Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors

Émilie Bonaventure French interiors parisian apartment

Émilie Bonaventure French interiors parisian apartmentÉmilie Bonaventure French interiors parisian apartmentTake a look at this dreamy Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Emilie Bonaventure. Hidden away in Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement, the feminine space offers a discreet and elegant refuge from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant French city.

 

The high ceilings, marble fireplaces and herringbone parquet flooring creates a calming sanctuary, whilst retaining a sense of French simplicity.  

Give your home space a dose of Parisian chic and opt for designs with calming neutral hues and blends of white, ivory, cream and caramel tones. Offset with geometric patterns and lighter textures to make your scheme work for the summer season and beyond…

 

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MASTER THE LOOK & SHOP THE EDIT:

French home styling tips oka chair
OKA CHANTAL FRENCH-STYLE ARMCHAIR, OAK FRAME £895.00

 

French home styling tips
John Lewis Flokati Rugs, Natural £35-£115
French home styling tips John Lewis Boutique Hotel Silk Bedspread, Natural £180.00 - £260.00
John Lewis Boutique Hotel Silk Bedspread, Natural £180.00 – £260.00

Small Apartment Top Tips: No wardrobe, No worries!

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment

Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe?  These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment

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For small apartment storage tips
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.

Making the most of small spaces

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Make your small space work harder with smart architecture and interior design solutions for making it look and feel larger than it actually is.

Project: Intersect House, Stoke Newington, London, U.K.

Client brief inspiration: ‘Cozy coffeehouse vibe’

Architect: William Tozer Associates

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle
A Lebanese cedar island and stainless-steel countertops provide ample work space
Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle
The clutter-free, cedar-lined kitchen seemingly awaits the arrival of its barista.

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Source: This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop and That’s Exactly the Idea

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a unique, modern industrial interior design that transforms your home environment.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
For an industrial interior design include ironwork and accessorise with dark metals Source: @paulinaarcklin.nl

By incorporating exposed brick walls into your home you can add character and raw charm into any interior space. Exposed brick can provide high style, rustic accents or a modern, industrial feel.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Copper tones will add warmth to living room or bedroom spaces

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

To soften the look team raw elements such as brick and concrete with a natural palette…

…and add a gallery wall and fresh flowers for a feminine touch.

 

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Bohemian fabrics and modern lighting installations immediately add character and personality Source:anthropologie.com
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Stick to cool neutral tones for fresh beach vibe
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Texture is important – flaking paint x leafy plants = retro style Source: anthropologie.com

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

We LOVE this incredible kitchen…

…replicate the look by adding large, inexpensive utilitarian glass jars with metal lids to store kitchen staples…

…add plants, retro wooden chairs, jars for string, wooden cotton reels, old scissors, light globes, pegs and tea-light candles…

…and voila, your own modern warehouse breakfast diner!

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Enhance the earthy brick tones with warm fire shades

Shop the finishing touches

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder £8.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
Kaemingk Rattan Glass Lantern £75.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
John Lewis Samara Living & Dining Room Furniture – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
Nordlux Artist LED Large Pendant Light, Copper – £225.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >

Inside a fabulous Swedish home

Scandinavian home interior design, Malin Persson, interior designer

Sometimes we stumble across a home that we just have to share with you. Take a peek inside the Scandinavian home of Malin Persson, an interior designer and her Italian husband.  They have successfully renovated the 1908 building, managing to maintain its original charm. Together they have created a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family, a fusion of their two home countries, blending original antique pieces with new in an eclectic style.

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

Malin Persson, interior design inspiration - Scandinavian home decor

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To see more inspiring Scandanivain home decor visit Milk DecorationFor more Alphabet Lifestyle ‘real home’ inspiration see our post on Inside the home of Annika con Holdt

 

 

Quotes to live by: Sophia Loren


Beauty, talent, wisdom and wit.
Today we celebrate legendary actress and the epitome of glamour, Sophia Loren, with 10 of her greatest quotes and insights.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
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Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
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A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
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Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
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If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.
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Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
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It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.
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