bedrooms

Grey Minimalism in the bedroom

January 25, 2017

How to get the look: 50 shades of Grey Minimalism in our bedroomI just came back from shooting my Artist friend Perrine Fifadji (check the African Queen visual story) while she was performing at La Mediathèque of Mérignac. It was a great experience as she has an amazing voice…

The pictures will be used for her press kit which is very exciting but after going through 300 pictures, all I want now is my bed…

We have a new cute addition on our bedside table which I’m looking forward to using outside this Summer.

I also don’t think I had shared with you our new floor…

We got rid of the sisal carpet which was nice but after 10 years, I fancied a change and painted the floor with hardwearing parking paint…well so we were told. I think it’s not hardwearing as I would love it to be but it’s definitively easier to clean and it looks more modern and was not as expensive as the resin floor we did in our home in London.

As you may know, Steve and I are off to a biking road trip to Portugal in February so the house is available for rent from 18th February to 03rd March 2017. If you are interested, drop me a line.

Disclosure: Photography & styling by me, the light was supplied by Fatboy.

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How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom

January 11, 2017

How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroomWe often see black chalkboard walls in kitchens, workspaces or even the kids bedrooms but how about using it in your own bedroom… Would you be open to the idea?

I have used Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe in our bedroom in France (more pics on Instagram) which creates a nice, design statement statement in a room that was fairly plain to begin with, besides the French windows, and I’ve pinned heaps of bedrooms painted with dark walls on Pinterest.

However, chalkboard paint adds something that traditional paint doesn’t and that is…TEXTURES

Love it or hate it, once you’ve written a few messages and then wipe them off to write new ones, chalk adds texture and character to a wall and a room like nothing else does.

I say love or hate, because personally, I love the look and texture of chalk writing on a wall (+ it makes a really nice background to take portraits!) but I don’t like the feel of chalk on my fingers, which is a small detail and I’m adding it to “the list of things I need TO GET OVER WITH” but it’s pretty much what stopped until then.

Then, I look at these beautifully styled bedrooms, their crisp white cotton bed linen, this gorgeous oversized knit blanket and think that it would actually look really really nice to spend some time in a bedroom like this, don’t you think!?

If you need a bit of convincing, here are a few good reasons to make the jump:

  • you get to create an ever changing headboard,
  • you can write down inspiring words or your positive affirmations if you’re trying to do what I’m doing here ;-)
  • you can pin a few pages from your favourite magazine and change the display as often as you wish
  • you can write loving message to the love of your life
  • It will only take you half a day to completely transform the look of your bedroom by painting one wall with black chalkboard paint
  • It’s an inexpensive makeover!

How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom How to use black chalkboard paint in the bedroom So what do you think!? Do you fancy trying this out this year? xoxo

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//1. Styling: Pella Hedeby, Photography: Anna Malmberg | 2. Pakamera

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