HAPPY SUMMER + FEEDBACK WANTED

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First of all, I’d like to wish you a happy summer! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with lots of fun, sunshine and quality time with loved ones and friends. I will continue blogging as usual but the style files will get a new design in a few weeks time. And I would like to ask you for your help. I would be grateful if you could let me know what you like best about the style files and which topics or styles you would like to see more. Would you like to see more fashion, do you want to know where you can buy similar products featured in the images, or perhaps you would like to read about more practical interior related things for example. Let me know so I can make the style files a better blog! You can leave a comment or send me an email (danielledelange [at] gmail [dot] com).

FRIDAY FASHION FILES: ALL BLACK CHIC

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This image (above) of an all black outfit inspired me to do this ‘all black chic’ post. Below you can find some examples of outfits entirely in black. Black is such a versatile color (suitable for various occasions) and it is therefor the most reliable color in our wardrobe. Wearing all black is just très chic!

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1. beautiful split-V neckline dress from Vince | 2. leather tote with braided handles and weighty studded accents | 3. flattering wide sleeve top by Helmut Lang | 4. Helmut Lang skirt with leather trim | 5. strappy sandals with elastic leather bands | 6. versatile long sleeve wrap dress | 7. woolen asymmetrical collar jacket | 8. 5-pocket skinny jeans in faded black hue | 9. sleek suede Vince pumps | 10. cropped leather leggings | 11. cap sleeve popover blouse | 12. strappy sandals

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A RENOVATED VACATION HOME IN AN OLD MILL

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The home of designers Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba was recently featured in Dwell Magazine. The old 17th century mill in the South Easter part of Italy has been renovated and now serves as a vacation home for the couple to escape the hectic city life in Milan. The house is decorated in a modern style (with some furniture designed by the owners themselves) which gives an interesting effect in the centuries old building. One of the major challenges faced during the renovation was the old structure’s lack of windows. To solve this the architects carved out a number of skylights and opened up the back of the structure to create a patio, letting daylight flood in.

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Image source: Francesco Bolis for Dwell.

10 OF THE BEST OUTDOOR AREAS

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Let’s celebrate summer by showing you some gorgeous outdoor areas! I have selected 10 of the best looking outdoor areas that I could find. I would love to live in a climate where it is possible to live outdoors but here in The Netherlands we usually don’t have many beautiful summer days. This weekend will be sunny and I will be enjoying it to the max!

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a stunning beach house in punta del este, uruguay

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Image source: 1. Marie Claire Maison | 2. Style NV | 3. Richard Powers | 4. Piet Boon | 5. Martín Gómez Arquitectos | 6. Stylizimo | 7. Matthew Williams | 8. Simon Kenny | 9. Maison Estate | 10. El Mueble.

BY NORD PRODUCTS NOW WITH 20-50% DISCOUNT

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The beautiful Scandinavian style duvet covers from Danish brand By Nord are now available with a 20% discount from Le Souk. And the cute Hedgehog tea cosy is available with a 50% discount.

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This offer is valid until 10 July or until supply lasts (there are only a few of all By Nord items left).

THE STYLE FILES LOVES: PRETTY NEUTRALS

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I like composing a collection of images that I found online that, although they are from different articles, posts or photographers, somehow combine really well together. Today’s images all have neutral tones and feature a similar modern rustic style. The photos could have been from the same home (but they are not).

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(image source: 1. Toast, 2. Annaleena for Emmas Blogg, 3. Mesh Made, 4. Manolo Yllera, 5. Helt Enkelt, 6. StyleXclusief, 7. Trestjerner, 8. Guilherme Torres, 9. Casa Abril)

A BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE IN DALARNA, SWEDEN

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When the old farmhouse from Helena’s parents became for sale she and her husband Göran decided to buy this lovely home in Dalarna, Sweden. Helena grey up in the home that she now shares with her own family. Most of the furniture was found at flea markets and auctions. Materials and colors are mixed; soft natural tones are combined with a table made of Plexiglas and a steel chair for example. But all the different pieces together create an eclectic feeling.

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(images by Helena Blom for Lantliv)