Interior designer Isabel Lopez-Quesada transformed an old barn in the South of France into a shabby chic country cottage. Simple, rustic materials such as iron walls and recycled wood are combined with sophisticated design such as the Tolemeo lamp. This unusual mix gives an interesting touch to the house.
(images by Ricardo Labougle for Elle Decor Espana)
Ninetonine is a children’s furniture & design brand from Spain. They have some beautiful and fun designs in their collection. Some of my favorites are the deskhouse (image above), the toys & crayons shelf (image below) and the Kits rocking horse. The good news is that the kind folks from Ninetonine now offer a 15% discount to readers of the style files. If you would like to place an order you can send them an email ([email protected]), quoting the style files as a reference. This offer is valid until the end of September.
Ninetonine believes that the smallest members of the family should grow up surrounded by contemporary, original, and high-quality design. Thus, their philosophy is that all products should all be beautiful, creative, versatile, fun, and of course, safe and practical. They also believe childen’s furniture need not be stored or thrown away, so many of their pieces are also ‘convertible’, cots into sofabeds, changers into dressers, and tables into side-tables.
Marion from The Marion House Book has posted a great diy project on her blog. She bought some plain baskets and designed a pattern and color combination. She then painted the baskets in these chosen colors and design. An easy way to personalize some baskets and give them character!
The days will soon be getting colder and shorter. With these knitted home decorations you can create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home. The fun leg warmers for chairs (image above) are from Etsy shop Biscuit Scout. The beautiful bamboo basket with crocheted top is made in Guatamala and it available from Diggs.
This gorgeous house belongs to Greek interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. Located on the island of Tinos (Greece), it is designed by Greek Zege architects. This vacation home is actually made up of two separate houses which have been brought together through a picturesque veranda. Respecting the architectural surroundings and capturing the day to day beauty and simplicity, the architects created this private residence as it was meant to be designed for Tinos.
All bathrooms, with exposed rock formations, have a different color selected from the natural surrounding elements such as blue and sand color.
The exterior architecture coincides with the rules and balance of the typical residential islandic forms. Pigeon whole windows, curved white forms of structure and exposed stone formations are the examples of this typical form of architecture.
With this beautiful hammock, colorful ethnic style cushions and this fab ikat chair you can create a similar bohemian atmosphere as the outdoor areas featured in the previous post. The cotton hammock is available here.
Today some outdoor areas with a slightly ethnic touch. A similar look can be created by using ethnic cushions (for example ikat print, kilim or berber cushions), succulent plants, a hammock, a wooden or Moroccan table and the famous Acapulco chairs (as featured in the last image).