Impressive Ocean & Mountain View Home in Cape Town

In Cape Town, South Africa there is a house called ‘House Sealion’. It was designed by Greg Wright Architects for indoor/outdoor entertainment with large open spaces that lead out to the pool. Very similar to homes where I love in Laguna Beach….the plot of land…

Eclectic Montauk Beach House on the Bluff

The Montauk Beach House, designed by Space Exploration, sits atop a heavily wooded bluff with gorgeous views of Fort Pond and Fort Pond Bay. The flipped floor plan design has an open kitchen and living room on the top floor with the bedrooms below. I love the stark white walls…

An Elegant 400 Year Old Home on the Island of Ibiza

This beautiful home on the island of Ibiza, Spain, is about 400 years old. The estate, which is surrounded by almond trees, cactus and olive trees, is owned by a couple from New York who fell in love with the place the first time they saw it. They updated the…

1927 Topanga Canyon Hunting Lodge

A 1927 hunting lodge in nearly original condition is transformed into an open plan with a new kitchen and enlarged bathroom. Simple open living with plenty of light helps to bring the outside in and vice versa via a large two level deck and ample windows and skylights. The neutral…

On a Beach in El Salvador….

This house is located in Costa Azul near the border of Guatemala. It stands out for opening completely towards the outside while connecting with the surrounding landscape. José Roberto Paredes‘s team (I’m obsessed) at Cincopatasalgato was in charge of designing a true paradise for the jet…

A Stunning Modern Stone Home in Portugal

This beautiful country house is located on the banks of the River Minho and was decorated by the great Marta Espregueira Mendes. I love the colors, the mix of rustic furniture with modern, the textures, the stone walls, the huge glass bi-fold doors that show the rural landscape. In…

Spanish Home with a Tahitian Vibe

This eclectic home in Spain is a perfect combination of stark white, splashes of bold color and teak. I’ve been researching it for days and I have found out VERY little! All I know is that it was photographed by a Russian photographer and that it is in…

Nikolas Piper’s Home in the Countryside of Spain

In Los Corales de Buelna, a municipality in Cantabria, Spain, sits the holiday retreat for the artist Nikolas Piper who is well known for his furniture / sculpture in iron, wood & scrap. The mansion, which was originally a palace built in 1754, was in a state of ruin when they…

Breeze Blocks Modernize and Let the Light In

I love, love, love breeze blocks! They act as a separating wall while still allowing the light in. These hollow cement blocks, sometimes called ventilation blocks, have been commonly used as essential building materials for the load-bearing walls of structures since the 1930’s. It wasn’t until…

Groovy Modern meets Hollywood Glamour at the Parker Palm Springs

My BF and I did the effortless two-hour drive to Palm Springs yesterday for a one-night getaway together. The Parker Palm Springs Hotel is where we went! This hotel is very commonly recognized for its geometric white walls and bright orange door at the entrance. The former Merv…

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