I have a thing for leathers sandals (I have quite a collection) and I am loving these colorful handmade gladiator sandals with pompoms, beads, semi-precious stones etc. Here an overview of some of my favorites. All are handmade! Above: Penny Lane sandals (handmade in Greece).
Handmade Greek leather sandals decorated with turquoise stones,corals, colorful glass beads, yellow pom poms, blue and white cotton straps (hand stitched) and neon acrylic beads
Greek sandals made from soft leather decorated with handmade friendship macrames from Thailand, multi-colored pom poms and cotton daisies (images above & below)
I have summer on my mind! It’s is a lovely Spring day here in The Netherlands and in a few weeks time we will be off to Ibiza. Today’s post is about another beautiful rural summer home on Antiparos. Will this Greek island be our next holiday destination? Villa Elia is surrounded by a rural environment of sparse, small scale buildings, intense natural vegetation and crops of olives and vines. The ruins of a farm house formed the basis for the new dwelling. The design focussed on the reconstruction of an old house, preserving the traditional architecture and typology of the island of Antiparos. The two-bedroom villa can best be described as simple and humble, a building that remains close to the earth, respecting the landscape and embracing the user. The house and the environment co exist in harmony creating a unique scenery in the calmness that develops a simple lifestyle in direct contact with nature. For more information and reservations you can contact Antiparos Escape Villas.
This lovely weekend get-away on Fire Island (New York) belongs to Ann Stephenson and her girlfriend Lori Scacco. When they bought the A-frame house, which was built it in 1945 from a Gimbel’s prefab kit, all it needed was some updating and love. The previous owners had already given the raw wood on the interior a coat of white paint, and the couple completed the process by repainting the entire space down to the raw plywood floor in Benjamin Moore China White. The house is positioned in a two-block-wide community of raised wooden boardwalks (see 4th image) with views of ocean on one side and bay on the other. You can read the entire article (with more information about furniture pieces & accessories) here on Remodelista.
Today is a great day to stock up on some summer essentials as Shopbop is now offering a 25% discount (valid until 7th April). Use discount code INTHEFAM at checkout to get the 25% off. I got my eye on this gorgeous embroidered dress from Ulla Johnson for a while so I jumped at the chance and got it with a discount.
When Camilla and her husband first saw this 1913 villa in Hellerup, Denmark, a few years ago they immediately knew that this beautiful house had a lot of charm and soul. Together with their two sons they turned the house into a real family home. The rooms, which are spacious and light are decorated in a beautiful soft color scheme of grey, white and pastels. Danish furniture classics (such as the wishbones chairs in the dining area) enhances the Nordic style atmosphere.
IKEA is launching several new, limited edition collections. The one I am most looking forward to is the VIKTIGT collection which has been created in collaboration with Swedish glass and ceramic designer Ingegerd Råman. This discreet collection, ranging from handmade glassware to furniture woven from natural fibres, is all about craft. With love of craftsmanship and simplicity at the heart of it all, VIKTIGT pieces do their job in silence. Stripped down to their bare essentials, these handmade pieces turn the ordinary into the exceptional. Beautiful on their own as they work beautifully in your everyday life. Designer Ingegerd Råman: “It’s a project between the craftsmen and the designer. It has lots of energy. And looking at the objects now – the things we did – for me, it represents love.” The VIKTIGT collection will be available from May.