Month: January 2013

My home in ELLE DECORATION UK | Fresh thinking

Well…Feb has been a great month PR wise….First there was this interview on interior trends 2013 in RED magazine and today I received the pdf of my home, featured in ELLE DECORATION (Feb issue out now). I think the same photos got also published in a Danish or Norwegian magazine but I lost track (maybe BOLIG).I know some of you are already familiar with my home after seeing it in MILK magazine but lots of new people joined us, I’ve added a few links at the end of the post to some of the products featured on the photos.Lounge: The white sofa is the Ghost sofa by Paola Navone (one of my favourite designers along with Jacqueline Morabito).You can read about the Koushi pendant light I made for my lounge here and the pallet table here. The paper bag with typo is from concept store MERCI in Paris and the big floor lamp used to be available here.The white ball chair in front of my B&W moodboard is from here and I used japanese masking tapes to stick family photos on our wall – it’s very simple and …

A Sunday in Paris

We are in Paris for the weekend and this morning, we took Mila and Lily to see the Eiffel Tower under the snow…What a visual treat! You can see more of my photos on Instagram. Have a warm, happy Sunday bises

4 of my styling ideas for our new offices….

Gee…we haven’t moved in our new offices yet that we already have a photoshoot scheduled! Crazy!Francois has been commissioned by Curio magazine to shoot our team and our new studio/showroom  in February and while it’s totally manic at the moment, I feel there is nothing like a good deadline to get you (well me) cracking with the interior design of our new offices.I have been compiling inspiring images of workspaces on Pinterest for a while now and here are the first 4 plans of actions I want to tackle to create an office environment that feels welcoming, nurturing and friendly:1) Replace our old Ikea desks (sorry Swedish giant it’s time to move on!) by 2 or 3 FORM tables for the team and line them up in a row to maximise the space and create a friendly environment,2) Replace our dry-wipe board by a couple of blackboards to keep track of our deadlines and projects and pin inspiring mood boards,3) Mix chic industrial furniture with contemporary designs and gorgeous prints like this Feathers print or the Batgirl print to achieve …

Love at first sight…

When I was in France over Christmas, I bought copies of Marie-Claire Maison and Cote Sud. The first one featured the holidays home of Isis-Colombe Cambréas, the Founder and Editor of MILK magazine (which featured my London home last November) and it was simply…love at first sight http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Over 10,000 followers on Pinterest

This morning, I’m off to HOME with Sophie to source gorgeous things for the new BODIE and FOU collection and then on Friday, I’m to Paris to attend Maison & Objet and then Playtime and will spend a week there but I noticed that we had reached over 10,000 followers on Pinterest – what a delight!Are you on Pinterest? If not, give it a go! I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread…and the internet…and skypeHave a great day! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

It’s a dog’s life….

Why bother sleeping on his cushion when Lucas can have a nap on our Paulistano chair?!Get yours (the chair not the dog!) here  Batgirl print | Do What You Think Is Right print | Black washi tape  (on the wall)| White Paulistano chair | White ball chair http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Metro tiled Kitchens | 3 inspiring kitchens to achieve the look

Since I posted about this shop converted into a home, I have been thinking about metro tiles. I think they are a great option to update a kitchen on a small budget as tiling a single wall is sufficient to make an impact. My favourite is the first one below. The black and white contrasting scheme feels modern and contemporary while the wooden units and pendant lights add a relaxed vibe to the room. With its copper finish, the Kant lamp would be perfect to achieve a similar look. Same goes for the Kathleen Hills black pendant lights that come in different shapes (I have used them in our kitchen in France)On the opposite site of the monochromatic spectrum, Photographer Paul Massey went for an all-white kitchen displaying white pots and pans and using distressed wood to give it a country style look – the result is a room that is airy and welcoming.The third one (which is from a home in Australia) is clean, sleek but is a bit too predictable for me, however I love the metro tiles against the concrete worktop – …

SS 2013 collection | Behind the scenes

As we were staying in our home in France, Francois and I started shooting our SS 2013 collection* in the four bedrooms.Here is a sneak-peek of the new collection (more to come next week) and this beautiful blue stonewashed duvet cover and matching pillow cases are now online.*Make sure you request a copy of our next catalogue out in May Comme nous sommes restés dans ma maison en France pour les fêtes, Francois et moi avons commencé à shooter la collection Printemps-Ete 2013* dans les quatre chambres.Voici quelques photos (j’en posterais plus la semaine prochaine) et cette magnifique nouvelle couette en lin lavé bleu et les taies d’oreiller sont maintenant en ligne dans la boutique.*Make sure you request a copy of our next catalogue out in May http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs