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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A FINCA STYLE SUMMER HOME ON THE ISLAND OF IBIZA

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This holiday home on the Spanish island of Ibiza has been newly built (by architectal firm Blakstad Design Consultant) in the style of the traditional fincas (= Spanish farmhouses) typical to the island. I love the mix of white walls and rustic wood. It gives such a fresh look! Similar kilim cushions as on the sofa above are available from Le Souk. These are unique cushions made of vintage Turkish rugs.

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SWEET SUMMER SHOPPING: LOVELY PASTELS

Today’s summer shopping post is all about pretty pastel colors. You can find more sweet summer shopping posts here and here.

Above: handcarved lotus bed | cotton-linen duvet cover | pastel colored rug

Above: pillow | capiz chandelier | plates | hanging chair

Above: Tulum baskets

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EASY DIY PROJECT: WOODEN HANGER MAKEOVER

This lovely DIY project is from Rachel Mae Smith’s new book ‘Hello Color, 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor’. The book is conveniently Divided into four chapters covering each room in your home: The Living Room, The Dining Room, The Kitchen and The Bedroom. The wooden hangers from The Bedroom chapter are created by using temporary tattoos. You can find instructions for this diy project here on Poppytalk.

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A LAKESIDE SUMMER HOME IN ITALY

This stunning private holiday home in Italy has gorgeous views on Lake Garda. The house, designed by German architect Titus Bernhard, is built on a steep slope about 300 metres above the west shore of the lake. The old ‘rustico’ was rebuilt with traditional dry-stone walls in order to keep the original character and for the building to fit into the surrounding landscape. A spectacular infinity pool was added to the site. The result is a sophisticated home with a rustic atmosphere. Similar kilim cushions (above) are available from Le Souk.

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THE SUMMER SHOPPING FILES: SWEET SUMMER COLORS

In summer I like to add a splash of color to my wardrobe and interior. Today some shopping suggestions for a colorful summer! Above: open front kimono in beautiful color scheme

gilded motif glass | linnen napkins | polka tote bag | matte vases

high rise flare jeans & classic white button down shirt

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kimono | embroidered cotton lamp shade | outdoor/indoor cushions | outdoor rug

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A COZY SWEDISH SUMMER HOME

This cozy summer home is located near Mariestad in Sweden. The red color of the exterior is typical for Swedish houses. It is called Falu red and the pigment historically originated from various copper mines in Sweden. Most well known is the mine at Falun, in the province of Dalarna. These images are shot by Carina Olander for Allt i Hemmet 6/2018.

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