A RELAXED SUMMER HOME ON ANTIPAROS IN GREECE

This beautiful house on the island of Antiparos in Greece is perfect for a relaxed summer holiday. Casa Nigri is nestled in the fertile valley of Kampos, surrounded by a rural environment of intense natural vegetation. The design of the house has successfully preserved the traditional rural architecture of the island, enhancing it with interconnected outdoor living spaces and lounge areas. The exterior walls of the house are a combination of white washed and locally sourced stone walls. The stylish interior features wooden beams, custom made furniture, vintage tiles and sinks, and marble accents throughout, making the old and new co-exist in this charming space. You can contact Antiparos Escape Villas for more information about rental options.

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AN OLD WORKERS COTTAGE TURNED INTO A IBIZA HOME

This lovely summer home on Ibiza, Spain, was once a salt workers cottage. Interior designer Ricardo de la Torre has turned the old cottage into a rustic, peaceful retreat in the Natural Park of Ses Salines, surrounded by nature and away from the crowd. The decoration has been kept very simple and the original layout has been kept in tact, respecting the building’s history.

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A WHITE WASHED HOLIDAY HOME ON A GREEK ISLAND

href=”http://www.nisyrosinfo.com/” target=”_blank”>Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it draws arty crowd to its black-sand beaches and hilltop villages. Sterna residence is a beautiful house on the island that can be rented. Originally built as a two-storey tower in the mid-17th century, the residence was the first to be restored in the medieval castle after its collapse in the devastating earthquake of 1933. The restoration work has been meticulous, with the use of traditional materials and on the basis of historical documentation. The tasteful decor of the interior is characterised by whitewashed minimalism and enhanced by the intriguing sculptures of Sterna’s resident artists.

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A STUNNING CANAL LOFT IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Last week I showed you this gorgeous private dining restaurant designed by Nicemakers. This Amsterdam based design studio has some more beautiful projects in their portfolio. Like this stunning canal loft in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The building was originally built in 1615 as a residence and served as an orphanage in 1681. Signs of this buildings rich history is evident in the stunning Amsterdam ‘Renaissance’ entrance and throughout the 190m2 living areas spread over 2 levels. Nicemakers: “The design process began with a detailed study into the building. Investigating the atmosphere and lighting in the apartment at different times of the day. The heritage beam structure created an interesting design challenge for lighting the spaces. These beams added so much character to the space that the interiors remained calm with a restricted colour palette. The interior has been designed for ‘5pm’, the moment the couple often arrive home. It had to be a home that you long for, that feels cosy, warm and inviting, a place to rest after a busy working day. The different living spaces are functional and social. An aperitif at the grey sofa by the fireplace, then some cooking and laughter in the kitchen followed by a dinner at the long dining table. It is a home designed for living and bringing people together.”


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A PRIVATE CAMP SITE IN URUGUAY

When Geoff, an Australian, and Sarah, originally from the United States, found a beautiful plot of land in a small coastal town near the town of San José in Uruguay they decided to settle here. On their premises located between the sea and a lagoon and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests they created a private camp site with several cabines and tents so that family and friends can come over to enjoy their piece of paradise. How lucky their guests are!!

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A RENOVATED HAMPTONS HOME WITH A SCANDINAVIAN VIBE

This beautiful home located in Amagansett (NY), one of the small beach towns in the Hamptons, is designed by Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design who transformed it into a light-filled, Scandinavian-inspired home. The designer: “This Hamptons home was a departure from the historic homes we often take on. With significant changes to the floor plan and finishes, the home transformed in to a light filled Scandinavian inspired getaway for our clients. We designed cozy sitting rooms with built in sofas on each floor and expanded the kitchen to include space previously occupied by a screened porch. The palette is very restrained with pale wood, white painted wood, handmade white tile, marble and brass. We took our cues for furnishing the home from our stylish clients; incorporating timeless Danish pieces with some more modern touches.”

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A PRIVATE DINING RESTAURANT NEAR AMSTERDAM

Behind the nostalgic exterior of a monumental farm house near Amsterdam you will find Den Burgh, a stylish restaurant with international flair. Restaurant Den Burgh offers venues for closed meetings for 10 to 250 people. The board room, the upper room and the old kitchen in the vestibule as well as the two rooms on the first floor offer a unique location for a private dinner, training, meeting or event. The “Kamer van Biesheuvel” is the former farmhouse’s living room. Authentic details, such as the brick walls and the thick beams on the high ceiling give a special atmosphere to the room. The room overlooks the beautifully landscaped garden surrounding the farm. Through the old box bed you enter the warm “Opkamer”, with a warm orange colour pallet and a view to the farm’s front garden. The upstairs room is an intimate space for a private dining or a smaller meeting. The old kitchen connects these two rooms, creating a space in which you can have a drink between meetings. The wine cellar for wine tastings sits below the old kitchen. The design of these beautiful spaces has been created by Amsterdam based interior design firm Nicemakers.

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