A soft room makeover

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Now that 2022 is in full swing, I’m delighted to FINALLY share our latest project: the room makeover of our dressing, storage room, office, baby room, guestroom. At the moment it’s a multifunctional room that was also the darkest room in the house. When I spoke with Charlotte Cropper during our Lick Colour Consultation almost Read article…

 

Building green shelves

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It all started with the view above: in the corner right from our mantle that contains a working fireplace, I placed this FENCY plant rack. Every time I looked at it, it looked so messy, too small for that corner, and just not very cozy. This corner of our living room features our large Cubit Read article…

 

The ultimate junkhunting tips for France

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Thrifting, second hand shopping, fleamarkets, vide-greniers, brocante markets, garage sales, vide-maison, antique shopping, braderies…. or junkhunting as I like to call it. The joy of browsing through other people’s stuff, whether it’s nearly new, vintage or just plain old, and hearing the Stories behind the objects and negotiating the price. For as long as I Read article…

 

Summer cream in the bedroom

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Two rooms in the new home were “high priority” on the wall-color list: the kitchen, which you may have seen yesterday, as well as our bedroom. Most of the important rooms, like the kitchen, home office and living room are on the sunny side of the house, and are bright and get a lot of Read article…

 

Transforming the kitchen with Smart Tiles

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Maybe you believe that I was charmed by this villa because of the pink kitchen walls? Well, it may come as a surprise: but no 🙂 The old pink walls have a strange undertone and look old fashioned, so we’ll paint them soon. Worse than the wall colors was the kitchen backsplash with dark red Read article…

 

iBride Morphose cups

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During Maison & Objet last month, French design company iBride invited me to come and check out their new Morphose cups in collaboration with designer Constance Guisset. They knew how much I enjoyed playing with their Babel series of nomadic bento boxes, bowls & plates. Somehow I expected that the new coffee cups would be Read article…