A confortable chairlift at home !

For ski lovers, these unusual sofas will offer the sensations of a ride on a chairlift … with comfort as a plus!

 

These lifts are available for rent or for sell, from 2200 €.
For more information: Alpine-sofa.com
Orders and information: alpinesofa@servicepluscompany.com

What do you think? This is the kind of creation that I find beautiful. How to recycle old chairlifts before they end to the dump. If you ever have an old chairlift at hand, I’d be happy to reupholster it !

 

New color trend : Yellow !

To reboost your interior, here’s a cheap little trick easy to make!
As simple as putting the icing on the cake, add a touch of yellow!

For inspiration, here are some examples using this principle. Depending on your budget, you may decide to purchase a yellow decoration item or just to repaint an object such as a vase or a stool.

Closet and pale yellow vase agree with this interior very bright pastel colors.

Another example of yellow in a kitchen cupboard with white furniture.

 

Natural design kitchen , wood, white and yellow

Get the look :
Yellow console Kiko by La Maison de Valérie, 69,90€

Console Kikko Jaune

Another cheap trick: yellow paint or yellow wallpaper.

Get the yellow look for your terrace:

Chair Conforama 15,90€ and table 24,90€

chaise pliante jaune

chaise pliante jaune tendance

 

Yellow lamp for the kitchen, the living area or the office.

Get the look : 
France-luminaire.com : 179,10€
10% o
ff your basket and shipping, valid until 2nd of september 2012

Code : ETE2012
lampe à poser jaune design

For the bedroom or living room, add a touch of sparkling yellow with cushions:

Get the look:

CONFORAMA, coussin, 7,90€
coussin design jaune

 

To finish, here’s a summary of objects chosen by me to help you give your bits of yellow inside:

 

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Thanks !

Wanaka living : cushion and carpet

A few days ago, I visited an exposition of carpet and cushion “born in Wanaka”. The brand is Wanaka Living, and they create beautiful products inspired by nature. I love it !

Here are a few pictures from there website, have a look : wanakaliving.com

Cushion and carpet wanaka lake design

“Wanaka is more than a place. It’s a way of life. Here, design is defined by our natural environment. Pure, rugged, uncomplicated, honest, mystical and inspiring: living down here, it’s impossible not to be connected with nature.”

 

Wanaka living cushion design

 

Cushion living for children soft wool

 

Carpet and cushion design

 

Stones cushions wanaka living

 

If you like those cushions and carpets, here is where you can find them :

  • in Wanaka : McKenzie Willis, 20 Ardmore Street or Jumping Tangents, Little Brown House, 4 Little Street
  • also available in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington…
  • in France : Moaroom, Rod Fry, Showroom: 38 Rue de Malte, 75011 Paris
  • in USA (Colorado) : Auskin USA Inc., George Coughlin, P.O. Box 1165, Arvada, CO

Kitchen tip : declutter and reorganize

Here are a few simple tips to make your kitchen a better place while staying within a budget.

1. Declutter: 0 €

We often tend to keep lots of little things visible in the kitchen, some to have them handy, others because they are pretty or sentimental. Then gradually, we find ourselves faced with an amalgam where we finally can’t see … anything!

To feel comfortable in a room, we have to be able to free our mind. Thus, by leaving some empty spaces, it appears that we have always some room left to add things if necessary. We feel more free. Conversely, if the space is cluttered, you feel overwhelmed and adding an element is impossible.

Here’s an example:
BEFORE: Doing the dishes seem a chore. AFTER: What a pleasant place to do the dishes with a view of the greenery!

cluttered kitchen   Uncluttered kitchen

What we did here:

  • Remove the little trinkets and postcards,
  • Place garlic and onions elsewhere (because in front of the window, they germinate faster!)
  • Keep only a few decorative elements of the same style (up to three),
  • Add a little greenery, a few leaves considered as weeds in your garden can give a completely different style to your home!
  • We voluntarily leave the tomato, it gives a touch of color, and makes cooking more alive, more human.

Now, what to do with all that has been removed here?

 

2. Rearrange intelligently: for less than 40 €

  1. Where to display the postcards?

    One solution might be to install this magnetic chalkboard on one wall of the kitchen. IKEA, € 14.95

    If you only have a smaller space or if you want to customize a wall, try painting covered with magnetic chalkboard paint. Expect to pay about € 12 per 250 ml of paint Magner, about 0.5 m in 2 to 3 layers.

    Black paint : About 13 € pot 300mL at Castorama.

     

  2. Where to keep the garlic and onions?

    Under your wall cabinets, install a bar GRUNDTAL available at IKEA and by mail order, 40 to 80 cm for a price of € 2.99 to 3.99.
    On this bar, you can hang all sorts of things, such as cutlery drainer, which would nicely carry the garlic and onions! Its price: € 4.99.

    ikea barre support cuisine  +

    IKEA is filled with good tips and affordable products to complement the rail and free up the workspace: Click here to view products suitable for the walls.

  3. What about all those little decorative items left?

    If you value these objects and find them all nicer than each other, try to sort them in groups of 3 or 4 of the same style. Then, just display some of these objects and keep the others in the closet. You can then change your setting to suit your desires, without having to get rid of your little decorative objects.

 

The result: a stylish kitchen, tidy, and pleasant to live for less than 40 euros!

Uncluttered kitchen

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