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.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
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.
home: nice price [ shelving ]
Up your shelfie game with this set of 3 metal wall shelves from laredoute.co.uk.
The simple profile and design means you can fully show off your ornaments, plants & pictures to the max.
Split them up or arrange them together on a wall.
Available in black or brass [ £65 ]
home: featured [ artist ]
We are always looking to discover artists that’s work we admire and we’d love to adorn our walls. The work of Philip O’Dwyer is no exception.
Gorgeous architectural and often brutalist inspiration fills his ink and acrylic pieces.
See more of his work on his website or on his Instagram feed
Philip O’Dwyer is a designer and visual artist. Born in 1974 in Dublin, he lives and works in London.
‘My practice uses drawing and painting to explore personal preoccupations with the built human environment. I’m interested in the interaction between an imaginary world of building codes, patterns, and perfect industrial objects and the real world of decay, repair and individual self-expression’.
home: found this [ wall basket ]
Bring some Morrocan flavour into your home this season with these gorgeous wall baskets from French Connection.
Mix and match the different sizes and styles to create a simple gallery wall, or why not combine art and shelving for a full on maxamilist look.
Made from natural jute and recycled materials. [ £25 – £30 ]
home: trend [ bold wallpaper ]
Be bold and embrace the beauty of wallpapers that have strong large prints of flowers, shapes and geometric designs.
There are different ways to style the trend and you can choose to be more maximalist or have a clean, minimal style.
To go for a bold look, maximise the clashing strong designs; use various flower prints, various illustrative prints or shape designs to layer up a rich look. Look for sofas, armchairs, soft furnishings that the patterns sit together by colour but have variance in size and design.
Alternatively opt to just have the bold impact of the wallpaper and have far simpler plain accessories and furniture. Pull out a few colours from the wallpaper to have block colours for the sofa and chair or bed linen. Metallic highlights in chair or bed frames, homeware pieces, framed artwork or ceramics can be very effective to add dimension to the room.
You can also create more depth to a room by pulling one colour from the wall paper to use as a solid paint colour on the other walls. Think about papering the largest wall, most likely where the sofa goes, for a more modern look; instead of the more traditional ‘feature wall’ idea of the wall with the chimney breast and fireplace.
Main Picture guide
Naken / Ellie Cashman Design / Jane Clayton £47.20
Jane Clayton £99.20 / World of Wallpaper from £11.99 / Graham Brown from £50
Graham Brown from £40 / Murals Wallpaper from £36 / Murals Wallpaper from £36
home: trend [ vintage florals ]
Vintage florals is a trend to see you through the seasons with its lightness and beauty that doesn’t feel out of place near winter throws, velvet furniture and cosy nights nor out of place with rattan furniture, white walls and natural rugs.
It can be incorporated boldly with whole walls of tiling or wallpaper, clashing layers of cushions or an eclectic gallery wall of prints but also can be done subtly. A simple print on a wall, a feature armchair in a minimal room or random tiles dotted amongst plain on a splash back.
Parisian Tiles £35.99 per sqm Tons Of Tiles / William Morris Tile £13.99 Etsy / mosaic floral £4 per sheet Mosafil
Wild Meadow Wallpaper £18 Laura Ashley / Designers Guild £65 John Lewis / Wonderland Wallpaper £47.21 Naken
1909 Print £5.93 Etsy / Flowers £59.99 Wayfair / 4 prints £30.16 Etsy
home: featured [ Antipodream ]
An explosion of perfect colour palettes and gorgeous design all the way from the other side of the world.
Australian brand, Antipodream, has made its way to the UK and is making a big impact. Interiors bloggers are loving the colourful well curated range and infamous pieces like the ‘Nudie Rudie’ bath mat is regularly seen on Instagram.
We love bright colours + bold prints. Preferably together!
Antipodream brings you a range of exclusive products for your home from some of the most exciting new ‘Antipodean’ artists, designers and brands from Australia and New Zealand. Our brands include Kip & Co, Sage x Clare, Society of Wanderers, Castle and Things, Bride and Wolfe, Mister Fly, Armadillo & Co, Pete Cromer and Printspace.
The Antipodream collection features bright colours, bold designs and gorgeous prints. Every item has been carefully selected with an eye for quality, durability and sustainability.