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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 …

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 …

Inspiring and affordable ceramics for your home

Inspiring, affordable ceramics for your home

Inspiring, affordable ceramics for your home is always a good thing, right! It’s one of life’s small pleasures that uplift our spirits don’t you think?   First of all, let me wish you a wonderful and happy New Year filled with lots of precious moments with your loved ones, a sense of well-being and great, exciting projects. The end of 2018 was for us one of the best in many many years. I joked that nobody died this year but 2015 & 2016 were pretty awful for our family and I’m grateful we could end the year feeling lighter this time around. I also know that some of you have experienced painful loss (we all do at some point in our lives sadly) and I hope you will see brighter days in the near future. For what it worth, when my dad died, travelling was one thing that really helped me to keep my head out of the water and move on from the pain. To Mila‘s delight, Steve got a new job for a large …

Christmas styling table with Portmeirion

Grey & white Christmas styling table

Have you planned your table settings for Christmas yet? If you haven’t, maybe you are in for some inspiration. This year, my table setting is in soft grey, white, black with a touch of green and I’ve used the beautiful Spode Pure Morris tableware which can be mixed and matched. William Morris designs are timeless. His work can be admired at the William Morris gallery in East London and earlier this year, H&M released a beautiful collection bearing his prints (there are some pieces left here). My aim was to bring together William Morris’ classic designs and a modern, table setting to create an inviting and beautiful Christmas dinner table. Tableware To create a stylish table, I first used the large 11-inch plates with the Strawberry Thief design as the base, then add the pasta bowls and these cereal bowls that I will be using for serving soup. If you already have plain white plates at home, these are perfect to complement your existing tableware. I also added these beautiful Droplet red wine glasses which I love. I’m not sure the picture does any …

How to make your own advent calendar

How to make your own advent calendar

I know that all children (including Mila) are eagerly waiting to open their advent calendar and get a little treat before going to school. This year, I’ve made our own advent calendar with plain white matchboxes and hung them with Command Brand transparent plastic hooks. Both can easily be found on Amazon. These Command™ Clear Decorating Clips hooks are fantastic to hang Christmas decorations without damaging your walls. I also use them on styling projects, to hang garlands in Mila’ bedroom or for her birthday party. The other thing I use a lot all year long is their picture hanging strips. I think is worth mentioning this article again because I regularly see people on Instagram asking how they can hang picture frames without drilling into their walls. Each time I’m like “Command Brand people, Command Brand!” (please read it if you haven’t done so, you will thank me). Once you have everything listed below, it should not take you more than 20 minutes to make your own advent calendar. To make this advent calendar, you will …

Basal table by Normal Studio

The Basalt table by Normal studio

Black dining tables and black coffee tables add, without a doubt, modern luxury to a home. The Basalt table designed by Normal Studio adds warmth and textures too. Founded in 2006 by Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï, Normal Studio is a French industrial Design agency located in Paris (Montreuil). Both have designed products for Ligne Roset, Tolix, SEB, Tefal and more recently the stylish Mimic mirror for Muuto and many more. SHOP MY FAVOURITES FROM THE MUUTO COLLECTION Cut from a single oak trunk to get an even aspect, each piece is handcrafted and burned with a blowtorch (see video below) to get this deep colour becoming close to a mineral aspect. Once finished, the designs retain their natural tree rings and represent the history, beauty, and destruction of nature….basically life.   You can watch below how the Basalt table is made. It’s fascinating, don’t you think!? Burn wood was also used on the outside of French Fashion Designer Aurélie Lecuyer’s home, a beautiful family home designed by Atelier Ordinaire. If you’re looking for a similar finish for your …

How to create a gallery wall without damaging your walls

How to create a gallery wall without damaging your walls

As some of you guys know, I’m a Brand Ambassador for Command and a big fan of their products that I use regularly around our home to hang picture frames (see Mila’s desk makeover) or lighter items like this beautiful Lappalainen brass mobile which I hung from the ceiling in our lounge. Discovering products that would allow me to hang all my photos without having to drill into our new painted walls was a major lightbulb moment when we renovated our home in London and I’ve never looked back since then! So today, let me show you how you can create a beautiful gallery wall in your home with this series I photographed on the beach near our home in France.Command has a range of different products to hang picture frames but my favourite are by far, their picture hanging strips, which are super easy to use and can hold up to 7.2 kg. They are super quick to use, allowing you to display your frames on your walls in less than 10 min. without pulling the drill out of …