A BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED SWEDISH HOME FROM 1800

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This beautiful old house dating from the year 1800 has been lovingly restored by Carina Olander. The renovation was a long process and took years as the home in Persbo, Sweden, was originally a basic summer home and had no warm water. But the long journey was worthwhile as the result is a beautiful & cosy home with all modern comforts, still the house has remained its old charm and character.

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A BEAUTIFUL LAKEHOUSE DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING

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This beautiful family home designed by Heather Garrett was made for entertaining. The house located on Lake Gaston in North Carolina features an expansive wrap-around porch, a swimming pool, and a party pavilion built on what would be a boat dock. The various outdoor area perfect for entertaining and make the home feel like a resort. The ultimate place for al fresco dining and summer parties!

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PERFECT SUMMER DESSERT: PINEAPPLE BOAT WITH SORBET

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This pineapple boat with sorbet is the perfect summer dessert! Empty out a pineapple and fill it with sorbet ice in various flavors. Serve with colorful bowls and you have some happy guests!

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A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RUSTIC COUNTRY KITCHEN

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This beautiful rustic country kitchen is designed by Sebastian Cox. This former DJ founded his furniture company in 2009 with a mission to “design and make simple, elegant, honest furniture from British hardwoods.” This kitchen designed for English kitchen company deVol is a mix of everything that both Sebastian and deVOL are passionate about. It’s a culmination of good taste, modern innovation, traditional techniques and true inspiration. The use of sawn and woven timbers and a little splash of copper give a understated classic touch.

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS: DIY FLORAL & FRUIT ICE BUCKET

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Keep you champagne and wine chilled with these beautiful DIY floral & fruit ice buckets! Perfect for summer entertaining as they look stunning on a table or picnic blanket. You can find instructions here.

TRAVEL REVIEW: HOLIDAY FINCA LA BASA ON MALLORCA

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Recently we spent two wonderful weeks on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The first week we stayed in Hotel Esplendido, a luxurious hotel in Port de Soller in the north of Mallorca (I will share more about this hotel in a later post). The second week we had booked La Basa, a beautiful holiday finca in Sóller. I’d like to share our experiences with you as we absolutely has a wonderful time here. Surrounded by mountains in an evergreen valley full of citrus and olive trees, the setting of the characteristic yet contemporary design finca is just perfect. The historic centre of Sóller, where can you find various shops & restaurants and a bustling market on Saturday, is less than 10 minutes away by foot. Dutch owners Nico and Kristien have renovated the ancient building with a lot of love, creating a comfortable and contemporary home. From the outside authentic and characteristic, inside La Basa is beautifully decorated in a organic blend of modern design and original elements in pure, local materials such as stone, steel, wood and concrete. La Basa has a stylish living room, a spacious modern kitchen and can be easily extended from one master up to three bedrooms each with private bathroom, which makes it not only a heavenly hideaway for a couple but also a perfect home to share with family or friends (suitable for up to 6 guests). I have not mentioned the large garden yet! Looking out from your hammock, the benches under the old almond tree or the loungers next to the modern salt water pool you have a magnificent, panoramic view on the Sierra Tramuntana mountains (which is a World Heritage Site). I can truly recommend this Mediterranean hideaway! For more information & bookings you can visit La Basa’s website.

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SUMMER DIY PROJECT: FRAMED PALM LEAF

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Give your home a tropical summer look with this framed palm leaf. It is a diy project but it doesn’t seem too complicated. You can find instructions on Monsters Circus. I love the frames that are used for this project, they are from Danish company Moebe.

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