AN ARTIST’S HOME ON THE COSTA BRAVA IN SPAIN

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This whitewashed hillside country cottage on the Costa Brava in Spain belongs to Catalan artist and color forecaster Pepa Poch. Rather than focus on style or era, Pepa describes her dwelling in terms of its elements: wood, stone, ceramic, brass. It’s a perspective that comes naturally, considering that the artist designed almost every understated surface, fitting, and fixture. In her studio, whitewashed walls and rustic floors of reclaimed barn wood and concrete allow her paintings to take center stage beneath expansive skylights. The series of blue-green canvases served as inspiration for Poch’s spring/summer 2015 palettes. You can read more about this beautiful home here on Lonny.

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SUMMER SHADES OF PINK

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Today is the first day of Spring and I am getting in the mood for sunny weather. I am loving these shades of pink for summer. Above: floral embroidered dress (can also be worn as a tunic)

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embroidered top in berry pink | straw baskets | Marisol pillows

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Above: lightweight cotton top .

More beautiful pink: these rounded toe suede high heel shoes in stunning pink color, this pink sapphire necklace and these vibrant suede wedge espradrilles.

A SMALL SEA FRONT HOME IN FRANCE

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Last week we enjoyed a few days of beautiful spring weather. Although it was short (now we are having lots of rain and strong winds) it inspired me to search for dreamy summer homes and create this post. This home, designed by Monaco-based architectural firm Humbert & Poyet, in the South France is small but who needs space with an outdoor area with gorgeous views over the Mediterranean sea…

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AN ECLECTIC BOHEMIAN APARTMENT IN SWEDEN

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When you think of a Swedish home you almost automatically assume that it has a lot white, monotone colors and Scandinavian design furniture pieces. But Amelia Widel’s home in Stockholm is different. Her eclectic bohemian apartment has a more Parisian feel to it with a beautiful collection of antiques and art, vintage finds and a color scheme that has pink and a gorgeous shade of blue. Amelia is an interior decorator and she has her own furniture line called Melimeli (I love her sofa’s!). She is also a blogger for ELLE Decoration Sweden.

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THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE IN THE SWISS ALPS

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Eco resort Whitepod offers the ultimate mountain escape, bringing together the concepts of ecotourism and luxury. The hotel consists of 15 pods – which are geodesic tent-like structures – and is designed to leave a minimal environmental footprint. Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. Local and regional ingredients are purchased locally. Each pod is cosily decorated with a king-size bed, a bathroom, a wood oven and a private terrace with a superb view over pristine Swiss mountains. Limited transport in the camp means that you have to walk from reception to your pod. This is part of the Whitepod experience. Just like walking in a silent forest, enjoying local cuisine or enjoying private ski slopes. Whitepod is also open during the summer season for those seeking an adventurous summer mountain escape.

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LEATHER HEADBOARD BY DANISH STUDIO BY THORNAM

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Give your bedroom an industrial touch with this leather headboard by Danish design studio BY THORNAM. The headboard is made in the finest handpicked aniline leather. Every hide has its own unique story and natural markings. The leather will change appearance over time and age with beauty. Usage, daylight and interior lighting affect the leather. Through time it will develop its own beautiful patina.

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A SMALL ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN SWEDEN

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This one-bedroom apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a great example that you can turn a small space into a cosy home. The (small) kitchen is in the living room and there isn’t very much floor space but an apartment like this is perfect for first time buyers.

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