Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction : An Inspiration Blog about art/design/home decor

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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21 avril 2013

Adding The Finshing Touches To Get the Perfect Place: How to create a home.

Hello Lovelies, Muriel Cibot's cute little nook she uses as a home office. Notice the egg-shaped desk lamp, the lovely dark grey desk and the custom-made woof shelving behind desk. That chair is good-looking, but probably not very comfortable, though... Two days ago, I gave you a small glimpse at Muriel Cibot's place in Paris. She is a French interior decorator. The photo I posted of her living-room was OK-ish but might seem bland. A bit minimal and yes, bare. something was missing. I'd say, the finisqhing touches, such as a rug... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2013

Inspiration: The Perfect Place For Me.

Hello Lovelies, Remember that in a previous post today I said: "I just found out yesterday about a gorgeous home that is exactly the same size as my new apartment (YES! I have moved). It is real perfection. IMHO. I promise I will post pictures and info about it in my next blog post." I gotta run now, but here is a little preview:   This is Muriel Cibot's living-room, as of 2011 - as published here, among other photos of her place.   Check out her custom-made shelving for books and decor accessories! But I promise it... [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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19 avril 2013

Spring Colours Week - my 2013 photos

Hello Lovelies! Spring Colours Week 2010: Purple Day. Beautymist (c) 2010. Back in 2010, I participated in the Flickr group called " Spring Colours Week". Since spring has been so slow in arriving this year, I think i can take my photos now instead of the previously scheduled program (March 8 - March 12). So starting this Monday April 22 2013, I will post photographs of the following colours in nature and/or my immediate surroundings: Monday - Pink (Light Pink - baby pink) Tuesday - Green (Chartreuse) Wednesday - Yellow Thursday... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

The Beauty of the Letterpress

Hello lovelies! the Beauty of the Letterpress logo. After reading this blog post over at "how about orange" (a fave blog of mine), I decided it was really worth donating a little dough in order to help the Hamilton Type Museum. You can donate as little as 5 dollars and get a nice letterpress postcard for your contribution to the project. 100% of your contribution goes to help the Hamilton Type Museum. more details here and on the "Beauty of the Letterpress" contribution page. image source : the Beauty of the Letterpress. Since the... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

Hello Design Enthusiasts!

Hello Lovelies! I know, I know, it's been like forever. I've been busy with my creative life at my new blog "TeaButterfly". But... I still love design, and beauty, and architecture and stunning home decor. So here goes: I just found out yesterday about a gorgeous home that is exactly the same size as my aprtment. It is real perfection. IMHO. I promise I will post pictures and info about it in my next blog post. But for now, I need to rant a bit, I mean I want to warn you guys about a really UNcool site that calls himself "The Cool... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2010

This is Not Goodbye...

Hello Lovelies! images taken from the portfolio of pro photographer Petrina Tinslay (via the decor8 blog) As of today, I write and post to three blogs (one personal blog in French, two other blogs in English), among other creative and professional activities... And I've began to think that three is well... too much for me (and probably for you, too). So this is not goodbye, as I intend to blog here from time to time, but instead this is to tell you that from now on I'm concentrating on a new project, namely my art sold through an... [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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26 mars 2010

Soft Grey Finds

photo: backgroud of "Little Circus" shop. They're soft, they're grey, they're simple, and they're made in France (or Europe). photo by http://inout.canalblog.com/ ***Some soft grey blogs and/or sites to visit: http://inout.canalblog.com/ http://poisplume.canalblog.com/ & comme du coton http://www.littlecircus-shop.com/ http://homevintage.canalblog.com/ & photo of a Paris apartment by Minh Ngo @ taverne-agency (see link below); http://www.taverne-agency.com/ Enjoy the links!-Beautymist
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