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France: Inspired by…

This is a piece of the moodboard I did last time I was in France shooting our mail order catalogue which my mum left on her wall.
Having spent a week on our boat, I’ve already read a lot of French decoration magazines but I’m constantly drawn into the relax vibes of these two images. The left image is from a house that belongs to Jacqueline Morabito and I can not remember who was the photographer of the right one but it is strongly becoming my main source of inspiration for our kitchen in London.
I love the soft industrial touch from the Tolix chairs which could easily be replaced by these industrial stools in white, the big, comfy French armchair, the linen table runner on the wooden table, the walls half painted in soft grey and the mix of wooden utensils and white crockery….
An simple, relax look easy to achieve…
Right! We’re off to the food market in La Teste near Arcachon. Have a great Sunday!

C’est une partie du moodboard que j’ai fait la derniere fois que j’etais en France pour photographier notre catalogue et que ma mere a laisse sur son mur
Ayant passe une semaine sur le bateau, j’ai deja lu beaucoup de magazines de decoration mais je suis constamment attiree par l’atmosphere relaxante de ces deux images. L’image de gauche est celle d’une maison qui appartient a Jacqueline Morabito et je n’arrive pas a savoir qui est le photographe de celle de droite mais elle devient ma source d’inspiration principale pour notre cuisine a Londres.
J’aime les petites touches industrielles qu’apportent les chaises Tolix qui peuvent etre facilement remplacees par ces tabourets blancs, le gros fauteuil au style bien francais , les chemins de table en lin sur une vieille table en bois, les murs peints d’un blanc et d’un gris tout doux et le melange d’ustensils en bois et d’assiettes en ceramique blanche….Un look simple, relax et facile a realiser….
Bon, on part au marche de La Teste pres Arcachon. Je vous souhaite un bon Dimanche!
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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. Enjoy your sunday and the week on the boat… I totally agree with white& grey simple colors… I guess I’ll change some rooms in Casalil before leaving!!

  2. last year I wrote a pice about Paris and everything was grey, light grey, grey grey, metalic grey, poudree gray, white grey (I’am bold colours Madam)…well in your blog grey makes sense:D

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