sneak peek: famille summerbelle


ever since seeing julie’s incredible paper cut of paris, i’ve been drawn to the work of famille summerbelle which has been popping up around the web. their designs and accessories are fun and playful, with the fundamental idea that they belong in a “room for everyone.” the sneak peek of their beautiful home comes to us straight from paris so be sure to CLICK HERE for the full post with additional images. [thanks, julie!] -anne

[above: Our living room. We love book, so this this a small selection of our favorites. The painting in the background and the drawings on top of the bookshelf are all done by me when I was at art college.]

Our Kitchen is just on the left. Once again I love the mantelpiece to display my collection of glass candle holders. The table cloth is from an antique market in Paris. The glasses from Habitat and the chairs were from a Church. We bought them on Ebay.

I am very fond of mantelpiece. The fireplace doesn’t work but it’s a great place to show my favorite objects and photos. That’s us on our wedding day, and the 2 wooden puppets are a souvenir from Japan. The green glass jar was found on a market in the South of France.

The Alphabet poster is a screen print from Dandy Star. I customized a boring chest of drawer for Ophelia’s room and covered it with vintage and contemporary wallpapers. The vintage glass knobs are from an antique market in London in Angel, Islington.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the summerbelle sneak peek (including additional, full-sized images) after the jump!

That’s Ophelia little house. She loves hiding in there with her dolls. I added the ‘Children’s farandole’ ribbon tape from FS all around it. The cardboard house is from Nume. On the right are Ophelia’s artworks!

Ophelia’s sleeping corner. She loves the paper fish and balloons hanging above her bed. We found them in Japan and in a shop in Paris called Petit Pan . The posters and the cushions are from Famille Summerbelle. Details of the cushions. All from Famille Summerbelle.

My studio is located at the top of the house under the roof. It’s very light and quiet and I get the sun all day long! Ophelia’s desk is in my studio as she often comes up here when I work to do her drawings and play.

This was a paper cut I did for Xmas and New year greetings in San Francisco the last place we visited during our World Tour last year. I covered the frame with Famille Summerbelle‘s ‘Kissing Birds’ wallpaper.<

Pink Family Tree from Famille Summerbelle. The idea of the Family Tree came when I had so much family pictures I wanted to hang in her room, but I didn’t want to frame them individually as it take too much space. The Family Tree is a fun way to resolve that problem.


This home is so bright and filled with light! I love it! I also love the dresser that was recovered in wall paper. I have a couple of old dresser’s that I would love to do just that with them.

Jane Flanagan

Another amazing house tour. I have to stop saying “one of my all-time favourites”. There are so many!!!


The framed Family Tree is a great idea for a child’s bedroom!


I LOVE that dresser with the wallpaper on the drawers.


the fireplaces are so lovely, and infinitely more so with your collections and arrangements on them!


My favorite for far too many reasons to say


The cherry blossom lights!! Love love love! Anyone know where I could find them?


vicki – the cherry blossom lights look like the ones you can buy at graham & greene (in the UK & online)
love this as well – especially the child’s room – great use of colour everywhere!


I love everything , but the mantelpiece with your green bottle and wedding photograph is my favorite!
Well done amazing!!


I love all these pictures; everything is so cheerful, airy and light-filled… inspiring!!


Your home looks terrific– sophisticated, light and pretty without any area looking too precious or overly designed. Ophelia’s room is so adorable & sweet!! I just LOVE it!! Had seen some of your designs online– will definitely add Famille Summerbelle to my “Favorites” :)


you are an amazing artist. love your paper cuts.


Hi, the cherry blossoms can be bought in France at Nature and D√©couvertes. I don’t know whether they have a website you can order them. You would have to check it out. I have them too – and they are really gorgeous.


I am in love with the blue couch – did you re-cover that or buy it like that? If you covered it, what is the fabric??

marilynn shyer

Where and who can I locate the paint for the fireplace shown?