home: featured [ Merci ]

home: featured [ Merci ]

Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.

This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.

The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.

Find at;

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais

75003 Paris

They say;

Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.

A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.

Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying  for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.

In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch

The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.


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home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

home: trend [ Bauhaus ]

Bauhaus is a movement of art and design that has influenced, created and set a precedent for such a huge amount of incredible design since its founding in 1919.

Its style and ideas can be seen in homeware, furniture, pattern design, prints, and interiors throughout the decades and is very recognisable.

Product guide

Top row

Poster • Trouva £55 / Desk • Pamono £4751 / Place mat and coasterEtsy £12.99

Middle row

PitcherCoggles £29.40 / Lamp • Pagazzi £55 / Chair • Italy Classics £400.73

Bottom row

Sofa • Case Furniture from £1930 / ChairHouseology £1735 / Cushion • Red Bubble £17.27

‘The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar.

Its a strong look with colour and line and can be styled quite sparce or detailed and still achieve that confident Bauhaus feeling.

Create with block colour and simple pattern of the era and furniture which creates lines and forms.

Search eBay and other auctions and fairs for true pieces or head to the high street for modern versions and creations. You don’t have to look far with current high street brands to find pieces indicative of the style and design.

Keep walls and floors plain with detail in the fixtures and furniture. There’s a strong emphasis on smoked grey glass, mirrored surfaces, mat colour and keep a space light and airy. Architecture would have favoured high wide glazing and open plan living – popular and on trend in today’s building work.

home: trend [ pastel dining chairs ]

home: trend [ pastel dining chairs ]

With the summer still with us, we are seeing lots of fresh colours appearing in stores. This year has already been the year of pink & peach and this will surely continue through to 2020.

This A/W trend focuses on the kitchen and in particular dining chairs. Pastel and ice cream shades will be seen everywhere. Mix and match you chairs, letting the colours work together.

Pair this with pale wood tables and white surfaces for a really fresh look.

Guide:

Clockwise from to left.

sklum.com [ £34 ], ikea.com [ £35 ], very.co.uk [ £45 ], insidestoreldn.com [ set of 2 – £178 ], cultfurniture.com [ £44 ] wayfair.co.uk [ £110 ], habitat.co.uk [ £90 ]

home: made [ tie dye bedding ]

home: made [ tie dye bedding ]

With marble still being a strong trend, why not try tie dying at home in black and white to create a similar monochrome look.

It’s simple and effective and all you need is the dye and some cotton plain bedding.

Try John Lewis, Argos or Dunelm for great plain bedding.

We love this effective method from HonestlyWTF but also our favourite A Beautiful Mess has a great tutorial too.

home: nice price [ dining chair ]

home: nice price [ dining chair ]

Dunelm have really upped their game over the last year offering great furniture that not only looks good, but is really well priced.

These velvet dining chairs are only £69 and come in 4 colours. Velvet is still a popular choice for dining rooms and we are sure these will go quickly.

dunelm.com

home: featured [ Graham & Green ]

home: featured [ Graham & Green ]

A favourite of ours, Graham & Green is the perfect site to check out to get inspiration and ideas for your home.

From industrial to quirky, classic to mid century, there is something for everyone. Graham & Green is currently all about rattan and woven items and we love it.

With a vast sellection of lighting, furniture, soft furnishings & accessories you will love scrolling through their website. You can also visit their stores in London & Bath.

grahamandgreen.co.uk