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21 avril 2013

Spring is finally here: a wishlist for me and my new rental. (Part I : a new perfume for me).

Hello Lovelies, So yes, i recently mentioned that i had moved to a (slightly) bigger and (much) better place. Nown wnat do I do next? How do i decorate the place so it feel like home? I have started a pinterest board for random stuff i want/need for me and my new rental. I also have a secret board for my Sppring 2013 Wishlist. Finally, i have a board dedicated to finding the perfect pendant/chandelier for my high-ceilings living-room. One of my fave (and affordable) option is this chandelier by Habitat: This move has been quite... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

I forgot to mention: I have moved to a new home!

Hello Lovelies! I completely forgot to mention my epic move, back in July 2012, to a new and much better apartment, just a five minutes' walk from my previous one. So i still live in beautiful southern France. Here is the first picture I took of my new place:   Beautymist (c) 2012.   I definitely need to take more pictures for my flickr set called "My New home since July 2012". Will keep you posted! I asked my mom to take care of my cat for a few days while i was away and unfortunately, she didn't do it right and my... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2010

It's Springtime! Time for a Makeover!

Hello Lovelies! wonderful interior styling by the happy home. You'll find exactly 101 ideas for Spring makeover of your place right here. As to me, I tackled several rooms. First, I have decluttered! Then... The living-room: I have added some "Spring flair" to my living-room, by replacing rich brown velvet pillows by a light off-white cotton and one accent linen one. To add some pizzazz, I gathered all my chartreuse accessories just by the now off-white sofa. Mine is more of a settee, really. Cute. ;-) The color... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2010

My New, Zen-like Home!

Hello Lovelies! I'm sure that by now, you'd love to see a few glimpses of my home! Here's the challenge I've overcome over the week-end: choose only the best, most beautiful, most useful objects around your home. toss/discard/give/recycle the rest. Having to take photographs actually helps you to do it! ;-) ...So here are *my* keepers in the entry/hallway : in the kitchen: in the dining-room: in the living-room: in the bedroom: What are your keepers? Do you like a Zen, tranquil, uncluttered look for your home? ... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2009

My Calendar for 2010

calendar vignette by unknown source. Please let me know if you are the author! 'Tis calendar season! calendar vignette by Holly Becker fro the decor8 blog Looking for a nice calendar for you desk, kitchen, office, or any other room? Check out the decor8 and the poppytalk blogs. They have done very thorough calendar round-ups. So I won't do it here. My purpose here is only to praise the work of Anna Cote's. I love her prints and desk calendars, and it's the second year in a a row that I buy hers, from her "Modern Printed... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2009

Welcoming Spring at Long Last...

I've been busy this springtime with family matters and, well, missed the official Spring Day. So here's to Spring!A little tribute by adding flowers in my humble home. I also cover my beloved Art Deco brown couch with white linen, and change my pillows to off white canvas-covered ones. enjoy!-Beautymist.
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12 janvier 2009

More recent purchases @ Etsy

I've tried to show here in this blog all things that i find beautiful. Now, what did I actually buy for myself lately? I did all kinds of purchases, not necessarily holidays related. So this is my list, and you can now discover what I truly heart. I already told you about a few of my fave sellers @ Etsy lately. This is part 2 of my Etsy faves, just as I promised... Jewelry: A pair of nice earrings for the everyday found at "The Pebble Collection". I love that they are made from silver sterling, so... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2008

My recent purchases @ Etsy

Anna Cote's beautiful custom prints and 2009 calendar. I've tried to show here in this blog all things that i find beautiful. Now, what did I actually buy for myself lately? I did all kinds of purchases, not necessarily holidays related. So this is my list, and you can now discover what I truly heart. Some of my fave sellers @ Etsy are : Prints & Photographs: The Green Chair Press: Prints for all typography lovers! They are hung on my living-room wall. Anna Cote from "Modern Printed Matter". I... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2008

Chartreuse dilemna solved!

hello everyone! Accesorize! Accessorize! ...just the way this room is pulled together by the tiny stripe of chartreuse on the pillow in the end, I *did* solve my Chartreuse dilemna: instead of painting a whole wall (too messy, plus couldn't make up my mind on the right color, plus i'm a renter), i bought a pair of chartreuse chinese rice bowls (ones that have a hole for the chopsticks, i like that little cool detail). all i... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2008

My first Etsy purchases ever!

Hi all, I'm so excited!!! I really had to tell you guys before i leave on my fortnight vacation: I have finally purchased some nice artwork at Etsy. I went straight to Labokoff's shop (love her "barrière" mini-print for just 5 dollars), then headed to Bluebirdlane's shop and found one magnificent chartreuse vintage butterfly and a butterfly trio, too - both shown above. BBL has lots of vintage butterflies prints, and that just spins my head. My chartreuse living-room dilemna is soon to be solved... :-) I'll... [Lire la suite]
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