Entries in rustic (159)
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.
Just outside Uruguay's hip resort town of Punta del Este, in the coastal village of La Barra is the small and charming hotel Casa Zinc. Just six guest rooms and a life time of vintage finds. Industrial and salvaged, antique and just plain quirky. Long summer days by the sea just got a lot more interesting with digs like these.
When I grow up I want to be an interior stylist like Emily Henson. In the meantime while I continue to dream of a life of props and rearranging other people's homes, I'll peruse her portfolio then dog-ear my copy of her book Modern Rustic, my all-time favourite that I could flip through every night before bed to evoke dreams about reclaimed wood, faux sheepskins and vintage finds.