Friday Fun: Farewell to the Summer Lifestyle

This past week I’ve had to dig out our duvets once more, but let’s pretend that we can live outside forever in the Northern hemisphere. Maybe, in a few years, we will, courtesy of climate change… Additional bonus this time: accents in my favourite colour, turquoise-blue.

I’ll just read here by the pool and watch you swim, darling… From Architectural Digest Magazine Germany.

 

This modest little veranda and open house in St. Barts from Gaia Health Blog.
Veranda in Provence – it’s all about the dining. From Plus Google.
Spanish version of the veranda, in Planete Deco.
Bring all your friends to this one! From Pinterest.
Just sail away and return to this veranda from Coup de Pouce.
You don’t need the sea to be happy on your veranda, although a pet helps. From Turbulencesdeco.fr

 

Friday Fun: Converted Barns

Barns were very popular types of conversions in my part of France, after people ran out of chateaux (or budget) to renovate. Here are some to pique your interest…

The Mill on the Floss type of barn from Brittany, from bellesdemeuresdebretagne.fr
Contemporary Dutch barn interior, from kontaktmag.nl
Probably more of a warehouse than a barn, from countrydecos.net
Lots of gorgeous stonework, from Red Banana Studio.
American ambition, from thisoldhouse.com
Barn for sale in New York State, from Brown Harris Stevens.
British conversion, from Ideal Home.
And we finish on a French note again, by Franck Labbay Architecte.

Friday Fun: Let in the Light!

One of the downsides of winter above the 45th latitude North is that it gets dark so quickly! Plus all the fog and cloud which render the sun invisible for days on end. So here are some houses designed to let in as much light as possible.

Vintage-inspired room, from freshome.com
Vintage-inspired room, from freshome.com
House in Perth, Australia, from Decoist.com
House in Perth, Australia, from Decoist.com
Jason Bateman interior, from Mydomaine.com
Jason Bateman interior, from Mydomaine.com
Living room with amazing view, from homedit.com
Living room with amazing view, from homedit.com
Vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as picture windows, from homedit.com
Vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as picture windows, from homedit.com
Humble San Francisco kitchen-diner, from Architectural Digest.
Humble San Francisco kitchen-diner, from Architectural Digest.
Converted skijump studio, from AirBnB.com
Converted ski jump studio in Norway, from AirBnB.com

I am tempted to go and stay in this last one… See you in Oslo!