Month: June 2016

denim & Stan Smith

Denim & Stan Smith

Mila told me that next year, they are not allowed to wear ripped denim in College. Good job I’m not going back to school in September. Ripped boyfriend jeans and Stan Smith are kind of my uniform these days…

a light & airy dutch family home

A light & airy dutch family home

Last week, I featured two shots from this Dutch home photographed by Sonja Velda, first in my post about these four beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor and then this amazing sliding door in my DETAILS series. I thought the house was so beautiful that it was worth showing you the rest of it. I have also found out since then, that the vintage patchwork on the sliding door was a wallpaper by Studio Onszelf which made my day as this will be a lot easier to use! So without further ado, let me show the rest of this fabulous, family home.

5 Things I Want Right Now in the Sale

5 Things I Want Right Now!

I had two things on my wish list for a long long time and when I saw they were both on sale, my heart skipped a beat! The first one was this gorgeous leopard clutch (30% OFF) by Clare Vivier which I saw in a Steven Alan shop in San-Francisco and then spent my jetlagged evening trying to find it cheaper online. I didn’t… So I ended up buying this gorgeous white dress, which is now sold out but this one is at 50% OFF. I also love this openwork panel dress sadly not in the sale but as it is from Mango, it remains affordable. And then, THE cabas by Vanessa Bruno. I’ve always thought, comes the right time, that I would get the brown linen cabas but last time I went to Hossegor, I saw the nude version in a shop and fell in love with it. It is now 40% OFF so BAM! Here is my first sale purchase, well technically my second because I also grabbed a pair of slimming leggings to run from Mango at 50% OFF but running gear doesn’t count, …

DETAILS: vintage sliding door

Details: vintage sliding door

I remember once asking about sliding door on Instagram during the bodieandfourenovations and got a lot of answers and feedback to my query so I’m sure you will love this sliding door. My thought when I came across was…WOW…there is sliding door and there is that kind of sliding door! They basically put together a bunch of wooden shutters & doors to create one striking and beautiful, vintage panel. In essence, it’s not difficult to do but the tricky part, I think, will be to manage the overall weight of the door and to secure a track strong enough to bear the weight. What do you think? Also, this is the third of my DETAILS series and I would love to know what you think of this little series which is meant to highlight one specific detail and over time, enable you to build a nice collection of interesting and stylish details to apply to future interior design projects. //Photography: Sonja Velda

4 beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor

What is your favourite room in your home? For me, it’s the kitchen…I spend very little time in the bedroom beside sleeping in it at night and being more a shower person, I’m in and out of the bathroom in no time. The kitchen however, is where I like to hang out. Having an open-plan dining/kitchen in our home in France and no home office yet, these days I work a lot from our dining table, staring at our white kitchen and incidentally, making plans on how I could improve it. Following my last post on plywood kitchens, today I wanted to show you a few examples of white, contemporary kitchens with concrete floor which I find really beautiful and soothing. All of them have interesting details we can bookmark for future references and are spaces I would be quite happy to work from…

15 Isabel Marant must-haves in the sale

15 Isabel Marant must-have in the sale

Sale have kicked off in the UK and rather than doing a 5 Things I Want Right Now, I thought I would focus on the sale so we can all grab some bargains while we can. Today, I’m starting with a selection from my favourite designer Isabel Marant but I’ll also cover bargains from the high-street very soon. I’ve also sorted them out by categories since you found this useful last time.

Aiming for the most perfect Summer: get the look

Aiming for the most perfect Summer: get the look

Seriously loving the Instagram feed of Jacqueline Mikutas at the moment. Her recent photos in the Balearic Islands are Summer perfection…and this hammock! Let’s get the look! (position your mouse near the cross to see the price)

Mila, Cap-Breton (C) Karine Candice Köng

The first school trip

Mila (11 years old) is off to her first school trip. To summarise how we both feel about this trip in a few words…She is excited, I’m not :-)