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Inspiring concrete bathrooms

Inspiring concrete bathrooms

Concrete bathrooms with white walls are by far my most favourite designs when it comes to remodelling a bathroom. Concrete floor tiles and wall tiles as featured in the home Morten Bo Jensen (chief designer for Vipp). The bathroom unit and accessories are from Vipp. Personally, I think what makes this bathroom so beautiful is the natural light flowing from the sky window and the contrast of material: polished concrete, sleek metal units and rough/organic wooden stool. A spacious Italian shower with large, glass panels I’m not really a bath person neither do I have the incline to spend hours in a bath but I LOVE a spacious, walk-in Italian shower with a large shower head. So far, my favourite is the Mira Beat 25cm Deluge shower head and hopefully, once we move the airing cupboard, we will have the space to create a big mama shower with two of these large shower heads. I also love the bench in this one which is a great thing to have for kiddies. Textures to add warmth to this …

Two soft industrial kitchens I love

There are two kitchens I have loved for a very long time… The first one belongs to Dutch artist Paula Leen and you can see her whole house published in a book I highly recommend Rethink: The Way You Live, written by Amanda Talbot Paula and her husband have created a home in total harmony with nature. The hues of greys in the house are inspired by the clay soil surrounding their house and the space is filled with raw timbers, earthy tones, extures and wooden furniture similar to these. The second one belongs to renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and spurred me to pu an option on the old work benc sitting in my dad’s workshop in France, so that one day, I could use it the way Li used it in her kitchen.Both of them feel very peaceful and calming, don’t you think? // 1. Photography: Hotze Eisma, 2. UnknownSharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Off to Amsterdam…

Tomorrow afternoon, I’m flying to Amsterdam to attend the Meet The Blogger conference (see this little interview they kindly did with me) so I may be catching up with a few of you on Saturday.I really enjoyed last year’s trip because it was very inspiring on many levels…I got to meet lots of interesting & inspiring women who I have stayed in touch with since then (merci Twitter and Facebook), Holly was launching her first book Decorate which we know now, became a HUGE success and I got to see a fair amount of inspiring places and shops thanks to Desiree from Vosges Paris. Of course, I came back with a few souvenirs including this very heavy but beautiful wooden chopping board and a white stool, that British Airways almost prevented from taking on board.I love Amsterdam. I think it is a very inspiring, creative city and I can’t wait to immerse myself in the Dutch way of life for the next three days, sharing creative ideas with Desiree, reading her old copies of VT Wonen and eating her homemade raviolis.This year, I’m even more excited …

Bedroom with concrete floor

Bedroom with concrete floor

I’m loving this bedroom with a concrete floor. Be it in a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen (here too), concrete flooring is one of my favourite floorings. Each time I come across this bedroom picture on Pinterest, which was taken in the apartment of Designer Barbara Hill, I can’t help thinking how peaceful it feels and I imagine myself living in it. Maybe in a place like New-York overlooking the Hudson River… How about you? Where do you see yourself living in this bedroom? The bed is the Ligne Roset’s Peter Maly bed. Talking of which, if you’re looking for a vintage Togo sofa by Ligne Roset similar to the one featured in this fab, feel-good family home in Biarritz, check out Pamono in the UK. They have plenty of Togo sofas and armchairs in their collection. Photography by Dean Kaufman

Bathroom with a concrete basin

Bathroom with a concrete basin

This bathroom with its concrete basin has caught my eye. Bathrooms with a concrete basin have a timeless appeal. You can check my Pinterest for more inspiration here. This one is a great example of the type of bathrooms I would love to design for our home in London or our holiday home in France. Although I couldn’t find other pictures, this bathroom seems pretty spacious. You can spot a large walk-in shower behind the shower screen with two shower heads and a bathtub. I suspect the entrance is somewhere on the other side. It doesn’t seem to be enough space between the glass screen and the concrete basin to get it. A few details I love: the recess in the shower. I haven’t come across bathroom accessories nice enough to be drilled into my bathroom tiles and I hate those stainless-steel shelves you hang on the shower screen. the marble floor: Its contrast with metro tiles feel industrial yet luxurious And obviously this concrete basin; Its width feels spacious and I envision it to …

Industrial office with wooden desk

Industrial office with wooden desk

I love this workspace a lot. Filled with natural light, the textures of the wall left raw contrasts beautifully with the industrial metal lockers from Danish design company House Doctor DK. The red accents of the E metal letter and the metal stool adds an uplifting touch of colour while the vintage typewriter and stationary add warmth.

Dutch inspiration

By Day…16/12/2010:2pm: Crisis hit us…No more Royal Mail Dispatch Express labels. Over 350 parcels sitting on our packing table which we can’t send.3pm: Body gives in and neck gets stuck…purely and simply. I can’t bent over, turn left or right without being in excruciating pain5pm: off to bed to fool my body and make it believe I will relax9pm: Steve emailed me from Hong-Kong where he and Mila on the first leg of their flight to N-Z17/12/20108am: Neck back to normal, off to work4pm: Call Royal Mail to track down supply order. Get told they may arrive the day after we’ve closed for the holidays. Stress level get a promotion…Email everyone I know at RM including IT and accounts to get someone to help…no luck4.30pm: Call back RM. Luck strikes…The person on the phone tells me that I should have ordered them before…And I’m sitting on my chair full of ‘can do/there must be a solution’ attitude…thinking…that’s bound to help me…I have been working from 8am to 11 pm for the past 8 weeks, had …