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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A few more for the wallcovering "love list"

Osborne + Little - Volt Face

How could I forget Mary McDonald's guest home kitchen?



Flavor Paper - Kashmiri - stone {below}



{click for larger image}

I posted Amy Smilovic's {the creator of Tibi} home last year. I love her house b.t.w., it's very chic. I'm still smitten with this custom wallpaper she created for her bedroom. {oh how i miss InStyle Home}







All these paper's are available through Walnut Wallpaper {great one stop shopping}
Images: Domino, InStyle Home

HOTELARIA

Difícil  resistir à beleza dessa foto da recepção
do Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
idealizada pelo designer Tony Chi.



Grandes idéias, pequenos espaços.

O arquiteto Dean Nota usou uma encosta
ingrime com vista panorâmica,
 para fazer esta casa básica e adorável
na Califórnia.



Where I'd like to...

READ A BOOK
I like this clean, black and white story...
I just ordered two white chairs for my living room..it's almost done - can't wait to share!

Image: DecorPad

Nice review in Homes & Gardens magazine

We just received the Homes & Gardens E-newsletter this morning and it was nice to discover that they had mentioned the launch of our new website in it with a lovely review.

"Unique home accessories website Bodie and Fou has not only launched a new autumn/winter collection, but also a new-look site. Created by French sisters Elodie (Bodie) and Karine (Fou), the website has been revamped to give you a stress-free shopping experience.
Offering a boutique feel, bodieandfou.com now includes a wishlist option, an A-Z list of designers, a gift guide for all occasions and a gift-wrapping service. Finding a stylish piece for your home or for your Christmas shopping couldn't be easier. We think the Family Tree Print is the perfect way to display family photos, particularly great for teaching children about their relatives."
We agree and we also think it's a nice and thoughful gift for a new mother or as a wedding gift.

Animated moving bookshelf


Who's moving those books? The spirits from within the walls of your house have decided to come and read, but cannot make up their minds about which book to read.
* Made of paper, plastic and metal.
* Measures 6" long x 6.5" wide x 8" high.
* Books slide in and out.
* Makes eerie sounds.
* Motion activation.
* Requires (4) "AA" batteries.
buycostumes.com (includes video of books in motion)

Win 3 beautiful London map prints by Famille Summerbelle


To celebrate the launch of our new website, we will run a fabulous competition from October to December 2009 to reward three people each month instead of the usual one! In fact, we may do something like the Paris map print to win in October, the London map print in November and the NYC print in December as they are all as popular as each other.
To enter the competition, simply go to our competition page here and fill in the form with all your details.
From tomorrow, you can enter up until the end of October. The draw takes place on the 1st of the next month.
We'll contact the winners by email and announce them on Twitter so if you don't follow us on twitter yet, do now Twitter.com/bodieandfou

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Marie-Claire Maison loves our new site

We just received a short but very nice email from Nadege Fougeras, the Web Editor of Marie-Claire Maison who kindly wrote to us out of the blue:

"I love your site. Bravo!!"

Ok it's short but it says it all and we are over the moon...Marie-Claire Maison is one of our favourites French interior magazines and I don't know about you but I have little lists of things I would like to do in my life (like launching my own uber cool online shop for instance)...and one of my DREAMS would be to have either our little business or our home featured in it...that would be a dream come true :-)
Their website is full of inspiring ideas and gorgeous interiors which we regularly feature on the BODIE and FOU blog....sigh...so nice to finish the day on a positive note!

Comptoir des Cotonniers Mother/daughter casting

Each season, one of my favourite French fashion labels Comptoir des Cotonniers organises a casting nationwide to find real mothers and daughters as the new faces for their advertising campaign. The casting in London for the Spring Summer 2010 collection is happening tomorrow: Wednesday September 30th.
So tonight, tell your husband that you will spend the evening in the bathroom and lock yourself to come out truly stunning so that you can take your gorgeous daughter and yourself to the casting tomorrow.

Casting takes place from 4-7pm in their boutiques on London's King's Road, and at 40 East Street, Brighton.
For more information visit mothers-and-daughters.com

WHY NOT?

COVER YOUR WALLS. HERE'S A PEEK AT SOME OF MY FAVORITE WALLPAPERS...
{manufacturer noted below if available}














Images: Cole and Son - Hicks Hexagon, Absolutely Beautiful Things, Clarence House - Vase design: T. Keller Donovan, Quadrille design: M.design interiors, lft: Imperial Trellis, right: Clarence House - Domino, Cole and Sons via flickr, Laura Ashley, Meg Braff, Coral Pattern - T. Keller Donovan, ?, Thibault, via Design Sponge, Rose Cummings - Zebrine Domino.

New-York City paper cut map in stock next week!

Finally the wait is over.....the NYC map by Famille Summerbelle is now ready! Whether you are a die-hard Sex And The City fan or have already got a few NYC marathons under your belt (or your boyfriend has…that counts too), the NYC map print is one of these designs that are going to make a great Christmas’ must-have for everybody in search of cool designs for the home, great wedding present or birthday gift.
The NYC map is available in two beautiful colours: Plum (just saying the word sounds gorgeous) and night blue and BODIE and FOU will receive the prints next week but you can pre-order yours now.
We will also get more stock of the Paris in hot pink and London map in turquoise - which keeps selling faster than we have time to eat a chocolate muffin and god knows when it comes to chocolate eating, we're fast!
I'm so excited for Julie, the French Designer of Famille Summerbelle (read interview here) and us of course, because it's a great success for our little company to find beautiful designs that so many people love. Julie did a lot of research on NYC before starting to draw the different areas and decided to focus on the lower part of Manhattan where you find most of the tourist attractions and the Brooklyn border.


I have to say I really loved the London and Paris maps and the latter is now in our house in France but now my favourite is definitively the NYC print....I have such wonderful and happy memories of trips to NYC...the last one in 2004 was before having Mila....I escaped there for a week of fun with my best friend Manu and we had the time of our lives. Then I came back to London and things in my life started to change quicker than I ever expected. Steve moved in, 5 months later I was pregnant and 9 months later Elodie and I launched BODIE and FOU, the rest is history as they say...Well it was more like a mad adventure that kept me very busy for the past four years but I'm dying to go back to New-York, spend some time with my friend Charlotte and live again the whole SATC again even if I have moved onto House and Gossip Girl.
So tell me..which print are you? The London map in turquoise or red here or the Paris map in hot pink or sage green here?

Spectrum bookshelf

Patrick Gavin

Monday, September 28, 2009

Feeling Fall..





With October quickly approaching I was inspired this weekend to purchase my pumpkins! I love decorating my home this time of year indoors and out, with pumpkins, gourds, bittersweet, kale and flowers.
A bit of festive inspiration for the traditionalist, transitionalists and purists!

Quick tips for displays indoors or out
  • Vary the height of your objects, tall + short etc.
  • Include different color hues, even if they are subtle - this creates depth
  • Mix up the visual and tactile textures, rough with smooth etc.- this creates interest
  • Introduce an array of sizes, small + large etc.





  • Images: Cottage Living, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Southern Accents, ?, Apartment Therapy,?, Good House Keeping, Country Living, , My Creative Life, Martha Stewart, Country Living, ?, ?, The Party Dress,
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