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Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Here’s a pretty room (or six!) to inspire all the bohemians and romantics out there today who like an open yet rustic feminine space. These photos are from the 1850’s home of Argentinian couple Federico Bonomi and Cynthia Kern who run clothing company Kosiuko and currently live in Uruguay with their children. These photos are from Mixr in Sweden and I simply have to share them as the look is very unique and you may be able to take away some inspiration from the arrangements.

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

Uruguay home via Mixr

This casual home merging old with new looks like a creative center of activity, doesn’t it? I love how it has some very elegant touches but that it also feels lived in and that it’s not overly styled or designed to perfection. I also like some of the whimsical touches, like the mismatched tilework around the fireplace. I’m seeing more and more wood encased tubs lately, especially salvaged wood, and I find this inspiring and original.

These were forwarded to me by Emma who I had the pleasure of hanging out with in Stockholm a few years ago. Emma, thank you for these photos!

(images: mixr)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on July 27, 2010

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  1. Ludmila {} commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 4:09am

    I’m loving those tiles around the fireplace, pretty colors and gorgeous patterns! Also, the blue couch looks so romantic and is really softening the look of concrete walls. Missed your posts so much! :)
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  2. Kulsum F.Dorego commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 4:31am

    Whoa, your posts are amazing!!!Thanks for sharing all these beautiful things with us.Makes me look forward to each new day impatiently :D
    Yup,the tiles are beautiful, and these huge windows…fabulous!

  3. Jess commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:37am

    OMG!!! I just love this home. What a fantastic mix of sheer elegance and organic style. The bathroom is my fave. Just love the mix of chandelier, mosaic mirror and boarded in bathtub. It certainly has given me inspiration. I haven’t been so excited by a space in a while. Thanks for sharing this.
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  4. Sonia Luna commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:42am

    My bags are packed, when can I move in?
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  5. michelle commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 6:06am

    I can’t tell if that’s a giant fireplace or tiny chairs in the first photograph but either way I love it.
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  6. suprlipopette commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 6:48am

    How beautiful, the colors, the space, the light, the clever ideas…
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  7. Hayley Blease commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:23am

    I am in love with every room…. and how divine is the kitchen with the mixed and matched tiles on the floor and the oven!

  8. Traveling Mama commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:33am

    It looks like it came straight from an Anthropologie ad! Love it!!
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  9. Lucia commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:35am

    Hi Holly! I live in Uruguay and love to see a house from here in your blog!
    It´s incredible to see that couple´s house reflects perfectly their company design style. They always have many romantic clothes in their collections and their house is very romantic too. They made a fantastic remodeling of the house. Beautiful!

  10. Juana @ SweetVisualAids commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 7:40am

    wow what an amazing house!! great style! Specially the detail of leaving the concrete wall :)
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  11. Christy commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 8:03am

    what a gorgeous house! i love the splashes of color.
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  12. Holly commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:27am

    What a fabulous place. I really love all those tiles surrounding the fireplace!
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  13. Sarah commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:41am

    Love that bath tub and all that natural light in the entry way. That couch is to die! Thanks for sharing Holly
    Sarah´s last blog post ..A childrens escape

  14. Kate commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 9:54am

    Love it!! These spaces are just beautiful!
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  15. Ana commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 12:54pm

    Yay!! So happy to see my country featured here. Love this home. Very unusyal for this area, though.

  16. Laura K. Aiken commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:34pm

    Holly!! I love this post! I enjoyed so much looking through the tiles! Oh how I want those! The colors are incrediable, not to mention the mosaic mirror….as a mosaic artist I fell in love with it and all of your post.
    take care and keep em coming!

  17. emily anderson commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:59pm

    this is my dream home. seriously.

  18. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:59pm

    Thank you for the images!
    I’m really inspired! I mean, really!! I love every detail in this home; chandeliers, sofa, mirrors, walls, floor, rug, lamp…..
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..Love for shoes

  19. tracy nors commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:49pm

    Wow! what an incredible home.

  20. Gina commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 5:17pm

    i want to cozy up and read a book on that sofa, and then relax in the fantastic tub
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  21. Kelly-Ann commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 6:04pm

    I’m loving the mix of tiles around the huge fire place int he first photograph. thats definitely a look I could incorporate into my new kitchen or bathroom and how much fun will it be looking for tiles. oooh I’m excited just thinking about it =)

  22. Leigha commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 6:52pm

    Yes, yes, yes. The raw and rough wall behind the sofa is divine.
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  23. Carolina commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 8:14pm

    Hi Holly! I’m a Uruguayan and I follow your blog almost religiously, and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see this! And what a gorgeous house to boot! But I can’t say I expected any less from the owners of Kosiuko. Such style. What an inspiration.

  24. theaxx commented
    July 27th, 2010 at 10:03pm

    If I raved hysterically like a banshee or jumped up and down maniacally, it would still not compensate for the intense overwhelming adoration i have for this home!!! those tiles!! good lord, inspiring indeed!!


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  25. Manette commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 12:06am

    Love that bath surround and fireplace tile. The furniture all looks like it is minature in size or low to the ground compared to the high ceilings but perhaps its just the angle.
    Manette´s last blog post ..Shades of Purple – Antique 10k GF Pocket Watch Case- Sea Glass Seashell Necklace

  26. fresh365 commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 11:33am

    Wow, this home is aamzing! I can’t stop staring at the mix of color and texture and big open rooms.

  27. Juan commented
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:02pm

    There are a lot of wonderfull place in Uruguay, include the most famos beach city in South America, Punta del Este.
    Best regards, from Montevideo.

  28. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:38pm

    Oh, that mirror! Be still my heart…
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Sweet Baby J

  29. etincellestudio commented
    July 30th, 2010 at 7:45am

    I adore it! I am a bohemian at heart!!! btw sorry for not posting comments for such a long time… laptop broken…
    the first pic put a smile on my face as the 3 chairs make me think of Goldilocks and the three bears story book…
    etincellestudio´s last blog post ..LAffiche Moderne

  30. JTay commented
    July 31st, 2010 at 10:49am

    Wow, how amazing are those windows in that last picture?!
    JTay´s last blog post ..More art that makes me happy

  31. Susie M commented
    July 31st, 2010 at 5:33pm

    I love the design of this house. It has so much style. I love the view of the couch and mirror you get from the stairs. These pieces are so beautiful. The mix of rustic and classic is great.
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  32. will commented
    August 1st, 2010 at 2:53pm

    I just love the way they have this all designed to a ‘T’. The colours and
    design are so beautiful!

  33. Yael commented
    April 3rd, 2013 at 11:33am

    Does anyone know where those tiles around the fireplace come from?

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