A vintage / industrial / modern B&B in Provence anyone?!

Dreaming of escape to this very cool and very beautiful hotel, La Maison Pujol in Provence, France this morning. I visited Provence last year. Oh how I wish I'd stayed in this bed and breakfast packed with vintage pieces and a great touch of modern industrial. The only problem is I might still be there. Thank you to  photographer Manolo Yllera for the permission to use these great images.  

Photography: Manolo Yllera via French by Design
Love the big letters, love the touches of orange, the concrete walls, the dining area....yup, pretty much love everything!

Trevlig Torsdag! Have a lovely day!

New York/Scandi mix in an apartment in Copenhagen

.....a nice mix of raw wood and white



Wednesday room envy: top ten home offices

Mid week and perhaps working spirits are starting to wane. At least mine are! So I thought maybe some home office decorating inspiration to pep things up a bit and make that work space a little more, well, inspiring. Here are my favourite top ten home offices of late:

Via Decor8

Via Coco & Kelley

Via Sunday in Bed

Vua By Fryd

Via The Design Traveller

Via Tenka gammel gaard

Via Design inspiration blog

Via The Second Life of Mine

Via 79 ideas
Via By Fryd
All these images I have been squirreling away on Pinterest (my second favourite hobby after blogging on MSH!), you can check out my Pinterest page here.

Have a lovely day!

PS I have done my best to credit all the above pics but unfortunately it's really tricky via Pinterest so let me know if you can identify the photography / media / stylist from any of the above.

Bonin Architects Adds Intern Architect to Staff

Bonin Architects is pleased to announce the hire of Kyle Ackerman as Intern Architect.  Kyle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College, where he designed and managed a number of projects ranging from collaborative community projects to conceptual living spaces in Haiti.

He also was part of the Junior Honors Program at the University of Derby in Derby, England in 2010, where he studied architectural history, and third world development and traveled to Norway, and Ireland.

“We are pleased to welcome Kyle to our team,” Bonin Architects Principal Partner and Architect Jeremy Bonin states. “His creativity and enthusiasm for architecture will be a great asset to our company.” Kimberly Bonin, Principal Partner and Executive Project Manager, adds, “Our design staff works collectively on all projects.  Each person brings their specific personal strengths and professional experience, creating an exceptional design for every project. Kyle’s interest in sustainability and attention to detail will definitely add to the high level of customer satisfaction we strive to achieve in all of our projects.”

Kyle’s roots in the Upper Valley and Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region, combined with his commitment toward architecture and its relationship to improving lives, is evident in his work ethic and design contribution . Kyle’s hobbies include refinishing furniture, skiing, mountain biking, photography, and cooking.

About Bonin Architects:
Bonin Architects & Associates creates innovative, energyefficient home designs and specializes in green, energy efficient homes incorporating recycled and energy efficient building materials and sustainable (green) energy practices.  Offered as a separate service, Construction Administration includes working with clients to determine budget requirements, material choices and product specifications for quotes, and working with the contractor throughout the construction process.

Tuesday interior tips you don't want to miss!

A rare evening post from me, but there are a few inspiring things I've seen today that I had to share with you. Firstly, a new edition of Rue magazine is out, YAAAYYY! Kick back, pour yourself a glass of wine and read it here.

Rue magazine
Secondly, lovely blog Mechant Design is showing a beeeautiful parisian apartment tour here.

And finally, if you've been watching The Oscar's this week and pining after a little hollywood glamour, why not channel the interior look from film The Artist with tips from Homestilo?

Bonsoir! x

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The Melbourne home of an illustrator and vintage bargain hunter

I spotted this Melbourne home of illustrator Paula Mills over at the great, well known blog Design Sponge. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it, eh hem, I mean share it. I can't tell you how much I love the home-owners' style. The wonderful wall displays, the vintage finds from around the globe, the pops of colour, the white backdrop. Everything is spot on and apparently this is only the beginning.

Photography: Paula Mills
If you fancy reading more about this home hop on over to the full interview and more pics at Design Sponge.  Don't you love the display of tomato tins? Such an easy to way to make a great display. Next time I'm at the supermarket I might just buy a few items for their packaging (x15!). Any ideas you'll take from this?

Bespoke furniture by Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen

Hej hooo!! How was the weekend? Are you feeling as blurry eyed as me this moring?! If we think we've got a lot on, consider Trine Thorsen, Norwegian photographer, and now designer and producer (together with her boyfriend) of timeless, classic bespoke furniture including shelves, benches, wood storage etc. And when Trine isn't busy with that she's renovating her early 20th century Norwegian home. Phew!  Impressive! More projects anyone?!

Photography: Trine Thorsen Via So-mee

If you're loving this furniture like I am, you can find out more info here. Have a lovely Monday! Klem! (as they say in Norway!)

revealed: 2012 Oscar Green Room by designer Waldo Fernandez

It's a L O V E for me!
Warm wood floors, gray walls, luxurious Schumacher sofas,  pleasing lighting variety, lots of leather, beautiful rugs...
My favorite touch: the custom black and white Old Hollywood photographic book jackets. 
The cocktail table below is one of only 5 made in 1928. 
 This is the first year that champagne will be served to the stars in this camera-free room, just steps from the stage.

and the outdoor terrace...
source: Architectural Digest
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