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Inspired By: Guadalest, Spain

After a recent trip through Spain, our blog editor, Robin, came back with photos of some pretty incredible places and scenery (and food. Lots of pics of food). We were especially taken by these images of Guadalest, a teensy village in the mountains of Alicante province. Just 10 square miles in size, Guadalest—which has Islamic origins dating back to the eleventh century—is a rocky, picturesque old military stronghold with sweeping, panoramic views.





There’s a whole lot of eye candy in Guadalest, from the cobbled entrance along De La Pena, featuring whitewashed houses with elaborate flower-pot displays and charming little craft shops, and into the remains of the Castle of San Jose, including its bell tower, watchtowers, and walls. We can’t decide which view is best: overlooking the too-blue-to-be-true river, the terraced farms and groves, past the crumbling watchtower and into lush green forest, or over the rooftops into even more mountain vistas.




Since this is the stuff that design inspiration is made of, we pulled together a look that captures the ambiance of Guadalest in just a few easy pieces. Tell us which ones you like best in the comments.



  1. Farmhouse Linen Java/Natural napkins
  2. Dash Stripe Sarala Bed
  3. Linen Chenille 
  4. Lyall Fossil sheet set
  5. Madeline Stripe Cafe Au Lait window panel
  6. Pleated Linen Natural placemats
  7. Fresh American Preservation pouf in Peacock
  8. Sarala Slate decorative pillow
  9. Sheepy Fleece Coral robe 
  10. Signature bath towel in Chalk Blue 
  11. Willow Knit Dove Grey
  12. Yuri Silk Ochre decorative pillow
  13. Dash Cut Stripe Ocean hand knotted rug



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Cindi October 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I have seen Anthony Bourdain in Spain and recognize some of
these photos! All of your choices are fabulous and so lovely~
Thanks for sharing.

Mary October 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I really enjoyed this post – the images had a way of staying with me.
I love spaces that are so closely intertwined with the world outside the window.


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