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Raising the mid-week standard

It's Wednesday, the middle of the working week and there is no chance of escaping the everyday drudgery. No chance of running away to the fun and sun of Ibiza ... unless you count a little virtual getaway. Nothing too large, nothing overdone. Just a simple casita, an old stables now converted to a contemporary getaway by Dutch architects Standard Studio for Ibiza Interiors.

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Working on a Saturday

You may be feeling dark and moody if you have to head into the office on a Saturday but not as dark and moody as this Amsterdam turn key project by TANK. Talk about drama at work!

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The house of Casper Faassen

Dutch interior designer Jeroen van Zwetselaar of ZW6 has transformed this 1930s semi-detached house into the perfect home of artist Casper Faassen. Light and shadow, open yet contained, new and old, the design breathes new life into the building. I love the house striped back to its bones, a white box containing the kitchen and dining room slipped into exposed brick shell, love the airy loft bedroom, the hard floors softened by rugs and always the art, the beautiful art.

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More from Kate Hume

I have always loved this French manor house by Dutch designer Kate Hume. I had seen glimpses of it but never the whole house. On a recent revisit to the website, much to my delight, I discovered that there were more photos and, well, I certainly wasn't disappointed. It's stunning. The dialogue between old and new, the casual luxury. Kim first featured a room or two back in 2008 and I love how good design stands the test of time and the foibles of fads.

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Gambling den to family home

A former office and gambling joint reinvented as a family home. This stunning loft with its industrial materials palette of exposed brick and concrete is warmed by beautiful old wooden doors and floors. Highlights for me? The bath, all the storage, the shutters and, of course, that brick. De Korendrager by Dutch interior design and branding agency TANK.

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