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April 28, 2015

As previously mentioned here, the kitchen was the first space that we happily put our design hats on for.

Originally the kitchen had a U shape layout. The sink, fridge and oven all ran along the back wall and a type of bar unit ran parallel, providing a work surface wit...

April 23, 2015

With a blank canvas in front of us, we could now seriously start thinking about the design elements of our space. Living in France, we are both food-lovers and enjoy afternoons spent cooking or baking away… so naturally the kitchen was the first area we started to thin...

April 19, 2015

After learning of the different benefits brought by insulation through re-doing our ceiling, we thought why not do the same with our internal walls. As the old plaster had been removed and the walls exposed and newly rendered, the surface was ready to insulate before p...

April 16, 2015

With the end of ‘Phase One : Destruction’ and the launch of ‘Phase Two : Start Over’, we found ourselves in the month of June, working to a loose project plan, and optimistically predicting we could be all moved in for Christmas.

While happy that a portion of the work w...

April 10, 2015

There were a number of reasons why we decided to use a lime wash:

  1. Firstly (and most importantly) it’s BEAUTIFUL; 

  2. We were continuing down the natural path and as a traditional, eco-friendly product used in so many older properties, we thought it fitted with the...

April 4, 2015

With the stone walls now exposed, this meant we had completed the entire south facing wall (hurrah!). With the rest of the apartment in its stripped back state, we now needed to think about the remaining walls and how we wanted them.

By stripping our apartment back to i...

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