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Entries in Portugal (12)

Monday
Apr072014

Cabanas no Rio

Perched on the tidal waters of Comporta south of Lisbon, Portugal are two small cabins. Crafted from recycled timber they reference the local fishermen's huts. The first cabin contains a bedroom and bathroom. The second a living space with basic kitchen. Simple and beautiful, romantic and at one with the wetlands. Cabanas no Rio by architect Manuel Aires Mateus. In my dreams I am there already.

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Monday
Dec022013

Wake me up

Wake me up when Monday is over. No go away. I'm serious. I want to stay under the covers and slip back into my dream. The one where I live in a small but perfectly formed beach house in Portugal. Simple and stylish, layers of texture and colours of the sea. A wonderful dream where there are never any Mondays, never any Mondayitis. A dream designed by Vera Iachia of course.

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Tuesday
Nov192013

Cabana

It's rustic and earthy, colourful and casually chic. Can simple and stylish be seriously sexy? I'm daydreaming of bikinis and bare feet, too much rosé at lunch and a long siesta with my lover (don't tell my husband). A beach cabana by Portuguese interior designer Vera Iachia. Summer time and the living is easy.

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Sunday
Nov172013

The cure for Mondayitis

Come with me. Take my hand and runaway to a holiday home just metres from the  beach in Comporta, Portugal. Casa Do Pego sits lightly on the sand, its face turned to nearby agricultural land. Sliding shuttersprovide shelter from the setting sun while a roof top terrace and pool let you chill out in privacy. Clean, minimal lines are perfect for a beachside retreat while the suspended fireplace provides the wow factor. Go on. I know you want to come with me. It's the perfect cure for Mondayitis.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

Ana Carvalho

Enjoy some eclectic spaces from the portfolio of Portugal-based photographer Ana Carvalho. My favourite is the black dining room with the unexpected army green Eames arm shell chairs. COOL! Interesting artwork too. ;)

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