A BRIGHT & COZY LAKE COTTAGE

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This beautiful 1940s cottage belongs to famous hair guru John Frieda. The cottage has been designed by decorator Sharon Simonaire who transformed it in a light-filled retreat that’s as comfortable as it is sophisticated. I love the bright and cozy atmosphere that has been created. The beautiful outdoor space is perfect for enjoying the stunning views.

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A TRANSFORMED MIDCENTURY BUNGALOW

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A dark 1940s bungalow in the state of New York was transformed into into a modern and bright, 2,100-square-foot house with generous windows. But a very modern looking house can feel cold so owner Sloane Klevin asked British interior designer to “make it warm’. Selina softened the monotone color palette of white, black and brown with colorful Turkish kilim rugs, which add character and warmth to the various spaces. Also some ‘country-industrial’ elements such as sliding barn doors, hand-forged iron hardware and barn lights were incorporated into the interior. Similar vintage kilim rugs can be found here.

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SHADES OF GREY ON AN AUTUMN DAY

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It’s a grey Fall day in this part of the world which inspired me to do today’s post entirely in beautiful grey. At the end of the post you can find links to the various products and source. Have a wonderful weekend!

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THE TRAVEL FILES: MASSERIA CIMINO IN PUGLIA, ITALY

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A while ago I featured a lovely Greek home shot by photographer Carla Coulson. Carla recently opened her Etsy shop Departure Lounge where she sells prints of her beautiful travel photos. There are some stunning images from her trips to Paris, Italy and Greece for sale. The photos featured in this post are from Carla’s trip to Puglia Italy where she stayed in Masseria Cimino. You can see more of this 18th century farmhouse that has been transformed in a stylish boutique hotel here and here.

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TOUR AROUND MY HOME: THE MASTER BEDROOM

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Today we continue the tour around my home with the master bedroom. We have kept the room basic and light with warm materials & textures such as wood and wool. The prints on the antique blanket box in the second images are from Marjon Hoogervorst (left print) and Therese Sennerholt (right print). The woolen bedspread with pompoms, the copper pendant light and the wooden stools are available from Le Souk. Next week I will be showing you my son’s bedroom and playroom! Previous tours: our living room, our kitchen, our garden, our bathroom.

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THE FASHION FILES: EVERLANE FALL/WINTER COLLECTION

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This weekend I did some serious online shopping. With colder weather approaching I realized that I did not have any fall/winter clothes. I did most of my shopping at Everlane as I love their basic elegant yet casual fashion. Everlane works with best factories around the world, the very same ones that produce your favorite designer labels, but they manage to keep their designs affordable. My favorite fall pieces is the black cotton shirt (above) and their chunky knit cardigans (I bought the winter white cardigan and also one in navy).

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND

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Another quote that I feel strongly about. Have a wonderful weekend with beautiful moments!