Carol, communications director at Zadig et Voltaire, and Fred, a photographer, spent many holidays with their children on Corsica before deciding to build their own holiday home on this French island. They carefully selected a plot and four summers later their dream home was a fact: a stunning contemporary 3-level home (all levels have sea view) which surprisingly blends well with the surrounding landscape. The owners love mixing styles and influences. As a result the decor has a Californian atmosphere but with an air of South America.
Fatti and Pierre have transformed an old industrial building that used to be a hat factory to a beautiful loft in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. The decor is a mix of their two styles: Pierre is an amateur architect and Fatti is responsible for the feminine touch. The result is a beautiful airy home with vintage furniture as well as modern pieces. I personally love the combination of the wood and white.
With seven weeks to go to Christmas it is time to start covering holiday seasons related topics. The first post in this series is about Advent calendars. For those not familiar with these calendars: an Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas, beginning at 1st December. I have selected 10 beautiful advent calendars that either can be made yourself or can be purchased on Etsy. You can find the links to the instructions or shops at the end of the post. Enjoy!
This beautiful guest house in Kyneton, Australia, was once a harpsichord studio. The Flop House as it is called offers rustic chic accommodation, featuring work by local artists & designers and exquisite textiles from around the world. Owner Genevieve Wearne purchased the house in 2008 and gave the old building a Finnish summer house inspired makeover. The pitched roof and exposed wooden beams are what drew Genevieve to the house initially, in spite of the home having effectively been left to perish. The result is a beautiful small retreat, one that I will definitely put on my list of places to stay when I’m in Australia! The photographer of these beautiful images is Tara Pearce and the article was feature in Est Magazine.
This beautiful family home is located in Groningen, a provence in the Northern part of The Netherlands. The city house is decorated with natural materials and industrial elements. The heart of the house is the dining area. This is were the owners, who are great cooks, like to welcome their guests with a beautiful home made dinner.
Autumn can be rough (last week we had the most severe storm in twenty years here in The Netherlands) and it can be beautiful. Today I focus on the beautiful side, with images featuring fall colors in gorgeous shades of brown, red and orange. You can add a touch of fall to your interior with a rug or accessories in brown and/or orange colors. I hope you are enjoying Fall in your part of the world!