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Un bel appartement blanc aux touches naturelles

A beautiful 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 Originally made of a single open room, they built a wooden structure in one end to make room for beds, a small kitchen area and a bathroom.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 light & airy 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.

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 not so planned ‘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…

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 this fab wall-mounted dishwasher rack by Tsé-Tsé.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 of our London …

An eclectic, creative family apartment in Paris. Home of Victoire de Taillac-Touhami and Ramdane Touhami

An eclectic family apartment in Paris

A trip to Paris is always a good idea n’est-ce-pas? So let me show you this eclectic, family Parisian flat which is a gem of creativity and personality. READ ON…

HOUSE TOUR: A really beautiful italian home with natural accents

A beautiful italian home with natural accents

I really love all the natural accents in this home and especially this version of the Lama chair from Zanotta.  I had this image in my Pinterest board for ages. So today, let me show you the rest of this beautiful Italian home with natural accents which exudes Summer holidays and let’s imagine just for a few minutes, that we can all spend a bit of time there enjoying nice Italian food and lovely Italian weather…. Are you with me on this?