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EVOLUTION OF TRANSFORMATION OF MY OFFICE ROOM.

In Collecting, Decoration, Housewhispering, Objects on 31/10/2013 at 10:15

I would like to show you the different stages of living in the only room where I could  stay during the dramatic floor painting of the living/showroom.

From the first moment I saw it till now.

My apartment is in constant change, but the base is almost finished.

I hope that you will enjoy the pictures as much as I didn’t enjoy camping.

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Marquetry wall.

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camping

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camping extreme

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I took the marquetry panels from the wall and it went of very easy, as the wallpaper came of.

I glued the panels to the wall 🙂

Not that smart but the only way to put them straight.

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never ending change on this wall.

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I took this picture today.

I would like to thank ERDÉ for her wonderful help.

Everything you see on these pictures is for sale. If you want some information, feel free to contact me.

 I hope you enjoyed reading.

I wish you a nice and dry day.

Thanks for reading

Benoit.

 

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NEW CHAIR.

In Collecting, Furniture, I like, Objects on 01/08/2012 at 12:32

Last week, John and I bought 4 beautiful old chairs in a market. I loved immediately the simple sculptural lines of these chairs.
Not really useful as chairs around a dining or kitchen table but just one in front of a wall or near a sofa to put some books with your cupotea on top.
The chairs are sold apart for 75$ per piece. Measures on request.

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Thanks for reading.

MAX MARA WEEKEND COLLABORATION WITH COLLECTIONSOF.COM

In Collecting, Decorateurs, Fashion, I like, Interior Architects, Objects, Shops on 23/07/2012 at 10:02

John and I were very proud when we were asked to collaborate on a new project of the MAX MARA group, situated on Westbourne Grove.
They opened their first English MAX MARA Weekend shop in this very beautiful part of London.
We had to search for furniture and small objects like coat hooks, paintings etc. and compose a collection of mantle vases.
We decided to put 25 vases on iron cast brackets in a configuration that was different then the one they made at the last minute. It looks anyway fantastic.

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Thanks for reading.

Have a lovely day.

Benoit and co. (John)

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WONDERFUL SUNDAY

In Collecting, I like, Objects, Uncategorized on 22/07/2012 at 20:45

At last a sunny Sunday. Woke up at 6 and went with John to the car boot sale in Brighton. On the seafront and no wind. Only sun and smiling people

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It is a funny thing to search after objects to complete collections and find nothing on the first walk around. And then in the next hours the eyes discover a lot of new things and the creative mind comes in action.

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It really looks messy !!!!

Anyway I found quite a lot of nice things and had new ideas for collections.My new idea that I’m working out right now will be posted soon

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A new collection will definitively be “sang de boeuf” vases and a collection of wooden chandeliers. I’m also thinking about putting interesting shapes in wood together..

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Wish all of you a wonderful summer.

Benoit. At Collectionsof.com

SEBASTIAN HERKNER. BASK BASKETS AND BELL TABLE.

In Designers, I like, Objects on 22/05/2012 at 07:02

Sebastian Herkner, designed for MOROSO this range of objects, baskets named Basks. Inspired, when on a trip to Spain, he visited a company producing yarns with paper.He developed with Moroso and this company a special paper and technique to use in a tridimensional way and create useful objects to store things.

Even used upside down,they have a function as small side table.

BELL TABLE.

For the German company,CLASSICON, Herkner designed side tables that make us think.

We are not used to see a heavy material on top of a transparent one. This gives a troubled vision.

Our perception is tricked by the upside down use of glass and metal. Oeps…. it will brake, was my first reaction, when I saw this table.

The transparency of the glass bell makes the heavy material that is used on the top seem as floating

A real beauty.

COLLECTIONS

In Collecting, Decoration, I like, Objects on 21/05/2012 at 17:47

I would like to show you our favourite collections that we composed the last months. A variety of collected items. To create a collection, we start from an idea or just from one particular piece and then chasing around to find more of them. It will often take a long time before we consider that a collection is ready.

Our top ten.

Collection of African Headrests.

Collection of Damascus Trays.

Collection of Sea Shells in zinc tub.

Part of our extensive collection of Beswick Copperware.

Collection of four Hat forms with plaster sculpture by Henry Sausse.

 A beautiful collection of globes from the 1930s made by Chad Valley.

Part of our collection of Faux Wood Painted Beswick Vases from the 1950s.

Collection of Fulham Pottery in Pale Grey. 1930s.

Part of our collection of decorative hand mirrors.

