Complete refurbishment of a ca. 100 sqm flat in a 1920’s building. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, turned into a 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms flat, with open kitchen. Work duration: ca. 4 months. Here are a few before – after pictures…. More to come. Click on one picture to open slideshow. Before… During… And after… And a few close ups… all pics, copyright Philippe Brunel.
I have a confession: I have always been mad about grey. Hence I found this entry about how to choose the right shade of grey paint on madaboutthehouse.com very edifying and thought I would share it with you. Here are some examples of variations of grey. For the full article and advice on how to work with grey, see choosing the right shade of grey paint.
Harmony. Serenity. Beauty. These are the words that are coming to my mind during this virtual visit of talented architect Joseph Dirand ‘s flat in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This beautiful flat located in an hotel particulier in Paris has been beautifully refurbished by the architect who restored original features, giving this space a timeless yet contemporary feel thanks to the choice of furniture, colours and materials. Superbe. via AD Magazine, Le Luxe minimal selon Joseph Dirand, article by Sophie Pinet.
Whether on a courtyard (if you are lucky enough to live somewhere south and dry, at least during part of the year) or in a living room, I find these wool beanbags and rugs to be just perfect. Designed by the Spanish born London based designer Hector Serrano and produced by the Spanish company Gandia Blasco, they will give a warm and refreshing feeling to any space. I don’t know about you, but personally, I can smell mint tea just by […]
Given that we are heading towards November, which is never good news for me as I know I will be craving light for several months, I thought I would cheer up by sharing a post on a wonderful place somewhere south. Here are some pictures (via ADMagazine) of the house of Consuelo Castiglioni, the brilliant and creative founder of the brand Marni. This place has this sort of effortless chic with a hippie twist together with the scents of the […]
This beautiful Grade II listed house is home to Mark and Sally Bailey, who run the online store Baileys where you can buy beautiful retro findings for the home (try http://www.baileyshome.com/). It has been comprehensively restored and refurbished by the couple and has this lovely feel of a timeless place. To add a little background, the property was built at the beginning of the 19th century at a time when a nearby church was being refurbished and some of the finer elements that […]
The Italian lake district is in itself pure poetry. This region of northern Italy has been kept unspoiled and the banks of the lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Guarda, …) are overflown with lovely villages and beautiful villas (and George Clooney but that is another story). I thought I would share with you the photos from this beautiful ancient villa published in the February issue of the ELLE Déco UK, Photographs by Stefania Giorgi. Enjoy.