9 Summer Homes We’re Dreaming Of
There’s no denying it. Winter is here and it will be for a while. We love the snow and crisp air, but we miss afternoons spent out in the sunshine, sans coat, scarf, hat, and gloves. In need of some major warm-weather inspiration, we collected some of our favorite summer homes to get us through the cold days ahead. Keep scrolling to see our picks, and remember: Summer will be here before you know it.
Modern lines meet traditional Spanish-style architecture in this gorgeous abode. We love the oversize windows, simple unadorned exterior, and huge trees framing the patio. Perfect for lazy summer days by the pool.
The remote, mountainous region of Extremadura, bordering Portugal is a charming location for this stunning manse. We love the mix of brick and stone coupled with contemporary and bohemian furniture. When combined, these elements make the space feel layered, collected, and worldly.
Soft blush walls, wide-plank floors, and a perfectly pitched ceiling all work to create the quintessential island escape. Comfortable and casual directors’ chairs keep things easy-breezy while the pair of round mirrors sets a balanced, slightly formal tone.
A bold, striped ceiling gives the effect of a circus tent and adds a sense of levity to the typically staid, traditional vibe we’re used to seeing in the Hamptons. The punchy blue hue feels preppy yet unique. The vintage crystal chandelier and Moroccan-inspired coffee table each add an unexpected boho element to the space.
This gorgeous home is quintessential Martha’s Vineyard. The shiplap walls harken back to the island’s nautical roots and add an architectural element to the subdued space. A wall of windows allows copious amounts of natural light to flood the space and allow guests to take in the pastoral scenes that surround the property.
Mallorca seems to be on everyone’s list these days. And with good reason. One of the stunning Balearic Islands, Mallorca is famous for its stone villas and mountainous landscape. We could spend hours at this dining table sipping wine and eating Manchego.
This enchanting retreat on the Greek island of Santorini keeps the focus where it should be: on the gorgeous view of the turquoise waters beyond. Understated décor such as overscale floor pillows are nicely punctuated by colorful throw pillows. Including built-in beds in tucked-away alcoves ensures there is plenty of room for guests.
This bright white space by the sea is a classic example of how to create a neutral space that is far from boring. With a mix of various natural materials such as wood, wicker, and cotton fabrics, the space has a textural interest but maintains a cohesive feel. We love the use of driftwood to complement the reclaimed wood mantel. Best of all… you can rent it!
With a thatched roof, boldly tiled accent alcove, and statement-making lanterns above, this expansive dining room is positively chic. Sticking to ocean-inspired blue tones grounds the home in its place by the sea and makes the space feel refined. Mounted seashells add a sculptural element and draw the eye up from the table to the ceiling, making the space feel more intimate.