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Category: Architecture

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…

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…

Seriously the Coolest Pool House in Brentwood

This spectacular pool house is the perfect example of ‘indoor/outdoor’ living. If you follow my blog then you know how much I love this little gem. Interior designers Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl, of Studio Life/Style, were hired to create a cool party pad/ elegant guest…

The Privately Owned Satellite Island in Tasmania

Satellite Island Resort Located in a sheltered pocket of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in southern Tasmania, the rugged 84 acre Island can only be reached by private boat from nearby Bruny Island. There are no roads, no shops, no other guests, not even wi-fi – which is how visitors like…

Idyllic Family Surf Trip at theThe Atlantic Byron Bay

So….if you are a surfer who has been yearning for a trip to Australia…..this is the place you should visit! The Atlantic Byron Bay is a lifestyle hotel. The perfect combination of location and style surrounded by palm trees and good surf! It’s a…

before & after/California Style

I have referred back to this fantastic ‘before and after’ by Amber Interiors twice this week and it’s only Tuesday! I’m not kidding! This is an older project of theirs that uses timeless pieces so that the space doesn’t look dated. The…

Tiffany Harris Creates a Modern Farmhouse

This fabulous modern farmhouse is the work of Tiffany Harris. She is the co-founder of  Layla Grayce with her bestie Wendy Estes. They created one of the first online shops catering to home decor. Fast forward a few years and then Zinc Door was born, another online shop with…

Black/White & Bronze

The bronze fixtures and the high gloss ceilings are fabulous in this home! Take a look at how the designer on this project created a dining space in the kitchen. Not your typical configuration but I love the look. Also, the woodwork is amazing throughout! Thank you Via & Myleitmotiv…

6 Open Shelving Trends for the Kitchen

I am a huge fan of open shelving in the kitchen. They can be a very functional way to have the items you use frequently right at your fingertips and they can also be a great design feature when styled with beautiful dishes and serving pieces. Take a look at…

On a Spanish Island Sits This Quaint Summer Home

This holiday home is located on the idyllic Balearic island of Formentera, Spain. The owners renovated this old farmhouse with respect to the island’s traditional architecture. The feeling of tranquility was achieved by using just a few furniture pieces, most of them found during their travels around the world…