sneak peek: béatrice peltre

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if there’s one thing (ok, two) that we love around here, it’s good design and good food. in honor of it being “in the kitchen with” friday, béatrice peltre’s sneak peek was a natural fit as food stylist and photographer extraordinaire. i swear she makes everything she does look incredible, and her home fits in that bill too (more images here). in case you missed it the first time around, you must check out her recipe (and styling) for chocolate nut muffins and vegetable soup, and stay tuned for a special recipe from our favorite design blogger up next (hint: she was featured in domino this month)! [thanks, béa!] -anne

[above and below: The kitchen is an important piece of the house since I spend so much time there with my job — of course, it’s never big enough. We liked the idea of adding a chalk board and colored shelves, and made an opening with the dining room by creating a counter top — a friend of ours actually made the counter top from purple wood, the original natural color, and my husband P. made the shelves and chalk board. These elements helped to provide a much better flow between rooms, especially as we love to entertain, and hang out in the kitchen too.]

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We’ve been living in this house for about a little over six years now, and when we moved in, we spent a lot of time renovating, every day, after work! Truth being said, there was a lot to do! This is the first house we own, and we looked at it as a learning project. And we learned indeed! We tried to bring in as much light as possible, which is not always an easy thing in a typical New England house. So the colors on the walls were chosen light for that purpose, with darker touches here and there, to bring in contrast.

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Since I am a sucker for colors and patterns of all types, I also mixed them in the decoration we chose. Our sofa is from Ligne Roset, and since we like the mix of contemporary with old, more antique looking furniture, we have pieces from all sorts of origins. Of course, as a food stylist, I have objects everywhere, from bowls, plates, glasses to vases. I don’t have enough space to store them either! But that does not stop me from looking for things, and buying them!

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We ordered the sink and bathroom furniture from Duravit, a German company — it took over 10 weeks before they arrived, like our Ligne Roset sofa in fact!

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The art on the wall. for the most part, is paintings I made a few years ago, when I tried my hand at it. I have a lot to learn, but it was something I really enjoyed doing, and it was also a nice way to personalize our walls.
Susana

This place is so incredibly perfect, I would love to live somewhere similar. Each single frame has such an incredible amount of beauty and inspiration! Ahhh…. I’m in love :)

hsp

I love the little touches in this home. I love the color and little details – it’s definitely something I (try) to do in my own home.

Where might I find the deep blue scroll cup/saucers? They’re stunning!

Kristan

I love how unafraid of color she is! The lime green towel in the first shot is awesome, and I’m really digging all the flowers.

Kami

I’m obsessed with the lime green printed cloth in the first photo. Can you tell me where I can find one? Thanks!

marina

hi, i loved this place! really cool indeed. and i have a question: where ir th red drawer cabinet from?

Vicki

I love love love this! A question to the rest of you: what would you classify this style as? It’s very similar to my own, but I never know what the short answer is when people ask, and it’s driving me bananas.

Lauren

Beautiful! Where is the stone-colored couch from, it’s exactly what I have been looking for!

Emily

I’m also interested in knowing where the green lattice basket is from….it is fantastic!

dawn

i wish we could see more long shots, i have a small kitchen and a huge collection of bowls & servingware. i’d love to get more ideas on how to stack/store all of it.

Emily

I love all of the food in this sneak peek…. I love food. Not to mention the beautiful home…

bea at La tartine gourmande

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for your kind words. The house is far from being perfect, but we really tried to make it cozy ;-)

Answers to a few questions —
the green towel: I actually bought it while in France in September. Funnily enough, i saw it in a flyer my mum received at home. I asked her then to send me some as I ran short of time to buy them myself while I was still there.

The red cabinet: I actually painted an old cabinet we had refurbished red, because at the time, I was obsessed with having a piece of red furniture like this in the house — go figure! And I must say, I still like it today!

Hope you all have a good weekend, and like you, love the Sneak Peeks. Nice to see the décor of people’s houses, isn’t it?

Thank you to Anne, Grace, and you all readers!

Emily

I love her blog and am not surprised by the casual stylishness of her home.

There’s something fairly Scandinavian about this style, no?

Tartelette

Beas’s house is a perfect reflection of her personality. Warm, stylish, organized and colorful. It’s a pleasure to know her and communicate wit her outside of her blog because she is exactly who she appears to be.

sarah

This house is amazing. The colors, the fournitures, everything!
Not so surprising actually, when you look at Bea’s blog and receipe.
Bravo Béa

Linda

waking up in this home would ensure you began each day energised, inspired and ready to go and be creative.

Jean

Can you please share the wonderful paint colors. Unless they are really one in the same, I believe I am asking about two. I see a delicious pale yellow in a few photos and a great pale green in others. Maybe the same paint in different light…? Thanks, in advance. What a happy home…

Jen

I am redecorating my new apartment and have fallen in LOVE with the entire palatte of your space! Can you share with me the colour of paint you used in your living room??

I also love this – so applies to my space: “…the colors on the walls were chosen light for that purpose, with darker touches here and there, to bring in contrast.”

ME TOO!

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