our home in France

Our new Tylko shelving

June 16, 2017

Our Tylko shelving + discount codeAs you may have seen on my Instagram, we have recently gone through some refurbishment works in our home in France, taking the old and ugly fireplace down, re-plastered the walls and added beautiful, modern shelving from Tylko to increase storage. The former has been quite messy and dusty but I’m really pleased we did it. It has completely modernised and opened up the place and the Tylko shelves are the perfect final touch to our lounge.

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Our bedroom Spring update in France

May 4, 2017

Stylish bedroom update with a new printAs soon as I recovered from the low blood pressure that hit me recently and let me with very little energy for three weeks, I tackled all the things I wanted to do during Mila‘s school holidays.

After spending quite a bit of time in bed resting, I wanted to give our bedroom a new, fresh look for Spring so I finally unpacked the new stonewashed linen in pure white I got during my last trip in London. You can’t beat white for a fresh look, can you!!? READ MORE...

Summer vibes

June 29, 2016

Summer vibesThese past few days have been feeling like Summer holidays.
I’m not on holidays yet but as a friend of a friend said when he moved from Paris to Brittany “I live on holidays”.

I didn’t think I could. I didn’t think I wanted to be here. I didn’t want to live London and after losing my grandmother, my aunt and dad…I wasn’t sure the Bay was the place I wanted to be, too many memories but time heals…

Spending these past months in our holiday home in France where the weather has been pretty glorious, re-inventing & creating a new life less stressful, taking surfing lessons, having breakfast outside on the deck, friends around, picnics at the beach in the evening like last night, felt exactly like this…I live on holidays.

Photo from our Airbnb holiday home in France (more on Instagram here)

New polished floor in our home in France

May 3, 2016

bedroom concrete floorFollowing 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:

PS: the house is available for rentals throughout the year here. August is now fully booked but there is still a few availabilities left in July.

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