Coveted List: Spotted

July 25th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

 

Sometimes (often actually) I wish I was born in another time. You know when women wore their hair up in elaborate buns and men wore hats, when everyone knew how to waltz, when sunday family dinner was sacred, when curtesy was still trendy, &  when TV was black and white. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the discoveries and comforts of our modern world, after all I am a true consummate addict of my portable electronics, but there was something very elegant about that time.

So, while a little part of me dwells in nostalgia, I figured I might as well be current with the times and reflect… in black & white.

Have a great weekend lovelies.

xox

v.

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Shopping List

1. Hive & Honey easy dotty soft pants

2. Girls’ peasant top

3. Pink dalmatian vegan tiny TOM’S

4. Moroccan wedding basket

5. Black and white spotted pillow

6. Riviera armchair

7. Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper

8. Cocktail napkins

9. Dalmatian art

Design Icon: The Wegner Chair

July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

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Everyone has a wish list for their dream home filled with “must-have” items. In this series, I’ll fill you in on my own “must-have” items – and hopefully show you that in some cases they’re more attainable than you think! - Gabrielle, Savvy Home

 

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Hans Wegner, probably best known for his iconic wishbone chair, is the undisputed mid-century master of Danish chair design. He was discovered by Americans thanks to his classic Wegner chair (or elbow chair) in the 1950′s. Today, though his designs are still sold in specialty design stores around the world, they have also been adapted, copied and served as inspirations for many mid-century style dining chairs. That’s lucky for those of us who can’t fork out 500-1000$ on a single dining chair. I especially love wishbone chairs used in breakfast nooks in light finishes. Which Hans Wegner inspired chair would you choose?

 

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1. Wegner The Chair 2. Wishbone Anniversary Edition 3. Neils Natural Dining Chair 4. Wishbone Style Chair 5. Fox Oak Arm Chair

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Cottage Life

July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Let’s just say that I am in a vacation & cottage kind of mood these days.

To quote Will SmithSummer, summer, summertime, Time to sit back and unwind” (a classic for those of my generation!) Cottage life can mean many different things to different people, but in terms of decor it is safe to say that cottages are synonymous with easy living & natural comfort. Cocktail hour is also a must!

Here are a few of my true rules when it comes to enjoying cottage life:

 

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1. Warm welcome: Every home, especially the cottage, should be welcoming. After all, we are seldom alone, as guests and family members visit often.  I love Aerin Lauder’s Hampton’s nautical stripes front door as it is so elegant and yet very laid back and inviting.

 

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2. Casual cooking: This farmhouse-meets-nautical kitchen is both fresh and well thought out, without anything too fussy. Perfect for cottage life!

 

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3. Keep it Simple: Sometimes simplicity is the best recipe. In this boy’s room case, it is all about comfortable textures and a soft palette of greys, whites, & blues.

 

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4. Fun, fun, fun: Girls just wanna have fun! Plus the aviator glasses are a true summer classic.

 

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5. Outdoor dining: Dock or deck dining sits high on my priority list when summer comes around. The rule is: Every evening, always! We are lucky enough to have a covered portion to our deck which means that even rainy evenings are spent dining Al Fresco outdoors. #cottagelife at it’s best!

 

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6. Cocktail hour: A well stocked bar is a must… extra points if you can cart it onto the patio.

 

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7. Restful yet whimsical bedrooms: The cottage is the ultimate place to have fun decorating. At our own family cottage, we have a colour code for every bedroom making it easy for guests to find where they are sleeping. Hence we have the green bedroom, the blue one (with bunk beds or the children), the yellow (that’s ours), the red (when my sister and her beau come visit), & white one (for my dad).

 

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8. Make it all about the sports: Whether you’re seaside and surfboards are all around the house, or you are by a lake and enjoy water skiing and Paddleboard, sporting gear should not be a decorative nuisance. Integrate them in your decor, even better, find vintage relics and display them as art on walls and in rooms corners for a feel of the casual and fun lifestyle that is the cottage’s M.O.

 

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9. Nature inspired colour palette: Get inspiration from the nature surrounding you to decorate the cottage. You’ll never run out of ideas.

