This eclectic apartment spotted on Mi Casa, is chalk full of native decoration with a very youthful and dynamic style, centrally located in the heart of Madrid, Spain. Owned by a young modern couple, the home has been decorated with a rich mix of textures between the exposed brick on the walls to the wooden flooring and area rugs dispersed around to delineate spaces. Attention to detail has been carefully observed, with decorative accessories and personal items scattered throughout, adding character to this small apartment. The couple’s lifestyle made them long for a living environment that would be perfect for entertaining family and friends. A simple renovation made this possible, with an open plan kitchen and living room, as well an eclectic dining room and full work area. Two large windows decorated with almost transparent window treatments promotes integration with the outdoors and diffuses natural light into the space. The private areas of the home are situated at the opposing end of the home, with access to a courtyard that provides light with noise. The bedroom is a soothing and quite atmosphere to relax and unwind after a long day, decorated with a white base and warm touches of wood and colorful details that bring in depth of color.
This house is currently available for rent from here.
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Fulton Studio is a beautifully decorated one bedroom, one bathroom vacation rental property that is ideally located in the historic downtown district of New York. The studio space features white washed walls and ceilings and polished alabaster flooring, making the space feel bright and airy. Eclectic art decorates the space punctuated with rustic touches such as antlers perched amongst collections of white porcelain, rough-hewn wooden tables and silky white cowhide rugs. When you enter the studio, the kitchen is the first thing you see, with black granite countertops and obsidian cabinetry. Just beyond is the dining area, opening to a luminous living space and continuing on from there is the sleeping quarters. A cozy wooden dining table is perfect for entertaining, seating eight. An elegant sofa in the the living area sits in a perfect seating arrangement opposite two comfortable beige armchairs. There is also a flat screen television tucked adjacent to the coffee table for your viewing pleasure. A simple writing desk can serve as a space for working on your laptop or planning your vacation sight seeing adventures. Behind the sofa is a woven rug that delineates the living area from the sleeping area, where a queen bed and antique furnishings decorate the space. A beautiful bathroom completes the studio space, with everything you could possibly need to complete your vacation.
Beautiful interior styling, cozy and chic all rolled into one…what do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts, is this a vacation home that you could spend some time in?
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Villa Kinara is a thatched roof luxury home that is available as a vacation rental, surrounded by lush vegetation and cozy outdoor living spaces in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. The property offers a variety of amenities and plenty of indoor/outdoor living space with six bedrooms and six bathrooms, all en-suite. This is the perfect place to travel to with family or friends, Seminayk is a top destination with top notch restaurants, plenty of shopping, spas, interesting culture and gorgeous beaches and landscape. The spacious open-sided living area offers plenty of room for entertaining, to relax and watch a movie, enjoy a glass of wine or play a game of pool. This space is decorated with modern furnishings, a neutral color palette with pops of color and teakwood throughout. The open concept space flows into the dining area, with a custom teak table, then into the open kitchen, one of two situated on the property.
To stay at this luscious retreat, rates run from $1,050 – $1,895 per night, with a maximum of 12 guests, from here.
The back terrace offers multiple sun loungers and a sumptuous swimming pool to enjoy a refreshing dip and the surrounding tropical environment. There are also terraces that offer shade with stylish outdoor furnishings to kick back and enjoy your tropical vacation. There are additional amenities to help you enjoy your stay, such as a chef, housekeeper and even a security guard. We think this would be an incredible place to stay, what do you think?
Clink Wharf is a fabulous vacation home with open plan living to your hearts content, located in London Bridge, South-East London, London, England, United Kingdom. Your host is a theater designer, helping to lend some intriguing visual effects throughout the interiors of the home. The building was once a pineapple warehouse, whose historic effects have been beautifully preserved. The home offers a spacious living area with a welcoming white linen sofa, perfect for hanging out. The living area is visually separated from the rest of the spaces by a checkerboard rug. Off the living room are double doors leading out to a cozy balcony with views over the Thames River. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining, open and airy with a spacious island, perfect for cooking. There is also an office space with book-lined shelves and a sofa bed, which can be closed off from the rest of the home with rotating glass panels. There are two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. This is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting London, it offers plenty of amenities and is found in an ideal location on the South Bank.
To stay here, rates range from $300 – $600 per night with a minimum two night stay, from here.
Wood floors and exposed brick walls, with the exception of the private areas, which offers raw concrete and stone flooring, define this historic home.
