One thing we are looking at revamping is our Ikea kitchen which I have to admit has not aged.
Ten years on and the units are still looking very white and have not faded despite the huge amount of natural light filling the room.
However, what has changed is our cooking habits (well mine mostly…). I started cooking which made me realise that there is actually not enough workspace to prepare the food when the two of us are in the kitchen + Steve finds it very antisocial to have his back turned to our guests when he is cooking.
Added to the obvious lack of storage, there is quite a few things we could make right the second time around.
I 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 carpetwhich 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.
Last week I flew to Hannover as I was invited to attend Domotex.
When it comes to interior design trade shows I usually attend Maison & Objet in Paris and a few in London and I have to admit, both Domotex and Hannover were not on my list of places to visit but I’m so glad I went because it was a visual feast and I met a lot of interesting people including Award-winning Designer Alfredo Häberli(see his site).
If you don’t know anything about Domotex, it is The world’s largest flooring trade show and if you are a Retailer, Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Manufacturer or Journalist, this is the place to be to discover the latest trends and technologies in flooring from rugs, tiles, carpet and wooden floors.
The rugs area was by far, my most favourite hall and the one that caused my heart to skip a beat more than once, especially the designs of Berlin-based creative company: Rug Star which I’m sharing with you today.
I just finished a long interview for As You Like magazine (out in Feb 2017) which is dedicated to Digital Influencers and Bloggers and one of the questions about my home was why it was so white….
White interiors and simple, beautiful white objectscalm me down…As an Aries, I’ve often been told that red is my colour but frankly, I couldn’t think of a least appropriated colour for me. I thrive on minimalist, uncluttered, simple interiors.
It’s busy and agitated enough in my head, I really don’t need more stimulation :-) Anyone else feeling like this!!??
This Suspence nomad lamp designed by GamFratesi has the same calming effect and would look perfectly at home in our dining room, should I be in the market for a new light but maybe you are….
GamFratesi is a design duo formed in 2006, and consists of the Danish architect Stine Gam and the Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Both thrive on Scandinavian functionalism and draw their inspiration from both classic Danish design and the tradition of craftsmanship, and the classic Italian intellectual and conceptual approach. I wasn’t aware of them until recently but I really like their work like this marble coffee table they designed for Gubi or this metal shelf console
What do you think of the light? Did you know about GamFratesi?