This beautiful restored townhouse is located in the heart of London. The house oozes history (the house is from 1820!) and architect McClaren Excell has managed to remove years of neglect and decay while creating a modern and elegant home. Most of the furniture in the house is antique, but some modern elements can be found. In some rooms industrial materials have been used, but still the house exudes a warm and welcoming feeling.
A rug is the perfect accessory to give instant color and atmosphere to a room. Rugs are also great to create separate areas in a larger space. For instance you can mark the transition between the living area and the dining area by using a rug. I especially love vintage kilim rugs as they even add more character and warmth to a space. In this post you can see some example how these kind of rugs can be used. Le Souk has a extensive collection of vintage kilim rugs and with code KILIM25 you now get 25% off all rugs! This offer is valid until 25th May or until stock lasts (all kilims are unique and there is only one of each!).
A collection of beautiful plates is a great way to decorate a plain wall. Take some plates in various sizes, patterns and colors and group them together. I love the plates selected in these images as they are playful and they add just the right amount of color.
These beautiful images shot by photographer & stylist Paulina Arcklin feature 5 Columns Riad. This stunning 200 year old house is located in the old medina of Essaouira, a coastal town in Morocco. The guest house has recently gone through a complete renovation and has sympathetically restored, retaining all original features such as the sand stone columns, wooden ceilings and amazing flooring of black and white tiles in the courtyard. The rooms are decorated with a mix of vintage and European furniture and lighting with beautiful antique pieces from Morocco. You can find more information about the Riad and its rates here on the 5 Columns website.
I am back from a short vacation in Tuscany! We had a wonderful time and I try to stay in holiday mood with some more Italian themed post. This lovely rustic house is located on the Italian island of Panarea. Panarea (exclusive and very expensive) is the smallest and most fashionable of the Aeolians, attracting the international jet-setters and Milanese fashionistas for a taste of dolce far niente (sweet nothing). There are currently about 280 residents living on the island year-round; however the population increases dramatically in summer with the influx of tourists. I am loving the beautiful blue tiles in this lovely home!