking it easy in the coming weeks. I have found some gorgeous summer homes to show to you this week. Today I start with this beautiful home on Ibiza which is designed by Annabell Kutucu, the same designer that is also responsible for the interior of San Giorgio Hotel and Scorpio on Mykonos, and Casa Cook on Rhodes. I love that rustic chic signature style!
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A STYLISH VICTORIAN TERRACE HOUSE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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I love the stylish decor of this Victorian terrance house in Melbourne, Australia. My eyes are immediately drawn to the beautiful art pieces, collected by owners Annick Houle and Stephen O’Connor (who are both architects). I also love their bright blue door! The home owners: “We just love this house. It is very private and serene, with glimpses of greenery from just about every window. It feels like a true family home.”

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CONGRATULATIONS BABY CARD WITH DIY MOBILE

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This beautiful designed card from Origamizoo is the perfect card to congratulate someone with a newborn baby. It’s not only a card but also a present for the new baby boy or girl! The receiver can cut, fold and craft it into a cheerful nursery mobile. The card contains a clear instruction. You can also find the tutorial here on the Origamizoo blog. You can order the card here but also through Origamizoo’s Etsy shop.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: HOTEL ESENCIA IN TULUM, MEXICO

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I love Tulum in Mexico. Since I have been there about 8 years ago more beautiful hotels and resorts have opened their doors. One of them is Hotel Esencia. This former hideaway of an Italian Duchess, located on a 50-acre estate between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, is tucked into the jungle on one of the prettiest stretches of beach. The Main House is the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to only 29 suites and villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top flight hospitality. Ideally situated far from huge resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where each year sea turtles make their nests. Hotel Esencia invites the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics.

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THE FASHION FILES: VITA KIN INSPIRED DRESSES

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I love Vita Kin’s dresses but they are unaffordable, at least to me (if you can afford one: Fartech is now offering a 25% discount). The dress above has a similar look but is less expensive (it’s still a lot of money though..). And this dress here from Shopbop is more within my budget.

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pompom-embellished suede wedge espadrilles // geometry embroidered linen midi dress // tasseled suede tote bag // striped triangle bikini