A SUMMER HOME ON SARDINIA

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Another summer home today, this time the property is located on Sardinia, Italy. The interior is designed by Marina Wenger from Geneva. Most furniture pieces and accessories come from Asia: doors from Indian and other Indian and Chinese pieces create a warm and rustic look throughout the house.

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Images via AD magazine.

COLORFUL KIDS ROOMS

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About two weeks ago I featured a lovely nursery in neutral tones. As kids get a bit older they love color in their rooms. Today is all about colorful kids rooms. I love to keep the base (walls & floors) white or light and just add colorful accessories and furniture pieces to make the room fun! At the end of the post you can find some product suggestions to create this look.

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Shop this style: 1. toy shop made from wood | 2. knitted flag garland | 3. kids chair in yellow | 4. robot magnets | 5. lion peekaboo blanket | 6. mushroom piggy bank | 7. crocodile coat peg | 8. multi color chair pad | 9. set of honeycomb balls | 10. magnetic airplane puzzle | 11. tree wall decal from Inke | 12. the famous Fermod Luxembourg chair for kids | 13. wooden desk and chair set in turquoise | 14. Bonjour Paris print | 15. wooden pull back car.

Update: a production of Pierre Bellenger’s iconic advertising poster for Favor (second image) can be purchased from Popmotif.

Image source: 1. Ericka McConnell | 2. Cakies | 3. Dejligheder | 4. La Petite | 5. Family Living.

A BEAUTIFUL WOODEN KITCHEN

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This stunning wooden kitchen in an Amsterdam canal house is designed by Piet Jan van den Kommer. This Dutch designer does not only create beautiful kitchens but he designs other furniture pieces as well.

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Image credits: Jolanda Kruse.

A SMALL BUT BRIGHT APARTMENT IN GERMANY

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This small yet lovely home is designed by Studio Oink. The bright and cleaned line apartment is located in one of the most popular residential areas in Wiesbaden, Germany family. With lots of white and blond wood the decor style can be best described as Scandinavian.

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A BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE IN BRAZIL

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This lovely beach house in Brazil has a simple yet beautiful decor. Rustic wooden elements and white walls are combined with just a tiny splash of color. Simply perfect!

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Image credits: Matthew Williams, via ELLE Decoration UK.

HAND MADE DESIGN FROM KUMEKO

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This week I received an email from Alexandra introducing me to her brand Kumeko which focuses on hand-made design. Kumeko’s mission is to preserve old lifestyle in new forms, shapes and textures. Their designs are inspired by the handcraft techniques of our grandparents, lovingly re-imagined for the modern world. My favorite items are the Knotty pillow and floor collection. You can see all products here.

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KORAKIA PENSIONE IN PALM SPRINGS

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Years ago when we were in Palm Springs (which was part of our Californian road trip) we stayed in a small hotel run by a friendly gay couple with a gambling problem. In the garden there were lots of plastic pink flamingos and other bright colored Paraphernalia. Now there a lots of stylish places in Palm Springs such as Korakia Pensione, a stunning resort and spa nestled next to the mountains in the Palm Springs desert. The hotel, which was recently named one of the “Sexiest Hotels in America by Forbes Traveler, is crafted after a Mediterranean-style pensione. It blends the silhouette of Tangier with a whisper of the Mediterranean.

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Image credits: Gary Ashley, via 100 Layer Cake.