Hi friends! It’s been a hot second, but after nearly a month in Italy (did you follow along on Instagram??), I’m finally back stateside. Now I must admit it was never my intention to abandon the blog while I was traveling, but la dolce vita just kind of swept me away and I just couldn’t bring myself to sit down at a keyboard. This has been, in fact, the longest break I’ve taken in this site’s 12-year history. I definitely missed the blog and you – I have the innate need to share whatever cool thing I see when I see it – but the time away also gave me some great perspective, some amazing brainstorming time and ultimately clarity about how I want this space to be unique and truly helpful moving forward. More to come on that later this week, but for now, I’m diving back into my design to-do list, which is actually quite long. I am committed to completing our house by summer’s end but there’s still a ton of work to be done there. And since I’m a glutton for design overload, we’ve also decided to completely redo our yard this summer and construction starts in a just a few short weeks. I’ll be diving into that project on the site later this week as well.

But since it is an extra long lazy weekend and only 72 hours ago I was still strolling the streets of Rome, I’m going to maintain vacation vibes today. While this home tour is not from Italy (it is actually located in Spain), it feels cool and relaxed. But its details- classic pieces of furniture and beautiful art – elevate everything. Take a look and see what I mean.

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Home to art director Gabriel Escámez, the house features the architectural style of the 1970s but is furnished with timeless vintage pieces by European designers that date from the ’40s through the ’60s.

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The rough edge striation on the marble kitchen island creates unexpected texture.

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Much of the furnishes are made with plaster, while woven elements (like classic Pierre Jeanneret chairs!) really inject that vacay feel and the tonal color palette is incredibly soothing.

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I firmly believe all homes should come with built-in sofas now.

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Design classics like a Cesta lamp mix perfectly with a vintage headboard and Zara Home bedding, as yet another reminder that you can combine styles and price points to great effect.

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Is this the most child-friendly, family home? Probably not. But I’ll happily daydream about whiling away the rest of summer’s long afternoons here. Because summer is for dreamers.

If you want to keep on daydreaming, hit up our home tour archive HERE.

photography by pablo zamora for AD Spain

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