Month: April 2012

Creative project for a rainy Sunday

I love using grey at home. I painted one of Mila’s walls in down pipe by Farrow & Ball (pic here and there) and I used Pavillion grey on our bedroom so I have a few leftover post of paint at home.I really love this idea of painting a big, feel good heart painted on our walls…Have a wonderful Sunday… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Samedi heureux, Samedi pluvieux

A saturday doing nothing….Finally…just drinking tea, eating cake and chatting with my sis’Funny how the day goes quickly when you do nothing with pleasure http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My interview in Baby & Me Exclusive magazine

I’m very excited (non non jury service doesn’t rock my boat) but I was interviewed recently by the fabulous BABY & ME Exclusive magazine and the interview is out now. I love that they used this photo of the Pigmee doll, Mila is holding against her washed linen apron….two of my favourite items this season! And Elodie and I really need to have new photos of us together taken! The B&W one the magazine used is from the Grand Designs magazine photoshoot in 2008. And it seems that it is the week for all the interviews I answered recently to all come out at the same time so you will also find an interview on The Good Web Guide.  

Chut….come in & check these beautiful bedrooms…

I have been a bit quiet lately and this is hardly going to change over the next days since I’m on jury service duty until further notice. Needless to say that I would much prefer doing my own things rather than sitting for five hours waiting for my name to be called out in a place that stops selling chocolate bars at 2pm….I almost died of boredom today and I have to go back tomorrow to see if I’m finally going to be sitting in a court room or not.Anyway, here are a few bedrooms that I love before I head myself to bed… 1. Design Files 2. je ne sais pas mais j’adore 3. Books Cats Coffee 4. The Lifestyle Editor 5 & 6. BODIE and FOU although technically the last one is more a close up than a bedroom shot but it’s one I styled for our SS/12 catalogue which I had not shown yet (bed linen from here) http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

7 CREATIVE + EASY IDEAS TO DECORATE YOUR WALLS

I’m always on the look out for creative ideas to make a wall in our home just a little bit more interesting. At work, I created a moodboard… In Mila’s bedroom, I put a beautiful, loving sticker on her wall In my mum’s bedroom, I created a moodboard using beautiful art print + tearsheets from magazines + photos of Mila + masking tape In our bedroom, the display keeps changing but for the time being, it’s a mix of B&W prints + tearsheets In our lounge, I displayed B&W family photos with black masking tape but I also very much like the idea of Designhund to use the back of painting canvas. or what Desiree did with clipboards 2 DAYS TO GO… {We have entered the fabulous MyDeco Independent Home Shop Award} Nominate BODIE and FOU as your favourite EVER AND EVER AND EVER independent Home Shop and two voting winners will also win £1000* to spend on our concept store on anything you like including this gorgeous Tropezienne bag. CLICK HERE to enter the competition. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Will Cooper-Mitchell

One day…soon…don’t know when….don’t know how…we will make a nice video for BODIE and FOUUntil then, enjoy watching this one with photographer Will Cooper-Mitchell http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Kinfolk magazine shot by Leo Patrone

I love big gatherings with friends and family, I love having people around especially in our holidays home in France where we have 2715 m² of garden and enough space indoors to put up several families without feeling the stress of being on top of each other.Last time, I was in Paris catching up with my best friends Emma and Laetitia, both reminded me that when we were at University, I was already dreaming of a big holiday home where everybody could gather together. I think it is probably why these beautiful images by Leo Patrone for Kinfolk magazine in the Green Building in NYC really stroke a chord. Leo Patrone is a wedding and portrait photographer and you are going to die when you will spend a bit of time on his website and drool over his beautiful images. Kinfolk magazine is something that I think, you will also very much enjoy reading about.It is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. They  recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not …

Easter, chocolate, family….

Our family has arrived from the other side of the world (New-Zealand)… Au programme for the next few days until we take them to our holidays home in France… Borough market, Petershame Nurseries, Columbia Road & the flower market, the London eye, kiwi BBQ, gorgeous food and chocolate eggs for Mila who is on the starting block… Have a great Sunday Images from the ever so talented Claude… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs