Elwood Flair is on holidays! I will try to post pictures if internet is getting a bit faster. Bonnes vacances, folks!
I realize that I have never presented what I am doing at Elwood Flair on this blog.
Elwood Flair is offering a smart way to individualize your space without retaining a full-service interior design. That being said, I am of course available for full-range service too!
This smart way is what I am calling the Online decor service. What is it exactly?
You wish to create a beautiful room on a budget,
You don't mind rolling up your sleeves and managing your own project,
You want to proceed at your own pace,
You need some professional help but not the full-range service.
I will create a totally personalized room and providing by email and mail:
- a furnishing plan,
- a moodboard to help you to visualize the decorated room,
- fabrics, wallpaper, paint samples where required,
- a shopping list .
You will have to fill in a detailed questionnaire, measure your room and send pictures. The result will be a beautiful room which fits your style, space , way of life and budget. I will be happy to help you with this achievement.
Have a look at Elwood Flair webpage for more details.
I'll just go straight to the photography I liked the most this week:
I found this picture today via SF Girl By Bay where Victoria presents a Stockholm apartment previously owned and redesigned by Pelle Lundquist.
Living in Oslo, I am VERY FREQUENTLY exposed to scandinavian interiors. Even if I love the scandinavian style, sometimes I find it pale and insipid when used in the entire apartment. Of course, it looks great on pictures (no fussiness at all goes a long way) but living with it, in every room, all year long, in the cold climate is depressiv to me.
ANYHOWWW, I love the bold picture above because it reflects the apartment where the right amount of cool scandinavian elements balances with the warm colours, patterns and textures.
The last years, we have seen beautiful examples of realistic wallpapers. The first question that people ask when encountering faux wallpaper is "Is it real or not?".
Even if the cost of wallpaper is not insignificant, it is a much more cost efficient option when you want to incorporate natural or industrial elements to your home decor. The cost and the effort for the building with raw materials and, let's face it, its demolition when you are tired of it must be taken in consideration. That's where the faux textured wallpaper becomes a sophisticated and clever invention!
Lately, the range of faux wallpapers has expanded enormously and the possibilities to trick the eye are many.
Here are some examples you might be familiar with:
Today, an extended selection of stunning textured wallpaper are available:
Pretty amazing optical illusions, right?
I had a lovely conversation around a coffee with two friends yesterday. I love these "meetings" because working from home can feel pretty lonely sometimes . I got so much needed input and motivation from these precious hours. One of the outcome is that I have decided to post more often. That's it. I wrote it down, so I have to commit to it. Glup.
I am a person who needs structure in matter of work, so I aim to post about a specific theme for each weekday (commitment...). Warning: as a good French, I tend to have exceptions to my self made rules though. Let's say that I just take the path and we will see together where it brings us.
A pleasant part of my job is to read other designers/decorators blog posts and interior magazines. I am exposed to an impressive amount of tips, tricks, make-overs, styling projects... all of them illustrated with photographies. The idea for Fridays' content is to present you a picture that has captured my attention during the week.
Here we go:
The house is situated on Sydney's Nothern Beaches and radiates subtly the coastal vibes without being too obviously maritime.
While the living-room is styled with simples and organics materials, the textures, the colours and of course the beautiful Danish chair bring a stylish and elegant touch.
This is not just a place for a weekend at the beach but a living-room I could hang out all year round!
For a couple of weeks ago, we were invited to celebrate the wedding of lovely friends met in Australia.
Because of their background from France, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, we were excited to know where we will end up.
Because of their love to vineyards, they chose a beautiful small village in the region of Alsace in France!
A few kilometers away, in Colmar, we surprisingly met this lady on a roundabout!
After a quick search on the web, I learned that the 12 meters replica was raised in 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sculptor Bartholdi's death. Colmar being is city of birth.