Amazing Grace is a stunning vacation rental designed with classic elegance of a West Indies plantation manor, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean. Situated on Providenciales, a small island as part of one of Turks and Caicos Islands, this five bedroom home has access to a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach. This is the perfect retreat for either a romantic getaway or a fun family escape from the daily grind.
This picturesque retreat offers meticulously landscaped gardens and a wonderful 50 foot swimming pool to spend the day splashing around in. If the pool is not your thing, this heavenly escape also offers a 100 foot dock to hop on a kayak. At dusk, memorable sunsets are a treat to enjoy every evening, while lounging on the pool terrace on designer furnishings. The property features a custom lighting system with a magical glow that casts on the gardens, making evening entertaining thorougly enjoyable. An al fresco dining table will help you enjoy starlight dinners with a glass of wine.
To stay at this fabulous five bedroom, five-and-a-half bath retreat, rates run from $4,000 – $8,500 per night, from here.
With arched French doors throughout this plantation home, natural light and fresh coastal breezes meander into the interiors. Plush contemporary furnishings grace the interiors, with natural infusions of dark wood and exposed beams reminiscint of a tropical setting. An open and airy living room with an adjacent elegant dining room offer view out to the ocean. A media room will allow you to curl up and relax with your favorite movies with a high-end home theater system. The chef’s kitchens offers natural stone surfaces and custom hardwood cabinets, making it very enjoyable to cook and entertain in. There is also a private chef, butler and even a housekeeper that can make your stay even more relaxing and stress free.
Each of the five sensational bedrooms seems to encapsulate the warmth and spirit of Turks and Caicos. A spacious master suite opens on both sides to the upper level veranda. There are his and hers en-suites with double vanities and luxurious showers that opens up to the outdoors. The additional guest bedrooms also showcase their own heavenly en-suites and jaw-dropping views.
Blue Dog Beach House is a luxury pet friendly holiday house designed by Aboda Design Group, overlooking the sand and waves of Castaways Beach, Noosa, Australia. This holiday retreat is described as, “relaxed Nantucket meets Noosa in style.” This is a pet friendly holiday house inspired by the relaxed feel of summer homes of New England mixed with the best of contemporary Queensland beach house design. Surround yourself with 180 degree ocean views, watching the waves crash from the negative edge pool.
Rates from $700 per night. Accommodation is available for up to ten guests (maximum 6 adults). Minimum stay 5 nights – shorter stays considered when calendar gaps exist, from here.
Blue Dog Luxury Beach House overlooks beautiful Castaways Beach, which is a dog friendly beach. Just step out of the back gate and you are on your way to the tranquil beach minus the crowds. You are just moments away from the action of Hastings Street, Noosa. This fabulous home was in a feature spread in Queensland Homes Magazine 2015.
Features of this beach home includes: a crisp coastal palette of white, soft grey, turquoise and aqua, expanses of glass and glass louvres overlooking the ocean, wide board limewashed French Oak and limestone floors and Newport stone interior and external feature walls.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comprise the private spaces of this modern beach house. The master suite and two additonal bedrooms with queen size beds occupy the upper level, while the fourth “sleepover bedroom” is set on the lower level. A soft and balanced palette of white, soft grey, aqua and turquoise mimic the surrounding landscape, integrating the interiors with the mesmerizing outdoors.
Photos: Paul Smith
An unforgettable escape, the luxury Siam Villa was designed by Thai designer Eggarat Wongcharit, at the Iniala Beach House resort in Phuket, Thailand. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, the five-acre property comprises three villas (each with three suites), and one spectacular penthouse suite.
The $22,750 starting rate for a sybaritic one-week stay in a three-suite villa—with plenty of room for three couples or a family—offers much in return, not least your own private spa and a full staff that includes a driver, a butler, and a chef.
Description from the architects: The residence is a masterpiece of design fusing traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms. World-renowned designers of the villas include The Campana Brothers of Brazil, A-cero from Spain, Joseph Walsh of Ireland, Mark Brazier-Jones of New Zealand, Graham Lamb from Britain and Thailand’s Eggarat Wongcharit. Every bedroom and living space is completely different. The Beach House has 10 bedrooms spread over 3 individual villas and a spectacular Penthouse. Every bedroom and living space is startlingly different; a unique expression from the masters of contemporary design from all around the world.
