Maison in French means House _and that is what I am passionate about_ my home = my sanctuary.
The nickname Malou was given to me by my paternal grandma; it has that absolute French note to it and I love it.
My décor changes with moods or moves and as I am a nomadic renter and get to recreate a new feel each time I step into a new house.
It is fair to say that there is a definite French flair added to everything I do.
I don't like following any particular rule and love throwing odd things together to add that special quirk.
Mixing old and new, vintage and modern, rustic and design, things that I fall in love with.
My favourite fabrics are Toile de Jouy and linen.
Colours I like to play with are 'greige' (that particular grey/beige colour) and my favourite remains mustard as a reminder of my love of Provence; so there is always a 'something' mustard folded in my décor.
Most of the pieces in my house have been revamped, distressed by me. I love collecting odds and ends, particularly items that belong to Nature i.e gum leaves, pods, nuts, bark, branches.
Each object finds a special spot in my home and I do believe...
as French poet Lamartine said: 'Inanimate objects do you have a soul which attaches itself to our soul ...'