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My latest DIY project..

Always have a little DIY project in the kitchen, you never know what crazy hours of the night you will end up tackling it! I tackled mine at 2am (thx to Madame Insomnia) and ended up chatting with some nice people (thanks Instagram) I found the chair above in the street last year. I wasn’t too keen on the dark wood (which i sanded) and the blue fabric (see how it looked like when my home was featured in ELLE DECORATION) but the shape was perfect to achieve the style of Jacqueline Morabito (below). follow my Pinterest for more J. Morabito inspiration But then Lucas started sleeping on it…. Then Lucas started chewing the cushion… In the end, my lovely dog wrecked it completely (see picture on Instagram) so rather than re-upholster it, I decided to paint the fabric in white and use the chair as a prop. I had done this last Summer on a French armchair in my house in France (credit to my creative mum who suggested it) and the result was fab…very Maison …

Morabito…because I love her

I’m in France for a week so I thought I would treat you (visually) with some images of interiors & products designed by my ‘interior’ hero Jacqueline Morabito… The last two are photos I styled for Morabito’s collection which is currently in our Summer sale and which also includes this beautiful, handmade plaster candleholder.  1. Morabito | 2, 3, 4 & 5 (C) Martin Morell | 6 & 7 Vogue Living Sept/Oct 2010 | 8 & 9  François Kong http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Birthday girl in white heaven…

Today, I’m turning 43 and I have to say that I’m happy…Not that it is my Birthday, I don’t really care (except when my family forgets about it but they didn’t…), no I’m happy because I feel good in my own skin and happy with what I have in my life. I live with the love of my life who not only I think, is good-looking but has great taste and showered me with beautiful gifts this morning from Mont Blanc and COS. I have a wonderful child who is becoming an amazing, funny and witty little person, a business that I’m passionate about. I have friends that I have known for 25 years and others that I only met online but who are very much present in my daily life. I have a first catalogue that received an Award early this week, a great team and people around me I enjoy working with.  I have still fire in my belly and the willingness to try things, take risk and I have decided that I …

White interiors by J. Morabito

I had a very productive weekend which felt really nice. I finally managed to put all our old CDs on this site, made a very healthy homemade vegetable soup, a not so healthy but delicious coconut & chocolate cake, moved the furniture around in the lounge, painted a wardrobe in white and given it has been a while since I posted about my design hero: Jacqueline Morabito (you can see Morabito’s La petite Epicerie range here) here are some gorgeous photos by Martin Morrell to start thinking about Spring & Summer.Hope you had a great weekend! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Jacqueline Morabito collection…

Finally…coming through…tout doucement…Like a dream come true… Last Summer, in the South of France, I met her…kind, douce, passionate, smiling…From our meeting, a dream (my dream!) came true and it fills me with deep joy and a sense of peace to introduce you to the woman who has the most influenced my life, my home, my vision.Be patient, more things are coming…beautiful, timeless, simple http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My meeting with Jacqueline Morabito…

Yesterday, Steve did the sweetest, loving thing for me, driving 160kms from our holidays place to just take me to Jacqueline Morabito‘s shop in La-Colle-Sur-Loup… I can’t express how much this meant to me…I guess, Morabito is to me what Anne Wintour would be to fashionistas. An exceptional woman with an amazing vision for simplicity and beauty and someone whose work and vision has influenced my life immensely and of course, the birth of BODIE and FOU. Nowadays, white interiors can be seen everywhere but Jacqueline Morabito was an Avant-gardiste in the way she created simple, flawless, understated yet welcoming contemporary white interiors and although often copied, her style is very unique. You won’t see shabby chic in Morabito’s work but rather a vision for purity and simplicity, which can also be found in the small decorative pieces she designs for the home.I remember the stab of pain I felt the first time I came across her home in a French magazine in my twenties… There it was, spread over a few pages, her amazing …

Morabito’s inspired mood board

Last week I promised I would put together a Morabito – inspired mood board so here it is…Achieving her simple, timeless, inspiring style is not just a matter of painting a room in white and adding a few white accessories.Bearing in mind also that not everyone is married to an artist like her late husband and Architect Yves Bayard was, it also a bit more challenging to achieve the Morabito look if you do not live in a contemporary home with concrete floors, superb volumes, high ceilings and natural light.However challenging it is, this is not impossible if you have at least wooden floorboards (and maybe if we really really want to stretch it….laminate flooring..argh..just writing ‘laminate flooring’ makes me cringe).Ok let’s run with it because I’m aware that a lot of property developers didn’t refurbish their investments with Morabito’s style in mind.So of course the first thing to do is to paint all the walls in white which will not only create a blank canvas but will bring a beautiful, natural light to the …

My Design hero…Jacqueline Morabito

We should all have heroes, people who inspire us to be more creative and adventurous, whose life, achievements, talents encourage us to better ourselves and get out of our comfort zone.When I was growing up in France, my heroes were my sister Elodie, Robert Doisneau, Andy Wharol, Vanessa Paradis, top model Roberta Chirko (do you remember her in the 80s?) and Jacqueline Morabito.Fastforward 20 years later and now I relate more to the photography of Veronique Vial – and can not recommend enough the sensitive and beautiful portraits of women she took for a book Women before 10 am – the style of Helena Christensen’s home, Vanessa’s simply perfect choices in cinema and music, my sister forever for being a beautiful person inside/out and Morabito… Morabito’s minimalist almost monastic style at home has always made me feel incredibly calm. Out of all the interiors she has done, her house in Saint Paul de Vence, a 16th-century sheep barn, located amidst an olive grove and re-designed by her late husband architect Yves Bayard, is my favourite.Where …