LET’S DREAM… THE HOUSE OF MY LIFE

Let’s imagine for a minute what would be the house of my dream for a daily life, keeping realistic, nothing crazy or fancy. How I would decorate it with the things I like (no matter the price). THE SPOT It would be near the Ocean in South Brittany in France. Even better with an ocean view…

MOUNTAIN HOUSE… Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver

L’hiver est là, direction la montagne… David et Susan Scott, l’équipe mari et femme derrière Scott & Scott Architects de Vancouver ont attiré mon attention sur leur dernier projet:  construire une maison de montagne, toute en poutres du milieu du siècle bien entretenue  située juste sous la télécabine de Grouse Mountain à Vancouver. Scott & Scott a pris…

WEST VILLAGE LOFT… NYC, US

The Greenwich Street loft is a 1,500 SF live / work space located in an old soap and wax factory in the West Village in New York City. The space was left as open as possible, minimal partitions for privacy and alternate layouts were created with simple curtains and sliding hospital track. Wherever possible original…

CANYON BARN… WASHINGTON, US

Seattle-based MW Works has overhauled an early-20th-century barn to create a family holiday home that celebrates rustic materials and fittings. MW Works was tasked with completely modernising the old working barn, which is located in Washington state, and transforming it into a three-bedroom residence that it calls Canyon Barn. The architects sought to retain as much of the original structure as…

XMAS SPECIALS… #5 PHOTOBOOTH

Always searching for good ideas for Xmas, still on low budget & making Xmas day very special. Why don’t you organise a photobooth at home ? It’s fun, a very good memory & everyone will be happy to get the pics of the family gathering. A great activity for Xmas day, what better than a…

XMAS SPECIALS… #4 TABLESCAPING

Let’s focus on the Xmas tables… Attention to detail and considered tablescaping can add a little magic to the occasion as well as making your guests feel just that extra bit special. Some leaves over the table (via The Style Files) The Fresh Exchange explains how to set up an evening dinner. I loved the idea…

XMAS SPECIALS… #3 GIFTS DIY

What is Xmas without presents? Time to find a plan B for the presents. This year my family which is very traditional (I am not really) will gather at my aunt’s (living 2hours drive from home). And the thing is it will be a gathering of 2O people. OMG 2O !!! Meaning 2O wrapped presents since…

XMAS SPECIALS… #2

As I told you earlier, I want to welcome Xmas Season the best way possible to enjoy it like when I was a kid. I started thinking about Decorations, Tables, Decorations, Wrappings, Menu and few other details that will recall it’s a joyful Season in the middle of Winter. Here are some inspiring ideas &…

SMART HOUSES… #1

I have always been interested into unusual places, smart plans & studies for a clever home that would fit into nature without damaging it. Especially those which are eco-friendly and are for me the houses of future. I have shared hundreds of them on my Facebook pages over these past 7 years. Some posts called…

XMAS SPECIAL… GET IN THE MOOD

Christmas is around the corner. One month & a few days to go. This year I have decided to take care of the festive celebration early. I don’ want to run & overthink just 48 hours before D day and live it as a pain! I would like to find again that special spirit I…

WOOD INDOOR… OUTDOOR

Comme d’habitude ça commence avec une image croisée au détour d’une recherche pour tout à fait autre chose (ce que l’on appelle la sérendipité aussi). D’un clic à un autre j’en suis arrivée à sourcer des inspirations sur le bardage de bois en intérieur. La technique du Shou Sugi Ban m’avait déjà interpellée pour l’extérieur et…

VISION OF NATURAL LIVING…

  Maison en sacs de terre de 50m2 construite à 3 en 8 jours Dans les pays occidentaux, le secteur du bâtiment est énergétivore et fortement émetteur de gaz à effet de serre. De plus, construire  une maison engloutie les budgets des ménages. Le concept de maison en sacs de terre permet d’utiliser des produits locaux (terre trouvée sur…