Steve and I have been together for two decades so dinner at the restaurant with half of the country is really not my idea of a romantic meal. I much prefer when we surprise each other with little attentions any other day of the year to show that we love and care about each other. Last year, I put a mixtape together. This year, I have re-styled our dining room with a large blank canvas where I added the word LOVE and created some free printables which you can download and use as Valentine’s card. If you place them on each plate like I did, you will need to select to print as A5.
I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. Mine started nicely with a power walk listening to Louise Hay (has any of you started listening to her!? If you have, please let me know what you think) and then I took Mila to the gym so she could practice for her competition in a couple of weeks. When we came back home, there was a copy of As You Like magazine with 6 pages dedicated to our home in London and a profile about me. I’m so excited! I know I had press coverage in the past but that kind of things never gets old, believe me! As You Like magazine is a women’s magazine dedicated to the new e-generation and regularly draws profiles of Digital Influencers, Bloggers, Vloggers etc….I mean, how far have we all come as a profession to have a magazine just dedicated to all the inspiring people we find online, it’s incredible and it gives me so much hope for the next generation of women, our girls, to create something …
Hello everyone! How are you today? I have a question for you….As it has been no-man’s land (i.e. hardly anyone commenting) since this post (hint hint), it’s difficult to know if my latest blog posts have been of interest to you :-) I mentioned this before but while analytics are a good tool, ultimately the thing I care the most about is connecting with you guys and knowing which blog posts/content/topic is of interest to you so I can keep writing things you are interested in reading about. Maybe you missed out on this article which admittedly was long but very interesting or yesterday’s interview, which is a fascinating read. Kate and Nicole kindly explained to me why they were commenting on Instagram rather than here on the blog after reading the post but if you could once in a while leave some feedback, that would be fab! Back to today’s post… I really love this natural styling which reminds me of our trip in Portugal. It’s very soothing don’t you think? Little by little, I’m changing the decoration in our holidays home …
I’m so loving this beautiful, natural styling by Photographer & Stylist Line Kay who I have mentioned before here. The mix of textures and soothing off white and cream hues with a few touch of vintage makes this the perfect spot to hang out on a gloomy day. Line’s recent natural styling for Hale Mercantile Co. is also pure eye-candy. Go here to read about 5 ways to use this gorgeous naturel basket. GET THE LOOK:
Today I love the styling of my friend Pella for Ikea who beautifully combined grey hues and wood.. It’s gorgeous, autumnal, cosy and so inviting. Pella’s styling makes me crave for a trip to Ikea to see the new collection designed by Ilse Crawford and a day hanging out in my fav PJs and soft, stonewashed linens. I’m in Paris (read my last post) with Mila this weekend. Steve is currently in London (hopefully he will join us tonight), then he and Mila will head back to our home in France and I will stay two more days to attend Maison & Objet. You can follow me on Instagram if you want. // Styling: Pella Hedby, Photography by Ragnar Omarsson GET THE LOOK:
Last month, I flew to London to style the Summer campaign for DFS which took place in a magical place in Seasalter, Kent. As the photos have been featured in the press, I’m now allowed to share them with you here. The brief from DFS was to achieve a costal look around this beautiful sofa which is part of the French Connection collection (the coffee table too is from DFS, stunning isn’t it!?). I wanted to stay away from the costal shabby chic look we often see in magazines so my inspiration for the photoshoot was the beach houses that line the coast of Cape Town in South Africa. The location was just perfect for this! To achieve the look, I introduced textures using this striking Z1 pendant light with a black sisal shade as a centre piece to complement the blue of the sofa and this pretty basket and added soft furnishings with patterns using handmade indigo throws and cushions.
This Black on Black styling from my archives with the Bat print upside down and our NEW-YORK print. Once the summer is over, I will tackle the re-decoration of our blue house* (called blue by the girls because of its blue shutters) and add a fresh coat of paint to this bedroom**. Have a great Sunday! I’m waiting for my sis’ to wake up and then we will do yoga. PS*: House is available for rental during school holidays PS**: The Batgirl print featured on the wall is back in stock SHOP THE POST
In January this year, I attended a great photography workshop run by my friend Emily Quinton, who incidentally released a great book on independent makers a few months ago. During the workshop, we had to style a shot so I gathered a few things borrowed from my fellow students and came up with the styling above.