Friday, 30 April 2010

Rustic House in Spain

Friday takes us to Málaga in Spain to have a look at this 50 m2 guest house which belongs to an English family. Arches, beams, iron cast doors and lots of wood give it a warm rustic feel. Wouldn't mind being a guest here at all! And, if this is just the guest house then I'd love to see the main house as well!
Have a great weekend and I'll be here with you tomorrow.


I'm linking up this post at Leah's Toot Your Horn party. As always, thanks for hosting Leah!

All images from Casa Diez.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

White House in England

Good morning dear readers. I couldn't resist posting pictures of another house featured on 1st-option. This London based firm has a number of properties prepared for the filming industry. The previous post is here.
This house is called Lavender Grove. Enjoy!











All images from here.
I have linked this post over at Jerri's Simply Sweet Home Gay's It's a Hodgepodge Life and Jessica's Thehillsarelivin blogs. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Georgia O’Keeffe's Ghost Ranch

Many of you must have heard of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, she was a major figure in American art from the 1920s. She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes.

he artist’s house at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico is where she spent each summer and fall of most of the last 40 years of her long and prolific life. (She died in 1986 at the age of 98.). Some years ago it was restored to its original 1940s appearance, based on photographs from the period.
Adobe fireplaces and walls, and the viga-and-latilla ceilings typical of New Mexican adobe-style architecture, endow the house with a welcoming, earthy intimacy.

“To me it is the best place in the world,” O’Keeffe (at 94) said of Ghost Ranch. “It has always been secluded and solitary. When I first went there, it was only one house with one room—which had a ghost living in it.”

O’Keeffe would climb the ladder to the roof, where she often slept.

The kitchen and breakfast room feature viga-and-latilla ceilings and windows that open onto the high-desert landscape.

As elsewhere in the house, rocks, shells and bones collected by the artist on her walks line shelves in the dining room. Chinese chairs surround the plain plywood table. The simple, U-shaped adobe structure was built in the 1930s; it now sits on approximately 12 acres.

From the breakfast room, O’Keeffe could look north to the pump house.

Her Untitled (Red and Yellow Cliffs) dates from 1940, the year she bought the property. It pictures the view from her window.

The studio at Ghost Ranch remained an austere space with few furnishings. “I thought the ranch would be good for me because nothing can grow here and I wouldn’t be able to use up my time gardening,” she said.

The Le Corbusier–style lounge chair in the studio is original to the house.

The house, with Cerro Pedernal in the distance.

All images and information from Architectural Digest.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Beach House in Australia

Good morning everyone. Let me take you to Australia to have a look at this summer house. With neutral-coloured interiors it is decorated with a mix of styles from around the world to create a relaxed ambience.

Walls built with local river stones and pre-made caged wires are effective windbreaks. Rustic table and benches under the shade of an interesting canopy made with cane and a metal frame on wheels.

A distressed tin tabletop.

Unusual coffee table with storage space inside.

Raffia flooring is hard wearing and practical.

Beech floorboards are painted in a lime wash and a polyurethane finish.

The bathroom is classic and understated yet feels luxurious and inviting - pine benches and a handcrafted zinc vanity will gain a rustic appearance over time.

Photographer: Brian Culy
Styling: Georgi Waddy

All images from notebookmagazine.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Beautiful Residence in Argentina

Sunday morning, so peaceful here. I'd like to show you this lovely house in San Miguel del Monte, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's called El Rocío which means "dew". Magnificent centenary trees surround this house. Come and enjoy with me.
See the small round mate on the table right behind the silver knives? I have one just like it! We drink our typical Argentine beverage (mate) from it with a bombilla which is a metal straw with small holes at the end that act as a colander so that the little yerba leaves don't go through as you drink. Love my mate.
Polo playing right behind the house.

Hope you enjoyed this tour! Have a great Sunday!
All images from here.

Thanking Leah from A Silly Little Sparrow blog and Melissa at The Inspired Room for hosting these blog parties!