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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)

Does anyone have any information on the candle holders? Thanks.

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentersissaphus

sissaphus: candle holders are probably vintage Dorothy Thorpe (Pretzel style among others), as I don't know of any remakes - with some luck you can still find them on eBay, Etsy, etc.

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxym0x

This is an amazing space!! I would love to see it in person! jaw-dropping I am guessing : )

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

Thanks so much xym0x!

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentersissaphus

Very calming and beautiful photos. I am so much better than I was a few years ago but still working hard at the skill of artful editing. All of that simplicity is so enticing but so hard to get when you have so much "stuff" that you need a therapist to part with. :) I made a visit to your sister's blog. I loved it! Thanks for sharing ... Vikki

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVikki

I love the juxtaposition of the modern with the old, and I love Croatia. Simply beautiful (both the house and the country).

2 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZlata

I'm in love with the candlesticks on the dining room table (the clear twisted ones)!!
Any idea where they are from or who makes them?

3 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

I'm a proud Croatian right now! Love how they managed to keep the essence of coastline's decor in stone and how the whole house compliments the surroundings. Thanks for posting this!

3 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCroatian

I LOVE this home! My dad is Croatian and, although I've never been there yet, I can't wait to visit his homeland and dream of staying in a home like this! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Yes, when I saw this house in Architectural Digest, it became my inspiration for my own, much smaller "vikendica" on a neighboring island.

7 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commentertinica

This posts are beautiful!!!! Thank you!

8 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInes

I love this site too....

8 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Ok, I know I am erring on the side of reason here - and yes, I do have children - BUT really? Sure it is lovely to look at. But can you imagine trying to have it look like that while actually LIVING in it? One fire in the "fireplace" and that lovely white slab with the pristine "firewood" sitting on top of it would be black, as probably would be the chair and couch coverings!

I love a lot of texture and use of rough a finished surfaces, but frankly, the shower area looks as if it is tumbling down and where it "seeps" onto the shower floor just looks unfinished and dirty. I'd hate having to scramble to the top of the rubble to change the direction of the shower head.

Beautiful setting and a lot of great features - but hey, whatever happened to "form follows function?"

8 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaane

Wow - stunning! I love the rugged stone basin on the crisp white wall. A beautiful mix of rough and smooth...

9 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Absolutely stunning-the fireplace is extraordinary and the tulip chairs so graceful and simple. A perfect use of all the elements with a view to match! I've been to Croatia and it is definitely a jewel. I wish I had seen this!

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

Your place has a very lovely and almost perfect atmosphere to live in. If only the world were like this.

11 Feb 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfajas colombianas

Could that fireplace look any more modern and inviting? I think not! What awesome pictures of some pretty stellar design elements.

My best, Lynn

13 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Such a beautiful house.Perfection. Except the bathroom...wudnt want the rocks in my bathroom.

13 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeena


13 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLulu


Thanks for such a more information about croatia villas and its Details.


5 Mar 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlobodan Bila


really this is so wonderful and nice places are there, Nice post!

4 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSlobodan Bila

My parents were born in Croatia and I went there 3 times. I loved it! I am planning to bring my whole family back there soon. It's one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I've had this post on my bookbarks since February, and every now and then I open it just to look at it. I think this is my dream house...
Thank you for sharing! :)

16 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFilipa

Great combo of beauty and nature. The design is very cozy and well set. I love how the light comes in naturally and freshens the room with so much life and vigor. Thanks for sharing this.

5 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMacy Lopez

Looks like heaven! I would not mind living there for the rest of my life. :-)

20 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHvar

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