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Category: Natural Materials

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…

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…

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…

Rustic Plank Inspiration

Wood Wall Love If you are a part of the ‘green wave’, then sustainable design is something that you might already be living with. Reclaimed wood adds character, uniqueness, and warmth to modern interiors. In some homes, it brings a sense of history and nostalgia. Some might use it in…

Beautiful Guatemalan Inspired Home in Utah

Family & Heritage This is the beautiful home of Ali Hynek’s, the founder and creative director of Nena & Co. She and her husband, Jeremy, made the move from Southern California to Utah two years ago. The couple wanted to find a place with a lot of natural…

Another Awesome Aussie Home Perched Above the Cliffs of Avalon Beach

The Avalon Lighthouse The approach to this home fills you with a sense of arriving somewhere that is very far away from Avalon Beach, Australia with its accents of Africa, Morocco, and Greece. Named the Avalon Lighthouse as it is perched high atop the cliffs of Bangalley Head where the…

La Granja Boutique Hotel in the Ibiza Countryside

Take Me Away Travelers don’t head to Ibiza to spend time indoors. At La Granja Ibiza, the island’s newest boutique hotel, the landscape does not disappoint. Two acres of luxurious Mediterranean gardens (citrus, apple, nectarine, fig and almond trees, as well as herbs, berries, and melons) surround the…

Chic Spanish Cottage on the Mediterranean Sea

Escape This chic beach cottage is in Alicante, Spain on the Mediterranean sea. This house, which dates back to the 1950s, was completely remodeled on the interior but because of the coastal building laws, the Architectural elements such as ceilings, beams, floor and window frames were kept in their original…

Beautiful Restored Farmhouse on Ibiza

Ibiza Farmhouse Before Louis Galliussi got his hands on this Ibiza property, it used to be an old farmhouse which was in ruins. Can Kaki, as its been named, was extensively renovated and is now a very cool home in the hills. The interior is tastefully decorated with natural materials…

white kitchen/dark beams

Beautiful Examples of Dark Exposed Beams I’m starting a new project next week and the owners and I have decided to sandblast the exposed beams and bring them back to their natural splendor. I was looking at examples today and decided to post these beautiful kitchens because they…