Displaying posts labeled "Outdoors"

Casa nas Dunas

Posted on Tue, 9 Jul 2019 by midcenturyjo

I’m daydreaming … again. A beach house somewhere exotic, well at least exotic to me.  Somewhere simple but stylish, relaxed and beautiful. A house where bare feet are de rigueur as are long lunches with friends, dips in the pool, walks by the ocean. A house with natural finishes and layers of texture and a monochrome palette.  A house in the dunes in Comporta, Portugal by Isabelle Stanislas.

A dramatically dark home in New Zealand

Posted on Thu, 4 Jul 2019 by KiM

Spectacular views, an incredibly talented architecture firm and bold modern design where black is key. Lantern House in Waiheke, New Zealand by Herbst Architects.

Photos: Jackie Meiring

Backyard dreams by Daniel Shea

Posted on Tue, 2 Jul 2019 by KiM

My summer will be consumed with landscaping tasks which has me both excited and terrified (given my lack of experience in this area). The inspiration I have been finding online has been incredibly helpful, and one such source is Daniel Shea, an award-winning garden designer from Hertfordshire, England.  Mostly modern outdoor spaces but not at all minimalist and I love that his plantings are kept a bit wild. Bring on summer!

Cottage chic

Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 by KiM

This Marin County, California compound takes cottage style living to a whole other level of cool. Commune Design left it dark and “woodsy” and I love that because it adds so much drama and a sense of richness to the home. Add in all of the outdoor hangout spaces and you would definitively be spending your days outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather.

A casual backyard

Posted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019 by KiM

If you’re idea of summer fun is hanging out, mixing drinks and chilling out by a firepit, then this backyard space is for you. Another really well executed design by the very talented Fig Landspaces. You’ll be the cool kid in the neighbourhood with a space like this.