June 16, 2016
Summer is here friends, and the travel bug has got us looking for our next inspiration trip. Where are you headed this summer? In need of a place to stay? In our own research we have stumbled across some fabulous AirBnB’s and whether it’s the beach calling you, the mountains or the city. We got you covered.
Take a look and book, folks. Happy Summer everyone!!!
Check out the amazing architecture of this home. If your lucky enough to book this place, we promise you will be inspired by the angled walls and clean interiors. Close to the markets and yes, Amsterdam. Sounds perfect to us, right?
Carlsbad, California. TheBeach BungalowGood Vibes
This is our home town!!! We are in love with this beach front bungalow. And yes, you guessed it, good vibes + hip and modern interiors. Comes say hi to the sisters and book this cute bungalow!
This gated house with private pool, will allow you to relax all summer long. Let us warn you, you must appreciate the seashell. This house inside and out resembles one big shell. Maybe we’ll take up selling seashells, by the seashore.
By far our best interior design award goes to, this lil A-frame vacation rental. If you never leave the house, that’s OK!
This loft is located in the oldest part of town and only minutes from the beach. The funky vibes and gracious host, will have you coming back the following year, for sure!
Now, go and travel, our little Wanderlust-ers (is that a word?) The world is calling.
Love, the Sisters
September 29, 2015
Villa Simona is one of the older villas in Canggu, Bali. A classic villa with beautiful bones and amazing grounds but one that had begun to decline over the years. It needed brightening and a shift towards a look more modern but still maintaining that classic Bali look and feel that reminds you of times past. The floors, the columns and all of the furniture were a dark wood so our first piece of business was to replace the floors with a cream acid washed marble, strip the wood down to it’s natural color and install new furniture and decor. Though we did use some of the existing teak furniture we had a specialist come in to refinish all of it to bring it back to that beautiful, natural color.
We painted all of the interior and exterior walls a warm white to freshen it up and replaced the roofs with wood shingles that go grey over a few months adding a nice neutral look. From there we decided to infuse each of the 5 bedrooms with a different color scheme. The master bedroom became a black and white venture mixed with outer Indonesian island textiles, black and white photography and primitive decor. The other rooms were a mix of modern and Bali ethnic using blues, greens and reds. The overall look and feel of the villa is tropical chic using classic colonial style furniture, lot’s of rattan and pops of black and white mixed with more tropical colors.
We had approx 3 months to complete this villa and prepare for the rental market in Bali, which is a competitive one. It was a tight deadline and as usual we were thrown a few curve balls but we managed to work through it. In the end the villa is now a fresh and bright villa with fun pops of color and both modern and traditional elements. It’s an old villa brought back to life and ready to be lived in again.
On your next visit to Bali you should come stay! Check it out at Elite Havens, Simona Oasis Villa.
Love, the Sisters