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Domotex 2017: The things I love the most

Domotex 2017: The things I love the most

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.

Personal handmade gifts for the people you love

Personal gifts for people you love

I really like the idea of giving handmade gifts to loved ones. The problem with handmade gifts is that first, you need to have the time to make them. Second, you need to be fairly creative or good at something to come up with something that will look really stylish and not looking as if it has been done by a five years old. I’ve made a few scented candles this month but they are more like little tokens of love rather than proper gifts. I didn’t have time to craft anything so I decided to offer my friend Perrine, one of the photos I took of her when we did this photoshoot. Now… I don’t have the presumption to assume that anyone receiving one of my photos is going to say “wow” out of excitement but last time I saw Perrine, she told me that the photoshoot really boosted her confidence and made her re-connect with the person she was a few years ago. This really strokes a chord with me. I have know Perrine since …

10 beautiful Christmas gift wrapping to inspire you

10 beautiful Xmas gift wrapping to inspire you

Since my last post on these 10 inspiring Christmas wreaths to make, sick days have taken over and it has been a daily struggle to stick to my December to-do list but I really wanted to show you these 10 beautiful Christmas gift wrapping which I’m sure you’ll find useful when you find yourself wrapping presents at the last minute. I have also included my favourite gift labels and wrapping paper free to download.

Simple, soothing lighting for your home

Simple lighting for your home

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 objects calm 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 white minimalist, uncluttered, simple interiors and as it’s busy 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 …

10 beautiful & inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

10 beautiful & inspiring Christmas wreaths to make

I know it may be a bit early for some, to start thinking about Christmas but as you figured it out from my post yesterday, I want to re-focus on things that provide us with a great deal of happiness and peace and I’m talking about doing things that are good for our body and for our soul.

DETAILS: WHITE WOODEN BENCH

DETAILS: WHITE WOODEN BENCH

As a white interiors lover, I had this image saved in my Pinterest for ever and recently realised that the bench was from Morocco where I have been for the past 10 days and was perfect for my DETAILS series. Last Summer, I bought a similar stool from the market in France and have been pondering since then if I should leave it raw or paint it white like above. The jury is still out but I do love the contrast of white wood against the concrete floor while I think raw wood would look great and more beachy on the deck of our holiday home in France (July is almost booked up). If you are wondering if you should come to Marrakech, my answer to you is yes. Marrakech has been an incredible inspiring place from an interior design point of view and I’m in awe each time I see an Artisan making beautiful wooden furniture or creating something out of copper, iron, leather or rubber. In fact, it has been such a positive experience that I’ve already booked …

Black dining tables: 10 of the best

Black dining tables: 10 of the best

In between work and photoshoots, I’m still trying to redecorate our home in France and it’s slowly coming together. I have recently sold our dining table and while I was searching for a new one, I came across some beautiful black dining tables for family living. In the end, our new table will be white to maintain the holidays vibes of our home but I thought I would share my findings with you. Let me know which one you love the most! 1/ Round black dining table in stained ash | This simple round wooden dining table by Gubi is the perfect antidote for your entertaining space. Classic with a rounded table top, this decadent designer dining table takes style cues from the Mid Century design era with a sleek contemporary twist. Designed by Komplot Design – a partnership between Poul Christiansen & Boris Berlin – it is available in a choice of stained and veneer finishes. 2/Tom Dixon Slab black Dining table | This elegant black slab dining table is made of black solid oak with a lacquered finish. Generously in size, the …

How to get the look: a minimalist plywood kitchen

A minimalist plywood kitchen

Plywood kitchens are a favourite of mine after white kitchens and the kitchen I’m featuring today, has the added value of having a few styling tips you may want to bookmark for future references. Most the plywood furniture here, is custom-made. I really love the discreet kitchen hood and the stand-alone kitchen which somehow, reminds me of Atelier September in Copenhagen. Add a few bistro chairs, a nice table in a light, natural wood to match the colour of the plywood, white walls to bounce back the light and you end up with a very soothing and peaceful space.