THE BEACH PEOPLE ROUNDIE TOWEL

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I am loving this plush round towel from Aussie brand The Beach People. “The Roundie”, as it is affectionately dubbed, is big enough for two people and features a black and white Aztec print with a white fringed edge. The essential leather carry strap, which can be purchased separately, is the perfect accessory for carrying the Roundie to the beach or park.

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A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN KITCHEN IN MILAN

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This beautiful rustic kitchen is located in Milan, Italy. It is the home of Italian artist Costanza Algranti, who works mainly with recycled material such as copper and iron. Her love for recycling materials and to be inventive is reflected in her kitchen. You can see more of this lovely home in ELLE Decoration.

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A RESTORED COUNTRY COTTAGE IN AUSTRALIA

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This lovely cottage in Australia belongs to interior designer and stylist Kali Cavanagh. She lovingly restored the neglected 1860s cottage into a tranquil getaway set in Victoria’s picturesque countryside. The decor is a seamless mix of old and new, industrial and vintage, with marble and metal contrasted with timber and linen. The lounge room’s large windows frame the surrounds, while the fireplace, country kitchen and many creature comforts make the home a perfect retreat for weekends and holidays.

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A SUMMER HOME IN UMBRIA, ITALY

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We have been having beautiful sunny weather here so you can expect some summer inspired posts this week. Let’s start with this beautiful home in Umbria, Italy, is featured in the latest ELLE Decoration (April) issue. These images put me straight in holiday mood! The decor is a mixture of rustic charm and classic Danish design, which to me is perfect. You can see the entire article in ELLE.

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: MAISON ESTATE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Maison Estate is a beautiful vineyard and restaurant located in Franschhoek, South Africa. It is dedicated to three simple pursuits: the production of beautiful wines, the making of delicious food and the appreciation of great design. The wine-producing vineyard includes a stunning new tasting room and restaurant where you can relax in a space that engages all the senses. Owner Chris Weylandt is also the owner of well-known South African furniture and homeware store Weylandts. He has seen the world, and as an avid wine connoisseur the decision to produce his own collection of wines from his Franschhoek farm is one of his long-time dreams. Renowned for his attention to detail and organic design philosophy, Weylandt’s wine production is an eco-conscious labour of love. The restaurant is beautifully decorated (simple yet elegant with lots of wood) and there is also a venue that can be rented for weddings and events. Have you seen that wine bottle chandelier in the first picture? Isn’t that stunning?!

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A RENOVATED BEACH SHACK IN AUSTRALIA

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This beautiful renovated beach home in Australia is decorated with a Nordic touch. This coastal home has an abundance of natural light which creates a spacious effect. I love the beautiful kitchen counters which are made of recycled messmate timber. In the living room a loom rug brings a sense of warmth and comfort. A lovely mix of old and new can be found in for example the dining area and kitchen where modern bar stools and vintage chairs are paired together.

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A CLEVER DESIGNED HOME IN JAPAN

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This narrow house in a cul-de-sac in Itami, Japan, was a challenge for architecture firm Tato Architects but they managed to build a very clever home. Characteristic for this minimalistic home is the implementation of walls and staircases that resemble furniture. The decor is a bit too minimalistic for my taste but I like the practical solutions found to make the most of the limited space.

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