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Before/after: a summer kitchen

Before/after: a summer kitchen

Investing a little used area under a pool as a summer kitchen. Before: After: Polished concrete finish for the worktop, lime stucco for the walls. Bamboo and resin colourful dishes.  
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...
A secret office: before-after

A secret office: before-after

….. or how to transform a closed      ….into an office:     even the chair fits in, so it closes and makes it easy to hide away the mess!          
Mei line, outdoor design

Mei line, outdoor design

 Second week-end of february might not sound like an obvious date for an outdoor furniture photo shoot, but thanks to the blessed Provencal skies, and my impatience…it just had to be done!   So here they are: Outdoor/indoor furniture, MB design, stainless steel and Ipe.  The outdoor lounge has seating fitted with washable linen covers  ...
Mei Line, Town

Mei Line, Town

Shipped from Mei Line, Santiago, Chile:   Vintage in the entrance and living room Vintage dans l’entrée et le salon Vintage en la entrada y el living             MB design:   Kitchen island/bar made of Lingue, a native wood from Chile equivalent to oakBar/ilot de cuisine en Lingue, bois natif...
Mei Line, Country

Mei Line, Country

The story starts at the back of a container… but please admire the corporate pick-up, it is a hit in the streets of Santiago!         Finally, and after an acrobatic move from Santiago, Mei Line’s furniture is in place: a mix of original restored furniture from the 50’s to 70’s and pieces...
Modenus

Modenus

    Many thanks Tim Bogan for featuring my work in the Before-After section of Modenus: http://www.modenus.com/blog/interiordesign/before-and-after-meilin-bristiels-french-farmhouse-renovation#more-11609 it was nice to brag…..and even better to read the comments, thanks!!
In the press

In the press

Mas Deco 452, 7 Enero 2012, p6 p6: Buscador, por Constanza Almarza