In the past week, I’ve bought three new pillows. I’m out of control. Soon there won’t be any room in our house for any inhabitants. It’ll just be a house filled with pillows. But I just can’t help myself. Pretty pillows, especially on French settees, make me weak in the knees.
And who does that look better than Anna at Black and Spiro?
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that her work just got published in Australian Vogue Living. It’s easy to see why!
All of these photos make me want to have my French settee reupholstered in burlap or gray and white stripes (like in the first photo). Is it wrong to have something reupholstered that was freshly reupholstered and hasn’t been used at all? Also, does anyone have any idea how much something like that costs? (Mine is an antique and looks like the second to the last one. No removable cushions.) Thanks for any tips and advice!
Photos: 1.via Dress, Design & Decor 2.via High Heeled Foot in the Door 3.Marie Claire Maison 4&5.Black and Spiro)
When I move back to Paris – and that is the plan – I’d like a dining room (and birthday party) just like this:
And by the way, can you tell I’ve found my new favorite website? Sarah Kaye Represents is just a treasure trove of beautiful images from amazingly talented photographers. I can’t get enough.
Before moving to Paris, I had known CÃ´tÃ© Bastide for their great bath products. But after walking into their shop, I discovered it’s a whole lifestyle. I sometimes fantasize about a vacation house in the French countryside and it would basically look like a CÃ´tÃ© Bastide shop.
Another one of my go-to stores in Paris was Habitat. I just love it. (And I’m loving their current all white display!) It’s where I went for things like frames, kitchen utensils, shower curtains Â . . . practical things but that were designed and made well.Â I can’t think of an American equivalent so I would describe it as the Conran Shop in aesthetic crossed with Crate & Barrel or West Elm in practicality and price range. Â There must be something like Habitat here Â - what am I overlooking?
One of my favorite stores in Paris is Blanc d’Ivoire. It was my go-to shop whenever I needed linens or something for the table because I knew I’d always find something I liked, something very French. They have beautiful furniture as well. Before we moved, I had a list of stores that I had to visit to stock up on goods to bring over with us and Blanc d’Ivoire was one of them. I’m planning a trip back to Paris this spring and that got me thinking about all the shops I used to love. I’ll post some other favorites this week.