Not just any ladder, my laws of attraction ladder!

I’ve said it time and time again, “I do not mind the occasional street find.” As long as that street find can be useful as a DIY project or to help demonstrate ways on styling interiors. Months later if I decide that I don’t like my freebie, no problem and no money lost. I just set those things right back on the street side for the next person to love.

For months I’ve been telling myself that I’d like a new ladder. You know, sending my verbal wishes in thoughtful motion and applying the ‘Laws of attraction’ theory. Well it happened. Last week while walking home from an errand, I decided  to cut through the apartment complex across from us and as I exited their gates a ladder lay on its side and  tucked between some particle boards against a tree.  Ahhhh! Insert heaven chimes; my new ladder! Laws of attraction does work! (I’ve been really lucky my whole life thanks to my belief.)

I don’t consider myself a rustic kind-a-gal but I am someone who is very eclectic with my styling choices. I feel ladders are a fun and unique way for decorating your space! We have a black one along our corridor for jackets and bags and a white one in the bathroom for our towels. This one is much taller and sturdier than our bamboo counterparts. Frankly I’m loving its appearance as-is and have decided to let it alone. Paint spots, nude varnish, wood chips and all. It’s so strong and sturdy; would also be perfect for someone with a mezzanine or library! This ones a keeper although if I ever become tired of it, I’ll be sure to pass it along to someone who can really use it.

I’ve shared some examples on how you can style a ladder. There’ll be more examples on my instagram in future posts.

I’m curious, how do you feel about ladders?

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Airbnb Restyled, La Cabane

Welcome to the red “cabane” along the Atlantic coastline of Fecamp, France.

 

Part of creating a space involves a lived-in and inviting feeling. That is what I like to create by using what’s already in the home and by also adding a few additional touches that promote areas where people envision a place to relax and utilise the space.

Below are some before & after photos of an interior and exterior redo that I feel, would add more value and traffic to a particular rental. I’ll share some of the original photos listed on this particular Airbnb and then underneath you’ll find my restyled photos.

In future posts, I will compare before & after pictures side by side.

Below are the after photos with examples on how I made small changes that enhance the spaces.

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Now imagine that you viewed a listing with photographs, I provided. Would you like to stay there?

(Sauf le chien of course…)

Buffalo? No a Musk Ox moved in.

2018! My oh my, where has the time gone? With a lot of changes in 2017 such as buying our flat,  remodeling and settling in whilst mixing in some traveling to places such as Milan, Dubai, Singapore and California, the year has whisked by! I can’t imagine what this year will bring but I’m most definitely looking forward to bringing some new things to the new year as well!

If you know me by now, you know that I have a soft spot for animals, particularly for dogs. So when I was asked to collaborate on a print project with the lovely folks at Printler, I surprised my self by choosing  (what I thought was a buffalo but really) a Musk Ox print from their company. A web shop dedicated to “framed art and artistic posters” from photographers all around the world! With hundreds of incredible and interesting options to choose from, I took my time going through their selection and for some reason, I kept going back to this Myskoxe, by Sweden photographer Håkan Olsson.

I’ve never owned an animal print and now I’m realizing that this gorgeous bull-headed animal with its strong understated gaze, broad shoulders and demanding pose as photographed here reminded me so much of our little blue French Bulldog Laffy. Am I silly? Nah.Laffy and OxFrenchbull dog on sheepskin rug.Muskoxe Musk Ox Håkan OlssonIMG_5010

Thank you! Thank you so much Printler! I enjoyed styling this print! Gros Bisous! 

Jeni

THE POSTER CLUB

Poster: https://printler.com/en/photo/11069 in size 50×70 with white border.

Frame: http://www.castorama.fr in size 50×70 Erina Oak Frame.

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