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.
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
The definition of Ibiza perfection? Why this sprawling villa and estate in Es Cubells, Ibiza at 13000 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, staff quarters, gymnasium, health suite and spa of course. Light filled and art filled, modern yet rustic and all about the luxury for being at ease. An Ibiza idyll by London-based .
Respect, knowledge and a consideration for people and the natural environment define ‘ work and design philosophy. This Edwardian weatherboard house has renovated and an extension to the rear brings in light and views to the garden. The reuse of external bricks especially on the floor and fireplace hearth adds interesting texture and warmth.
Photographer: Derek Swalwell