The pink front porch

I have that thing for front porches, mostly when they are Italian, pink and old.

Puglia – 2016



Beautiful architecture

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate this architectural wonder. The colours, the details, I like it all…

Istanbul – 2015



The colours of the houses, the warmth of the people, every day in Brazil feel like a celebration.

Brazil – 2013


Black Wall – Reveal

As I mentioned a few weeks back, I developed an obsession for black walls! So I took my courage in both hands and I went on the quest for the perfect hue of black as soon as I got the keys of the house.


What you need to avoid with black paint is black paint. Bear with me here!

Pitch black is a very harsh colour which, at time, and depending on lighting, can take some weird shades of maroon – not the look I was going for.

I therefore looked for a very very dark grey with a hint of blue, a little less committal but still a dramatic effect, with more softness. I settled on Railing by Farrow and Ball and couldn’t be more happy with it!

As described by the brand it is “…a softer alternative to black […]The fact that it is definitely more blue than black makes it soft enough to use in interiors, to create dramatic enveloping spaces”corridor-black-wall-7

I then dressed the wall with one of my grand-mother paintings (she is talented isn’t she?). The bright colours really pop against the wall to create even more drama!


I also used the letter lights I bought for my wedding as I love the effect of the light bulbs against the black wall.


Another decision I am very happy with is to have painted the frame of the window at the top. It makes it more settled as I am not a huge fan of it. At night you don’t even see it anymore!


Overall I am very happy with it! I am still considering getting a console as well but I find the current staging very satisfying. The best compliment I get is that most guests don’t even noticed that there is a black wall. It fits so well in the space that no one is shocked by it. This for me is the sign of a good design decision!




Gloomy monday

Grey and green, these have been the colours of London for a good 4 days now…

London – 2011



As you can guess from the picture this was the easy part of our hike.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014


Arabian nights

The sunset colours caressing the dunes’ curves, it doesn’t get more romantic than that.

Dubai -2014


Bridge at dusk

Today’s Sunset-Thursday is brought to you by the sun playing with the bridge and trees shades somewhere in the South African wine country.

South Africa – 2011



There is something about watching children playing. I am fascinated by their little universe and their adventures. Sometime I wish I could recall how it felt to have an unlimited imagination.

Brazil – 2013


The flower girl

This little flower girl at my cousin’s wedding was adorable. She was really trying to behave like an adult and pay attention to the whole ceremony, but her playful little mind couldn’t help but playing hide and seek with me and my camera.

Brazil – 2013