White washed walls, bamboo ceilings, dark wood furniture, collectables, textiles from around the world and straw rugs beneath your feet. Add sun drenched private terraces, lush green gardens and alfresco dining by the pool. Fancy a getaway to the Algave? A little rustic luxury at Monte da Palmeira perhaps.
Such a well considered balance. All chocolate box thatched cottage on the outside. All modern living expectations on the inside. Icing on the cake? More than enough historical character internally preserved to keep you smiling sweetly. Gloucestershire Cottage by Sarah Delaney Design.
I spotted this home on Residence Magazine and immediately fell in love. The vintage, feminine, time-worn vibe of this home is the perfect dose of Sunday eye candy. Let this be a reminder to always look at the back of canvas paintings. You never know what you might find.
TGIF! Time to getaway from the rat race. Perhaps an island escape. Time to day dream about owning a home like this Nantucket beauty by San Francisco based interior designer Katie Martinez. Her work is relaxed, classic, natural. No fuss, no cliché just summer house simplicity and style.
Photography by Malcolm Brown
Perhaps I should have called this post “Up on the roof”. Either way I’m loving this small, urban courtyard garden with studio/pool house at the end, entertaining next to the house and a pool in between. The green roof not only improves the thermal qualities of the studio, it also makes the garden appear bigger while improving the view from the master bedroom. No more looking down on an ugly roof. Woollahra Garden by Sydney-based Landart.