THE KIDS FILES: FOLLOW THE RAINBOW WALL RUG

When it comes to kids room accessories, OYOY is one of my favorites brands. One of my favorite items from their collection is the Follow the Rainbow wall rug (which is available from Burke Decor). But there is plenty more to like from their collection!

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A HOLIDAY HOME IN THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH

This stunning home is only an hour north of Sydney but it feels a world away. Splendidly peaceful and remote, this beautifully crafted holiday home is perfectly placed within the treetops overlooking the river. The use of warm woods, soothing neutral tones, and Scandinavian-inspired vintage decor creates a home that has a sophisticated tree house-like feel. Overlooking the Hawkesbury River on Dangar Island, the house hugs a steep slope at the tops of native angophora trees and is situated to capture and maximize the natural light and the lovely river views. Designed by Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects, the home is owned and was styled by Sydney based design journalist and stylist, David Harrison and has been featured in numerous architectural and design publications. The property is available for rent through BoutiqueHomes.

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NEW COCO LAPINE PRINTS

Belgian designer (but living in Munich) designer Sarah has some beautiful new prints in her shop Coco Lapine. Kamut (above) is photographic print of a Kamut wheat on a beige background. La Feuille (below) is a detailed watercolor painted leaf. Every detail of the leaf is a tiny watercolor element.

FASHION ITEMS WITH A CASUAL FRENCH FLAIR

I like fashion items with a casual French flair. Anthropologie is a great source for find this style: here are some of my favorite items from their current collection. Above: embroidered buttondown shirt

emerald green tunic blouse

tunic with embroidery

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A DARK VICTORIAN DAIRY TURNED INTO A MODERN HOME

This crumbling Victorian Dairy in the UK had a collapsing roof, damp and no natural daylight before it was restored by Imperfect Interiors. The previously dark, dank spaces were converted into a light-filled family home but retained their industrial atmosphere and unique character, whilst the extensive use of steel windows and doors maximised the views of the two vertical courtyard gardens. A limited palette of materials including unlacquered brass, plaster and concrete put an elegant twist on the previously industrial aesthetic.

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THE FASHION FILES: NO. 6 SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION

I love the new Spring/Summer collection of No. 6. Owner and designer Karin Bereson’s goal is to create pieces that can be worn over and over, and can easily complement a woman’s existing wardrobe. In her own words, No.6 is a brand for “anyone, anytime, anywhere.” About this US based brand: Launched in 2005, No.6 began as an under-the-radar shop in the Little Italy/Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, carrying curated vintage and European designers. Since its advent, the brand has garnered a cult following for their handmade shoes and aspirational yet accessible ready to wear collection. No.6 takes great pride in its manufacturing practices, domestically producing both its signature clothing line and clogs. All clogs and clog boots are made exclusively by hand. I love the Karin’s aim to have a brand that resonates with humor and friendliness in an industry that is often known for its exclusivity and seriousness.

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A LIGHT FILLED FRENCH LOFT IN THE CITY OF PARIS

This is the beautiful loft of Marika Chaumet. In her Paris apartment you can see a mix of various styles which you can also see in her work as an interior designer for Atelier Marika Chaumet. “The Atelier Marika Chaumet’s projects stand out through the interest in materials, experimenting their shape and finish. They collaborate with many talented craftsmen, connecting different fields such as graphic design, text and image in architecture. Projects are designed in a general sensitive way, making it unique for each client. They go beyond limits, using brands’ identity, customers’ habits and stores location to create fine, sophisticated, sensitive, inventive unique concepts.”

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