Ah.. this home in Finland is a stunner! The log house by Honkarakenne is designed by Jonna Kivilahti for a young couple and I think it’s absolutely perfect. The wooden plank walls give the home a slight cabin feel (but in a very modern way). The home is packed with Scandinavian design and the black elements give the home a cool touch. I love the combination of the grey floor, wooden wallls and cozy fabrics. It’s a combination that works so well don’t you think?
The home of Buffy Birrittella might be the perfect example of a true ‘winter home’. Buffy Birrittella – who works with Ralph Lauren – fell in love with Utah in the 70s while working on The Great Gatsby. She bought a small cottage and she started embracing the country lifestyle. After 20 years she had to move to a bigger home due to her growing collection of old objects rugs, baskets and pottery made by the Navajo people. Buffy’s wooden home breathes coziness. The wooden home is decorated with beautiful colorful fabrics and interesting artistic objects. I would love to walk from room to room and explore everything this house has to offer.
As an architecture lover I always look forward to seeing the British tv-show Grand Designs. For those who do not know, Grand Designs is a tv-show that follows people who are building their dream home. Earlier this month they featured the project of furniture designers Tom and Danielle Raffield who were going to built an extension to their small gamekeeper’s lodge in Cornwall. Tom and Danielle use steam-bent timber in their furniture designs and wanted to apply the same technique to their home. The result is absolutely stunning so I couldn’t wait to share this with you. I truly love the combination of the old gamekeeper’s lodge with the new timber home and the attention to detail is just superb!
A cabin with a view over the Italian alps, who doesn’t want that? This mountain cabin was designed by Alfredo Vanotti and is completely made out of concrete and wood (always a good combination) with a beautiful stone façade. You won’t find any unnecessary decorational items in this cabin but with a view over the Italian alps you really don’t need it!