THE PERFECT SUMMER COCKTAIL

This rose spritzer seems like the perfect drink for a hot summer day! You can find the recipe here on The Sweetest Occasion.

Credits & source: art direction + styling by Cyd Converse | image by Alice G. Patterson.

A STUNNING FREE STANDING STONE BATHTUB

Isn’t this bathroom with a free standing stone bathtub stunning?! It is part of Santa Clara 1978, a guest house located in a beautiful 18th century building in the old cultural quarter of Lisbon (Portugal).

via My Paradissi

A LOS ANGELES HOME WITH A SCANDINAVIAN VIBE

When I first saw this home I thought it would be somewhere in Scandinavia but I was surprised to learn that this beautiful home is located in Los Angeles, USA. The decor of the house, which was built in 1907, is eclectic, sophisticated and timeless. Carefully selected furniture and art from local galleries have been mixed with memories taken from the owner’s travels. From the large panoramic windows in the living room there are beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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A PATIO PERFECT FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING

Bri Emery (aka Design Love Fest) recently had her patio redesigned by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Bri does a lot of traveling and Sarah wanted to make her patio feel a bit like a boutique hotel while giving her a staycation space she wants to hang out and entertain in year round. The pink cushions, upholstered with special outdoor fabric, give a sunny vibe to the outdoor space. If you would like to add some pastel touches to your outdoor (or indoor) space you can add a few kilim cushions in pastel shades for a sunny, boho chic vibe. The lovely umbrella featured in the last image was a DIY project, you can find instructions here.

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HOW TO WEAR STRIPES THIS SUMMER

Stripes are hot this summer and there are lots of ways to wear them. Above and below some examples and you can find product suggestions at the end of this post. I LOVE this rainbow striped off the shoulder dress from Mara Hoffman (image above). There are also some other pieces by Mara Hoffman made from the same striped fabric: this midi dress, a cute mini dress (also available here) and a cropped striped pant.

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AN OLD SPANISH FARMHOUSE TURNED INTO A MODERN HOME

Spanish interior designer Mirela Pla turned a rustic farmhouse in Malaga into a summer retreat for a family of four living in London, seeking the sun and tranquility of southern Spain. The old farmhouse located in Valle del Guadalhorce was entirely renovated, combining the rustic essence of the place with a fresh and contemporary design.

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SUMMER WARDROBE INPIRED BY MARRAKECH

Today’s summer wardrobe is inspired by Marrakech in Morocco. I visited this magical city a few years ago and loved it!

1. wedge espadrilles | 2. raffia tote | 3. striped beach poncho | 4. Eres swimsuit | 5. greek leather sandals | 6. natural stone wrap bracelet | 7.kaftan available here and here.