A SUMMER HOME AT THE COSTA BRAVA

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This holiday home with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea has been designed by Catalan architect José Luis Aloso Eijo. He created a harmonious place which seamlessly integrates into the natural landscape. The house consists of two large cubes, fully glazed to make the most of the breathtaking views of the skyline and the landscape. Rigor and minimalism are the best words to describe the choice of materials: polished concrete mixes with lime and slatted wood. The gorgeous outdoor areas are perfect for enjoying the lovely Spanish climate.

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(images from Marie Claire Maison)

A SOUTH AFRICAN BEACH HOUSE

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This beautiful South African beach house owned by Cape Town-based couple Pedro and Renée De Sambento was designed not only to melt into its surroundings but also to mirror the beauty of this particular stretch of coastline. An open-plan living area occupies most of the ground floor, which is shared by the master bedroom suite. A staircase leads to two en-suite bedrooms on the upper floor. There’s a swimming pool and – for long summer days and relaxed entertaining – a huge deck. Natural materials have been used to decorated the various spaces. I love how this home is calm and bright, just like the outdoor areas.

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(images by Anton Robert, via House and Leisure)

NON-PERISHABLE GOOD

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Non-perishable goods is designed and created by Shay Carrillo in her backyard home based studio in Portland, Oregon. Npg was born out of a love for textiles, hand-crafted goods, and a desire to make useful products for home, woman & child which reduce disposable consumption, encourage artistic play/expression or remind of us of our ties to traditions and cultures around the world. All products are entirely hand-crafted using only natural fiber materials including linen, wool felt, vintage wool, vintage textiles, recycled cotton/hemp, repurposed denim, leather, cotton & paper. My favorite items are the cushions and clutches. Beautiful!

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FASHION FILES: SUNNY YELLOW

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Another summer outfit today! This cover-up mini dress in a yellow ikat print is perfect to wear in Saint Tropez, Ibiza or any other warm holiday destination.

1. ikat print tunic;
2. soft suede platform sandals;
3. slouchy raffia tote with leather handles;
4. raffia clutch;
5. scarf from Becksondergaard;
6. flat sandals by Sigerson Morrison.

THE STYLE FILES LOVES: NATURAL LIVING

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There is a lot that I like about this kitchen (top image): the old wooden doors, the white ceiling beams, the wooden table .. all simply gorgeous. White with wood must be my favorite combination, no wonder that I didn’t have any trouble finding more white & wood images in my archives to show you!

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(image source: 1. Maison Cote Sud / via aesthetically thinking, 2. Erik Olsson, 3. unknown, 4. image by Martin Gardner / design by AR Design Studio, 5. Scandinavian Deko, 6. Micky Hoyle for House and Leisure)

THE WHITE HOUSE IN AUSTRALIA

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The White House is a beautiful guesthouse in Daylesford, Australia. This original 1850s brick miner’s cottage has been restored and given a rustic, industrial feel by Lynda Gardener. Lynda is an interior designer and the owner of Empire Vintage in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The result is something special and the vintage treasures are giving the house a unique look and feel. The open fireplaces, cosy bedrooms, gorgeous bathrooms and tranquil private gardens make The White House the ultimate getaway. Make sure to book well in advance as it is often fully booked.

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A STYLISH APARTMENT IN MELBOURNE

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This apartment in St. Kilda (a neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia) has been beautifully renovated by owners Louise and Julian Thomson. The apartment oozes elegance while the furnishings give the sense of warmth the couple were looking for. The incredibly comfortable looking sofa is from Cini Boeri. The dining chairs (image below) from Charles and Ray Eames are paired with a Mark Tuckey ‘Tripod’ table and a Gervasoni ‘Bell 95′ light.

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(images: Sharyn Cairns, via Homelife)