Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy vintage

In the south west of France Olivia started her small business of restoring vintage furniture ... "les happy vintage" as she calls them. After having sanded, repainted, magnified chairs, school desks, cabinets or toys, she adds a little personal note as these small stars, one of her favorite motifs.

At home she wanted for herself and her daughters softness. Softness of its home-made garlands in linen, softness of the colors such as the candy pink on the walls and illuminated by retro cushions from Petit Pan  and lanterns hanging for a cozy reading corner!

Let's go on her shop to find her treasures..

Picures: Home vintage, the blog.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Papier Mache

The trendy magazines for children are dreamy ... also in Australia where Papier Mache has released its special issue on decoration ! Lucky you: you do not need to fly thousands of miles to get it, since it is downloadable here.
You can begin your little world deco tour by the Bedroom of Scout in Australia. I like the special places dedicated to her drawings, especially on her door covered with chalkboard paint ...

After that let's go to belgium to the home of Morgane, the founder of Little circus. 
Her interior for her children Eliott and Reinette is like her blog: friendly, vintage and very warm.

And to finish wit,h the two princessess bedrooms of the girls of the French designer Appoline à Paris which I had already told you about. Its small wonders fly here and there in their bedroom, under a canopy, under the lights and mobiles of their talented mother and signing her poetic universe.

Buy the magazine online: you will not be disappointed!

Photo: Paper Mache, Australia.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The avent...

Each season has its small pleasures ... in November these are the early preparations for Christmas ... and among them  the advent calendar ...

The home made are the most personnal ones with small containers to hide each morning of December little surprises ... Above the pretty calendars from the blogger fee maison. or from the French magazine Marie Claire idees which proposes to download the templates and tags. It's easy and pretty.

Below are two ideas proposed by the French Magazine maison et travaux to hang up the little presents: a pasta drier and small magnet figures on a chalkboard.

And finally for those who have already started their Christmas shopping list, pretty gift tags to download and print on the French website of Marie-Claire idées !

Monday, November 2, 2009

A room to share

How to create space when the new little brother or sister arrives and we do not have an extra room ? Here are three solutions adopted by ingenious parents  and proposed on the website of the French magazine Marie-Claire maison.
Angela and Oscar share a room (above) but still enjoy a personal corner. Angela's bed has been raised and bordered by a security in iron. The green canopy, decorated with small flags, separates the two toddlers.
For their children, Pan and Miriam, the creators of Petit Pan, wanted a room fun and colorful like their collection. Pan has built a cabin painted in white with rounded corners and pierced with small windows where each of his 3 children, found his place. Above the mezzanine, a large bed, decorated with bed linen and cotton pillows of their collection may also serve as a vast sofa to greet friends.
Practical and fun, this cabin room also serves as a storage cupboard with two doors and a playroom area furnished with a sofa  and a mushroom lamp.

Another idea: create small rooms separated by a piece of furniture and painting them in different colors. For Sasha and Nico, it has created two single rooms with a bookshelves as a wall .
Each boy has his own corner and can store toys and books. The furniture has been repainted in a very bright yellow. Small squares of fabric with floral Japanese draws were fixed to decorate and separate.
Moreover, to create harmony in the corner of Sasha,  his wall and his bed were painted in the same nice green and the other bed was painted in black, giving it a more modern look.
A few extra touches of color are made by a carpet, cushions and bedspreads, a box and a mushroom lamp!!

Credit pictures : Marie-Claire Maison