The Sorrento Beach House in Australia

Nestled amongst holiday homes on the edge of Port Phillip Bay (Australia), the Sorrento Beach House has been conceived with a nostalgia for the simple forms and materials of holiday homes of the past. The home, which is designed by Pandolfini Architects, is composed of five separate pavilions arranged around a central outdoor living space. The house eschews the competition

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A Tiny Summer House in Three Oaks Michigan (USA)

I love this tiny house, it is so clever and cozy! This is the summer home in Three Oaks Michigan (1.5 hours from Chicago) belonging to designer Jorie Burns and her family of 5 + dog. It measures 385 sq/ft (not including the double lofts) and although it is small there is plenty of space for each family member. Jorie

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A Modern Desert Home In Palm Springs

This contemporary desert home in Palm Springs, USA, has been designed by architect firm Woods + Dangaran. From siting to floor plan to finishes, this residence is deeply connected to the desert environment and its context in the hills above Palm Springs. Surrounded by boulders and spanning a natural arroyo, the home is lifted above existing site features, yet still

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A Designer’s Holiday Home In Mexico

After spending many childhood holidays in Baja California, Mexico, Brooklyn-based interior designer Alex Boudreau and her family purchased a quarter acre of beachfront property in Todos Santos. The construction on the house became a group effort and the beautiful result is for many to enjoy. Alex: “By the the end of the year, I’ll have a total of eight nieces

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A Designer’s Townhouse In New York

Athena Calderone is a multi tasker: she is a Brooklyn-based designer, chef, author and founder of online lifestyle site EyeSwoon. Together with her husband Victor she renovated their beautiful brownstone townhouse in New York. Their bright home is decorated in a mix of antiques and contemporary design which results in a stylish decor with lots of personality. If you like

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Jade Jagger’s Bohemian Home on Formentera

This is Jade Jagger’s beautiful bohemian home on Spanish island Formentera. After several years of living on Ibiza, Jade moved to smaller and quieter Formentera. Formentera may be only a short boat ride (11 km) from Ibiza, but has maintained the authenticity that has been partially lost on the neighboring island. Here she and her family bought a traditional Finca

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A Tranquil 19th Century Home in the Heart of Barcelona

It is hard to believe that this tranquil 19th century home is situated in the heart of Barcelona. The family home belonging to decorator Marta Tobella even has a small pool and truly is an oasis in the middle of a big city. The decor is a mix of minimalistic and traditional styles, combining natural materials and serene color tones.

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THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

One more day to go until Christmas! On this day I like to prepare the Christmas table and go into our garden to find natural Christmas table decorations. These are beautiful, inexpensive and environmental friendly! I use ilex and branches from the bay leaf tree to create a centerpiece (just place the branches casually on the middle of the table

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A Beautiful Swedish Apartment in Neutral Tones

This lovely apartment is located with a quiet and peaceful courtyard in a beautiful turn of the century property. Tranquility reigns in this part of Gothenburg in Sweden. Through beautiful windows the light flows in and the silence is total. The floor plan is space efficient and offers a spacious living room with generous living areas, a cozy kitchen with

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