Sunday, June 28, 2009


The French Elle Decoration magazine offers us a beautiful summer issue with the desire to escape to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Atlantic Ocean .. Above the beautiful terrace of an hotel in Italy who settled in an old tower of the sixteenth century.

In Corsica, a house is completely turned and opened to the sea ..

In Provence the charm of old Bastides is still operating ...

In Cape Town, South Africa, a home near the Atlantic Ocean offers a sober decor, ecological and respectful of nature: ground cement, wood, lime on the walls.
Its decoration consists essentially of small details with elements broughts by the Ocean: garlandss of shells, driftwood ...

And here some ideas to bring shadow on your deck or balcony and enjoy a cool summer...

Happy holidays!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

They talk about us !

Our little shop of french items fr kids Comptoir d'enfance had two great reviews recently on two famous US blog:
Celebrity baby blog from People magazine for our Wall decals from Les invasions ephemeres
and the trendy Cool mom picks!

Enjoy their discount coupons on our boutique!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Summer holidays atmospheres

After many posts on French interiors, here's one on beautiful maritime atmospheres found on the US boutique Anthropologie and the english one Toast. I love the mix above of factory style and martitime atmospheres proposed by Anthropologie this month.

I also fall in love with these three bedrooms proposed by Toast... It makes me think of Greek islands, mediterranean sea... the perfect ambience for Summer holidays full of farniente !

Monday, June 15, 2009

Daddy cool!

The new Milk magazine issue arrived in France ... a special Father's day issue in which we can enjoy charming fashion pictures.

Also a beautiful travel through the open spaces in Texas.

Thanks to the Shopping pages I discovered two new shops in Paris for children: a new Antik Batik boutique in the Marais and le petit bazar, a green new store full of eco-friendly products.

Read also the exhibitions and travel pages to find great ideas to spend the summer in Paris with your kids.

Antik Batik, 1134 rue vieille du temple, 75003 paris
Le petit bazar, 128 avenue Emile Zola, 75015 Paris

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Spanish girl in Paris

Maloles creates for our greatest pleasure pretty ballerinas and shoes.
But she has another passion: design and home interior that she shares with us in the French Elle magazine this week, through a tour of her Parisian apartment.

Her Tips? Mixing old furniture and design, like the Barcelona chair, that reminds her native Spain, or an industrial suspension from Anne Jacobsen painted in white.
She also loves XL pieces such as a giant cup and the three branches lamp of Angelo Lelli.

In the hall, a sofa from the fifties allows to relax and extend the evening after a party.

In the kitchen / dining room she mixed and matched on the walls lacquer and matte paintings and blue and silver wallpaper.

Her bedroom looks like a hotel suite with a chic bathroom fully integrated into the room.
Her girls rooms mix girly colors and furniture industry. In the one of the oldest, the stripes give an elegant ambience.

Some additional decoration tips given by Maloles: take off the doors between the reception rooms, focus on low furniture and walls in neutral colors for open space and do not hesitate to mix the atmospheres.
Ideas that give the urge to do a little emptiness at home!
Photos: Elle magazine, June 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Shopping in Paris, rive droite

In Paris many concept stores dedicated to children have opened.
Their purpose? First of all to be particularly successful with their own decoration. Everything is thought out in every detail.
Secondly, moms can find clothes, strollers, accessories, furniture, decoration, small presents for birthdays parties .. all good unique and very Parisian discoveries!
after the rive gauche, here is a selection of shops Rive droite.

Direction the center of Paris at Not So Big, installed in the old Halles public baths.
The idea of the place: The parme rubber ground to remember that we are in a gay and colorful place for children!

Nearby by feet, go to Merci and csao, two stores which reverse some of their profits to associations of Madagascar and Africa. At Merci you will find vintage clothes and designers for kids such as April showers, at CSAO you will find their famous plastic rug.

In the Marais district, in addition to the major brands like Muji or la chaise longue, great to find treasures for young and old, you will be able to get the famous French Bensimon tennis for you and your kids at their general store Home autour du monde... also a great place to find beautiful tableware, cushions, accessories for your interior.

Let's go to Bastille then to visit new shops such as les fleurs and Loulou addict which propose many European brands and designers in decoration.

Finish by a stop at Lilibulle.
This trendy parisian store is one of the first to have launched a blog and a shop dedicated to kids. This is also where you will find the collection of decoration books published by éditions Paumes.

Bon shopping !

Bensimon-Home 8 and 12 rue des francs bourgeois, 75003 Paris
Notsobig, 38 Rue Tiquetonne 75002 Paris
Les fleurs, 6 passage Josset, 75011 Paris
Merci, 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris
CSAO, 9 rue elzevir, 75003 Paris
Lilibulle 3 rue de la forge royale 75011Paris
Pictures: Lilibulle, loulou addict, les fleurs, Interieurs, Merci.