All posts filed under: Interior Details


The Bonnesoeurs daybed

I had lots of queries about this beautiful daybed by Bonnesoeurs when I posted stories of my studio renovations on Instagram. So let me tell you more about it because La Dormeuse is a beautiful, clever piece of design… Bonnesoeurs is a French design studio founded by sisters Lélia and Thélissa. They are the talented Designers behind le Lit Maison which I’m sure, you’ve seen more than once, in decoration and lifestyle magazines. La Dormeuse (featured below) is a well-designed, beautiful daybed that you can use as a single bed, two single beds, or joined together as a 160 x 200 cm double bed. It is stylish and practical at the same time! I initially planned to use this beautiful daybed for one of the bedrooms in CASA PYLA but then we embarked on another renovation project and converted the adjacent garage into a 40sqm studio. My mood board for this smaller space included the use of natural tones and light wood. Quickly, it became obvious that’s where the day bed belonged. In fact, the light wood, natural lines, …

Room update: Our new dining chairs

Room update: Our new dining chairs

I have been looking for new dining chairs for our home to replace the very eclectic mix we had around our dining table for some time, since the house renovations. We had a couple of vintage office Eames, a vintage Harry Bertoia chair bought on eBay, a new stainless-steel Bertoia from the Knoll sample sale, a couple of cardboard stools from Story Deli and some very bright green garden chairs from Ikea, which added a cheerful pop of colour but wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for this room which has now, very soothing hues of pale grey and white. And then I saw the new Moda chair launched by Cult Furniture.The Moda dining chair combines Scandinavian modern simplicity with function and the price was also really attractive considering I had to order 8 chairs. The Moda chair comes with three different leg styles to choose from (+ an armchair version) but my favourite was the wooden legs version to echo the wood of our large dining table. My goal was to add chairs that would contribute to the …

DETAILS: vintage sliding door

Details: vintage sliding door

I remember once asking about sliding door on Instagram during the bodieandfourenovations and got a lot of answers and feedback to my query so I’m sure you will love this sliding door. My thought when I came across was…WOW…there is sliding door and there is that kind of sliding door! They basically put together a bunch of wooden shutters & doors to create one striking and beautiful, vintage panel. In essence, it’s not difficult to do but the tricky part, I think, will be to manage the overall weight of the door and to secure a track strong enough to bear the weight. What do you think? Also, this is the third of my DETAILS series and I would love to know what you think of this little series which is meant to highlight one specific detail and over time, enable you to build a nice collection of interesting and stylish details to apply to future interior design projects. //Photography: Sonja Velda

DETAILS | Painted rug on concrete floor

DETAILS | painted rug

I first spotted a painted rug on a concrete floor in the holidays home of Paola Navone in Greece and I think it’s a feature that doesn’t get old and feels quite summery too. I love this painted rug very much. What do you think? Is it something you would like to do?

DETAILS | White outdoor staircase

DETAILS | White outdoor staircase

I’m starting a new Thursday feature called DETAILS dedicated to Interior Details. I don’t know about you but quite often, when I spend time on Pinterest, it’s very much one specific detail in an image that inspires me and leads me to click and discover a pretty cool home, a new Architecture Studio or a Designer. This gorgeous patio painted in pink did exactly that last year. So today, my first share is this white outdoor staircase which is part of a house in Hammamet, Tunisia renovated by SEPTEMBRE, a collective of French Architects from different backgrounds with complementary skills in architecture, urban planning, urban programming and interior design. This alone makes me want to go to Tunisia… // Photography: Sophia Baraket