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Renovated French Chateau For Green + Plant Lovers

I've been wanting to share this home tour from France with you all week! Yesterday, I shared a small family apartment in Paris but today, we are traveling back to France to see a renovated chateau in gorgeous greens that you are going to absolutely fall in love with. I found Interior Stylist and Event Planner Isabelle Dubois-Dumée, on Instagram who has a shop I follow called - and now you get to see her fabulous which is about 2 hrs and 30 minutes outside of Paris in Dirac, France. Do you know her and online store, too? Oh, it's so dreamy - you'll love it.

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I was so happy to see that Isabelle and her partner run a food truck service too. You can see more of it . I need to take a drive over to France to check this out next time they have an event. It looks dreamy and so inviting. Isabelle's life looks so enchanting, what I think we all aspire to live like - in beautiful surroundings doing what we love. Isn't that the best life to live?

(Photos: Isabelle Dubois-Dumée and )

 

Fantastic Family Apartment In Paris

Hi friends, how are you today? I can't take my eyes off of this fabulous little Parisian apartment. It's so quirky, creative and perfectly edited - not over-decorated and not too minimal. You must check it out!

The owner is Architect and Designer who has worked on projects for , , a private mansion for and the restaurant. He has also worked on his own furniture design and interior architecture projects throughout the years. When you see his family home, which he shares with his wife and 3 children, you can instantly spot something special. It's truly a one-of-a-kind tree loft, a thoughtful nest, that will leave you inspired and with a smile.

I love the kitchen contained inside of a metal greenhouse. I had this same idea for my imm cattledogs booth last January but the fair couldn't budget the project. I had thought to put the dining room inside of a white wooden frame with sheer white linen panels on the top (instead of glass) and a concrete floor with a white painted-on rug that I would have done myself. One day, I hope to execute my vision at a show or fair. Would be fabulous, don't you think?

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I really like this space with it's palette of black, white, gray and various tones of yellow. It really feels like home. I also like the idea of wall lighting near the bed vs. traditional table lamps - especially since I'm looking for new bedside lighting but can't seem to find the right lamps... Perhaps a wall light is the direction I should be going.

In this space, I also like the tree in the loft area - I assume it's real but one can never tell with so many great faux options out there. In any regards, it's still fantastic and fun. The lighting above the dining room table is also fantastic - do you recognize it? I've never seen it before and am curious as to who designed it.

Another fantastic decor idea from this home that I took away is how nothing in the loft area is installed on the wall - all of the art is learning on a ledge. This is something I may need to apply to my home because I truly get bored with the same art and, depending on the season, enjoy swapping pictures and paintings in and out. I have so many pieces but not enough walls, so I always have at least 20 pieces leaning against the wall in my storage area. I have art installed directly onto the wall (gallery wall style) but this is limiting to me personally because you really can't just swap pieces in and out as the size has to be right for your replacement piece and since it needs to fit everything around it. This holds me back at times from being creative with my arrangements - I hate to butcher my walls with more nails and holes. My walls are 115+ years old, the materials inside of the wall are not modern enough to support lots of holes and putty. Perhaps I need to finally hang the picture ledges I have and try something more in line with we see in this lovely home tour.

Hope you are having a good week and that visiting cattledogs today inspired you in some way. See you again tomorrow and if you liked this post, please share it or pin to Pinterest.

 

 

Happy Colorful Loft With Vintage Flair

Hello friends and happy Monday to you! I came across this whimsical paradise recently and had to share it with you because it really struck me as being so personal and original. And the colors! Don't get me started! I love this loft, it's openness, bright sunny spaces, fantastic vibe. In fact, I think it's a great way to begin a new week, so let's look at this colorful loft with vintage flair together, shall we?

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This artistic loft is a 1100 square meter space, a former repair garage, transformed into a home and work space for Petra Janssen and Edwin Vollebergh, founders of Dutch graphic design company . They live with their teenage sons in this home nearby to Amsterdam.

What a creative duo! And have you seen some of their work with ixxi? to check out their deliciously colorful patterns for the wall - you will love them!

Oh, and look at this beautiful restaurant (click for photos) Studio Boot designed in the Netherlands, it's pink and fantastic.

They've also recently collaborated on a very meaningful project with other Dutch designers and they've called it . About Social Label, "Social label is a new concept for work and daily activities for people with a ‘distance to the labour market’. Art and care are combined in this initiative in order to create new product lines. In each of the lines the social welfare workers will have an exclusive bond with a renowned designer. The designer enlarges his or her portfolio with a very special cooperation, moving a value based approach centre stage addressing human dignity, slow design, attention and time. These products will be produced, presented and sold by workers in different social workforce centers. See also the products in the ."

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this inspiring space today.

Photos Via: , ixxi and Social Label

Decorate With Greens + Blues From Neptune

Hola amigos! ¿Que pasa?! I'm back from Barcelona and all I can think about is green and blue! If you wonder why, please visit my and check out my manyyyyyy Barcelona photos - you will spot a definite color palette shining through of mostly green, blue and then some pinks and terra cottas... That's why when I discovered this beautiful English home brand today called , I had to share them on cattledogs. Why?

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I spotted lots of green on their site and it made me feel cozy and happy right away. Especially emerald green. I'm really smitten with it lately. And their press release today shared lots of yummy deep blues for Fall/Winter 2017. I feel like velvet is here to stay but also these dark rich tones, don't you? Blue and green (dark tones) are all I think about lately. You have to be really daring to decorate with dark tones, but I really think it's worth it whether you accent your space with them or you go all out and paint your walls deep, dark tones.

In regards to Neptune, they have been in business already for over two decades and I haven't the clue who they are, so I was happy to learn of them. I am sure my many English friends know all about them. Perhaps they are a big brand in the UK, who knows. But I really like some of their interiors products and kitchens, they look and feel so quintessentially British in my American/European eyes.

Neptune specializes in beautiful, well made furniture, kitchens and decor objects and browsing their website earlier today, I couldn't help but wonder why I'd not heard of them sooner... And if I've not heard of them, perhaps many of you hadn't either so do take a moment to click over and check out their . You won't be disappointed.

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They have lots of shops all over England, one is shown above. Some also have flower shops inside. There are several pieces I would pick out and mix in with my own style at home. They also sell tile, plates, lamps, baskets and so much more. Imagine having a little summer cottage decorated in this English country style? So pretty, right?

(Photography: Neptune)