Saturday, September 20, 2008

Vanessa Bruno Home

I was delighted to find in the summer issue of U.S. magazine Domino, a report devoted to a french stylist I love Vanessa Bruno.
Her apartment is a reflection of her clothes: casual and chic, mixing designers and Ikea, Vintage and modern furniture. A little cocoon in Paris'picturesque Marais neighbohood.
"My style is tipically parisian", she says to the magazine, "chic but very relaxed and easy", a description that equally suits her breezy yet expertly constructed clothing. "Everything is natural, homey and easy."
For her great style, her apartment had already been featured in the US Elle decoration.

The big idea to reproduce at home? Her home made garland of Ikea paper lanterns that hides the sound system."And if one lantern get ripped it's easy to replace."
" the results according to the magazine, "is an oasis that's peaceful, modern and yet delightfully easy."
Photos credits: domino magazine. Elle Decoration.

Decoration Trends for 2009

Twice a year, the Maison et Objet exhibition is the big Parisian event for professionals in decoration and design. It was held early September.
I was able to view f a small selection of 2009 trends on the website of the french decoration magazine Marie-Claire Maison.
I have fallen in love with these Japanese lanterns, designed by one of my favorite brand, Mimi'lou
She has expanded its collection, previously limited to stickers. New products for Comptoir d'enfance ... ?

I also realized that the theme of the Kokeshi, Japanese dolls, is a big source of inspiration for designers. See photo below the creations of the brand Jalla on this theme. The Kokeshi are found on Comptoir d'enfance through the collection of stickers from Poisson Bulle.

This is a little summary of Marie-Claire Maison on the coming trends deco in 2009 ...
There is a back trend to the retro style, fair trade, sustainable development ... a kind of what I am trying also to develop on my small shop.

"Simplicity is the major trend of the show, a way of life that becomes a legal entity, a desire to retire to the countryside to the detriment of the city, a new way of eating organic and local reflected by objects borrowing naturalism. Productions are artisanal, the material is visible or recycled (wood, rope and twine, straw, wool, newsprint), with a touch of handmade and environmental considerations (bamboo, traditional manufacturing, fair trade) ... "Marie-Claire Maison, in September 2009.

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