Villa Siam is designed by Eggarat Wongcharit and is a maximalist fantasy inspired by Thai culture and Buddhism; includes beds and sofas suspended from the ceiling by wicker bamboo. The villa’s own spa is located within an ancient golden Thai bell, with Buddhist teachings translated into English inscribed in the walls. Eggarat Wongcharit’s extraordinary creations use a modern take on traditional Thai craftsmen’s techniques. Intricate wickerwork and glass mosaics grace his eclectic and daring rooms of the villa, and his work is unique and original.
Common areas: inspired by nearby Phang Nga Bay, all of the furniture is Thai as well as the artwork, and a collage of small pictures of Buddha are “protected” by being wrapped in a crochet hanging on the wall. The room pays a tribute to the sacred Buddha with three large illuminated images on the wall behind hanging white sofas covered with mother of pearl. A wrapped pagoda with traditional Thai weaving expanding over it onto the ceiling ties the room’s contemporary lines and Thai roots seamlessly together, and the weaving incorporates an elaborate dream catcher facing down upon guests as they walk in. A dining table seats up to six, with the backdrop of eclectic and playful waving cats.
Beyond the living room is perhaps the most breathtaking part of Villa Siam – The Spa. A golden dome inscribed with Buddhist teachings translated into English, and hand cut mirrors in the shower and toilet areas are placed in a traditional Thai technique commonly used in the building of temples. This Spa also has a traditional Thai steam room and is inspired by a temple in the mountains of northern Thailand.
Lotus Suite: Inspired by the symbolism of the Lotus flower
This mystical suite is aptly named for the lotus pads splashed on the ceiling over the bed, very Thai in style and with much symbolism. In Buddhist teachings, whatever is on top of water is said to be elevated. The lily pads over the bed are inverted so that while the guest sleeps, their spirit is elevated in their dreams. Another mother of pearl suspended sofa accompanies the bed. In the bathroom, a Thai graphic designer was commissioned to create a lotus fish on a large piece of resin.
The complementary Siamese Suites (two bedrooms) are absolute beachfront and serve as each other’s ying to yang. The symmetry of the rooms are opposite using white and natural wood, and the suites have cocoon beds with the traditional Thai weaving technique used with bamboo, giving the rooms a fresh scent. Each room also has outdoor jungle showers, the walls covered with vibrant green plant simulations.
Photos: Courtesy of Iniala Beach House
The Bella Vita Villa is a contemporary oceanfront retreat integrating indoor / outdoor living, designed by Prototype Design Lab, located in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The villa explores lightness, filtering natural breezes, layers of transparency and integrating indoor / outdoor spaces within dynamic patterns of light and shadow, providing a simple frame within which a contemporary sustainable lifestyle can unfold.
Description from the architects: The beachfront facade is almost entirely sliding glass openings to maximize on the view, natural light andfresh breeze of the ocean. The villa is wrapped on the top and bottom by solid concrete bands which extend along the sides of the house to become the solid entrance facade.
The entrance evokes a fortress-like grandeur, into which a masterfully crafted, poured-in place concrete frame successively recedes toward an door of a more intimate human scale. This drama is counterbalanced by the old-world beauty of an original, hand-carved wood door, reclaimed and imported from India. Lighting helps nighttime visitors appreciate the full effect of the majestic doorway, with its receding concrete panels.
The layering continues in the foyer with a custom lace patterned grand staircase cantilevered off of a board-form concrete wall.The connection between the expansive deck, LED-lit negative-edge pool, and living spaces is dynamicand direct.
At the heart of the house, an expansive great room is an entertainer’s dream, featuring 30-foot ceilings, a large chef’s kitchen and a twosided indoor-outdoor fireplace above which sunlight is filtered through the custom laser-cut chimney pattern. The secluded white beach is a focal point with which almost every room in the villa enjoys a connection.
Let there be lightness: sunlight streams through the open beachside facade, filtering through the custom cut-steel fireplace to create patterned shadows within. By night, its illuminated column serves as a beacon when viewed form the beach.
The grand staircase lives up to its name. The drama is created using laser-cut steel panels designed by the architect, fabricated in Toronto, and then shipped to the island along with reclaimed heavy-timber beams for the stairs.
The villa’s bathrooms incorporate floating fixtures of glass and chrome played against black Brazilian slate walls and floors.
Lower-level beachfront bedrooms have the added benefit of direct access to the deck and pool areas.
Photos: Eugen Sakhnenko / A-Frame
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