THE FRIDAY FASHION FILES: IT’S A WRAP

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Summer is still in full swing but I do keep my eyes open for beautiful fall fashion items that are now arriving in stores. These stunning large wraps are from Dutch fashion label Humanoid. I want to buy one but I just can’t decide which one. They are all gorgeous! And they make me, a summer person, looking forward to fall.

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LIVING THE SPANISH DREAM

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Ana Fernandez, owner of styling studio Barefootstyling, dreamed of having a holiday home in Spain. After years of saving this dream finally came true. Their beautiful farmhouse is set in a quiet yet not isolated location amongst rolling olive groves and beautiful mountain scenery. Ana about their life in Spain: “We love to stare at the far reaching views and are always glad that mature oak trees provide shade in the summer. Walking around the finca is another thing we like to do: checking the figs, almonds and olives. Another favorite thing is to walk down to the local “venta” for a drink or a meal. Trying out new recipes, just doing nothing but lying in, swimming, reading, trekking..”. If you like Ana’s great sense of style you should check out her website.

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A GORGEOUS LACE PATTERNED STAIRCASE

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Maxwan Architects proves that a staircase does not only have a practical function but that it can be an eye-catcher as well. The Rotterdam based studio designed the lace patterned spiral staircase for a residential home in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Isn’t it stunning?

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Credits & source: Maxwan Architects | via Desire to Inspire.

SUMMER LOVIN’ FEELING

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Summer is in full swing and I hope all of you are having a wonderful time. In a couple of weeks we will be getting in Fall mode but before that I will be posting more gorgeous holiday homes and summer feeling posts. And I have some exciting news, I promised to show more of my home and I have worked with a photographer to create a home story of my home. This will be featured here on the style files next month but I will give you a sneak preview very soon. I am very happy with how the photos turned out and I can not wait to show them to you!

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A DUTCH FAMILY HOME IN AN OLD KINDERGARTEN BUILDING

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This lovely family home is situated in an old kindergarten in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The building, which has been extensively renovated, dates from 1894. The large windows and high ceilings give a light and airy feel to the rooms. There is lots of wood mixed with Dutch design pieces such as the diner table from Piet Hein Eek.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: RUGEN BEACH HOUSE IN GERMANY

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Benefiting from the rugged beauty of the Baltic coast, Rügen Beach House is a tranquil retreat immersed in nature. Scandinavian in its design, this self-catering house which is entirely wooden compliments its surrounding environment while offering modern luxuries such as a sauna and underfloor heating. Overlooking a quiet harbour, a stone’s throw away from white sand beaches and surrounded by the Zickerschen Alps, the location couldn’t be more idyllic. The island of Rügen also boasts harbour villages, dramatic landscapes and Robin-Hood type woods. This stylishly decorated home in Germany is for rent, it is suitable for up to 8 people.

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A NEW ENGLAND STYLE HOME WITH AN ASIAN VIBE

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This white ranch style home looks like it is located in New England. Inside the interior is inspired by houses in Thailand and Bali. But this is actually as Swedish home, close to the city of Enköping.

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