Original materials, historical features (the towers date back to the 16th century), a mix of antiques and a bold contemporary touches. I love the charm. I love the fun. I love the careful consideration that has gone into the restoration of this Spanish farmhouse by London-based interior designer Ana Engelhorn.
A holiday home in Cap Ferret, France with serious cabin-like undertones. Wood, and some more wood reign supreme with a masculine feel here. A very neutral colour scheme and lots of leather and copper seal the deal. (P.S. I am in love with the vintage gym mat platform lounge creation in the photo above). Design: Festen Architecture. Photos: Karel Balas.
Built in 1830 in the Mexican town of Xucu, Yucatán, this somewhat derelict structure became abandoned in the 1970s and was brought back to life by French designer Emmanuel Picault. Becoming one with the surrounded landscape, it has a story to tell and a new lifetime of memories to make. Via MilK Decoration, photos by Michael DePasquale + Martina Maffini
Give me a home with lots of history where you don’t have to worry about scratches on the floors or paint chipping off a door and I am in my glory. This time-worn, historic beauty in the Spanish town of Oropesa is magical. It is a feast for the senses with a beautiful assortment of colours and textures. Designed by Marta de la Rica.
A dacha is a country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home. I found this dacha owned by designer sisters Ilona Menshakova and Irina Markidonova at Architectural Digest Russia and I am completely in love with the outdoor spaces, particularly the use of black which adds a modern edge. And well, black is always a winner in any application. 🙂 The interior is beautiful too – a mix of rustic cabin, antique glam with a Swedish touch.
Photos: Mikhail Stepanov