 

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10. Maximize space: We are often 10 or 12 sleeping at the cottage so every bed counts. Bunk people together in a stylish way whether the rooms hosts children or adults. You’ll see, the sharing a room thing is pretty magical when it comes to making memories.

 

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Enjoy your summer lovelies!!

xox

v.

 

Sources: Aerin Lauder’s home shown on Quintessence, Fox Hollow Cottage, Remodelista, Christina Narese,  Interior Magasinet, NY Times, Inside Out Magazine on Poppytalk, The Home, Architectural Digest, Indulgy

La note à Béné – Espace Pépin Coin Maison

July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Une des choses que j’aime faire lors de mes temps libres, c’est flâner dans les boutiques de déco. Je dois même avouer que lorsque je vivais en France, je prenais des jours de congés, uniquement pour m’adonner à ce plaisir !! (on en fait des choses avec 7 semaines de congés par an :-S, soupir…).

Bref ! Vous connaissiez déjà sûrement l’espace Pépin, qui nous régalait de créations en habillement et bijoux de créateurs locaux, voici, à quelques encablures de là, l’Espace Pépin Coin Maison.

Vitrine Espace Pépin Maison

Vitrine Espace Pépin Maison

Après une discussion sympathique avec Lysanne Pépin, l’instigatrice de ces beaux espaces, j’ai fait mon petit tour et voici ce qui a retenu mon attention :

- Luminaires : que ce soit des créations contemporaines ou des luminaires recyclés de vieux navires, vous trouverez ici des alternatives intéressantes aux lampes de grandes surfaces. Elles sauront d’ailleurs donner tout le caractère nécessaire à une cuisine, un bureau, un salon ou même une chambre.

Lampes soufflées en verre - Espace Pépin Maison

Lampes soufflées en verre – Espace Pépin Maison

Luminaire articulé Espace Pépin Maison

Luminaire articulé Espace Pépin Maison

- le “Loveseat” : cette oeuvre d’art (je m’emporte mais mon amour pour les fauteuils est inconditionnel !), dont le design est signé Lysanne Pépin, appelle immédiatement aux longues lectures et aux câlins avec votre chat / moitié / enfant (rayez la mention inutile).

Loveseat Espace Pépin Maison

Loveseat Espace Pépin Maison

- les bougies artisanales : Faite à partir d’un verre à 50% recyclé, la bougie “l’appel du vertige” à base d’ambre gris, a fait chavirer mon coeur… une merveille… Je l’imagine déjà brûler dans mon salon aux premiers frimas l’automne, emmitouflée dans cette couverture en alpaga ! Joie et bonheur ;-)

Et saviez-vous que vous pouviez la faire vous-même ? L’espace Pépin offrira bientôt des ateliers tricot dans un coin douillet de la boutique ! On salue cette belle initiative.

Bougies d'intérieur Espace Pépin Maison

Bougies d’intérieur Espace Pépin Maison

Table en noyer et bougies d'ambiance

Table en noyer et bougies d’ambiance

- la table-chariot industrielle : je suis une fan du style industriel et cette merveille avait déjà attiré mon attention dans la première boutique de Lysanne, où elle la faisait trôner fièrement face à l’entrée de la boutique. Je ne m’en lasse pas, c’est le genre de pièce “statement” qui donne immédiatement le ton dans un salon.

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Table chariot – crédit Espace Pépin

Il y a encore de bien belles découvertes à faire dans cette boutique et je vous invite fortement à y faire un tour, surtout si vous êtes fans de pièces uniques et de design québécois. On s’imagine facilement y passer des heures, d’autant qu’un comptoir de bouffe végétarienne et bio et un comptoir à café y ouvriront bientôt. Une de mes destinations de prédilection, c’est sûr !

Et vous, quel est votre objet préféré ?

Bénédicte de {MyArtdeVivre}

En savoir plus :

Espace Pépin : 350 St-Paul Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2A6 et Espace Pépin Maison 378 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A6

Prix et achat en ligne sur thepepinshop.com

Crédits photos : Bénédicte Françon / Espace Pépin

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