URBAN HOME SALE

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Urban Outfitters is having an awesome home sale right now. Tons of their home products are up to 40% off. If we weren’t in the middle of trying to buy a home, I would be all over some of these items. Here are a few things that have been sitting on my wishlist and are taking some serious restraint not to buy before we move.

Overall, it’s a pretty warm palette but these pieces are functional and straight up beautiful. I mean deep blue velvet with gold hardware, that is a dream.

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RENOVATED GOTLAND SUMMER HOME

Before we get to the renovated Gotland summer home, a bit about my admiration for Sweden.

As a teenager I was able to spend a summer traveling the Southern part of Sweden with one of my best friends. Diana is the niece of my first au pair and lived with us for my freshman year of high school. Once the school year was over we travelled to her hometown of Falkenberg, Sweden, continuing on to Goteberg, Baståd, and Halmstad. Diana and I traveled around the South West of the country visiting family and friends. Long walks through the woods, mornings jumping in the water, exploring city life. We shopped, ate delicious food, dyed my hair brown (a story for another time), and spent nights talking into the early morning. It was a trip that opened my eyes to the vastness of the world. As a result,Scandinavia will always hold a very special place it my heart.

We were never able to make it to the East Island of Gotland or as far North as Stokholm, but what I was able to explore proved to be unforgettable. I’ve always dreamed of going back to summer by the sea, enjoying public transportation, bonfires in the woods, and exploring the history and architecture. This plan works well having an architect as a husband, so I often find myself looking through homes scattered around the country, planning our future trip.

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 SOUTHERN GOTLAND, SWEDEN

A beautifully renovated 1770’s country home on the Island of Gotland is the perfect display of Scandinavian minimalism. Retaining the rich history, while opening the home up with natural exposed elements and modern touches.  The result is a dreamy space filled with a mixture of old and new. A simple fireplace, a couch dusted with linens, windows for natural lighting, rustic and modern combine to create this stunning home. Steps from the shore, a summer would be very well spent in this Scandinavian abode. I can picture the kids running around while mom and dad sip their morning coffee. Walks to town, evenings spent chasing the late evening sun. Enjoy these incredible photos of the property.

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

HOBURGSGUBBEN ROAD 21 GOTLAND ON EMILY ALDER

Now I just have to convince the owners to let us move in. Wish me luck.

Photographs by Emma Jonsson Dysell for Fasntastic Frank

BEACHFRONT IN SOUTH AFRICA

Are you ready? Today’s home feature is crazy beautiful. Even better than the 2001 feature film and my teen self LOVED that one. On a serious note, this home is a work of art.

Located on the West Coast of South Africa, the design boasts an open floor plan with clean minimalism while embracing the natural elements of the Cape. Combining my two favorite materials, stark whites with warm woods. The open space connecting the dining area, kitchen, and living space allows for family time and easy entertaining.

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beachfront-in-south-africa-on-emilyalder-6-outdoorI mean. All that white and doors opening to the sea. What a dream. I love that with all the openings you can see straight through the home, almost as if it is and invitation to both the home and the sea.

For more information and pictures check out Bureaux Home + Lifestyle feature Blue Lagoon.

Photos by Warren Heath for Bureaux