It’s that time of year when the husband and I start planning our winter getaway trip to Mexico. Because I’m not an ignorant idiot, that won’t be happening for the second year in a row. I suppose I’ll have make up for it with as many beautiful homes and outdoor spaces that have SUMMER written all over them. Like this gorgeous house in Orient Village, North Fork, NY designed by Elizabeth Cooper.
Pinch me. I must be dreaming. Do people really live with views like this? In houses like this? Sun and sand and surf and easy, stylish living. Perfect. Stinson Beach Home by Lauren Nelson Design.
As the summer holidays approach every self respecting Australian is daydreaming of the beach. If we’re lucky we pack our bags with sarongs and swimming suits, maybe a t-shirt or two, jump in the car and join the hoards heading to find sun, surf and sand. Think long, casual days with houses overflowing with family and friends. If you’re really, really lucky it’s a stylish getaway just like this one in the Noosa region of Queensland by CLO Studios.
Photography by Anastasia Kariofyllidis
When the view is so spectacular you don’t need to upstage it. On the contrary good design celebrates it. Beach style done right. Bronte residence by Lane & Grove.
Back in 2018 I was sent a copy of designer Amanda Lindroth‘s book Island Hopping and was mesmerized by her tropical, breezy, timeless style. I stumbled up on her website again the other day and continue to be smitten. With winter coming and the thought of missing out on yet another trip to Mexico, I can use all the tropical inspiration I can get.