Month: April 2014

10 Original Ways to Paint your Home

1. Paint the baseboards or the stairs (or both)

Grafic black & grey baseboards
with a yellow touch to energize the whole

2. Paint Geometric Figures

DIY tutorial on VintageRevivals’ blog

3. Paint the doors




4. Paint one or two bands on the wall




5. Paint just one wall or a block


© Jo Pesendorfer
© Sophie Hanniet

6. Paint the furniture tone-on-tone




7. Paint the moldings

 8. Paint the ceiling

9. Paint half of the wall




10. Paint… a canvas


If you don’t dare to paint the whole wall,
try the light way: just paint a canvas with a plain color
(here the 
Blue by Klein)
Or just buy the Pantone canvas !

Inside… Víctor Goikoetxea’s universe

Trained as a painter, Victor Goikoetxea has specialized in the art of trompe l’oeil. He invited us to visit his duplex and gallery both located in Hernani, Basque village on the French border. Discover a world where art and decoration coexist…
Industrial style wall with a rusty effect, made in trompe l’oeil for a private customer


His House

A living playing with the total white. We especially recognize the Barcelona Ottoman from the Bauhaus designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1929).

Works of art make the décor. Here the miniature sculpture of Continuum by Gotzon Huegun which large format version is displayed on the Plaza Zinkoenea in Hernani.

The stairs leading down to the bedroom with its paintings and engravings.

The bedroom, separated from the bathroom by a wall of glass bricks and white everywhere to create unity.

The “stage door” or dedications and drawings of the many friends and colleagues of Victor.

His Works and Workshop

The polyptych representing the city of Barcelona on which Victor was working at the time of our visit, a realism to be mistaken.

Part exposure of his studio and a model of one of its projects.

A graphical screen between surrealism and geometrism

Sea made ​​for San Sebastian aquarium

To learn more about Victor and his work, you can visit his website: http://www.victorgoikoetxea.com/

A desk in the closet

It is not easy to have an office space of your own when you are living in a small space. The solution : put your desk in a closet!

A desk in the closet

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A Desk in the Wardrobe

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A Desk in the Dressingroom 

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7 Ideas to Hide your TV set

After discussing movie decors last week, we move on to the other side of the screen to deal with a very popular object which is also very unaesthetic: TV set. A TV in a room is like the black element in Space Odyssey: it’s huge, it’s black, it’s useless, it takes pride of place and it spoils the décor… So how to make your TV set disappear?
Black Element in Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

1. A frame among others

@betterhomesandgarden



2. Hide it in a niche or a chimney


@decordata


3. Transform it into a mirror


@Seura

4. Frame it with a family picture or with art


Customizable TV Frames from DressMyTv

5. Play with trompe l’oeil


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6. Lock it in a closet


@ElleDecor

©Sex and the City

7. Try the automated closet


@LaFilleDeBrigitte