Month: November 2014

beautiful stools & bar stools from & Tradition.More inspiration at

& Tradition stools & bar stools

I have yet to find similar bar stools to these gold ones featured here but I wanted to show you these beautiful NA3 stool and NA4 bar stool from & Tradition. I initially considered  them for our new kitchen but it was tricky to match the wood of the stools with… 

A minimalist white kitchen with high ceiling

A minimalist white kitchen with high ceiling

The minimalist design, the white walls, the massive sky window to fill the room with natural light, the soothing combo of white and natural wood makes this kitchen one of my absolute favourites. From a design point of view, kitchens are my favourite room in a home and I’m absolutely loving everything about this white, airy kitchen. What do you think? This kitchen is from a block of 22 apartments built in a former meat factory by Swedish Architecture practice Arrhov Frick. Sadly I couldn’t find more pictures of the kitchen or the whole flat to share with you so we will have to make do with this sole photo and imagine how the rest of the flat could look like. The design of this kitchen is very simple but yet so effective and works wonderfully in a small flat as we all as a warehouse-type conversion. Subtle black touches are added throughout the room like this classic Vitra Eames house bird (available from John Lewis) sitting on top of the kitchen units. The square table and the chairs are …

5 things I want right now!

5 things I want right now!

I had my heart set on this black watch by Michael Kors which I mentioned in this 5 things I want right now! post but then I saw this gorgeous new watch by Isabel Marant and …arghh….now I need to think about it. On the subject of Marant, I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Isabel for designing this lovely jumper after me…THANK YOU! hahaha

Creative collaborations | VIPP

Brand: VIPP Project: Limited Edition Vipp bin + pop-up shop + Blogger styling competition Date: May 2014 Country: Denmark, UK In May 2014, we collaborated with iconic Danish brand Vipp to  design a Limited edition BODIE and FOU VIPP15 bin and run a one-week pop-up store in Vipp’s showroom in Copenhagen. The bin and the BODIE and FOU new prints collection were exclusively available for sale at the Vipp showroom and online at BODIE and FOU. On the first day of the pop-up store, our Limited Edition bin was purchased by H.R.H.  Princess Marie of Denmark. In addition, we run a styling competition with some of the best International Interior bloggers. This creative collaboration and pop-up store were featured in Milk magazine, ELLE, Est, Marie-Claire Maison as well as French By Design, April & May, Vosges Paris and many more…

5 inspiring ways to display your art collection in your home

Wall decoration: 5 ways to display art on your walls

Are you wondering how to display all the beautiful illustrations you’ve bought? Here are 5 inspiring ways to decorate yours walls & add a wow factor to your home in the process… Having mostly white walls and grey walls in our home, I’m forever looking for inspiration to decorate our walls and this monochrome wall display in Trendenser‘s office remains my all-time favourite! The first image above stopped me in my tracks because I have a nice collection of monochrome prints and now that we have black floorboards in our loft conversion, I can see how visually striking such a display would look in the room.

House Tour: The Ochre Barn in Norfolk

The Ochre Barn in Norfolk

Do you prefer living in the city or out in the countryside or by the sea? I grew up in a tiny village in the countryside and since I left home, I’ve always been a city girl at heart. However, having recently spent more time working in France from our holiday home and having gone for a few morning walks by the beach, I started thinking what if… They are still things that drive me crazy like taking the car to run any errands whereas in London, I just walk or cycle + shops are open all the time but I guess there are upsides and downsides on each account. If I was to live in the countryside, I would love to live in a big modern space like the Ochre Barn in Norfolk designed by Carl Turner Architects and achieved on a budget of £400,000 in 2010. The original brickwork of the building was maintained but the whole space was turned into a multi-purpose development to host a retreat, residential quarters and a workspace. // Architecture: …

outfit of the day: fake fur & converse

Fake fur, converse & sparkle

Ok so yesterday it rained from 7am to 2pm non-stop and I pretty much hang out in my PJs during the same timeframe and gosh did it feel good to do this! So back to getting dressed…Today’s look pretty much sums up the mood…wrapped up in faux-fur ready for work with a touch of “can it still be the weekend” converse…

Decorating with copper lighting

Decorating with copper & brass touches

Early this week, I added this beautifully styled kitchen to my Pinterest and realised, digging a bit further, that it was actually a rendering by Raya Todorova rather than a photo, which is pretty amazing. I love the balance between the three copper pendant lights and these 3 beautiful stools against the black kitchen units. I’m not too sure where these lights are from but the Freja pendant light and the Original BTC Stanley copper pendant light available from Marks & Spencer  and Liberty look very similar (still hunting for the stools though…). Since launching the Aston pendant light a few months ago, we received a lot of orders from Australia for residential and commercial projects and I suspect this will be soon the case with the new black Freja pendant light which has a similar copper finish inside to these ones below seen in the home of Athena Calderone. If you are after some beautiful wooden bar stools, check out the Raft bar stools by &Tradition and the Devlin bar stool from The Safari chair in the foreground is available from French Connection Homeware (seen …