Those Carpet Beaters would look fabulous in a small hallway or in a pantry or even in a small dining room. Funny and unexpected.

Please have a look at our site. http://www.collectionsof.com

Thanks for reading my post.

BENOIT.

DECOR CHANGE.

In Collecting, Decoration, I like, Objects on 09/05/2012 at 06:48

The same wall, but a different display of objects. The first display is our collections of vintage bamboo mirrors, Most of them came from England and were made in the 1950.s

The second display is a collections of north African Tea Trays in copper. Some were meant to put on foldable legs and be used as tables, but definitely all were used to put the little coloured glasses filled with mint tea.

 

Have a nice day and to keep you warm, nothing as good as a wonderful hot tea or a delicious strong coffee.

Greetings from cold and rainy Belgium.

Benoit.

CUFFS.

In Designers, Fashion, I like, Objects on 08/05/2012 at 09:48

METTLE.Gladiator Cuff.

I’ve always thought that a woman’s basic wardrobe should have white boyfriend shirts(immaculate white,yes) some skinny jeans, loads of T-shirts and some beautifully cut navy blazers and of course some simple little black dresses.

Having these basics, it is now the fun to accessorise with jewellery, A must is also a good bag and good shoes. Of course shoes where you feel comfortable in, but which are also stylish.

In my post of yesterday I showed you some coloured jewellery that have a real summer look. I will show you in this post cuffs that I like.

KRISTEN ELSPETH. Large cuff.

CORNELIA WEBB.Echo of Deco Bangle in wood.

CHARLES ALBERT, Large agate cuff

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA. Mordoré arm cuffs.

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA. Wallpaper print cuff.

SOO IHN KIM. Jinx cuff

THE SUBLIME MONIES ARMBAND.

VERDURA CHANEL MALTESE CROSS CUFFS.

CHANEL 18 CARAT GOLD PERSANE CUFF.

YVES SAINT LAURENT POPPY CUFF.

THE OOH SO CHIC CUFF FROM HERMES.CLASSIC STATEMENT.

Only wear one cuff at the time, but a large one or one on each arm. A bit the same as a bracelet, if the bracelet is a bit chunky, you only wear one, but if the bracelets are thin then you are allowed to mix different ones. Preferably on the wrist you put your watch on.

On the contrary, bangles, too much is never enough.

I know that these objects can be quite heavy, but let me tell you one thing if your feet are feeling comfy you will forget about the weight on your arms and ladies, keep this in mind,

YOU WILL LOOK FABULOUS.

TO WOMEN.

Benoit

credits: how to spent it, YSL, Chanel,shopbop.com, lookbook philosophy, monies.

WICKER.

In Decoration, I like, Objects, Quick tips on 29/12/2011 at 15:15

Mix and match, but as a good chef who knows the job, there is a limit. And the limit is good taste. And if you can’t really describe good taste at least the eye will discern it and the brain will distinct it. The new  maitre mot you read in every magazine is: put together, mix and match, everything goes together, Well no! Not every ratatouille is a good one. There is a certain amount of good ingredients you can put in your receipt and one of the ingredients that always will work in a house is wicker.

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You will never have enough of this material in your home, it is always chic. Be it baskets from St. Tropez or Ibiza for your daily shopping who are stacked together in a corner of your hallway or baskets you put on your desk with decoupages from magazines or articles to read, or wicker footstools in your living room together with more elaborate furniture or coffee tables made by Habitat in the 1960s or a hanging chair with a big cushion in cotton. A wicker basket for stacking wood near the chimney, boxes in wicker in your dressing room to keep paraphernalia or a chair

that looks as a sculpture in your bedroom to throw your négligé before a wonderful night of sleep after a last glimpse in the wicker mirror.

for more information please have a look at the site of  www.collectionsof.com

P.S. : Look in the wicker mirror when you wake up in the morning and I’m sure you will have a nice day, anyway a good start.

Benoit

BAGS.

In Decoration, Objects on 27/12/2011 at 21:48

I love bags in any kind of shapes, for woman and man, the casual, chic or the one from the market in wicker, but great was my surprise when…….

One day a couple of weeks ago John and I went out for a shopping stroll and we found these amazing 1950s style bags that I immediately baptised the ” chicken wire Kelly”

It is a set of three and if you want you could use them for going to restaurant or just to put on top of a console table  in your entrance hall with the appropriate bouquet of flowers dried,of course. Un understatement.

Or on a bed of ivy with your Easter eggs and filled with yellow  daffodils would be a good begin for the next festive season.

One has to stay alert.

Happy ending and a warm begin of 2012.

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