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An industrial flat in Barcelona with an amazing kitchen

A white apartment with an amazing kitchen

Another white interior…however, this white apartment in Barcelona is very different from this beautifully styled 20 sqm2 flat in Sweden. Or this other white apartment with natural accents I showed you a few weeks ago. Nonetheless, it has a lot of inspiration to offer… Let’s start with the kitchen which was the room that first caught my eye. The kitchen, filled with natural light, manages to combine several styles I like at once: Scandinavian, industrial, contemporary and vintage. Yet everything is beautifully done with a great aesthetic and strong personality. The black Jieldé black lamp and Tolix chairs bring a stylish, industrial touch to the room. Similar white crockery and chopping boards can be found at The White Company. In fact, these heart-shaped oven dish and heart-shaped ramekins are great to serve pudding. However, my favourite collection remains the handmade artisan stoneware plates which have a timeless appeal so you can use them all year long. Do you have a kitchen with two sinks? Providing you have space, having two sinks in the kitchen is hugely practical when both partners love cooking, which is hardly the case in our home ;-) …

How to style your home with picture frames

A 20 sqm2 flat with a beautiful gallery wall

Today’s house tours is a small 20 sqm2 flat in Sweden with a beautiful gallery wall and a great example of how to decorate your home with art. The fact that it is, indeed a small space, makes it even more interesting. Each room is beautifully styled and there isn’t a single corner I don’t love. Proof that size really doesn’t matter and that you can create a real gem out of a small flat. Josefin Haag, the owner of this flat, used a palette of three colours throughout her flat: black, white and wood. 3 hues that you can find throughout the flat in the choice she carefully made for her picture frames, furniture and decorative objects and which gives her gallery wall and home, a nice, warm, arty feel. I find this home visually inspiring, don’t you think? So what do you think? Is there any details or corner in this flat that inspires you? If you are after ideas on how to do a gallery wall, check this article on How to hang a gallery wall the perfect way, or this inspiring …

Un bel appartement blanc aux touches naturelles

A white apartment with natural accents

Hello everyone! If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you know that white interiors are my first love so today, I’m taking inspiration from this beautiful white apartment with lovely natural accents. I love how lived-in and cosy it feels. It’s not a big place but it is a beautiful space don’t you think? One thing that I really want to tackle this year is our lounge in France. Steve was given a massive TV by his best friend who moved back to New-Zealand and although it was a nice thought, this very large screen is a real eye-sore in our lounge (at least to me!). I suggested we put it on the wall and get rid of the stand but somehow, Steve who is normally handy and good at DIY is not feeling brave enough to drill into the wall. Looking at the position of the sofa and chairs, I think the black picture frame on the wall is a print and not a TV but should you have one of these TV screens, it …

A blacksmith studio converted into a holiday home in Greece

A blacksmith studio converted into a holiday home in Greece

Today, let me show an old blacksmith studio built in 1930 converted into a great holiday home in Greece. This space was renovated by Dorte Mandrup-Poulsen, Louis Becker and Jens Thomas Arnfred, three Danish Architects who happen to be friends too. Eight years ago, they decided to buy this old blacksmith’s warehouse on the Greek island of Lesbos so they could all go on holidays together with their respective families, isn’t this wonderful!? The 1930s building had been abandoned for years before they started redesigning the space. Originally made of a single open room, they built a wooden structure in one end to make room for beds, a small kitchen area and a bathroom. The thing I love the most, besides their choice of materials: concrete, wood and metal, is that they made a point of preserving the old features that give the space so much character: the traditional iron stove, the original iron windows which are just beautiful and frame the seaside views throughout the home, the old blacksmith equipment, and metal tables as seen below.And the good news …

a light & airy dutch family home

A white, open-plan living dutch family home

Last week, I featured two shots from this Dutch home photographed by Sonja Velda, first in my post about these four beautiful white kitchens with concrete floor and then this amazing sliding door in my DETAILS series. I thought the house was so beautiful that it was worth showing you the rest of it. I have also found out since then, that the vintage patchwork on the sliding door was a wallpaper by Studio Onszelf which made my day as this will be a lot easier to use! So without further ado, let me show the rest of this fabulous, family home. What do you think of this home? What were your favourite details? //Photography Sonja Velda with thanks

A beautiful finca style holiday home in Ibiza

A finca style holiday home in Ibiza

We are being blessed with great weather in the Bay these last few days so I’m all about beach, summer vibes and making the most of it while it lasts…Since you all loved this feel-good, family home in Biarritz so much, today I’m taking you further south direction Ibiza to check another great home and get some inspiration…

Elodie's gorgeous & cosy Parisian flat

Elodie’s gorgeous Parisian flat

A couple of weeks ago, fresh from returning from San-Francisco, I then headed to Paris to take back my niece Lily after she had spent the holidays with us in the Bay of Arcachon. While I’m still finding my marks, this unplanned ‘gap year’ in France has been fantastic to see more of my family and old friends. I love staying in my sister’s flat. It is such a cosy, beautiful space with a real feel-good, happy vibe to it yet, the happy vibe was not a given… Elodie got the key for her new home the day our dad left us. She had spent the morning unpacking and decided to have a nap and I think, she had just woken up when I called her to announce her the bad news. After several challenging months where Life was just throwing lemons at her, it was one bad news too many but I kept telling her it didn’t matter. This was the place for her, the place she would call home and feel happy no matter what so credit to her for turning …

A beautiful family home in Biarritz, France

A feel-good, family home in Biarritz, France

I’m slowly getting over the jet lag from my recent trip to San-Francisco and start feeling like a functioning human being again so today, let me show you this beautiful French family home in Biarritz which is a dream! Renovated by Constance and Dorian, this home of 150m2 is a dream space, filled with natural light and vintage treasures happily blending with designer pieces like the comfy Togo sofa by Ligne Roset which, by the way, celebrated its 40th year anniversary two years ago. There are so many lovely details I love in this home…the pastel colours, the door painted in black paint (an old decorating trick I know but it still looks good!), the strip of tiles on the kitchen floor and the fab wall-mounted dishwasher rack by Tsé-Tsé (now discontinued).I’ve always had a soft spot for interiors with a holiday vibe and this lovely home definitively ticks a few boxes. In my own home, I aim to create this effortless atmosphere vibes by using natural fabrics, textures, shades of white or injecting summery colours like the front door …