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An industrial flat in Barcelona with an amazing kitchen

A cosy white flat with an amazing kitchen

This white apartment in Barcelona, is quite different from this small but so nicely styled 20sqm2 flat or this white flat I showed you a few weeks ago but it has a lot of inspiration to offer… Starting with the kitchen which was the room that first caught my eye. The kitchen manages to combine several styles I like at once: Scandinavian, industrial, contemporary and vintage with a bit of urban jungle and yet everything is beautifully done with a great aesthetic and strong personality.

Handvark- Jury Découvertes Maison & Objet

Handvärk: My Jury Découvertes Award at M&O

Paris is always a good idea and if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I was there last week… I had the chance to be invited by the prestigious Maison & Objet to discern a “Jury Découvertes” Award to the design or Designer of my choice. It’s a great thing to receive an Award (wink wink!) but it’s also a great feeling to be able to give an Award to someone and spread a bit of happiness around.

Waxed Coffee shop in Hossegor

Waxed café in Hossegor

There were so many cool cafés, bars and restaurants to hang out in Hossegor and Seignosse this year that I will soon share with you a list of my fav. In the meantime, let me show you these photos of WAXED, I took with my iPhone.

A beautiful old blacksmith studio renovated in Greece

A renovated blacksmith studio in Greece

I have a thing for high ceilings, don’t you? I also very much love plywood or any architectural buildings and dwellings made out of wood for that matter and if you haven’t seen my recent post, check this beautiful minimalist kitchen. This gorgeous space above, is an old blacksmith studio built in 1930 renovated by Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, three Danish Architects who happen to be friends too. Eight years ago, they decided to buy this old blacksmith’s warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos so they could all go on holidays together with their respective families, isn’t this wonderful!?

Design Lab 2016: Anna Glover for Sofa.com

A sofa collection that will make you go WOW

Blue is definitively a colour that gets my attention comes Spring time and I really love the Design Lab 2016 collection done this year with Anna Glover. Anna graduated from University College Falmouth in 2009 and returned to London to work as part of a creative studio producing dedicated artworks for high end, global fashion brands such as Givenchy, Cacharel, Etro & Armani. She specialises in creating distinctive, beautiful hand-painted artworks, brought to life through her skilled approach to colour, scale and digital surface print.

Norm Architects Furniture Utopia

Norm Architects Furnishing Utopia

Norm Architects who I have mentioned many times here, here and here have recently taken part in Furnishing Utopia, a collection of 30+ shaker inspired objects featuring work by 11 design studios from 10 cities and 6 countries, channeling the Shaker aesthetic into modern forms relevant to contemporary life. Saying I’m a fan of their work is an understatement, I love everything they design and their shaker trays is no exception…

bedroom concrete floor

New polished floor in our home in France

Following my last post on the renovations of our holiday home in France, here is a sneak-peek of the new floor in one of the bedrooms. I’m totally in love with it. Our builders took away the sisal floor we had laid down ten years ago, applied a new layer of concrete, polished it and paint it with hard-wearing floor paint. The walls are getting a new coat of pure white paint too. This option was a third of the cost of a polished concrete floor and still looks fantastic. We will see over time if it is hard wearing… You can select the colour of the floor you want so we opted for a soft grey (similar to our resin floor in London) to contrast gently with the walls painted in pure white and keep a feel-good holiday vibe. Mila’s room is being done too and I will share more photos once we’ve made progress in both rooms… For those renovating houses in France, here is what we used: To prepare the floor, we used Ragréage fibre forte épaisseur, …