THE ART OF L'APERO

The Art of l'Apéro: welcome the warmer weather the French way, with friends, food and a ritual très français, l'apéritif. What l’apéro is not is formal: there are no knives and forks, no seats at the dining table. But don’t forget presentation: it's an opportunity to create a moment of beauty, with carefully-chosen and chic tableware. 

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Five typically-French Decorating Habits –And how you can steal them for yourself

 

1.Forget about perfection: Coordinated chairs, matchy-matchy colours, sets—these things are decidedly un-chic. A nonchalantly-tossed throw on the bed is far more natural than a bedspread set; a sofa that’s asking to be sunk into feels more authentic than one with 25 matching cushions.

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Rattan Revival

Maison Sarah Lavoine has done it again—Riviera her chic new collection has us hitting refresh on a retro favourite.

Sarah Lavoine is a modern-day alchemist. Honestly, everything that wonderful, talented, insanely chic woman touches turns to gold, from her signature custom blue shade, to her latest offering: a fresh take on often-kitschy cane.

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MARRAKECH MOOD

Marrakech is a design mecca that we’ve loved for decades and on our recent trip to the Moroccan city we discovered plenty of new inspiration 

I hadn’t been to Marrakech for 15 years, but it’s a city that’s stayed close to my heart. And why not? Everywhere you glance in that charming town you see beauty: on the walls, the terraces, the tiled roofs. So when I had the chance to spend a long weekend there during my recent trip to Europe, I jumped at the opportunity–with a couple of teenage boys in tow.  

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PARIS: A MOVEABLE FEAST OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

 Paris in January is a feast for all the senses.

The design world descends on the city for the multicultural crossroads of contemporary living – Paris bi-annual Maison et Objet trade show –  all hungry for their taste of the new chic.

And even when it’s pouring rain (the Seine was flooding!) it’s quite impossible not to enjoy Paris, but it can’t all be work, so we’d love to share with you some of our secret spots, the things we LOVE, in any weather...

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Chair crush - Why the Croisette armchair has our heart

Right in the heart of Marseille bustling seaport sits the Honoré Déco boutique, the city’s chilled coastal vibes providing the perfect inspiration for the owners to create a stunning collection of unique home décor products.
 Dynamic mother and daughter duo Annick and Ingrid are the designers behind this chic label. Their family has creativity running through their veins, and their relaxed, understated attitude to interior design flows through each and every piece they create.

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