Sunday, 30 October 2011

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

A feat for the eyes from my favourite hotel in the world! The Sextantio Albergo Diffuso near Rome. You won't find a more authentic small Italian village living experience as the hotel consists of numerous superbly renvated houses in a small midieval village in the mountains of one of the largest Italian national parcs with magnificient views. Each house is completely different. I was lucky enough to stay in the suite - which meant that we had a whole house for ourselves. Sweet! Breakfast is served in a wonderful country kitchen and includes only locally produced foods.

All photos: Hotel Sextantio, Abruzzo

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Warsaw gem

I've been wanting to feature more design from Central and Eastern Europe and I kept thinking again and again about this amazing 80-year old former schoolhouse which I saw on Design Sponge. The owners found the cottage in the countryside of Poland, and moved it (!) to Warsaw where they restored it. The cottage feels very real, especially the fact that the staircase is too short so that they had to buy a stool as a first step. The black and white scheme fels actually cosy here, don't you think?

All photos: Design Sponge

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Dutch interiors

All photos: 101 Woonnideeen The Netherlands
A couple of relaxed Dutch interiors I fancied today.
I hope you are all well, dear readers!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Colour punch!

There are lots of things I like about this welcoming house in Southern Sweden. The Norwegian cast iron stove is a real focal point, the well placed punches of bright colours liven up the space and the happy mix of retro and fleamarket furnitures are cosy without being too sweet. 

Lately, I've seen a couple of spaces with bright yellow doors. Is this an emerging trend? Would you paint your front door yellow?

All photos: Marie Claire Maison

Friday, 21 October 2011

White and pale blue

All photos: Living at Home Magazine

It was time for another colour post and, naturally, at this time of year I gravitate towards summer and spring colours... I am kidding. I do find the combination of white and pale blue works well in winter for those of us who do not live in a warm climate. It it calm and soothing yet fresh and clean. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Urban living in Berlin

Here is a modern pad that is not cold and sterile. You can't be more 'cool' and urban that living in this 1353 squaremeters atelier/flat in Berlin-Mitte. I like the mid-century classic furniture and the polished concrete floors. Hey, I want to be invited to a party on the roof terrace overlooking the city.

All photos: AT Casa Italia

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