The garden is a bit of an extension of your home. You want it to be cozy and if possible aesthetic. It must be admitted that there is really prettier than a fence to define your corner of greenery. Small panorama of the different fences that we can find, according to your tastes and your budget, to protect yourself from vis-à-vis and feel good at home!
Did you know that bohemian, Art Deco, exotic and retro styles have something in common? They love all the fringes! Whether in rope, raffia, wool or fabric, the fringes brighten up and make these interiors of character twirl. And if we love them so much, it is because they are daring by dressing up totally unexpected objects.
In June, the flowers dress in their most beautiful colors, the vegetable garden is full of vegetables ready to be tasted and the fruits of the orchard are the delight of all food lovers (even birds!)! For all these reasons, there is no better time than June to enjoy your garden.
Say it with flowers ! Roses, camellias, hydrangeas ... While they seemed a bit out of fashion a few years ago, swarms of flowers return to your living rooms, on the cushions of your sofas or armchairs. The styles adapt to your tastes and your interior moods: from the very English patchwork (Fleurpatch) to the Folk cushion, which brings you back to the heyday of hippies and Flower Power.
Fabrice de Logivière heads Heliophane, a company specializing in lighting, located near Epinal, in Lorraine. Interview by Nadège Monschau Can you design your interior lighting to promote well-being? Of course. The lighting is even decisive. It can stimulate activity or promote relaxation, provide a feeling of cheerfulness or, conversely, sadness.
Search for harmony and essential. This is what WA means in Japanese. This means that the objects that will be exhibited from October 22, 2008 to January 31, 2009 at the Maison de la culture du Japon, present all the quintessence of Japanese design. All in clean lines, with dominant black and white, the exhibition presents a very nice selection of everyday objects notably drawn by Isamu Noguchi and Naoto Fukasawa, like the Infobar phone.
Great trend of the 70s, rattan returns, more than ever, to the forefront of the decor scene. How to explain this success ? Because the retro spirit is a sensation among lovers of vintage objects and furniture. But rattan is also a privileged material for fans of bohemian, ethnic and tropical decoration.
In most bathrooms, the medicine cabinet is often a white rectangle, decorated with a mirror in the best of cases. Undeniably, glamor is not its strength. A lack of fantasy may be due to its particular role: storing medicines. "We must not forget that these are dangerous products", recalls Sabrina Goffin, pharmacist in Paris.
For a successful decoration, don't forget the final touch: fresh flowers highlighted by a pretty vase. Traditional, the glass vase is the one that is most easily found. There are a multitude of sizes and shapes, from the round vase to the straight vase, through convoluted shapes.
A journey around the world. This is what allows bohemian decoration. With love, distant lands, it offers a perfect blend of genres and invites to escape. It allows - more than any other style deco to breathe a wind of freedom in its interior and to free itself from the codes.
Specializing in Chinese furniture from the 17th to the 19th centuries, Arnaud Rist, cabinetmaker and antique dealer, founder of the Comptoir de la Main d'or, gives us some tricks of his trade. What are the regulations regarding the purchase of antiques abroad? The Unesco Agreements of 1972 provide that the signatory States may request the repatriation of antiques left the country after this date if the purchaser does not have the customs documents showing that things were done legally.
The pea is everywhere, monochrome or multicolored, on our tables, our textiles, our furniture, no one escapes it! "We always need a pea at home," said an advertisement in the 70s. And it's still true, as they appear without modesty in our homes. Playful and joyful, the pea in the form of a decorative motif is now available in all sauces.
The French Color Committee has led for more than 25 years reflections and actions on color in transversal economic sectors: fashion, textile, beauty, luxury, telephony, automobile, decoration, household arts… Stylists, designers, artistic directors, visual artists, researchers, journalists form a prospective pool in the service of creation and color, brought together in this original “club” chaired by Olivier Guillemin since 1993.
The industrial: a renaissance The birth of the industrial style dates back to the decline of the metallurgical industry in the United States, at the end of the 1960s. At that time, the penniless American artists seized the opportunity and invested the disused factories. They find there many abandoned pieces of furniture to which they invent new uses.
Going through an art school or an artistic training center is not necessarily within everyone's reach. A veritable revolution in the pedagogical approach to online teaching, CréaCours is at the initiative of the first Mooc dedicated to the artistic field. Learn a profession of passion at a distance and at your own pace, while being supervised by professionals: it's possible!
To modify the spaces at home or undertake major works, the interior designer is a privileged interlocutor. Bernard Meignan, interior designer in Nancy, talks to us about his profession. Interview by Gilles Wallon For what types of work do you call on an interior designer?
The rendering of the patina is both sober and spectacular. And the method, relatively easy. Overview of techniques and first steps in the company of decorator Anne Andrieu. Interview by Gilles Wallon Why skate a piece of furniture or a wall? The answer is in the appellation: the idea is to rediscover the patina of time.
In a house, the garage often tends to find itself quickly cluttered with objects of all kinds: bikes, boxes, tools ... How to optimize and arrange the space to find your way around? How to make it a functional, pleasant place, even a living room? The editorial team tells you everything! Our 5 tips - Sorting out - Tidy up your garage - Create several spaces - Arrange your garage in a living room - Make your garage pleasant to live in 1.
1. A 3 door wardrobe with low niche © Shutterstock If you share a room with your spouse and you need a minimum of space to store everyone's belongings, opt for a wardrobe large enough for everyone to have what to store everything; this is where the 3-door wardrobe comes in, wide enough to receive the lady's dresses and the gentleman's suits.
Are you more green, thrifty or aesthetic? Each character has its own bulb. Light taps, decorative cubes, lanterns, candle tealight holders or light garlands… make your choice! Ecological bulbs: compact fluorescent lamps If respecting the environment is your first concern, fluorescent lamps are for you.