Month: January 2012

3 affordable, visually inspiring storage solutions

Do you have a husband/kids who leave their clothes anywhere on the floor? Gorgeous kids like mine who loves having as many colourful toys as they can to clash with your love for white interiors? Maybe a dog and a bunny (yes we have that too) Ok, so you know that your family home can and will look messy pretty quickly without some kind of storage solutions. Personally, one thing that works for me to keep clutter at bay is to regularly go through our stuff on a weekly and monthly basis and throw things away, recycle, donate to charity shops etc… If you need bits of advice, I’ve shared here 15 helpful, practical tips to declutter your home.   However as a short time solution, here are three solutions that I think are visually inspiring and won’t break the bank as you can find similar storage boxes from John Lewis and Ikea. The White Company has also various storage cubes for the kids’ bedroom in various colours. AFFORDABLE STORAGE SOLUTIONS #1 If your home has a white, Scandinavian, monochrome feel, white …

Paris | New Catalogue | ♥

I’m off to Paris this afternoon to attend Maison & Objet and of course I’m very excited because I haven’t seen my sister and my mum since the last one in September and I know that Saturday we will do our usual shopping trip to MERCI and Zadig & Voltaire in Le Marais and Sunday, I’m catching up with my two best friends but at the show, between meetings, I’m also going to meet up with fellow bloggers like Lau, Cristine, and Carine which should be great fun! As I working on our new homepage this morning, I could help thinking how much I enjoyed styling some of these shots below* for our first mail order catalogue and given how successful our catalogue was, we have decided that not only we will produce a bigger one for Christmas 2012 but we will also send out a mini (but SO inspiring and beautiful) Summer one. You can still receive the Winter one by requesting a free copy here until the end of February and we will …

Donna Hay’s Seasons

I’m not the most prolific blogger in January.As we spend the Christmas holidays with Steve’s family in New-Zealand, I most often come back jet-lagged for a few days, then the post-holidays blues kicks in (read these tips to fight it) along with a mere attempt to resist giving in too quickly to the busy pace of my working life.Do you know the feeling?I have to admit that at the beginning of my holidays, I miss the fun and interaction from Facebook and Twitter because it’s nice to have friends who will get as much excited as I’m about a new design or how beautiful the styling on a photo is (in comparison to Steve who does not really care).However, having started a trend last Summer when our little family went on holidays on a 7m boat without internet connection and no shower (don’t worry we used the ones available in the harbour), I had a taste during our back-to-basics holidays how hugely enjoyable my holidays were if I was nowhere near a computer to work.Let alone the good …

Finetuning resolutions 2012

I love the beginning of a new year! It’s such a wonderful opportunity to start fresh, forget about things that went wrong and move on. A few years ago, I diligently made lists of things I wanted to achieve. These days, I’m more relax about achievements, I don’t do lists anymore because I’m happy in my own skin and my life in general but I still make small changes to be happier as a person, be there for my family and enjoy my work. So in our little family, we don’t make new year resolutions, we make finetuning ones….Little changes to improve our family life and overall well-being and we ask each other 2 things we would like the others to change/improve/stop…. Me: “So Mila…what would you like me to change this year?” Mila: “I want you to stop drinking coca-cola and stop smoking“ (I had actually given up smoking two years ago but had a few last Summer)Me: “Ok, that’s fine. I can do that. My turn…I would like to make sure that you …