Month: April 2012

Creative project for a rainy Sunday

I love using grey at home. I painted one of Mila’s walls in down pipe by Farrow & Ball (pic here and there) and I used Pavillion grey on our bedroom so I have a few leftover post of paint at home.I really love this idea of painting a big, feel good heart painted on our walls…Have a wonderful Sunday… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Samedi heureux, Samedi pluvieux

A saturday doing nothing….Finally…just drinking tea, eating cake and chatting with my sis’Funny how the day goes quickly when you do nothing with pleasure http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My interview in Baby & Me Exclusive magazine

I’m very excited (non non jury service doesn’t rock my boat) but I was interviewed recently by the fabulous BABY & ME Exclusive magazine and the interview is out now. I love that they used this photo of the Pigmee doll, Mila is holding against her washed linen apron….two of my favourite items this season! And Elodie and I really need to have new photos of us together taken! The B&W one the magazine used is from the Grand Designs magazine photoshoot in 2008. And it seems that it is the week for all the interviews I answered recently to all come out at the same time so you will also find an interview on The Good Web Guide.  

Chut….come in & check these beautiful bedrooms…

I have been a bit quiet lately and this is hardly going to change over the next days since I’m on jury service duty until further notice. Needless to say that I would much prefer doing my own things rather than sitting for five hours waiting for my name to be called out in a place that stops selling chocolate bars at 2pm….I almost died of boredom today and I have to go back tomorrow to see if I’m finally going to be sitting in a court room or not.Anyway, here are a few bedrooms that I love before I head myself to bed… 1. Design Files 2. je ne sais pas mais j’adore 3. Books Cats Coffee 4. The Lifestyle Editor 5 & 6. BODIE and FOU although technically the last one is more a close up than a bedroom shot but it’s one I styled for our SS/12 catalogue which I had not shown yet (bed linen from here) http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Will Cooper-Mitchell

One day…soon…don’t know when….don’t know how…we will make a nice video for BODIE and FOUUntil then, enjoy watching this one with photographer Will Cooper-Mitchell http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Easter, chocolate, family….

Our family has arrived from the other side of the world (New-Zealand)… Au programme for the next few days until we take them to our holidays home in France… Borough market, Petershame Nurseries, Columbia Road & the flower market, the London eye, kiwi BBQ, gorgeous food and chocolate eggs for Mila who is on the starting block… Have a great Sunday Images from the ever so talented Claude… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Styling from the weekend ♥♥♥

And here is our front cover shot of our SS/12 catalogue…I had this shot in mind about 4 months ago when we finally found the exact type of soft, washed linen Elodie and I wanted to add to our collection. The kind of linen that send you to heaven each time you go to bed, the kind of linen that is soft, inviting and has a timeless appeal, the kind of linen I have at home to create a relax feel.While I appreciate these bed linens is not for all budgets, personally I’d rather spend money in a few bed linen sets and wash them regularly than having my linen cupboards full of other stuff which does not feel as great as these.Before we got these linens, I started building my linen collection by buying just the pillow cases in various shades of grey and mixing them with bright white organic cottons. Elodie added hers on her sofa and it looks beautiful, inviting and relaxing.The rest of the collection will arrive at the end of April, including …

Life with Mila…at breakfast

Yesterday morning, Steve got up at 6am to take Lucas for a walk. When Mila and I joined him an hour later for breakfast, he told us that Linda, our au-pair, came home at 6am. This is unusual as Linda often comes home around midnight after working in a pub nearby but last night, she was out partying. Mila’s reaction made me laugh…. Mila: “Oh WOW, she worked ALL Night!!”Aren’t kids just great to look at the world with a positive attitude and think the best of everything and everyone… :-)This is what François and I worked on last weekend.The second picture which shows the beautiful Rob Ryan plates better is likely to be on the back cover of our catalogue…{We have entered the fabulous MyDeco Independent Home Shop Award} Nominate BODIE and FOU as your favourite ever independent Home Shop and you could win £1000* to spend in our concept store on anything you like!  CLICK HERE to enter the competition. Photo: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs