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My latest DIY project with the Scrapwood wallpaper

I have wallpapered twice in my whole life.  Mostly, because the task has always seemed more daunting and difficult that it really is and I tend to paint walls in my home in white or Farrow & Ball grey paint anyway.  However, since we added the Scrapwood wallpaper collection by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek to BODIE and FOU, I have been dying to do a feature wall with either the PHE-2 design or the PHE-3 in our holiday home in France. So last month, after spending a week on the boat doing nothing, I started a bit of DIY the second week. The last time, I wallpapered our bedroom, it was with this lovely wallpaper (which we no longer carry) and while I managed to do a fairly good job for a first time, I was hugely disappointed that the glue stained the wallpaper. There was no chance, this would happen with the Scrapwood wallpaper because the quality was way better and there are really two things that did for me: First, you don’t need a pasting table …

Wallpaper “Cahier d’ecriture”

My latest coup de coeur is this Cahier d’ecriture wallpaper. I met the designer Genevieve at the party organised by Paumes for the launch of London Family Style in which Genevieve and I both featured. As we got talking in French (she is Swiss), she was telling me about the new wallpaper she was working on and without having seen anything, I had the feeling that I would like it. That was back in September 2010…Fast-forward 10 months later and here we go! Genevieve’s wallpaper is ready! She found a supplier that could finally do it on a durable, washable material and the result is fantastic and pretty much what I had in mind! Guts feelings huh!So, I’m very happy to add this to our collection of wallpapers which are great to create feature walls because I really like how this wallpaper creates a feature on top of the stairs, or a cupboard and makes something visually more interesting without being overpowering.I also love the retro look of these letters. My mum has a few …

Scrapwood wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek

I’ve been a fan of Piet Hein Eek‘s work since I spotted his designs in Elle Decoration a couple of years ago. I really admire the fact that someone can actually create something so beautiful out of reclaimed wood (like this headboard made by House Tweaking) or this Pallet chair by Studiomama which one day I’m hoping to make for our Summer house.Piet Hein Eek’s designs are unique and merge artisan handcraft with skilled design but I also feel (and that’s me believing in good karma) that this whole approach to a more eco-friendly design, his commitment to use reclaimed wood and his handcraft can only have a positive impact on our lives, our homes and the world of design in general.So I can’t tell you how happy I am to have his amazing and unique collection of Scrapwood wallpaper on BODIE and FOU.The Scrapwood wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek has the warm, rustic feel that real wood brings to a room. Like the Bookshelf wallpaper, this is the kind of wallpaper design that is …

White bookshelf wallpaper by Y & B

We recently launched the ‘ridiculously fab’ Bookshelf wallpaper which is pretty amazing to transform a plain room into something amazing and striking! In the US, Nema workshop also revamped an Espresso cafe in Manhattan. The launch of the Bookshelf wallpaper has been a major success and on the back of it, Y & B have now decided to launch a white version that I love! While the colour printed one gives an Old England feel to a room, the white version has a Maison Martin Margiela vibe that I love very much! The white Bookshelf wallpaper will be available mid-January 2011 from BODIE and FOU En Septembre dernier, nous avons lance le ‘ridiculeusement fabuleux’ papier-peint Bookshelf par Y & B et vous pouvez voir ici comment transformer une piece sans attrait en une piece avec plein de charactere ! Aux Etats-Unis, Nema workshop avait revampe un cafe Espresso dans Manhattan. Le lancement du papier peint Bookshelf a rencontre un grand succes et du coup Y & B font maintenant lancer ce papier-peint genial dans une version …

Expresso Cafe in Manhattan

As per the title of this blog, stating the obvious, this is the interior of the Expresso Cafe in Manhattan designed by Nema Workshop, a team of architects & designers who specialize in creating conceptually innovative spaces and this one, like or not, has a wow factor! And if you fancy doing this at home…you know…turns a normal room sideways and almost feel like in Inception with Leonardo, you can use the new Bookshelf wallpaper by Y & B. Available where?? I hear you saying… Chez nous here! Via Fubiz http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Inspiring shot by Anna Kern

Beautiful shot of Anna Kern, styled by Cia Wedin… I used the True blue wallpaper by Camilla Diedrich to create a feature wall in our house in France and it really lifted up the whole room…. Unfortunately I can’t find a website for Cia Wedin but I found these beautiful and inspiring shots she styled…Via Purple Area Via Karin’s style blog http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs