A holiday home in Cap Ferret, France with serious cabin-like undertones. Wood, and some more wood reign supreme with a masculine feel here. A very neutral colour scheme and lots of leather and copper seal the deal. (P.S. I am in love with the vintage gym mat platform lounge creation in the photo above). Design: . Photos: Karel Balas.
Built in 1830 in the Mexican town of Xucu, Yucatán, this somewhat derelict structure became abandoned in the 1970s and was brought back to life by French designer . Becoming one with the surrounded landscape, it has a story to tell and a new lifetime of memories to make. Via , photos by Michael DePasquale + Martina Maffini
Give me a home with lots of history where you don’t have to worry about scratches on the floors or paint chipping off a door and I am in my glory. This time-worn, historic beauty in the Spanish town of Oropesa is magical. It is a feast for the senses with a beautiful assortment of colours and textures. Designed by .
A dacha is a country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home. I found this dacha owned by designer sisters Ilona Menshakova and Irina Markidonova at and I am completely in love with the outdoor spaces, particularly the use of black which adds a modern edge. And well, black is always a winner in any application. 🙂 The interior is beautiful too – a mix of rustic cabin, antique glam with a Swedish touch.
Photos: Mikhail Stepanov
Located in the centre of Mahon in Menorca, Casa Telmo is a beautiful boutique hotel with only 5 rooms and therein lies my problem. I just cannot choose which room I would want to stay in. Oh hang on a minute. That’s not a problem. I’ll just make sure I stay at least 5 days, one in each one. designed by .