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Favorite Vacation House Style #7: American Farmhouse

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So we’ve traveled all around the world for my Favorite Vacation House Styles series but for the seventh and final style, we are sticking closer to home. I would call this one American Farmhouse and this house is one of the prettiest examples I’ve come across:

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Love the fabulous floor to ceiling shelves, ladder and wide plank floors:

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staircase painted red:

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the pretty, soft color palette:

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and all of the wood throughout the house in the architecture and furniture.

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This house is extremely well-designed but still very relaxed, as a farmhouse should be.

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This style is very country but one of attractions of a vacation house is to have the contrast to my everyday. So there you have it – my top seven Favorite Vacation House Styles. I hope you enjoyed the series! I have many others (I told you I’m obsessed!) so look for it to run again in the future.

I’m now back from Tokyo so we’ll shift out of vacation mode tomorrow and get back to decorating!

(Photos: Country Living)

 

Favorite Vacation House Style #6: African Beach

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For the sixth of my Favorite Vacation House Styles, we are traveling to East Africa.

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This is the Kiwayu Island Resort in Kenya and the laid-back bohemian atmosphere makes it the quintessential African beach house for me.

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Lots of outdoor lounging areas, hammocks, ocean views, and don’t even get me started on all the textiles!

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Don’t miss the seventh and last of my Favorite Vacation House Styles tomorrow!

(Photos: Kiwayu Island Resort)

***Addendum: This entire vacation house series was written and scheduled in advance. I just learned that a tragic event took place at the resort yesterday so please excuse the unfortunate timing.***

 

Favorite Vacation House Style #5: Greek Islands

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My fifth Favorite Vacation House Style comes from the Greek islands.

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I’ve been smitten with these historic whitewashed stone houses ever since my visit to Santorini which by the way, could very well be the most picturesque place on earth.

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I’m not sure which island this house is on but I’ll take it regardless!

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How sweet is this little outdoor space?

Five Favorite Vacation House Styles down, two more to go!

(Photos: Marie Claire Maison)

Favorite Vacation House Style #4: South African Coastal

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My next Favorite Vacation House Style can be found on the coasts of South Africa.

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There’s something very special about the light there. It’s one of the first things that struck me when I visited and that has stayed with me.

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It makes the white houses along its coasts even more brilliantly bright.

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I think this house is a great example of what I’m talking about.

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The neutral palette and all the natural elements are perfectly suited to the landscape.

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There’s a really beautiful, desolate quality to many of its beaches that’s also very special.

We’re half-way through my Favorite Vacation House Styles. Any guesses to what’s left on the list? I’ll see you Monday with number 5.

Have a great weekend!

(Photos: Journal de la Maison, November 2010)

Favorite Vacation House Style #3: Scandinavian Rustic

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As much as I talk about Scandinavian style around here, I don’t need to tell you how much I adore it. I think I usually show city dwellings but I’m completely charmed by their rustic summer houses too like this adorable cabin in Denmark.

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I love every single choice they made for this house and in fact, I think it may be one of my favorite houses of all time. So I’m adding it to the collection of Homes I Love too.

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So far my list has been pretty predictable but I bet you can’t guess what #4 is!

(Photos: Le Journal de la Maison, September 2011)