Inspiring Home in Uruguay

July 27, 2010

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.

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

Inspiring Home in Uruguay

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)


  • Reply Ludmila {} July 27, 2010 at 4:09 am

    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! :)

  • Reply Kulsum F.Dorego July 27, 2010 at 4:31 am

    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!

  • Reply Jess July 27, 2010 at 5:37 am

    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.

  • Reply Sonia Luna July 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

    My bags are packed, when can I move in?

  • Reply michelle July 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I can’t tell if that’s a giant fireplace or tiny chairs in the first photograph but either way I love it.

  • Reply suprlipopette July 27, 2010 at 6:48 am

    How beautiful, the colors, the space, the light, the clever ideas…

  • Reply Hayley Blease July 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

    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!

  • Reply Traveling Mama July 27, 2010 at 7:33 am

    It looks like it came straight from an Anthropologie ad! Love it!!

  • Reply Lucia July 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

    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!

  • Reply Juana @ SweetVisualAids July 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

    wow what an amazing house!! great style! Specially the detail of leaving the concrete wall :)

  • Reply Christy July 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

    what a gorgeous house! i love the splashes of color.

  • Reply Holly July 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

    What a fabulous place. I really love all those tiles surrounding the fireplace!

  • Reply Sarah July 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Love that bath tub and all that natural light in the entry way. That couch is to die! Thanks for sharing Holly

  • Reply Kate July 27, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Love it!! These spaces are just beautiful!

  • Reply Ana July 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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

  • Reply Laura K. Aiken July 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    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!

  • Reply emily anderson July 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    this is my dream home. seriously.

  • Reply PriscilaPetersDecor July 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    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…..

  • Reply tracy nors July 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Wow! what an incredible home.

  • Reply Gina July 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    i want to cozy up and read a book on that sofa, and then relax in the fantastic tub

  • Reply Kelly-Ann July 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    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 =)

  • Reply Leigha July 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, yes, yes. The raw and rough wall behind the sofa is divine.

  • Reply Carolina July 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    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.

  • Reply theaxx July 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    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!!



  • Reply Manette July 28, 2010 at 12:06 am

    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.

  • Reply fresh365 July 28, 2010 at 11:33 am

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

  • Reply Juan July 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Oh, that mirror! Be still my heart…

  • Reply etincellestudio July 30, 2010 at 7:45 am

    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…

  • Reply JTay July 31, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Wow, how amazing are those windows in that last picture?!

  • Reply Susie M July 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    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.

  • Reply will August 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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

  • Reply Yael April 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

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

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