Month: July 2009

The new BODIE and FOU gift card….

This is our new gift card…Off to the printer this week…The new BODIE and FOU website (coming soon) will offer gift-wrapping so we will send all your presents with a lovely handwritten note on the back of this stylish cards to all the people you love. Hope you like it! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

DIY project: styling up the toilets/WC

A couple of weeks ago, I took Mila to France and spend a bit of time doing some DIY in our house no 1. The toilets have been annoying me for a while. They were not that bad since we had modernised the whole unit but still… not that exciting either and frankly unless you go to Le Kong in Paris, a bar restaurant designed by Philippe Starck & Laurent Taïeb, where you can see real creativity in the toilet (see photo below), then most toilets in our homes are pretty basic if not boring. So I’m not Stark and I didn’t have his budget either but I wanted to do something a bit different with this small room…I was inspired by the bedroom of Shanna Murray who wallpapered her walls with pages from Pride and Prejudice (see post from last year) and also by the beautiful stylism of Sweet Paul for US Country Living (see below) So first I stripped the walls from the wallpaper (1) then painted them in white (2) I then …

DIY project: gorgeous lighting al fresco

I have obviously DIY projects on the brain! It’s 2am in France and I’m still up, blogging about some jars…err hello!! Well, I couldn’t help sharing this lovely idea….I’m looking at these gorgeous jars and I’m thinking casual al fresco parties with my friends, romantic diners with Steve on our terrace or even weddings like Ben and Chelle did it for their wedding. Alternatively, you can also use the beautiful Cap-Ferret tea-lights and hurricane lamps currently at 20% OFF in the Summer Sale. (C) Photos Ben & Chelle Kutil/Chelle paperie http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs