A FRESH & MODERN FAMILY HOME IN CALIFORNIA

This fresh & modern Californian home initially did not match with the owners’ lifestyles. Lada Webster of Squarefoot Interior Design redesigned the house and it now reflects the family’s cool casual style. The first thing that Lada did was include pieces that were lighter in color and scale. A canvas of whites and light beige was then used in combination with woods and organically dyed fabrics for color and texture. The result is a fresh looking, light filled family home.

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STYLISH & MULTIFUNCTION CHILDREN’S FURNITURE

The Kutikai children’s furniture brand is a partnership between two architect mothers. Originating from Poland, Marysia and Dorota met during their studies in Cracow. A few children later, filled with inspiration, they designed their range of simple and inventive furniture, which keeps the environment in mind. Kutikai’s children’s furniture is multifunctional – A bed isn’t just a place to sleep, but a cabin for children to hide away in. Each furniture piece is responsible, inventive and made with love. You can shop for Kukitai at stylish kids store Smallable.

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SUMMER SHOPPING: WOOD & RATTAN FOR A SUMMER VIBE

Rattan is perfect for adding easy breezy summer vibes to your home. Especially combined with wood and natural colored textiles. Here are some of my favorite rattan & wood home decor picks. Above: rattan bed.

Above: cheese knife set | handcarved coffee table | sisal wrapped bowls | carved bed & rattan pendant.

Above: hanging chair.

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COSY OUTDOOR AREAS

What do all these beautiful outdoor areas have in common? In all spaces kilim cushions are used to give a warm atmosphere! Similar cushions are available from Le Souk and with code SUMMERVIBE you now get 20% off.

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RENT A MODERN AUSTRALIAN BEACH HOUSE

Salt is a unique waterfront property located in Port Stephens (Australia), providing guests with relaxed, luxury beachside accommodation. This modern Australian beach house is divided into two self contained levels and a third freestanding cottage, enabling large groups to stay in the same location with the convenience of their own private spaces. The upper level (Salt One) is the ultimate luxury, featuring high raked ceilings in all bedrooms and living areas. Large glass windows showcasing panoramic views of the bay, Tomaree and Yacaaba headlands. The master bedroom features it’s own private balcony with stunning turquoise water views. Salt Two is located on the ground floor of the main house featuring a private backyard deck, outdoor dining and BBQ area. An additional side deck and bar offering views of the Tomaree & Yacaaba headlands. The entirely freestanding two storey cottage (Salt Three) with private access is located at the South end of the property. Featuring lofty raked ceilings in bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining and living opening onto a large outdoor courtyard with views of the headlands. The house is located in Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) just 2.5hrs North of Sydney. This pristine and tranquil environment is home to a large variety of sealife. Dolphins, whales and curious fairy penguins are regularly spotted in the bay. The sand of Shoal Bay Beach is warm and welcoming and often fairly vacant, giving guests their own little slice of sanctuary with the gentle soundtrack of the sea lapping against the shore. For more information you can visit the Salt website.

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DENIM BLUE FOR SUMMER

I’m loving denim in a light shade of blue for summer. I have the top featured above (and in third pic) and it is even more pretty in real life! All these pieces are from the latest Madewell collection.

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RENT A LUXURY SUMMER HOME ON SANTORINI, GREECE

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Native Eco Villa is built on a stunning location, right on the rim of the cliff at the village of Imerovigli, Santorini, with the world’s most beautiful scenery. This part of the island has the nickname “the balcony to the Aegean Sea’ for a reason. The building was constructed following the unique architecture of the Island without any corners and with soft and earthy colors. This villa is the first house that acquired the title “Green Key” on the island of Santorini for the ecological way that has been built. The interior is decorated with handmade objects with ecological materials all of unique design. But the very best feature of the house is of course the stunning view. More information can be found on the Native Eco Villa website or here on Luxury Retreats.

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