Our home in Bristol

Last month, The Independent came to take a portrait of me for an article they were running about my best shopping addresses for homewares. As our little family is re-locating to London at the end of the month, here are a few shots of our home in Bristol before we leave...

The sofa is a Robin day 3-seater from Habitat and so is the white lamp (bought about 8 years ago and it hasn't aged a bit). The large mirror in the background is an antique mirror that Elodie bought for my birthday about 10 years ago. She has regretted not to have kept it for herself since then,:-) The stainless-steel balls in the fireplace (and the heart on top of the mirror) are from Baileys Home and Garden. The cow rug is from (sadly no longer available)

The chair is a Paulistano chair, the Birgit Ostergaard B3 light and the handmade Old Oak's Last Dream print are all available from BODIE and FOU. The Paulistano is available in 5 colours and two frames (stainless-steel or iron as below)

The lamp is by Flavia del Pra and there is a press sample available at a discounted price here. The candlesticks are flea-market founds but the silver glass candlesticks from Cote Bastide look very similar.

The gorgeous cross in front of the portrait of Vanessa Paradis is a gift from Steve he bought last time we were in New-Zealand. The head made of plaster below was a gift from my mum a century ago and the little message framed is a reminder that the man of my life is important and I should keep my priorities right rather than spending hours in front of my computer like I'm doing right now (but Steve is in Moscow).

In the dining area, the oak table is from Habitat and the pendant light are the small Norm 06 (also available in medium and large) by Normann Copenhagen.

The brown chair is a Charles and Ray Eames chair. I was lucky enough to rescue two of them from the 'bin' when Universal Pictures International was throwing them away. Luckily that day, I had to go to the archives to retrieve some stuff and there they were, waiting for me to give them a new home....there is a God out there....The mugs and teapot are the Familia range from Ole Jensen available from BODIE and FOU. There is a distinct lack of chairs around our dining table but Steve has strictly forbidden me to buy any new chairs until we move....
I got the vintage glass jars (below) from Columbia flower market in London and the cute baby on the picture is my niece Lily when she was very little. I got the inspiration for the vintage silver cutlery displayed in glass from Story Deli in Bricklane (great, unfussy and relax place to brunch).

The toys in Mila's bedroom are from Habitat and Muji and her book shelf is made of vintage apple crates found in Bristol (Baileys sell some as well).

I bought the cross below (I seem to have an obsession with crosses...) when I went to Cuba a few years ago, the little plaster foot is Mila's and then there is a portrait of my best friend from high-school which I took last year. Perrine is now a fantastic singer, dancer and choregrapher.

Next week, we're off to our house in France which will be shot by Chris Tubbs for Grand Design magazine....I can't wait!


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