sneak peek: dorothée monestier of my little day


Dorothée Monestier is co-founder of My Little Day, a charming French online shop devoted to children’s birthdays (seriously adorable, with great styling). Dorothée loves a space with empty walls and smooth shapes and colors that mixes modern with a hint of vintage. In fact, her home in Boulogne-Billancourt, a peaceful yet urban suburb of Paris, provided the perfect backdrop for My Little Day’s latest shoot for their new “super kits,” which proved to be an interesting but worthy challenge that combined her three loves: her kids, home and job. Mille mercis to Melanie Rodriguez for the beautiful photographs, with art direction by Constance Gennari originally for The Socialite Family (don’t miss more inside this fabulous home there)! — Anne

Image above: Louison’s room — a traditional bed, an Egmont lamp

Image above: Various vintage finds and a lamp from the Conran Shop

More of Dorothée’s delightful French home after the jump . . . 

Image above: Our dining room, with Guarriche and Eames chairs and a Moroccan rug from Caravane. The kitchen has been painted with Farrow & Ball.

Image above: One office for everyone!

Image above: Our bedroom has been painted with Farrow & Ball Chappell Green and is accented with a Moroccan woven rug and a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair.

Image above: In the kitchen — Tse Tse lamps and India Mahdavi bishop stools

Image above: Eames chairs in the dining room

Image above: Louison’s room, full of stuffed animals and girlie things

Image above: Bookshelf and a traditional Mexican chair from Sentou

Image above: A vintage French pushcar

Image above: The TV room, with linens from Merci

Image above: The living room, with a Paola Navone Ghost sofa. The butterfly table is from India Mahdavi, the photograph by Jean-Pierre Khazem, and Legos and kapla blocks off to the side. The wall has been painted with the “vert-bleu-gris” from Emery.

  1. Quelcy Kogel says:

    I love it! So very serene and still bursting with bold color accents! As for the paint…is there some gradation technique or is that just the effect of the lighting?

  2. Absolutely wonderful! I love the mismatched chairs in the dining area and the interesting barstools near the kitchen.

  3. I love when you feature French homes! I love the clean lines and open spaces with fun and unexpected pops of color and curiosities. Just darling.

  4. Bar says:

    tres joli!!! ;-)

  5. I am crazy about this home. The dining room – with it’s curated collection of vintage chairs – is especially fab. But, really, I just love it all!!!

  6. This is FABULOUS!!! That paint color in the master bedroom — I have been searching for that color (of course it’s F&B!) — oh it is so so amazing!

    Love My Little Day!

  7. Sandy says:

    Oh my! I think I’ve pinned nearly every image in this post. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Such a beautiful home.

  8. Julie says:

    what a lovely home. J’aime les tabourets d’India Madhavi aver les collants jaune de Louison. Very charming!

  9. Love the mix of materials, textures and colors in a very elegant way.

  10. Zoe says:

    what a beautiful home and beautiful family…love the little girls yellow stockings! cute as a button!

  11. WOW! this is an excellent example of a home that has cohesion, character and not at all matchy — Totally love it!

  12. I’m really loving this house. It conveys all the aspects of design when it comes to family and children that I love! Great Job!

  13. dana says:

    Lovely home! Do you know anything about the zebra on the floor under the Mexican chair? I have a slightly smaller version of it from my grandmother and always wondered where it comes from…

  14. Laura says:

    Gorgeous and simple throughout.. Love it. I feel calm just looking at the photos, must be lovely to live in! Especially like all the blue/green walls against the white, with the wooden floors and bursts of yellow from the chairs and lampshades.. Very inspirational!

  15. orlando says:

    The bedroom paint looks iridescent/duochrome. I imagine it’s not, but a subtle gradient would be a great modern way to utilize ye olde spongeing technique.

  16. Courtney says:

    What a beautiful home!! Dorothee is such a gorgeous, fun and happy woman — and her home is such a great reflection of all of that!

  17. Charlene says:

    The floors and the color story are fantastic…and just enough quirk. :)

  18. Beautiful home. Just the right mix. I especially love the dining area.

  19. beautiful home,specially color combination is amazing.


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