A SMALL SEA FRONT HOME IN FRANCE

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Last week we enjoyed a few days of beautiful spring weather. Although it was short (now we are having lots of rain and strong winds) it inspired me to search for dreamy summer homes and create this post. This home, designed by Monaco-based architectural firm Humbert & Poyet, in the South France is small but who needs space with an outdoor area with gorgeous views over the Mediterranean sea…

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AN ECLECTIC BOHEMIAN APARTMENT IN SWEDEN

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When you think of a Swedish home you almost automatically assume that it has a lot white, monotone colors and Scandinavian design furniture pieces. But Amelia Widel’s home in Stockholm is different. Her eclectic bohemian apartment has a more Parisian feel to it with a beautiful collection of antiques and art, vintage finds and a color scheme that has pink and a gorgeous shade of blue. Amelia is an interior decorator and she has her own furniture line called Melimeli (I love her sofa’s!). She is also a blogger for ELLE Decoration Sweden.

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THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE IN THE SWISS ALPS

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Eco resort Whitepod offers the ultimate mountain escape, bringing together the concepts of ecotourism and luxury. The hotel consists of 15 pods – which are geodesic tent-like structures – and is designed to leave a minimal environmental footprint. Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. Local and regional ingredients are purchased locally. Each pod is cosily decorated with a king-size bed, a bathroom, a wood oven and a private terrace with a superb view over pristine Swiss mountains. Limited transport in the camp means that you have to walk from reception to your pod. This is part of the Whitepod experience. Just like walking in a silent forest, enjoying local cuisine or enjoying private ski slopes. Whitepod is also open during the summer season for those seeking an adventurous summer mountain escape.

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LEATHER HEADBOARD BY DANISH STUDIO BY THORNAM

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Give your bedroom an industrial touch with this leather headboard by Danish design studio BY THORNAM. The headboard is made in the finest handpicked aniline leather. Every hide has its own unique story and natural markings. The leather will change appearance over time and age with beauty. Usage, daylight and interior lighting affect the leather. Through time it will develop its own beautiful patina.

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A SMALL ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN SWEDEN

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This one-bedroom apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a great example that you can turn a small space into a cosy home. The (small) kitchen is in the living room and there isn’t very much floor space but an apartment like this is perfect for first time buyers.

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WINTER WONDERLAND MOOD BOARD

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I am missing the cozy winter cabin in which we stayed during our holiday Lapland (Finland) last week. So I created these mood boards to hold on to that winter wonderland feeling just a little bit longer. Happy weekend to you all!

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A CERAMIST’S FARMHOUSE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

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I just came back from an amazing trip to Lapland (in Finland) which explains the lack of posts. I am busy sorting out all the photos I took but when this is done I will be featuring some here. In the mean time you can get an impression of our trip on Instagram.

Today I start fresh again with this stunning farmhouse in upstate New York (USA). It took 18 months to transform this dark two-story home into an airy loft like space. Owners Kelli Cain and Brian Crabtree did most of the work themselves. Kelli, who is a ceramist, even made the tiles for the kitchen backsplash. As they didn’t want to build something that would be a burden to the universe they used repurposed materials wherever they could. The massive sliding door separating the work and living space, for instance, was reclaimed wood from the old house’s floorboards. Read more about this beautiful home on Martha Stewart.

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