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sneak peek: lila & tom

by anne


Kathleen Boonen is half Belgian and half Dutch, a stylist and a former editor for Vogue and Elle, and Jan Donhardt is a German who grew up in Ibiza and provides the entrepreneurial vision behind the couple’s agency, Lila & Tom. The two met in the south of France and together gave birth to Lila & Tom, and now they call Barcelona home. Lila & Tom are not only their two children, but also the inspiration for their fashion story agency dedicated to art direction and styling from concept to completion. This pair shares a great eye, so don’t miss the full post below! Thanks Jan and Kathleen! — Anne

Photos: Juan Carlos Ponsa and Enric Montes

Image above: Detail of the guest bedroom door, painted by my brother, Phillippe Boonen, who is an artist who lives between Barcelona and Paris.


Image above: Entry hall. We love the space in this apartment and how it is able to grow and change with our lives.


The “office” for Lila & Tom — in the same building, it allows us to spend more time with our children. Chairs and table found in “vide-greniers” (second-hand markets) and markets between Barcelona and Berlin. We love combining found objects with objects from the four corners of the globe.


Wood cable spool makes for a great table base for Lila to do her art. Old linen was used to recover the couches to hide flaws. The living room is a great place for the children to play their games.


Wood table was found in the streets of Madrid (we love finding pieces on the street — nothing makes us happier, yet we debate whether to bring it home or not) and repainted by Kathleen. The desk holds an old mirror, porcelain vase, glass and an old, broken chair whose function is purely decorative. The lamp is aluminum, and the lights are from Habitat.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Lila & Tom’s sneak peek after the jump!


Tom’s bed with metal letters on the wall.


Small frames with images of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, found at a sale in Provence. Rabbit lamp from Vinçon.

These floor tiles are original and very typical to old apartments in Barcelona. The closest we’ve seen are by a producer in France called Carocim (http://www.carocim.com/).


The foundation of the house is cement tiles, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Each pattern resembles a rug. The felt slippers are completely handmade and were found in one of Ali Baba’s caverns in the great brocantes [markets] of Barcelona.


Mobile from the Ivory Coast against mosquito netting from Ikea.


Old map from the market in Ibiza. Table and chairs from Ikea.


Old chair with plastic bull.


Pages of an old book on the wall.


Mask of the Comercial Bolsera.

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