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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 ūüôā

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 ERD√Č 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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LONDON FASHION WEEK

In Fashion on 17/09/2012 at 21:20

I show you some images of the collections that I liked at the Fashion shows for S/S 2013.

Mary Katzantrou.

Peter Pilotto

Matthew Williamson.

Erdem.

Burberry Prorsum.

Please have a look at http://www.style.com to see these powerful and wearable collections.

Benoit.

COLOURFUL JEWELLERY FOR SUMMER DAYS.

In Colours, Designers, Fashion on 07/05/2012 at 13:36

 

Sequense. Knot extension long necklace.

Sequense. Individual threated bangle.

Dannijo. Cruz earrings.

Vanessa Mooney.

Rosena Sammi Jewelry. Monsoon Striped Bangle Set.

Rosena Sammi. Two Tone Bangles

Erickson Beamon.

Dara Ettinger. Ginger Ring.

Kenneth Jay Lane.

Adia Kipur.

Holst + Lee.

Miguel Ases. Earrings.

Of course there is much more to post about what I like.I will show you in my next post some pictures that I found of cuffs whom are really worth having.

Let you inspire by these beautiful items and the amazing and endless colour combinations.

All images from http://www.shopbop.com

With thanks.

Benoit.

THE FANATIC COLLECTORS: Ballpoints!

In Collecting, Colours, I like on 08/05/2011 at 23:52

 A couple of days ago I came out of my house and walked in the little street from the Market Place to the Park and saw some agitation around a house where the blinds have been closed for months.Painters, decorators, the light firm modular were working on that house and the first thing that got to my mind was .. OOOOH yippie a showroom from  MODULAR but NOOO it was something even more close to my heart.

Two windows with a  display of a part of a collection of ballpoints. In fact 6500 ballpoints presented on racks in a very simple way with some fabulous spots from Modular.

I love the initiative and think it is wonderful to bring under the attention of the general public the work of peoples collections. Because it is really quite a work to assemble and manage such a collection. Bravo to Modular and to Mister VAN COLEN.

I love the new lamp they expose in the window  called the SCOTTY, see it on  supermodular.

please click on the pictures for bigger images.

The SCOTTY

COLOUR

In Decoration on 07/04/2011 at 18:11

I think that colour is one of the most difficult matters to discuss about in doing a house. Colour is something that can enhance a mood or bring it down. Colour is something that you use en masse or in little touches.

 

In California. One spot of colour

In California. One spot of colour.

Colour is a thing that is very dependent on where you live. In the countryside you will use other colours then on the seaside or in the town or city. One colour can be used in one room where it ¬†can’t be used in another one. Colour is very dependant on the light. In Mediterranean countries or in Florida or Thailand for example people use a very different range of colours than people living in the Belgian countryside.

With bright light use bright colours and with a faded northern light a house looks better in earthy tones. For example a bright yellow doesn’t live without the sunlight. And a mousse’s back grey will vibrate on candle light.

One small touch of colour can have more impact in a room than a colourful room can do in itself.

 

Daniel Romualdez for Daphne Guinness.

For myself the use of colour is very much seasonal. I can’t live in the same interior in different seasons. I tried very often to experiment with colour in my houses but it didn’t last very much and I often went back to white . Just plain white and I did everything in shades of whites and off whites. Then following my mood, I could add little touches of colour, as a painter does. Flowers, cushions, objects, they all changed very often ¬†the white canvas. One day I bought yellow tulips and the theme would be in yellows, mixed with pinks. One day I would buy some blue earthenware and continue in that theme and do lots of blues.

 

James Franco decorated this room with Clarice Cliff pottery.

The kings of colour.

Cathy Triant Buxton created this colour scheme.

I love the soft hues in this living room. I call this type of colour The Farrow and Ball at www.farrow-ball.com/ colour range. Since they started their brand they made the most beautiful mixed or even non colours I could find on the market.Colours that I could only find in natural fabrics such as Belgian linen,  the most dramatic silks at jimthompsonfabrics., silk velvets that I find in Berwick Street in London or Indian cottons.

 

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