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Before/after: kitchen

Before/after: kitchen

Improving on improvement… adding kitchen shelving space Before: After: Sealing off an unused door, adding shelving space, a pretext to use that ubercool tin roof wall paper..
Redecorating a bedroom: before-after

Redecorating a bedroom: before-after

Kids grow up! Before: toddler spirit   After: teenage romanticism, or « blue is the new black » Upcycling a chateau’s antique curtain pool and a vintage lace sheet found in an auction Giving the vintage wood fridge a new look by covering it up with Agnes Emery’s lovely wallpaper Experimenting with lime stucco Vintage wal lamps,...
Titine

Titine

The story starts with an idea: refurbish a vintage caravan into a fun-loving bar/occasional extra bedroom for guests…… next thing we know, our friends Alain and Benedicte show up at our place with « Titine » at the back of the car/truck (but that’s another long story…) So here is Titine with Alain and Ben, before the...
Renovation of a 60's house in Santiago: the Capri project

Renovation of a 60’s house in Santiago: the Capri project

This is a project located in Calle Capri, Santiago, Chile, thus it will be written in Spanish, but I guess the before-after images speak by themselves anyway! De vuelta a Marseille después de unas semanas muy intensas: la meta de renovar esta casa de Vitacura fue algo exagerada para las 6 semanas de obra que...
Renovation of a stone shed

Renovation of a stone shed

Niched under ancient oak trees, the wood shed was a little ruin. Here brought back to life and to good use with the addition of a built-in bench. A welcome napping spot at the back of the garden. In front of the shed, the traditional lavender field…        
Project: library

Project: library

  Before: In the context of the renovation of a guest bedroom/library/tv room, this design is playing hide-and-seek: the niches allow for art book and sculpture display, while the doors enclose less decorative books, and the tv instalation. The doors hiding the tv (behind the stool on the 2nd picture) are fitted with 180d hinges...
Renovation of an Haussmanian flat in Marseille's town centre

Renovation of an Haussmanian flat in Marseille’s town centre

Renovation of a Haussmanian flat in Marseille’s « quartier des antiquaires » steps from the old harbor and the elegant « rue Paradis » Dentro de las buenas razones para vivir en Marsella, empecemos por nuestro barrio, el de los anticuarios en el centro histórico a pasos de todo lo rico, bonito y entretenido que tiene Marsella…..la felicidad de...
Renovation of an adobe townhouse in Santiago, Barrio Brasil

Renovation of an adobe townhouse in Santiago, Barrio Brasil

A little visit of Mei Line’s showroom nestled in an ancient building of Santiago’s Barrio Brazil, through our pictures and others taken from various publications in decoration as well as fashion and lifestyle magazines. The property consists in a terraced house build in 1913 in adobe with an internal wood structure, that allowed this venerable...
Renovation of a modernist house in Santiago, Vitacura

Renovation of a modernist house in Santiago, Vitacura

Proyecto : Restauracion de una casa modernista,  Vitacura, Santiago Fotografia: Juan Ernesto Jaeger Produccion: Meilin Bristiel     Esta casa fue dibujada y construida en 1965 por el arquitecto modernista Jaime Sanfuentes. Los grandes ventanales así como las vigas de hormigón enmarcando la piscina y los espacios exteriores son un sello muy típico del destacado arquitecto modernista.    ...
Renovation of a Vintner's farm, part 2: interior design

Renovation of a Vintner’s farm, part 2: interior design

Chronic of a renovation Part II: the decoration We move in an almost empty house, except for two large sofas in the living room, kitchen table and chairs, and beds in every bedroom to cater for the 4 families + who joined us in the inauguration. The numerous fitted cupboards with reclaimed antique doors com...
Renovation of a Vintner's farm, part 1: the works

Renovation of a Vintner’s farm, part 1: the works

We fell in love with this house on our first visit in December 1999, although a lot of imagination was needed to transform the disfigured and let down farm house into a family home, we were enchanted by the space it offered, it’s location so near the village, and yet so far from any neighbors,...