Yes please! I have finished my own kitchen renovation but a girl can dream can’t she? By Joanna Lavén.
I am desperate for a virtual transportation to a warmer climate while I stare out through the ice frozen on my window (it’s currently -26C) at the blizzard pounding us with snow (20 cm). When I spotted this home in Mallorca on Sköna hem I knew it was just what the doctor ordered (I coincidentally am fighting the onset of a cold). Formerly a farm and vineyard, it had been abandoned for 70 years until its new homeowners from Sweden found it and transformed it into their dream home. And what a dream it is!!!
Photos: Anna Malmberg
Simple style, rustic romance. Who else would like to run away with me to Spain’s Balearic islands, to tiny Formentera and ignore the worries of the world in this white washed stone cottage reimagined by Francesca Oggioni?
Why is it that once the weather starts to warm up my mind automatically turns to gardening? Yes I’m addicted to all things interior design but I can’t help loving a house’s exterior and it’s immediate surrounds just as much. Lush and green, stimulating, relaxing and cocooning, alive and inspiring. Give me a gorgeous house but make sure it has a lovely garden. Oh and if it has a space for entertaining family and friends as well as a killer fireplace even better. Northcote garden by Melbourne-based landscape designers Peachy Green (cool name).
Photography by Tom Blachford