Monday, June 01, 2009
Making a House a Home
Turning a very empty space into something special
Well I am back home after a very fabulous and productive stay at our daughter Charlotte's house in the countryside outside Paris. Here's the results of my labours.
The frames are decals/stickers with the addition of real vintage frames
The table was given to Charlotte by Tara (Paris Parfait) and is beautifully inlaid
The skeletal vase was a brocante find and was just 1 Euro
The waste paper bin was also a brocante find for 1 Euro and after a lick of paint looked like a sculpture
An 1860s French daybed with Charlotte's old school hats
Sit down while I tell you that the fabulous Tara gave Charlotte this 1860s French daybed. I can't tell you how kind she has been to all of us.
The biggest TV in the world and the wall lights are simply decals/stickers
Charlotte's dolls house which she has has since she was 3 given a new lick of paint
A vintage cameo necklace hangs in an Ikea plastic frame above a nest of tables
The kitchen storage area with repainted cupboards by moi
Charlotte's bedroom wall displaying a collection of designer bags, handy for storing little bits and pieces
A part of our cottage wall which Charlotte stenciled when she was 12. The builders thought I was mad for wanting to save it.
A little detail on the bathroom window ledge
Charlotte's reading corner. The chair used to sit in one of my shops when I was a knitwear designer back in the 1980s
The kitchen big enough for a table and chairs. The Tolix chairs loaned to Charlotte by the ever wonderful Tara
Even more of Tara's gifts. Charlotte is baby sitting the table and chairs and was given the chest of drawers. 2 vintage lamps that used to grace our fireplace in the dining room of our city house and the rocking horse has been with Charlotte since childhood.
Charlotte just coming down from her bed the morning we left. Be happy Charlotte!