Earlier this year interiors journalist and stylist Ellie Tennant and photographer James Gardiner visited us to shoot our home for Ellie’s new book “Chic Boutiquers at Home”. Last week I received a copy of this beautiful book, which has just been released, and I was excited to see the result! Chic Boutiquers at Home is the follow-up to Ellies’ best-selling Design Bloggers at Home. In Chic Boutiquers at Home, Ellie meets the characters and creative forces behind leading online stores around the world, from the US to Europe, and explores their beautiful homes in a series of inspiring case studies. The result is part-decorating book, part-shopping directory – a smörgåsbord of fascinating interiors from a new generation of online style gurus who do much more than just sell homewares – they inspire and delight their customers, too, offering glimpses into their gorgeous homes and covetable lifestyles. The images in this post are all from my home. Some of the other ’boutiquers’ featured in the book are textile artist Maryanne Moodie and Swedish calligrapher & designer Ylva Skarp. You can find the book here on Amazon.
This is the gorgeous home of Ina and Matt, owners of design studio INA MATT. They exchanged their busy city lives in Amsterdam for a quieter life in Friesland in the north of The Netherlands. Here they transformed an old farmhouse into their dream home. I see a mix of styles: traditional building elements such as the wooden beams are combined with an industrial touch (concrete floor). While modern furniture pieces and art works are mixed with ethnic style accessories. The result is a unique decor with lots of atmosphere!
This 1920s Spanish cottage in California, USA, is not large but it does has a lot of character. Details such as a plaster fireplace, arches, coved ceilings and candle alcoves give a cosy and warm feel to the home. I love the Mediterranean style architecture of the house.
Danish designer Tine Kjeldsen is well known for her homeware label Tine K Home. Her family home is located on Danish island Funen but she also owns a beautiful home on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The 3 bedroom apartment is situated in Palma, the main city on the island. The interior is rustic chic and decorated with designs from tinekhome. There are beautiful original details such as old tiles and double doors. The charming 90sqm apartment can be rented. It is located in a neighborhood full of cafes, restaurants and close to a wonderful indoor food market, and it is therefore a perfect opportunity for families who want to experience Palma’s city life while staying in an urban area. I have been to Palma and it is really a great city to visit. More information about the apartment can be found here.
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!
Online shop Little Upside Down Cake (LUDC) has some gorgeous ceramic pieces and other homeware items in their collection. The owner of LUDC: “Every single peace is unique and handmade with love. Every single imperfection is due to be celebrated. Every single peace has a place in my hart and I hope it wins place in yours also.”. One of the brands available through the shop is MF Ceramics. Each piece created in this ceramic studio is unique and totally handmade with care and patient. MF Ceramics has been inspired, most of the time, in the kitchen atmosphere and in all that is relatively to this basic need of life – food and cooking. The interest in collect objects from the past, that designer Margarida learned with her grandmother, has influenced and enriched her craft production. Beautiful!