SUNNY YELLOW

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Summer will be over in a few weeks but I hope you are still enjoying beautiful sunny weather. Inspired by the lovely summer days we have been having here, todays post is about sunny yellow. Enjoy!

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Image credits: 1. CoLAB | 2. via The Styleograph | 3. Bacherie Och Koket | 4. Toast | 5. A. Waterworth | 6. ceramics from Up In The Air Somewhere | 7. unknown | 8. Zetastudio | 9. bag from O My Bag | 10. A House in the Hills | 11. CoLAB.

A RENOVATED GREEK FISHERMAN’S HOUSE

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This renovated traditional fisherman’s house is located in the historic town of Koroni in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Situated just below the historic Venetian castle, the house is in a peaceful spot right above a small beach. It is set one house back from the water’s edge, yet has stunning views across the sea to Mani and the mountains beyond. The 220 sq metre characterful house has been restored with great style with the help of an architect. Many walls have been removed to give the house a feeling of space, light and airiness which is so necessary in this hot mediterranean climate. The beautiful garden has fruit trees and terraces to sit out and enjoy the sea views or barbecue freshly caught fish. Is this your dream house? Then there is good news as this lovely home is for sale! You can find more information here.

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Thanks Carey for sending me the images of your beautiful Greek home!

Image credits: Lefteris Miaoulis.

A SCANDINAVIAN HOME IN BLACK & WHITE WITH GREY TONES

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After featuring so many Mediterranean summer homes I thought is was time for some basic Scandinavian style interiors. This is the Swedish home of Moa Lundberg. It is styled by Lotta Agaton in a simplistic monochromatic black and white color scheme, the style Lotta is known for. Using black and white can give a cold effect, but the use of wood softens the palette.

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Image credits: styling by Lotta Agaton / photography by Pia Ulin.

A PHOTOGRAPHER’S HOME NEAR CAPE TOWN

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The main reason for French photographer Jean-Marc Lederman to buy this house near the town of Llandudno on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa was the breathtaking view from the windows. The building itself was nothing special and it was in need of an extensive renovation. Before starting renovating, Lederman lived in the house for a year, studying how the light changes during the day and during the various seasons. The rebuilding process lasted a few years and the result is a beautiful home which is known as the best place for a barbecue in the vicinity of Cape Town.

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Image source: A. Bruzaferri, via AD Russia.

CHUNKY KNIT THROWS

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It is still summer but before you know it days will be getting colder. With these chunky knit throws from Milo & Mitzy you can stay warm while you curl up the sofa and read your favorite magazine. The throws, hand made of New Zealand wool measure at 1 meter by 1.5 meter. For more information you can visit Milo & Mitzy’s website.

A LONDON FAMILY HOME

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This the home of Nina Blychert, a Swedish illustrator who now lives in London with her French husband and their two children. In her beautiful Edwardian house near Hyde Park Nina has combined the simplicity of Scandinavian style with French influences. I love the combination of old and new, like the modern pendant from Droog design combined with an old wooden table.

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Image source: Karel Balas, via Milk Magazine.

10 OF THE BEST INVITING AL FRESCO DINING AREAS

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The beautiful summer weather here in The Netherlands enables us to have lots of lunches and diners in our garden. Which inspired me to do this most about 10 inviting al fresco dining areas. I hope you are enjoying summer (or winter, depending where you live) as much as I do!

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Image source: 1. Lisa Cohen | 2. Jordi Canosa | 3. Victoria Pearson | 4. Pierrick Verny | 5. unknown | 6. Beth Helmstetter | 7. unknown | 8. Simon Griffths | 9. Polly Wreford | 10. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.