The Best White House With Pool

With its stunning pool and impeccable style, The Sotogrande House is fit for a celebrity. The credit for its design goes to Spanish architectural firm A-cero. The design is fresh and exciting and you can’t stop but admire how serene the whole home looks. White dominates throughout and except for this minor(?) challenge of keeping it that way we really can’t find anything else to crib about this fabulous home.

a large riad in marrakech

Moroccan riads are always a great source of inspiration. Ryad Sharai is one of the biggest riads in Marrakech. It is hidden behind a weather-beaten door in a narrow street in the Bab Tharzout quarter. A riad is a house with a patio and this gorgeous riad has quite a large patio. It has seven bedrooms, all situated around the patio and the pool. Behind the labyrinth of rooms there is a staircase leading to the terraces. From there you have a magnificent view of the city and the Atlas mountains. The cosy cushions make this place very inviting!

(images by Verne)

Colorful Punctuation

This cheerful home design, rendered by Denis Khramov, is littered with colorful hits throughout its pure white decor. Carefully placed base notes of black ground the airy scheme whilst still keeping the overall look refreshing and youthful.

 Large edgy artwork adorns the gallery white walls, picking up on the homes colorful accessories, such as an extensive book collection and a rainbow of scatter cushions on the sofa. 

 Storage is kept sleek, fitted right within the walls or kept at a low level so as not to complicate the relaxed flow of the living space. By keeping the furniture silhouettes simple and secondary, the bright color story is allowed to maintain it’s impact and primary status.

 The tableware has been carefully selected in the same blonde wood tones as the timber flooring throughout the apartment, rather than in the obvious riot of color found in the other accessories; this subtle decision is one that prevents the cheerful hues from appearing cluttered or childlike. Similarly, the artichoke light fitting over the dining table has been chosen for it’s texture rather than a color pop, so that it becomes something that your eye will eventually wander over rather than be distracted by. 


A Stylish Cottage

Located on the north coast of Zealand, Denmark, this small cottage started life as a Jeppesen-house of 35 square meters. Current owners architect Per Buchardt and stylist and artist Nicoline Olsen have since added an additional 55 square meters to the original design by Emil Jeppesen — plus a collection of home-built and vintage furniture, colourful art and accessories.


More here on Bolig.
(photography by martin dyrløv)

At Home With Georgia O’Keeffe

Architectural Digest recently marked what would have been Georgia O’Keeffe’s 125th birthday with a look back at the artist’s Abiquiu, New Mexico home and studio, originally featured in their July 1981 issue. It’s easy to see why she found her surroundings so inspiring — that landscape is epic.


Read the article and see more photos here.
(photography by mary e. nichols)

Blue Sky and Sea

This idyllic house in Cadaqués, a pretty town on the Costa Brava with stunning views of the sea, is the summer retreat of Yves and Marie, who each year leave their busy lives in Toulouse, France, and spend their time here in rustic simplicity and peaceful contemplation of the spectacular scenery. Their home, designed by the Catalan architect José Luis Aloso Eijo, is essentially two large glassed in white cubes — one for the children’s and guest rooms, the other the living room and master bedroom. A patio joins the two spaces, and the use of simple natural materials and clever sliding walls keeps things airy and relaxed. Beautiful and magical.


More here on Marie Claire Maison.
(photography by christophe dugied)