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Have you noticed how things never stay the same? Like personal taste? I have seen my likes and dislikes change and coalesce, firm and falter over these past few years. I have always admired the work of New York based interiors and landscape firm Rees Roberts + Partners. I think I had a crush on their work way way back (so did Kim even further back). Then I was drawn to their cool, sophisticated urban interiors. All elegance and class. I was revisiting their site the other day and was drawn immediately to this Croatian house. A new work? Must be. I hadn't noticed it a couple of years ago otherwise I would have remembered. It is so fabulously rugged yet stylish with just the right touches of casual elegance and midcentury classic pieces. But maybe it's not new. Maybe it was there all along. Maybe I'm just looking at it with new eyes, a new awareness. All I know is I love it!

Reader Comments (51)

absolutely stunning...love all the stone and the fireplace...the furnishings are perfection.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentercabbage rose

OOOOh :) my beautiful country. <3

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJelena

Hi, I love your blog and follow it religiously :) I'm from Croatia myself and I was pleasantly surprised when I read the title of this post. Love this villa at the sea cost, there are many many like this one here in Croatia. We have lovely seacost

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

WOW! Absolute perfection. Wooooooowwwwww

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEsz

this was in a magazine, i think elle decor or AD many issues ago, I clipped them and have admired them very often. Some of the most beautiful yet simple work I have seen.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjet

love it. and I love Croatia! I´ve been there 5 times and still love it.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentergeisslein

Brilliant... so calm and peaceful...Lovely space :)
two of my favorite Croatian villas....

adore croatia ♥

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNin@

This is break your heart stunning. I think it helps having that outlook, but this looks like the most perfect place to escape to.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

I am Croatian and have been following your blog for years - such an inspiration! It was such a surprise to find you blogging about it! Stone is main building material along the coastline and many of our houses are few centuries old (I come from a city that is 1700 years old!).
Thank you for all your hard work.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDivana

Absolutely this is unique. Whenever I look at your blog. I feel myself in another world. Thank you.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenternoHyt

I have died and gone to Croatia!!!

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

wow! this house and place looks stunning!
I love how the simple modern furniture matches the old stone walls so perfect!
looks like a perfect summer house if you ask me!

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentergabriele

Wow, I love the mixture of the rugged stone and modern furnishings. Gorgeous.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentermudpuppy


1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

The view is just breathtaking! Oh, I so wish to visit Croatia some day...

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

It is so beautiful! the simplicity with which it is decorated makes the perfection,
I love it!

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarla

Congrats !

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

That fireplace! I've never seen anything like it! Is it functional?

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCookie and Kate

What is that chair in the last photo of the interior (fourth from last photo overall)?

Why is it that I always find myself asking that question here, and that question alone?!

Hi, my name is Kim in Jersey, and I have a chair problem.

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

Kim in Jersey - Ribbon Chair by P. Paulin

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxym0x

I love Croatia! ♥ Lovely neighborhood :D

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRiell

Thanks, xymox! I always assume it's going to be some really obvious design that everyone else knows, as standard as a Saarinen tulip chair or something, but thanks to the anonymity of the internet, I can be open about my lack of furniture sophistication. :)

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

Wow, what a great house, I love it!!

1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPurple Area


1 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoderick

All I can say is WOW!!!

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlovedesign

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