29 July, 2011

Hill Plains House by Wolveridge Architects

Raw minimalism... a beautiful house inspired by Australian farm buildings.
Design: Wolveridge Architects.

28 July, 2011

French summer

An authentic Gascon farm transformed into a cosy summer cottage by Parisian designer Sarah Lavoine. Vintage rustic mixed together with modern, black-and-white minimalism... simple and relaxing, yet incredibly elegant effect. Antique rugs from Morocco, Balinese bed, raw wood and linen. Humble, natural materials soothe the sharp, geaometrical elements. Beautiful contrasts!

photography: Henri Del Olmo via: Cote Maison

21 July, 2011

Rustic chic: Casa de Palmela

Great summer atmosphere! The interiors of this beautiful house near Lizbon, designed by Mónica Penaguião, seem like a perfect holiday setting.

The concept is simple: all in white. The walls, the floors, the ceiling - consistently throughout the whole house... except the bathroom, where an entire wall was covered with brigh yellow ceramic tiles. I love this creative use of traditional portuguese azulejos! Decorative hand painted tiles come from Bicesse. Perfect mix of local craft and designer pieces.

via: Nuevo Estilo