29 Jul 2011

Lake Bound

And we’re off! It’s the official start of (my) summer.

I’m a late bloomer.

Photo from Country Living

28 Jul 2011

Coastal House in Spain

I seem to have Spain on my mind.

This time from the Costa Brava – still dreaming of my vacation there from a few years back. Wish I had stayed in something like this (who wouldn’t?):

Lovely Catifa chairs!

Clearly this house wasn’t built in North America. No railings!

Photos via Design Shimmer

27 Jul 2011

Colourful Madrid Apartment

I really can’t live without colour. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I gravitate towards neutral foundations in homes…grey tones, white walls, simple wood floors – but I love adding colour as an accent (i.e. just take a look at my striped runners!).

Seeing this home in Madrid just makes me smile – it feels so carefree and unrestrained.

Photos care of Elle Decor Spain

25 Jul 2011

Country Home in Portugal

This spot outside of Lisbon looks like the perfect kind of place to waste away a gorgeous summer afternoon.

Great use of colourful textiles – particularly love the antique kilim in the shot below:

Photos via blackbirdstyle