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Are you dreaming of a summer house? Formerly modest, wooden structures found in gardens or parks, nowadays they are well-designed spaces that can be used as your very own private getaway in all seasons. A garden summer house is an ideal place to sit down, relax, and indulge in some of your favourite hobbies and pastimes. It can be transformed into a studio for writing, painting, and crafting activities. Or otherwise, it can also be the ideal spot for some alone time or socialising with friends. The possibilities are endless. From a modest but quaint garden shelter to protect against rain and sun to a fully powered, insulated, and connected living space - there is something lavish and lucrative about a cosy summer house located in a garden.
Summer homes are meant to be stylish and relaxing. So, decorating to reflect your personality is the way to create that extra special space you’ll want to spend all your free time in. Light colour palettes, no-fuss furniture, and bright patterns are just a few elements top designers often rely on to craft an inviting summer home. Whether you’re after a country cottage feel, beach-inspired retreat, or an up-to-the-minute zen-den to escape to, these well-designed spaces will satisfy all your travel dreams and we’ve got lots of ideas and inspiration to help you on the way.
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Is there anything as stunning as a Scandinavian interior? If you strongly believe that there's beauty in simplicity, Scandinavian design is for you. Known for its minimal, ultra-functional, and connectivity to the outdoors, the appeal and possibility of Scandi decor have spread all over the world.
Scandinavian design doesn’t involve a whole lot of colour, though their clean lines and natural hues are ideal for those who appreciate a minimalist aesthetic. Opt for shades of grey, like Charcoal, natural textures, like burlap or jute, or muted hues, like a pale blue with grey undertones, when picking blankets or throws. Scandinavian decor incorporates lightweight furniture, boasting natural finishes, and flecked with colourful scandi accessories and pops of eclectic patterns. If you’re looking to brighten up a space without sacrificing the Scandinavian style, plants can do just the trick. Here is a selection of our favourite Persian and Oriental rugs that pair well with the scandi style:
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Do you dream of owning an idyllic and cosy log cabin? A log cabin is the ideal setting to stay close to nature and enjoy the rustic ambience - it often conjures up the serene scene of a cute timber pitched roof nestled on the side of a snow-capped mountain. These days you don’t need a return flight with Norwegian airlines to enjoy the idyllic sense of a woodland retreat. Once you’re hooked on the idea of an alpine lifestyle, then why not build your very own log cabin in your garden. With many styles to choose from, they make attractive and atmospheric hideaways giving you extra space for perhaps a home office, reading room, or even a man-cave.
When it comes to decorating your log cabin, opt for furnishings that give off warmth and comfort to complement the space. Not only does it enhance the aesthetic appeal, but it also sets the mood of the space - making it the perfect spot to snuggle indoors with a woodburning stove. It’s luxurious and rustic, beautifully crafted, and natural all at once.
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Do you spend your days flicking through pictures of amazing surf shacks on Pinterest? Surfer or not, you’ve probably found yourself enchanted at one time or another by the thought of a life lived near the water. The issue is, we spend most of our time in the middle of a busy city, and our surf shack dreams are probably not realistic right now.
Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. These homes often reflect the adventurousness of a life dominated by the waves and the tide - confidence, and resilience are common traits that dominate the design of their homes. They take risks with their design, they make choices to accommodate comfort, and nothing feels too polished. Glimpses of record collections, colourful home accessories, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives. It‘s not always about having everything picture perfect - it’s about having a home that expresses who you are and accommodates what you love doing.
A CHARMING ESCAPE
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When the sun is beaming, a garden summer house is a perfect solution to get some shade, especially when the sun is at its peak during midday. And while we may not be able to jet off to some faraway waterfront locale, we can still get in on the easy summertime living with the right decorating decisions.
Beautiful garden buildings are both practical and pretty, used by artists, gardeners, and crafters for all sorts of activities. Not only can a summer house add an interesting feature to your garden, but it can also give you a personalised place to sit back and relax in. It’s a good idea to pick timeless summer house décor to keep your space on-trend: Cushions, layered rugs, a snug armchair, or two and a small coffee table can make your summer house into the perfect outdoor living room. If you have more time and budget, why not think about introducing an outdoor bath? Rinsing off sand, salt or sweat feels so much more refreshing under the open sky. And the whole family will enjoy it.
Here is a selection of our Persian and Oriental rugs that would be the perfect addition to your charming summer house escape.
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