Last month, I flew to London to style the Summer campaign for DFS which took place in a magical place in Seasalter, Kent. As the photos have been featured in the press, I’m now allowed to share them with you here. The brief from DFS was to achieve a costal look around this beautiful sofa which is part of the French Connection collection (the coffee table too is from DFS, stunning isn’t it!?). I wanted to stay away from the costal shabby chic look we often see in magazines so my inspiration for the photoshoot was the beach houses that line the coast of Cape Town in South Africa and the location was just perfect for this! To achieve the look, I introduced textures using the striking Z1 pendant light with a black sisal shade as a centre piece to complement the blue of the sofa and this pretty basket and added soft furnishings with patterns using handmade indigo throws and cushions. GET THE LOOK: Antique Elm wooden stool and Botanic prints from Mydeer.nl Z1 pendant light Coast sofa from DFS Mix of cushions with patterns handmade indigo cushions & throws …
What type of person are you on holidays? Do you implement healthy habits? Do you tend to indulge or use the time off to reset your mind and body? In the recent years I have been the latter, using holidays to either go back on track if I had massively fallen off the health wagon or just trying new things like a 5-detox, having a daily green smoothie, eating raw salads, making small healthy changes and building healthy habits.
I’m spending a bit of quality time with my sister Elodie and the girls which is always great so I thought I would do a post on her sense of style because I’m a big fan. I love her look here and how she wears her boyfriend jeans…laid-back but very feminine and stylish.
We had a few drinks last night at La Co(o)rniche (mentioned here) which was really cool and then two minutes later, we got this! Massive rainfall but it was good fun because it wasn’t cold at all just very wet so everyone carried on drinking and eating while admiring the Bay of Arcachon. Slowly but surely, I’m mentally preparing myself to a cooler season hoping that the weather in Cap-Breton where we will be based for the next weeks will enable us to enjoy a bit more sunshine.
I keep being asked what shade of paint I used on the wall of our bedroom in France. I used Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball which is a deep dark grey. I initially used the estate emulsion which has a lovely chalky finish but it shows marks a lot more. So over the past few years, I’ve freshened up our walls with the modern emulsion which has a low sheen and most importantly is waterproof.
A few more weeks to enjoy the last days of Summer in pretty white dresses, doing yoga on the beach first thing in the morning before tackling work, taking bookings in our house in France for an Indian summer while working on our Autumn Winter collection and Xmas. Enjoy while it lasts… 1. This dress reminds me of this one 2. Norm 69 3. Universal Blueprint 4. look of smart
A few people coming to stay in our holidays homes (this one for 6 people and this one for 8 people) have been asking me about places to eat and what to do with young children so here are my favourite spots to eat in the Bay of Arcachon and they are all child-friendly.
In January this year, I attended a great photography workshop run by my friend Emily Quinton, who incidentally released a great book on independent makers a few months ago. During the workshop, we had to style a shot so I gathered a few things borrowed from my fellow students and came up with the styling above.