From the outside you might think that this home is located in the French countryside. But this beautiful home is actually in Victoria, Australia. The French House, as it is named, is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house, which can be rented, comfortably accommodates 8 guests in a flexible configuration of king split beds, with spacious living and outdoor areas making it ideal for groups, couples or families. The interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance. More information is available on The French House website.
This is the home where Brigitte and Thierry Benkemoun go to when they want to escape from their city lives in Paris. Brigitte’s father bought the rustic 17th-century farmhouse around 40 years ago. Brigitte and Thierry inherited half of the property 15 years ago. On weekends and holidays they traveled to their home in the Provence with their now adult children. Two years ago, when they inherited the other half of the house, they decided to renovate the house and make it their own. They installed a polished concrete aggregate floor downstairs, changed the design of the simple concrete stairs leading to the second floor, and added black steel-framed doors that open from the living room to the terrace. In the kitchen IKEA cabinets were fitted with iron fronts. The result is home with a rustic charm but with all comforts of modern living.
Can you believe that this bohemian style balcony is located in the heart of New York city? I love that Kari has created her own boho outdoor retreat on the 12th floor of her Manhattan apartment. You can see more of her home on her instagram account. You can create a similar vibe by using lots of (tropical) plants and kilim cushions. Le Souk has a large collection cushion covers from Turkey and you now get 10% off on all orders with discount code THESTYLEFILES10OFF.
This cave home in the Sierra Morena in Andalucia, Spain, was once used as a shelter. Andrés Moreno and Manuel Murillo of Ummo Estudio transformed this space into a 104m² rural design loft. The owner, artist Pilar del Pino, rents out this home for short stays so if you have ever wanted to sleep in a cave here is your chance!
The atmosphere of this light filled home has been kept consistent in every room. By choosing the same color palette (in this case shades of light wood, browns, white and grey) for every room, you create a unity and a sense of calmness through the entire house.
Another great IKEA hack! Some old jersey fabric has been used here to add some color to IKEA’s rattan Stockholm chair. I love the vibrant colors used here, this chair is ready for summer! You can instructions on how to do this here on Brit+Co.