Summer Style: Palm Springs meets Spain

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{The living room features a vintage sunburst mirror purchased in San Francisco, a sofa and rug from West Elm, along with several pieces from eBay. How many shelter magazines do you know that publish homes filled with inexpensive, attainable items?}

While in Barcelona, I made sure to pick up a few Spanish design magazines. My favorite is AD España, which in my honest opinion is much more fresh and inspiring than the American version of Architectural Digest. One of my favorite features in the July/August issue was this cheery summer house belonging to a couple from London. The wife is Spanish and the husband is American. They decided to buy a summer home near her hometown of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and wanted it to be the antithesis of their home in London. They painted the walls and floors bright white and filled the home with bold colors and patterns. The result is what they describe as “happy chic”, a la Jonathan Adler.

ad espana4 {The living room and dining room are one large, shared space, which is perfect for entertaining at the beach.}

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{The living room features several patterns. The tray on the side table is by Svenskt Tenn, while the leopard print pillows are from Pierre Frey, and the Octopus pillow is from Thomas Paul.}

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{The Master Bedroom features crisp, classic linens, another Thomas Paul Pillow, a rug from IKEA, chair from Habitat, nightstand by Lloyd Pearson, a silver and glass lamp by Paloma and Juan Garrido, and a classic Slim Aarons photograph.}

ad espana2 {I love the colors in this room. You all know how much I love patterns. I would probably be afraid that this would be too much in my own home, but I think it works well with the white walls and floors. It might be too much for everyday, but it’s perfect for the beach. What do you think?

The canopy bed was custom-made, trellis sheets and bird pillow from Zara Home, end table and chair from eBay.}

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{This guest bedroom features the same style bed as the previous one. They both have pendant lights by Tom Dixon as well. This room features sheets from Pottery Barn and some really interesting little tables purchased on eBay.}

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{The black and white palette in the bathroom feels very clean and soothing. The lighting is all from IKEA, the countertop was custom-made, the chair is from Liberty and features a cushion upholstered in fabric by Diane von Furstenberg. This couple definitely has a favorite style of chair, don’t they?}


All Images Scanned by me from the July/August 2010 issue of AD España

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