Now weather is improving a little bit and looks like people started to think about decorating their houses. We need to do the same really, oh our old tired little house… Anyway, today I found this gorgeous apartment in Paris via Cote Maison magazine, which is located in a grand old mansion called Hôtel de Mortemart. Apparently there is a rumour that Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve once stayed in this historic mansion in the quatier Saint-Germain. Hmmm so romantic. Now it is a home to Amélie Darras, an owner of children’s clothes company Moon et Miel. I love love love white walls and high ceilings. Entrance is decorated with beautiful tiles and colourful handmade cushions from Medina of Fez. Rooms are very spacious, so children can run around – very unusual for an apartment in Paris. OK, now I need to really start redecorating our house. Maybe.
What a horrible weather! Well, there is nothing you can do to stop this wind and rain, so guess what, I’ve been quietly knitting and knitting. Maybe by the time this wild winter is over I’ll have one or two jumpers to wear. Today at the Purl Bee I found this cute knitted sheep! Isn’t it gorgeous? Technically it looks a bit complicated and requires real patience. But one day I might try. Made with Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino. If you’d like to have a full pattern, you can find it here.
Are you fed up with wet winter days? I am! We really need sunshine. I am itching to re-decorate our house with bright colours, and guess what I found today in Cote Maison France. A sculptor and painter, Yanne Kingten transformed her house in Paris suburb with her arts. All rooms are lovely with bright colours and unusual home accessories. My favourite is her bedroom – soothing blue handmade cushions add accents to simple bedroom design. So beautiful. Yanne Kingten’s arts can be bought at Saatchi Gallery.
Just came back from a trip to New York! Houses there never fail to impress me with their unique existence. Really, their taste is a bit eccentric and quirky. This townhouse I found today via HUH Magazine is one of them. Featured in The New York Times while ago, the house was renovated by a founding member of New York City hip hop group the Beastie Boys. My eyes were attracted to its colourful interior decoration. Furniture, contemporary art, colourful curtains, hmmm, but not so sure about red curtains in the bedroom. It might be extremely bright in summer…what do you think?