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Dreaming of a grey sofa for our holidays home in France….

As much as I love our Ghost sofa by Paola Navone in London, a white sofa would definitively not have been practical for our holidays home in France (you can see more photos here). 

The house caters for 8 people but has often a tribe of young children running around, entering the house from our side to another, spreading sand from the beach to eventually collapse on our large sofa in front of the TV.
As I did not intend to have a nervous breakdown each time we were there, I deliberately kept the interior design of the house simple and low maintenance when I re-decorated the house a few years ago.
Failing to find an affordable, contemporary designer sofa in grey which was my first choice (and under pressure from the CFO of the house to stick to our budget), I went for a large, modulable dark brown sofa from the Swedish giant – which is ok and comfortable but looking at these inspiring interiors in hues of greys, whites and wood, I really wish I could change our sofa to a grey one now. Anyone else in the mood to change their sofa?

// Photography: 1. House designed by Briggs Edward Solomon | 2. Sofa designed by Gianluigi Landoni |3. Via here In Association with Interior Addict  | All opinions and layouts my own
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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. I’m on the lookout for a new sofa, preferably in charcoal, but I think it’s hard to find anything I like… Bear in mind, I’m very, very picky (and I think I have a right to be! :) ). I’ve looked at everything from Ikea to Lombok (topping my list at the minute) and I’m just about ready to give up… Any advice please? Thanks :) Tracy

  2. Our sofa is still good but seeing your post triggered that desire to change it. But then, it’s kinda challenging to find the one that best suits the taste, needs and budget.

  3. I notice that your rug & table look quite hard wearing too against the wear and tear of people coming in from the beach, but they look wonderful too, adding a nice touch to the room.

  4. nice but decorate your home with comfort its really hard bcoz when you decorate your home your only focus on designing not on comfort and its also a big part of home interior decoration.

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