Year: 2019

Camel trench coat and dark denim

Camel trench coat and dark denim

A camel trench coat is one piece of clothing you will always find in my wardrobe. Belted like the classic Burberry trench coat or straight like mine (I have both versions in my wardrobe), they are both a fashion staple. Timeless, they look equally great with a pair of affordable denim from Mango or a feminine and sexy pencil skirt. This one is from Muji (old collection) but you can find some really nice trench coats here. BEANIE  check these and these TRENCH COAT check here and here I have a soft spot for this one and this one from ARKET DARK DENIM (mine is from Bensimon AW18) but check these LEATHER BAG vintage (was my mum’s) but similar ones here DISCOVER THE NEW HUSH COLLECTION

How to add warmth & comfort to a master bedroom

Our master bedroom makeover

Adding warmth and comfort to our master bedroom was a priority of mine when we left London and relocated to our home in France. In the past few months, our French home has seen several complete makeovers. The kitchen is now very functional, user-friendly, has plenty of storage and is a pleasure to look at. The hallway also had a complete makeover with a fresh, new coat of paint, additional storage and is looking more beachy and inviting. Next is the bathroom which I will share with you shortly. Today, let me show you what we did with our master bedroom. In comparison to other rooms in the house like the bathroom, our bedroom didn’t really require an update besides a fresh coat of white paint. Twelve years ago, I designed the bedroom (see below) with a ’boutique hotel’ feel in mind. It’s a look I still see featured in decoration magazines and on Pinterest (you can follow my boards here if you wish). White stonewashed linen duvet from here >> | Tolomeo wall light from here >> BEFORE The “feature …

Oversized art prints for your home

Oversized art prints for your home

Have you ever considered oversized art prints for your home? It is something that I have been thinking about quite often these past few months especially since I started planning the interior design for CASA PYLA. For this up-and-coming renovation project two minutes from the beach, I envision a luxury residence. Think bare, textured walls, high ceilings, muted tones, and oversized art. Something in the lines of the interiors I recently posted on the blog like this Belgian flat designed by Vincent Van Duysen (thumb up for the muted tones!) or this home where the Tine K Home collection was photographed. The house we are buying is an old one. It is located in Pyla, a sought-after area that incidentally has a fair amount of restrictive urbanism rules to follow. This means that it may not look as modern as I would hope to be. However, I’m hoping to replicate the feeling of bliss, calm and luxury these interiors mentioned above exude. “For me, real Luxury is not expensive designer bags and clothes. It’s free time (and enough money) to …

20 beautiful winter coats to grab in the sale

20 beautiful winter coats to grab in the sale

The January sale is the perfect time to grab investment pieces like winter coats at a reduced price to wear for the next season. Especially if you go for a classic coat like this belted winter coat I purchased a few months ago. I think mine is now sold out but this winter coat looks great. Corduroy is a huge trend this season, it’s also warm, cozy and durable – perfect for the next few months. This long loose trench coat has oversized patch pockets and an optional belt to define your waist. Renowned for its elegant yet modern designs, this coat by Joseph is a great example of what the brand does so well. It’s made from a weighty wool-blend so the long cut hangs perfectly, and comes with an optional tie belt to cinch the loose fit. Check this Joseph winter coat in green too. I also love the exaggerated silhouettes of this coat by London based label A.W.A.K.E. Last but not least, this structured wool coat from Mango is a real steal. Here is a …

Discover the new Slow Collection2019 by TINE K HOME

Slow Collection SS19 | Tine K Home

Over the years, Tine K Home have released home collections that reflect the style and mood of each season. Soft, Moon, Dust, True, Dark and Feel are just a few of the previous names. This year, SLOW is based on honest materials and usable colours for a calm and fundamental yet sophisticated atmosphere. Raw textures, handmade objects, soft fabrics, muted warm tones will take you places. Embrace Summer the slow way and enjoy a calm pace in your home. SLOW by Tine K Home was photographed in the beautiful and minimalist Neuendorf house in Mallorca. Designed by John Pawson and set in an almond grove, with views of sea and mountains, it’s a tranquil, minimalist, ethereal space, surrounded by nature. High bare walls, muted tones, the house is a perfect location for this Summer collection. When the sun breaks through, light and shadow create an ethereal setting to showcase stunning handmade products. A dreamy setting beautifully styled for a collection that makes me crave for Summer. I feel it’s the kind of atmosphere that would suit our next renovation …

How to choose the best String® shelving for you

How to choose the best String® shelving for you

Designed in 1949 by Swedish Architect Nils Strinning, the String® shelving series is now considered a design classic thanks to its versatility and understated aesthetic. Still manufactured in Sweden, the String® modular shelving system consists of various basic elements (shelves, desks, doors), which can be assembled together to create a scalable shelving system that fits right in with your living requirements. This is great, isn’t it!? DISCOVER THE STRING SHELVING UNIT WITH CABINETS The perfect Scandinavian modular shelving system Finding the perfect storage solution is key to keep clutter at bay in your home. If you’re ready to invest in a timeless, well-designed modular shelving system like String® Furniture, here are 4 IMPORTANT THINGS to bear in mind when purchasing modular storage solutions: Think ahead & aim to foresee your family needs in 5 or 10 years. The idea of a modular shelving system like the String® Furniture is that you can start small with a small shelving unit such as the String® pocket shelves. This is a great unit for a small kitchen or bathroom. The best way to …

A flat with muted tones and minimalist style. The DRD apartment by Vincent Van Duysen

A Belgian flat in muted tones

A few weeks ago, I added this beautiful kitchen to the CASA PYLA feed. I was really taken by its muted tones, simplicity and minimalist style. It’s not the first time that I find spaces designed by Belgian Architect Vincent Van Duysen beautifully stylish, simple and timeless. The man is a master at architectural spaces with muted tones and textured minimalist walls. Residence DRD is a duplex penthouse in Knokke with sea view of the Belgian coast. The main kitchen island is made of a single slab of granite to form the counters and the sink. The tap looks similar to the beautiful minimalist taps designed by Cocoon. It’s a weekend home designed to unwind as well as to be together with family and friends. The use of white and light, natural colours and natural light contribute to the feeling of calm. In the main living area, Van Duysen designed low-level storage space connected to the wall. They serve as seating too. If you pay attention, you will see that the height of these volumes also perfectly align …

10 must-haves in the Hush sale

10 must-haves in the Hush sale

When it comes to stylish, fun, affordable fashion must-haves, Hush Homewear is my go-to brand. They always have fantastic knitwear and dresses and they deliver around the world. As the HUSH SALE is on, here is a round-up of all my favourites, should you wish to grab a bargain ;-) To be updated on the latest blog posts. please follow me on Bloglovin’ or sign up to my E-news. #1: The grey marl jumper Grey jumpers and sweatshirts are my guilty pleasures. The pile goes up and down in my wardrobe but it remains my colour of predilection. This grey marl lurex jumper (£99 now £50) ticks several of my boxes. It comes in a beautiful, soft grey (first box ticked!) but has also lurex stripes which fulfil my second guilty pleasure: sequins & glitter and happy people like glitter ;-) Its cut makes it the perfect item to wear over boyfriend jeans during the day or at weekends. In the evening, I would pair it with black trousers and a pair of Chilton heels or gold slingback pumps (loving these heels from Prada) BUY IT NOW …