This beautiful simple chic house in Apulia, Italy, belongs to architect Raffaele, his wife Francesca and their two children. After an extensive renovation, the family have found their ‘haven of serenity’ in this beautiful country home. The decor has been kept simple, with lots of wood, white wall and some colorful eye-catching furniture furniture pieces.
It is December which means that it is time to start with the holiday gift guides! The first post of this series is a DIY gift guide as these gifts take the most preparation time. Making gifts yourself take a bit more effort but the result is an unique and personal gift which will definitely be appreciated! I searched online for the 10 best DIY gifts, I hope you will enjoy them. You can find links to full instructions at the end of the post.
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Today’s weekend escape takes us to Pantelleria, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km southwest of Sicily. This dream home has been designed by Studio Albanese, an architecture firm from Italy. The project involved renovating a partially ruined traditional Mediterranean dammuso house as well as creating new spaces using the original construction techniques. The result is stunning, the combination of old building techniques and modern style furniture gives an exciting and unique atmosphere to the entire estate.
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I have always admired the beautiful designed beds by Rafa Kids but I just love their new blankets. The woolen blankets are made by a Finish family business which stretches back from their first textile factory in 1917. The weaving mill in Lapula and skilled crafters take care of the best quality. This product tells a story of true values and respect for craft and nature. I have my eye on the gorgeous sheep print blanket but I can’t decide which color to choose. I have to make up my mind soon as the first batch of blankets were sold out in no-time. By the way, I love the idea to use the blanket as a sort of tapestry (as shown in the 3rd image), don’t you?
It might not come as a surprise, but I personally prefer natural style Christmas decorations. What about you? Today I show you some examples of how stylish a ‘colorless’ Christmas can be. I will be adding some red to the Christmas decorations at our own home. And as my son loves colors (his favorites are pink, orange and purple!) we will have a smaller tree in our hallway with lots of color!