Month: November 2012

Black, white & Red Christmas decoration

Have you started decorating your Christmas tree?Mila and I did ours last weekend (you can see more photos on Instagram) and it will be a white & silver affair  for us in London.Since Lucas bite and broke all our baubles last year, I had to re-stock and for our entrance door, Mila picked up a very nice red berry wreath.I have to admit I wasn’t sure it would work on our pink door but it is twice this week, my daughter proves me wrong and I think it looks gorgeous on our door and our mantelpiece.What do you think?\ More inspiration for a white Christmas// More inspiration for a gold Christmas Avez-vous commencé votre décoration de Noel? Mila et moi avons fait la notre le weekend dernier (vous pouvez voir plus de photos sur Instagram) et cette année, nous faisons dans le blanc et argent à Londres.Vu que le gros Lucas a mordu et cassé toutes nos boules l’année dernière, il a fallu que j’en rachète des tonnes et Mila a choisi une jolie couronne de baies rouges.J’admets que je n’étais pas convaincue que …

3 ways to update your guest bedroom for Christmas

I’m known for kicking off DIY projects the day after Christmas…A few years ago, after a jolly Christmas meal where I ate for the entire year, I got restless and enrolled my brother and sister to revamp our mum’s beach house next door and we spent the last few days of the year stripping wallpapers off and painting everything in white to bring more light to each room. We had a great time, cracking up jokes about our childhood and listening to old French pop songs on the radio although I doubt they would like to repeat the experience – one DIY Xmas is enough but I still enjoy doing things around the home to make it look better.With Christmas around the corner, you’re bound to have family staying at your place so here are a few things you can do to create inspiring and inviting guest bedrooms. 1. | 2. photography: Ric Wallis | Styling Deb McLean via  | 3.  Photography: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong  In collaboration with Time4Sleep | All opinions and layouts my own Je suis connue …

Seriously cool gifts for kids…

We had so many orders and press coverage for our decorative animal heads that I totally forgot to post about them here. So here they are!For those, who have read me for a while, you will know that I’m not a huge fan of licensing toys like Barbie, Bob The Builder, etc… I think our children, our homes deserve better and I see so many talented designers out there that I make it my mission to show you things that are beautiful, creative and unusual to create inspiring, happy family homes.When I put the BODIE and FOU Kids collection, I searched for things that would be beautiful to decorate a child’s bedroom but also out of the ordinary – We don’t like boring rooms, do we?I love these animal heads because they change the look of a  child’s bedroom in a positive way and break a plain wall. In Mila’s bedroom, I painted one of her walls in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball and the other 3 in bright white and you can see from the photos below that these lovely …

Don’t worry be happy… | things I like

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Happy thoughts for the weekend…

(on mantelpiece) Milk lamp | (on the wall) Batgirl print, Bat print, masking tapes, white ball chair (C) Image by MILK magazine shot in my home What are you up to this weekend?For me, it will be a little run with Lucas, some shopping with my mum (I would love to take her to Islington), diner with friends tonight and hopefully some sewing tomorrow. This week I loved….Being pampered by Jo and photographed by Victoria Birkinshaw for RED magazine ! You can see behind-the-scene photos on Instagram. I’ll feature in their Feb issue to discuss Interior trends for 2013.These pretty fonts (and free) spotted on La Mariée Aux Pieds NusThese gorgeous sheep skins from Mechant DesignThese eco-friendly, animal free-testing soapsReading The Simple Things magazine (issue 3 is now in kiosk and I love it!)These Xmas styling tips and these Have a great weekend! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My style, that daybed, our office move….

I’m so happy to have found this gorgeous photos on Temp*files. It is exactly what I had in mind for the vintage army bed I got from one of my sponsors Chez Les Voisins last summer for our holiday home in France .Between wallpapering our bedroom and well..enjoying our holidays at the beach, I didn’t get around to take decent photos, well not as good the one Claude took on Temp*files anyway, so this one is perfect. I spotted two of them in Isabel Marant’s flat in Paris on Refinery29, mine will end up either in Mila’s room or in our tree house for afternoon naps up in the air.On a completely different subject, we found new offices for BODIE and FOU!!!!Thanks to Viktoria who reads this blog and is a regular customer of BODIE and FOU (thank you so much Viktoria!), we are moving in with Bombay Duck in Acton. So this is the perfect time to put all these inspiring workspaces I collected on Pinterest or the ones I wrote about here including Isabel Marant’s workspace to good use and come up with something really nice. Our new offices are gorgeous – think original …

More styling tips to make your Christmas decoration easy

Early this week, I shared some of my styling tips to decorate your home for Christmas at little cost using masking tapes.If you have children around to give you a hand, that’s even better! Mila loved doing the Christmas tree on the wall or making little flags to decorate cakes and pies…and then eating the pies afterwards!Today, I would like to show you what Frida from Trendenser did with black & white masking tapes to give you more ideas. From decorating tea lights (you can get cheap ones from Ikea) to jazzing up Christmas gifts, there is a huge amount of things you can do with masking tapes…If some of you have lovely images of your creative projects, by all means email them to me to leblog(at)bodieandfou(dot)com and I will post them here with a link to your site or blog if you have one {Thank you for leaving a comment. Reading them always makes me very happy} (C) Trendenser En début de semaine, je vous ai montré quelques unes de mes suggestions pour créer une décoration de Noel sympa à peu …

4 Styling tips to make your Christmas decoration easy

If you are on Instagram, you may have seen that over the weekend, Mila painted a pumpkin left over from Halloween in silver.It was a creative job we both enjoy – although for different reasons :-) but that pretty much kick-started our Xmas decorations…For those who haven’t received a copy of the BODIE and FOU Christmas catalogue*, here are four styling tips I put together using washi tapes.I’m a big fan of japanese masking tapes and I use them regularly at home and at work to create mood boards. Versatile, easy to use, they are an inexpensive way to get cracking with Christmas decorations…*You can see the BODIE and FOU catalogue on Issuu here {Thank you for leaving a comment. Reading them always makes me very happy} Decorative star | Polar bears (SOLD OUT!), can be replaced by White Deers | masking tapes Si vous etes sur Instagram, vous avez peut-etre vu que ce weekend, Mila a peint couleur argent, une citrouille qui nous resté d’Halloween.C’était un petit projet créatif que nous avons apprecié toutes les deux – pour des raisons …