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Ten years ago, Eric Rasmussen, a stage actor who lives in the West Village, inherited a ranch house in Sag Harbor, N.Y., on the South Fork of Long Island. He sold the house and most of the land, keeping for himself a 61-by-230-foot slice facing the water on which he built a second home, left, tucked away behind a 10-foot wall. Click here to see the full slide show.
source: New York Times Home & Garden
22 August 2009
Hi lovely readers! How are you today? I wish you a wonderful weekend. I am already quiet busy since we will celebrate my grandma's 83rd birthday today with the whole family and I'm cooking pancakes and soup for this event.
This morning I came across this stunning renovated farmhouse in Sweden.Skånegården is situated 800 metres on from the Öresund Bridge toll. This beautiful farmhous was recently renovated. I love the gorgeous loft atmosphere! What do you think?
images via: Skona Hem
21 August 2009
Zara Home has just launched it's new Autumn/Winter '09/'10 collection. They define the new trends in 4 categories. Click here to see all the trends. One more ‘longterm trend’ is that of the ‘Farm of the Future’. This country trend is about the idea of living on a highly modern farm and producing everything we need ourselves - or at least the dream and look of that. Less is more here, it is kind of a ‘warm minimalism’. Wood and natural wood tones are the most important material in this minimalist and streamlined story . Not too smooth or too textured, neither incognito nor show-off, neither calm nor brash, neither classical nor extravagant – the home is becoming magnetic, sensual and charismatic thanks to a palette of neutral colours with far from anonymous effects.
Fabrics are pure and functional with attention to detail, organic influences and always in refined natural qualities. Patchworks make use of the colours that fade one into another and objects play together in groups. Knits are important. Silver objects are decorated with ornate patterns punched–out in delicate pin-holes. Tableware is simple with white wash glazes in organic and unassuming forms. The range of subtle hues are used to dress the table with each plate in a different colour etc. Also: Plastic that looks like wood and clay that looks like textile for example! Using high-tech materials to get the look, with a surprise to the touch.
Personally, I love this style. It's calm and I feel at home surrounded by nature. What do you think of this collection? You can leave your comments below.
source: Zara Home
20 August 2009
Good morning lovely readers around the globe. How are you today? Do you remember that stunning white bedroom from my last post? This was an image from the beautiful Anemi Hotel on the Island Folegandros in Greece. The hotel is decorated with contemporary style without missing out on the Cycladic architecture. The interior features simplicity, elegance, luxury and calme. Isn't this a great spot for a summer break away? Tell me, what is your dream destination? You can leave your comments below.
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image: Ikea press department