AN BRIGHT SEA SIDE HOME IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

This bright two-room home is located in Clifton Beach, a beautiful area of Cape Town in South Africa. The small apartment is set over two floors and hangs over Clifton’s 1st beach. The sound of the sea is loud and constant, the light ethereal and the location, prime, but it needed a lot of work. Essentially, the team of Michele Throssell Interiors had to set about redoing what was a previous shoddy renovation, in order to achieve the vision of the client- to open the space up, bring-in the light and maximize on the view. The homes and apartment blocks in this hillside neighbourhood present an interesting set of challenges because of the uneven and steeply sloped terrain. Michele Throssell Interiors: “The fun really began with the sourcing of furnishings and finishes which were all variants of white, off-white, cream and beige. But white spaces need definition and without compromising the request of the client to maximize the light and not detract from the views, the team started the layering process of rich textures. From the rattan furniture, white washed wooden floors, plush white rugs and crochet throws, amongst others, the inspiration of sea ‘treasures’ washing up on the shore below was a big influence to the team.”

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A QUIET URBAN RETREAT IN MELBOURNE

This stunning modern home is designed by Melbourne-based architectural firm Coy Yiontis. The architects about the design: The new extension is concealed from street view, heightening its privacy and the inherent ‘surprise’ upon entering a contemporary residence through a pretty Federation façade. Upon entry the house becomes completely transparent: the eye drawn through via the pool to its furthest rooms giving the impression of one large continuous yet divided space rather than a series of chambers. Inside and outside merge through the use of sliding glazed panels and continuity of building materials. The two main courtyards are oriented to maximize morning sunlight into the home and permit cross ventilation. Glazed walls open out completely to allow extension of both living areas across courtyards to create one large indoor/outdoor space if desired. The kitchen is a central hub overlooking all: partially tucked behind timber panelling which also conceals a powder room and a screened green courtyard. Stunning travertine features throughout on all new floors internally and externally and encases the island bench and lining the wall of the master bathroom. The timber screen detail flows though and is repeated on the ceiling of the living dining area, connecting these spaces visually. Spaces are serene and introspective: a quiet retreat from busy urban life for a couple and their son.

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FREE PRINTABLE 2018 CALENDAR

This lovely 2018 calendar is designed by This Little Street and the good thing is that you can download it for free. Check it out here!

STYLISH YET CASUAL FASHION ITEMS

I prefer fashion items that are stylish yet casual. The 9 items that I have selected for this post have both qualities, plus all pieces can be combined together. Above: ruffled printed silk shirt.

1. Acne Studios oversized ribbed wool turtleneck sweater | 2. Star-print suede clutch | 3. ruffled printed silk shirt | 4. Isabel Marant Dicker boots | 5. striped wool sweater | 6. oversized checked wool-blend coat | 7. Le High skinny jeans | 8. suede pumps | 9. Isabel Marant leather jacket.

A WORK STUDIO IN A 100 YEAR OLD BUNGALOW

Camille Styles and Chanel Dror have been looking for years for a place to set up their office and eventually found a 100 old year bungalow in Austin, USA. The bungalow had lots of potential but had to be completely renovated. A partnership with builder Monte Goertz and the architects at Low Design Office resulted in a stunning office space that has the atmosphere of a house with places to work, eat and relax. See the complete story here at Camille Styles.

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A MAGICAL FLOWER INSTALLATATION

This flower installation is just so beautiful! The floral arrangement has been created by Ruby Mary Lennox for Berlin based Food Stories’ studio.

Source & credits: image by Marieke Verdenius | via AMM / blog.

30% DISCOUNT AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

Anthropologie is now offering a 30% discount! You don’t need a discount code: the discount will automatically be calculated during checkout. Valid today only, so hurry! Above: handmade throw.

play tent | London ornaments | cushions | kids beanie

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