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Shall we kick off the weekend with a quick escape to the Balearic Islands to tour a colourful house on the island of Menorca? The moment I first saw his property on Eleni’s fab blog I instantly clicked over to look for flights to the Spanish isle. I’ve been to Menorca several times before (blogged here and here) and I think it’s such a special place. No surprise, then, that when I found flights for £80 I treated my fiancé and I to a little impromptu summer escape – I’m so excited! Anyhow, back to this stylish abode – isn’t it a beauty? I’m literally GaGa about the azure blue concrete flooring against the crisp white walls and the outdoor areas spell out the definition of relaxed summer style. In fact, the whole house feels as though it has balance: colour pops are foiled with natural materials that bring a tactile and organic vibe to the space. Colour has been used to introduce an element of surprise to the house without loosing the calming and refreshing feel that such a house needs to have to temper the hot climate. What inspires you about this house?

// Photography by Pablo Zuloaga for Elle Decor España via My Paradissi

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Let’s kick off the week with a trip to Mexico, shall we? I’ve found the perfect place for colour lovers to stay and it’c called, Casa Dos Chicos. Situated on a hill in the tropical town of Sayulita, overlooking the Pacific coastline of Mexico this colourful abode has 360 degree views, a private garden and 4 brightly coloured bedrooms. From purple and orange to yellow and more, each area of the home is decked out in stylishly chosen palettes that reflect the topical surroundings. The owners Patrizio & Mark furnished much of the property with furniture and textiles from local markets so the interior has an authentic Mexican feel. In fact, the colourful spirit of the property is evident from the outside, too – the peach and orange exterior perfectly set the tone for the interior. I love that the building is made up of two structures that are connected by a bridge 100m above sea level, it almost sounds like a luxury tree house, doesn’t it?! It may well be Monday morning but closing my eyes and escaping here for a few quite moments is a daydream of pure bliss. Have a wonderful week, friends!

// Photography by Bob Coscarelli via Design Tripper

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Fridays are the best, aren’t they?! I just love knowing that the weekend is stretched out ahead. Do you have any fun plans? I’m hoping to head to the cinema and have some home DIYs to complete for upcoming blog posts. Talking of home updates, remember the print of Lisbon I fell for a few weekends ago? Well, it arrived yesterday and once I slipped it into a frame I knew I had the perfect spot for it. This corner of my bedroom was calling out for a hit of colour and I think the colours go perfectly with the stripy bedding I bought last year, don’t you? I love that quick and affordable updates like this can bring a whole new perspective to a space. Plus, it’s easy to swap out the print for something new when I feel like ringing the changes! What do you think, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor