Stranger Than Fiction

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

30 septembre 2018

A Highly Recommended Read

Hello Lovelies, (Image credit: Nancy Mitchell) This article published on the apartment therapy blog about "How to Fall in Love with the Home You Live In Right Now" has been my daily read for the last past months and it has been a life-saver. so full of helpful tips! Of course, these tips and piece of advice only work if you actually DO and act upon them. Taking baby steps, applying each tip one week at a time (or at your own pace) can do wonder for your daily life.   At least, it has worked for me, so I wanted to share. ... [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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01 février 2010

Reading Nook Under a Window

Hello lovelies! And... Happy Monday to all of you! Here's the first post of my new mini-series about small space hacks, courtesy of MCM. Click on the pic to view real large and read the caption (in French). The idea here is basically to add a nice lil reading nook under a window, by adding a buit-in bench covered by a strong, dense mattress (Bultex is recommended here). I have a much smaller window, but here is what I've done... Painted the sill white, added a cushion, and during summer days (ahem...) I can open the window... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2010

Summing Up The Week

Hello Lovelies! I *did* intend and want to post every day this week but it has been more hectic than I thought. :-(I had to go back and forth by bus (I don't drive) to many places. At least this makes an occasion of taking fun blurry pictures of the countryside, through the bus window. Do you feel the urge and rush? So, that being said, I want, starting this coming Monday, to analyze in-depth 30 tricks for small spaces, courtesy of Marie-Claire Maison magazine. They have just published a booklet on the subject, and I want to... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2009

Small is Beautiful

Please read "The Small is Beautiful Manifesto", it's all about small and passionate blogs!enjoy! -Beautymist.
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08 mai 2009

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday!

Hello, This photo of my Mom's garden was taken by me. I'm writing this post Wednesday since my weekend starts this week on... Thursday! It's a long weekend here in France, just like last week. So I thought it would be nice to leave you guys with some nice links and/or lovely things I've found around the blogosphere and beyond. Let's call them "winks", for weekend links. Well, I have to admit, I don't sew or knit. This has a lot to do with my mom being left-handed and me right-handed. So i never quite... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2009

Lane's Small, Cool and On a Budget!

Hooray for chartreuse with neutrals, deep, warm colors! You can see the original post here. I especially praise the colors Lane picked at Sherwin-Williams, so deep, yet warm and inviting: All of the paint colors are Sherwin-Williams Living room is "adaptive Shade" Dining room is "suitable brown" Bathroom is "riverway" Lane kindly answered the readers' questions about her place: "To respond to your questions: The vanity is in fact from ikea. The lights above the... [Lire la suite]
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