Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday's Best: Home & Garden Edition

This week I found myself pouring over the NYT style section, while their homes section pretty much always features insanely expensive properties, furniture etc., I still like perusing it and daydreaming about living in one of those fantasy homes. And maybe, since this past Thursday I moved to a new place I was specially motivated to look for decorating inspiration. So this Sunday enjoy some gorgeous homes and gardens!

- I kind of have a love affair with Buenos Aires, even though I have never been! It just seems to have all the things I love: wonderful food, even better wine, passion (hello tango!) and a rich history, yet it lacks that stuffy quality of older European capitals. This house in B.A is pretty much a dream come true... the owners renovated the place, which had been uninhabited for a decade, yet kept many of it's old elements.... Oooh, and that staircase!


-If a contemporary look is more your style, this bright and airy home in Quito, Ecuador, might be the perfect spot. I love how much light comes into the home and how, although decorated in a modern style, it is still feels welcoming thanks to the rich colors and beautiful touches such as flowers, and lots of photographs throughout the house.


- A post about fantasy homes and locations, could not be complete without mentioning a chic Parisian apartment and this renovated 17th century apartment in the Left Bank near the Saint Germain des PrĂ©s quarter, "famous for its intellectual and cultural history as well as its bistros, cafes, bookshops and galleries" is quintessentially Parisian-chic with a wonderful mix of comfort and modernity.


-Although Iceland does not instantly pop into my head when pondering home locations, the fantastic views and interesting architectural elements of this water-front town house have me thinking otherwise! It would be the perfect snowy-retreat, no?


- Lastly, for the garden portion of this post, I just had to share this most amazing roof-top garden. It just looks like the most magical, secret garden, right?


Do any of these places seem like an ideal home to you? Are you more drawn to classic decor, modern, country chic... or something else?

xoxo,
Pilar

15 comments:

  1. Hi Pilar! I would love to live in any of these homes! They're so dreamy! The first house is my favorite and the staircase is so romantic...I always think staircases are romantic..can you imagine wearing a flowy evening gown and coming down on the steps slowly while your love gaze at you adoringly? lol..but anyway, that roof top garden is so cool! I would love to spend all my days there if I have one! xxoxooo

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  2. Gorgeous. I love the ceiling in the first shot.

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  3. love the ceiling in the 5ht shot - and I probably need a waterfall in my backyard

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  4. I LOVE the style section! I was eyeing that French apt. on sale too. I like a mix of styles but the staircase in Buenos Aires calls my name!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  5. I love the Buenos Aries one! So beautiful!

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  6. WOW!! I love that Iceland place and that view is amazing:) Have a lovely Monday, sweetie
    Kisses

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  7. @ Fashion Capuccino, yes those stairs definitely bring romance and high drama to my mind too!

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  8. that garden is SO magical - i can't believe it's on a rooftop!

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  9. amazing amazing amazing. dreaming of these homes!

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  10. These homes are absolutely amazing!! And I totally agree about the obsession with Argentina - the other night I was watching international house hunters on Hulu and they were looking at some Buenos Aires apartments... I want to live there!!

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  11. Wow, that Paris apartment and those last two garden shots are absolutely blowing my mind right now. I need an escape!! Great post.

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  12. Great picks! The ceiling in the first photo is amazing!!

    Juliet xxx

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  13. Looks wonderful... (it could be that I already commented - but don't know if it worked out! =))

    Vicky
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  14. all of these amazing places has me dreaming of my new flat...which definitely won't be as ridiculously awesome as these!

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  15. Love all those pieces! Great!

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