Monday, May 2, 2011

Guest Post: Beau Lifestyle!!!

Beau Lifestyle

Life is beau, style is beau but decorating is formidable!

First off, I have to appologise to Chantal...because of my technology handicap, this was the best I could do getting her banner over here. Whoops!

But I am ready to start this series off with a BANG! and Chantal from Beau Lifestyle is just the gal to do it. As soon as I laid eyes on images of her beautiful pad, I knew I would like her (c: She is super duper sweet and crazy talented at making her home absolutely fabulous...

Hi there, I am Beau lifestyle and Aubrey from All Things Bright and Beautiful asked me to write my first guest post, I feel very honored to be her guest and happy to have made a new friend.
I have always loved decorating, painting, DIY (even before i knew it was called diy) and waking up early to go to antique markets.
I thought I was an odd duck untill I discovered the world of blogging, which changed my life.
I feel among friends, who understand me that I can get all excited about an old table I found at the road side, we share the same potential to see the beauty in things.
 I try to go to antique markets, shops whenever I am travelling, especially going to English carboothsales, is a wonderfull experience. It´s a well organized event of people selling antiques, vintage stuff and junk from their booth of their car.

I got most of these antique decanters from England, the antler bottle opener I bought on ebay and the ice cooler and coasters was a gift from my beau boyfriend. I call him beau boyfriend because he is very handsome looking, he was my biggest DIY project as his mother bought him ugly clothes before, I helped him find his style.  (Aubrey: I am *DYING* laughing right now...hilarity at it's finest!)

These two foodogs make me happy when I see them, almost a year ago I stared blogging and this was the first inspired buy that I got from blogging. Now they hold some books and they add a pop of colour to our livingroom.

Our bedroom is a little bit more neutral with warm tones as beige, offwhite, gold and silver tones. I need it to be comfortable and cozy. The sunburst mirror I bought in a vintage store during travelling, the small cushion is a Nate Berkus cushion bought on ebay, the fabric of our headboard is from Calicocorners.
Love having fresh herbs in the kitchen, it adds such more flavour to a home made dish.
The herbgarden was a gift from my mother.
 My mother was the biggest influence for me liking design and decoration.
Another love is having fresh flowers in the house, especially hyacints for their smell. I like using other objects as vases. Here I used a vintage glass ice bucket.
The tray I got from Zara home, wich is a great shop, you never leave empty handed.
The two faux bamboo chairs were one of my latest projects that I got upholstered.
The faux coral vase was one of my first things I have bought for our apartment many years ago, now I see it quite often in decorating magazines.
The odd but pretty chandelier is from Moooi design and the plate from Fornasetti was my chrismas present from beau boyfriend. The fornasetti plate winks everytime I see her, such a positive start of the day.
We did invested in a good renovation, a new kitched, wooden floors and designer lamps, but the almost the rest of our home is second hand, bought on sale, thrifted, ebay bought, vintage or DIY.
I am happy that beau boyfriend told me that i could style our apartment the way I wanted. Now we have a home that we both feel comfortable and happy in.
Thank you Aubrey, for this oportunity to share a bit more of our home.

I'm still kind of giggling from the comments about her Beau boyfriend and his ugly-mom-chosen wardrobe!

If you haven't already checked out her fantastic blog, you will definitely not regret it...I will warn you now, you're going to love it! (c:

And up tomorrow:

Liz from Wallpaper!!!

And on a completely unrelated note:

How cute are my earrings from IHOD? They are so stinkin' cute, love them! Thanks Anna!


Diana Mieczan said...

Those earring are really cute and what a wonderful guest post! Those fresh herbs look so beautiful! Wish you both a sunny Monday, kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

I just bought those earrings too. and i adore them!

what a gorgeous home! great guest post.

Unknown said...

I love Chantal's home- so full of gorgeous things!!! thanks for the introduction!!

mollymell said...

What a beautiful post Aubrey. Congratulations to Chantal, her house is warm and cozy, and stylish. I love it a lot.

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Going to check out Chantal's blog now! What a gorgeous home. Those earrings are beautiful on you, my dear!!

Unknown said...

Great post! I just love her blog and her home *sigh* :)

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

This is a new blog for me and I know I'm going to love her. I feel like I could have written that post! Love your earrings as well Aubrey!

Beau lifestyle said...

Aubrey, thank you and the lovely ladies that commented on the guest post! I love your earrings and that skirt!
A big hug

ALR said...

Oh, Chantal's home is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the details in this post. I love the light above the dining table.

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

Hehehe, boys definitely need us often when it comes to matters of style! What a gorgeous peak into your home, Chantal! Thanks for introducing us, Aubrey, and as always, thanks for your sweet comments!

Unknown said...

Great post girl! I adore all her stuff, thanks for the introduction!

travelkate said...

Great guest post! What a fun read-I'm amazed by talented DIYers!

Ana Antunes said...

I had the pleasure to meet with Chantal a few weeks ago. If you loved her house, you would love it even more if you would have met her!!! She is absolutely A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! What a stylish and cozy house!! Loved the idea of Foo dogs as book stands!... I have them, and never thoght of that! Nice post Aubrey! Love your skirt!

Alicia xoxxo said...

Gorgeous home! Heading over to check out her blog right now!
Cute earrings too! :) you look mah-velous, dahling!

Lily said...

I love her blog and her home is amazing. Definitely great inspiration !!


designstiles said...

Her faux bamboo chairs are so rad. Love 'em.

Totally jealous that she has a Zara home to shop at. C'mon, give the states a Zara Home.

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

What a beautiful home. I love her blog header and are those Furbish pillows I spy??? So happy to discover Chantal's blog.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Such great finds! Heading over now for more inspiration.

The Southland Life said...

I'm obsessed - Love her style!

Anna @ IHOD said...

What a beautiful home!!!

And oh my goodness you are so sweet for sharing the pic! Thank you! Made my day! I am going to share your blog on my fan page this week!

Bud and Leo said...

Love this post, love this series and love your earrings!!!! xoxoox

designchic said...

So happy to learn of a new her fresh and relaxed style!!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Nice post Aubrey! I love her place!

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely house! Well done! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

natasha {schue love} said...

Lovely guest post!! Love the herbs with the scissors...random I know!!

Kristine - A Graceful Home said...

Love this series...great to check out her blog right now! Love the cute earrings! I have a question for you Aubrey...could you email me? Thanks! Have a great day!