A STUNNING BEACH SIDE HOME IN BRAZIL

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This beautiful beach home in Trancoso, Brazil, is where Maria Perrin spends her summer together with her husband and their three children. It is the perfect holiday home for this family who loves nature, the warm climate and the sandy beaches. The 1980s building was complete renovated by Vida de Vila architects who got the assignment to design a simple house which fully integrates into the surrounding landscape. Most furniture pieces and accessories such as lamps and rugs were crafted by local artists from the nearby village.

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A WOODEN HOLIDAY HOME IN THE NORTH OF HOLLAND

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This lovely wooden holiday home is located in the middle of a forrest in Friesland, one of the most northern provinces of The Netherlands. The house can be rented: it has living room, a fully equipped kitchen and three cozy bedrooms which makes it suitable for up to 8 people. The various rooms have been decorated with an eye for detail in a Scandinavian style. On of the best features of the house I think is the wood burning stove! You can find more information about reservations here.

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NEW FERM LIVING SPRING/SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION

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Ferm LIVING’s new spring/summer 2015 collection is available! And as always their catalog is a feast to the eye. You can check it out here. Danish label ferm LIVING draws on Scandinavian design traditions and retro charm – but with a distinctive graphic edge that makes every item firmly contemporary.

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A COZY WINTER CABIN IN NORWAY

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Outside it is dark and cold but inside this Norwegian cabin it’s warm and cozy. The design and lay-out has been well thought out. Friends and family visit frequently and for the owners it was important that there is space to enjoy each others company but with sufficient room for some quiet moments as well. The use of wood gives a warm atmosphere as well as accessories such as sheep skins, kilim pillows and vintage rugs.

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A SMALL BUT BRIGHT APARTMENT IN GOTEBORG, SWEDEN

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This lovely apartment in Göteborg, Sweden, is small but the white walls and floor make the spaces appear larger. Furniture pieces made from natural materials, such as the wooden dining table and the leather chair, add a bit of warmth. Hints of blue can be found throughout the apartment. I’m especially loving the pastel blue Smeg fridge in the kitchen!

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A MODERN FINCA STYLE VILLA ON IBIZA

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This newly built modern finca in situated on Ibiza’s countryside close to the cosmopolitan village of Santa Gertrudis. The villa, designed by renowned architect Rolf Blakstad, has five bedrooms all with bathrooms. The luxury of this property is understated and whilst maintaining many green, eco conscious features it also provides the latest technology, security and efficiency. In front of the main house there is a large terrace area with a pool, perfect for long daily swims or lounging with the family. The BBQ area has an outside dining area and kitchen and leads on to a wide open terraced area of lawn and shade. These terraces graduate down the hill to a fruit orchard next to the torrente providing oranges, lemons and pomegranate throughout the year. The plot has seven acres of woodland, terraced orchards and a small river running through the land. With it’s central location it allows easy access to ibiza town or the beaches of the north and east. The good news is that the villa is for sale. The bad news: it costs around 4 million Euro..

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DIY PROJECT: OLD CHAIR MAKE-OVER

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I love the make-over of this pair of old chairs! The original blue paint at the end of the legs was grinded away and left bare. The rest of the chairs were then painted in a beautiful matt black color. You can find old/vintage chairs in thrift stores or on sites such as Craigslist (US) and Marktplaats (Netherlands). I believe that the chairs used in this project are Thonet chairs.

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Credits & source: images from Skonahem | via Poppytalk.