Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Oasis in Provence

What you're looking at the moment is the holiday home of fashion designer John Rocha.  The house is located in a tranquil village of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Southeastern France. While most of the interior design didn't leave a big impression on me, the lush and secluded outdoors made my jaw drop. This reminds me... Pools shouldn't be a luxury anymore. Every new residential building, especially those in warmer climates, should have a swimming pool.  I know this is a common practice in some countries, but I believe everyone should follow their lead. Now, prepare yourself - there's going to be some serious yearning and sighing in the next few minutes, but don't feel discouraged. You don't have to be insanely rich to make your backyard a true oasis. Just think about white backdrops, greenery, decorative cushions, lanterns/candles, wooden benches... and there you have it! Your own little piece of paradise.


Source:  SnOOp   Photography:  Richard Powers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wish list | Home accessories

Or should I say covet list? That would certainly be more appropriate in this case... The chair from HAY is not an accessory per se, but it's been on my wish list for a while now, and I believe I'm not the only one if we consider the fact the online world is flooded with interiors that have at least one piece of furniture from HAY, and it's usually this chair. (My inner against-the-stream voice doesn't approve when something becomes too popular... Ah, well. That chair is brilliantly designed; it deserves all the attention it's been getting lately.) The golden feather and hand bookmarks from Tom Dixon are my favourite discovery at the moment.  I think they would make a great birthday/anniversary present.

1.   Storage, flower pots, House Doctor
2.   Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng, IKEA
3.   Tool the Bookworm Quill, Tom Dixon
4.   Mug, Gun, Tom Dixon
5.   Cotton cushion cover, H&M Home
6.   Large glass vase, H&M Home
7.   About A Chair 22, HAY
8.   Tool the Bookworm Hand, Tom Dixon
9.   Coasters, H&M Home
10. Door mat, Lines, House Doctor

1.  Storage, Office, set of 3
2.  Tray, Hexagonal, veneer, set of 4
3.  Magazine holder, Rack
4.  Frame, Geometric Play vol.2
5.  Bottle, 100% recycled glass
6.  Floor lamp, Game, copper
7.  Basket, Molecule
8.  Storage, Graphic, set of 3 sizes/prints

(All the items on this list are from House Doctor.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Picture-perfect | Outdoor styling

This (and the beach) is all I can think about during summer months.  Pure indulgence... From minimalistic patios to terraces with lush tropical plants, here are the outdoors I'm in love with. You can find all the sources and more inspiration on my Pinterest board Gardens | Terraces | Landscape Design.  Enjoy!