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Martha’s Vineyard Island

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Linda and her husband Jules bought this place in 2009, in the idyllic Martha’s Vineyard island in Massachusetts. They did not think immediately of a major renovation, until Linda met Tamara, the owner of an eclectic boutique, and invited her over for a consultation. From there, the renovation project began. Tamara brought in old barn beams for the dining-room ceiling and transformed the kitchen with custom cabinets of salvaged oak and hemlock. « Worn materials add warmth and history », explains the shopkeeper, who is also an interior designer. The 1931 home, which sits atop a hill overlooking the ocean, offered 10 acres and enough bedrooms...

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Butterflies in the Hamptons

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Tiina Laakkonen, a former model and now a fashion stylist, grew up in Imatra, a small town in Finland. Her husband Jon spent his childhood summers in Amagansett, N.Y., and Tiina and Jon decided to buy a mid-20th-century house there, surrounded largely by working farms. The house had in fact been modeled on a potato barn, but it was in a huge state of neglect. With the help of some architects, the couple mapped out a house that looks as though two original barns and a more contemporary one have been connected by steel and glass walkways. The contemporary barn, a sleek white structure with a zinc roof and a poured concrete floor, is the heart of the house: kitchen, dining...

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Charming Norway

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This charming home belongs to the interior blogger Connie Johansen of Consept Constanse from Norway. You can notice a strong personal touch and some DIY decoration, especially in the bedroom, with a mix of feminine and romantic style, but also some industrial and trendy details.                   Source : Klikk via 79...

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Baroque in Paris

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Welcome in the remarkable world of Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy’s sister, and her apartment in Paris, which she designed herself. Ideally situated, the balcony looks out onto the Avenue Montaigne in Paris. A symphony of light, white and deep pink of falling rose petals, rose silk… in a baroque spirit.             Source : T Magazine via Dust...

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Scandi 50′s

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Today we are heading to Seddon, suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Emma and Damon have been living here for twelve years, and have managed to squeeze four bedrooms and two bathrooms into this modest Victorian cottage. The Scandinavian and mid-century design is clearly present here, but also a distinctly Australian aesthetic, using a colour palette of desert orange and gumleaf grey/green.                     Source : The Design...

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Cabin retreat

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Pure and simple, this traditional Massachusetts cabin would be perfect for a weekend retreat in total serenity. Three years ago, the owners filmmaker Bobby Houston and his partner Eric Shamie decided to turn this 1960s rancher in the Berkshire mountains into their own personal getaway. Bobby and Eric added an abundance of windows to make the house feel like a part of nature, rather than a retreat from it. Bright wood, white furniture, stone wall… everything reminds us nature ! I love the cool wood effect of the coffee table in the living room !               Source : Country...

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