It’s Beginning to look a lot like…SUMMER, European-style!

I came across some wonderful light-filled summer retreats at Dittaglihomedecor.com, an Italian interior design site that is exquisite. I love the vibrant colors used on this balcony at Villa Fabrica in Santorini, Greece. Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea.

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I also love the simplicity in design with the stucco white, elegant yet plain table and chairs and a simple olive tree. Really emphasizes the beautiful surroundings beyond.

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The same simple table and chairs can be used inside. Using a wooden picnic table (as of knock off of this idea) would have the same impact, adding a twist to your summer décor. Here, the table paired with a vase of olive branches really emphasizes an ocean front Greek island freshness. I’ll definitely have to knock off the olive branches in a vase! Would work well with eucalyptus branches as well.

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I am crazy about the natural light effects at this summer home in Fermentera, Spain (below). It is one of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The lattice roof (made from bamboo) allows the beautiful summer sun to shine through yet also provides an adequate amount of shade. I also adore the overall natural ethos that ties into the surrounding beachy landscape. I’m definitely going to knock off the hat rack made from a log base and branches.formenteraSpain

Wicker baskets, untreated wood  and white linens in various rooms accentuate the rustic and natural setting of this island paradise.

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From micasrevista.com, eclectic European charm is accentuated in unique summer homes (below)

Fresh and simple in Mallorca, Spain.

Fresh and simple in Mallorca, Spain.

White slipcovers and fresh citric colors reflect the outdoor natural elements in Mallorca, Spain.

White slipcovers and fresh citric colors reflect the outdoor natural elements in Mallorca, Spain.

 

A natural and cool kitchen that emphasizes a summer freshness in Mallorca, Spain.

A natural and cool kitchen that emphasizes a summer freshness in Mallorca, Spain.

 

Outside patio in Formentera,, Spain from Micasarevista.com

Outside patio in Formentera,, Spain from Micasarevista.com