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Wednesday, August 28, 2013








Thanks for all the birthday wishes for M+L! Monday we took it easy and recuperated from our Sunday amusement park birthday bash, which is why I was absent yesterday. Both too tired to write a post and I just didn't want to say "in a minute" or "hold on" on their birthday. I wanted it to be a day of yeses. Like when they asked if they could have a bowl of whip cream for breakfast . . . why, yes, of course you can! It's your birthday!!

In the spirit of celebrating my children this week I thought I would share this whimsical and child-centered home. I have had images of this home pinned for quite awhile and I see other people pin images of it too and each time my heart feels so happy with seeing the creative love and color in this space. Those kids bedrooms are so fun and so cute it makes me rethink my monochromatic scheme I am (was? no, i still am) thinking about going with for M+L's bedroom (whenever I get around to that - guess i have time to mull it over at this rate.). I just love all the whimsical details, the vintage touches, the pops of color, how comfortable it looks and how it just stirs the imagination.

It may not surprise you that this home belongs to a stylist and photographer, Anne Millet. She also has a beautiful blog mobil home which is filled with stunning photos. I discovered her and these images of her home over at The Socialite Family which is a really lovely site that shares stories and images of "cool families."

23 comments:

  1. Does it come as any surprise to you that I've ordered a book called something along the lines of Living the Minimalist Life or somesuch. I can't quite remember. I'll report back. While I love looking at these colorful, cheerful rooms, too much! Too much! I couldn't live there. I think a kids room, great, but whole house? I need something more restful than that. Although I do have a feeling about M&L's room: go with your neutral palette. I bet all of their bibs and bobs will quickly fill it up to be just as bright and cheerful as these rooms are.

    That being said, I seriously want to check out her blog, etc.! I do love the vibe here.

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    1. haha, i hear you. i am easily over-stimulated as well as have a difficult time keeping down clutter. so with that, could i live in a home as vibrant as this one? no. but the kids rooms are just precious and i love that they can live here :) i love that it exists. and yes, please report back on the book! does it have tips? i need some. xo

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  2. Glad they had a great birthday! These rooms all look so great, so many colours, I love the rug in the first room!

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    1. thank you! i agree about the rug. it was one of the first things to catch my eye along with the sweet quote of course.

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  3. Hmm. Normally I'd love a home that had french song lyrics so prominently on the wall (Y'a D'la Joie is a song, and it's a compressed version of the sentence "Il ya de la joie" meaning, "there is joy." beautiful!). But I don't know, something about the mix of patterns on patterns and things everywhere is making me kind of twitchy to get in there and clean up. Simplify. Take all the color out. Haha. So as you can see I am still on team monochrome for M+L's bedroom! xo

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    1. i have heard the song but i wasn't 100% on the translation, thanks! i think as a mom i just love the willingness here to turn the whole home into a sort of magical place for the kids. it just feels very loving to me and i like that. xo

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  4. Whip cream for breakfast? you are the best mom.

    These rooms are so whimsical, like they would really allow a child's (and adults!) imagination run wild. If we ever have kids I'll need to put a lot of work into their rooms, I'd want them to be so magical.

    cheers to more yeses.

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    1. oh, you are so sweet. it's the simple things you know. we all just love simple little surprises and hearing yes sometimes when we expect to hear no. i still need to work on M+L's room and as you know, they are 5! i think i am a little behind schedule : /

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  5. This home is a obviously so full of joy it is whimsical and fun and such a breath of fresh air from the white on white trend is so popular now.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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    1. yes, that is exactly what i love about it, it just feels so joyful!

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  6. I wish I could have lived there as a child. That must be true paradise. The best thing is that it doesn't look so fussy clean. :)

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    1. can you imagine how much these kids love their home. i bet they are really popular for playdates :)

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  7. Did you really let M and L eat whipped cream for breakfast? If so, you're the best mom ever. On second thought, can I celebrate my birthday breakfast at your house too :) ?

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    1. i did ;) and come on over for your birthday i'll make you some homemade whipped cream with lavender in it.

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  8. Love the pillows!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  9. I can see Pippi Longstockings living there. Overall it is a bit too much for me but I love all the details I notice on second glace. Hello yellow window frame! The words on the dishwasher are a fun touch as well. xo

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    1. oh yeah, i noticed the wording on the dishwasher at first but then when you mentioned it i had to look for about 2 minutes to find it. so yes, there's a lot to look at. not a look i could pull off.

      i imagine she probably has a very organized mind so she can live in such a fun environment. my mind probably looks something like this but with a little more macabre and spider webs tossed in, so i need a bit more order to function ;) (not to say my house isn't a cluttered nightmare half the time but it's not the look i am going for. my clutter does not look so cute!)

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  10. I'm all about those reading spaces - good for kids AND rooth. You'd have to drag me out of that house

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    1. yes, i'd like to crawl into that little reading nook for a day or two with some good books, maybe some fairytales.

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  11. Oh, these are lovely! And I want that rug in the first photos for myself. :)
    Ada

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