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Time for a change!

Some of you may have already seen the news on Instragram, I have settled in a brand new studio a few days ago!
It was an opportunity to do some reorganising and finally making the decisions I had been putting off for a while. I’m sure you know the feeling …
So it was with great sadness that I closed a part of our e-shop, the wall sticker part.
It’s time to make room for new products and inspirations.
This was a product that led me to discover the murals universe that doesn’t fit me anymore, I’m aiming to work with more natural and sensory techniques, such as paper, paint or plaster.

I will still keep a small collection for sale here and the custom created stickers will always be available. The production and installation will be processed by a third party.

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It is with so much joy that I’m sharing with you a little preview of the new studio, which is still based in Discovery Bay (HK) and that I share with the talented Eleanor Mc Coll!
You are obviously welcome to visit :) We hope to offer workshops for adults as well as children as soon as possible!

New mailing address:
Marguerite & Gribouilli
Unit F – 19/F  Greenfield court
Discovery bay, Lantau island
Hong Kong

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Color me pink! (free digital wallpapers)

New color obsession……. light pink! We love mixing it with cobalt blue, orange or simply match it with the softness of grey.

Here are 3 screen wallpapers for your computers, I hope you will like these little treats!

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For more pink inspiration, have a look at our new PINK pinboard:

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can download as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this post, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!


DIY – tone on tone frame wall

Here is a Do-It-Yourself wall project that I thought I would share with you guys. This tone on tone frame wall will have lots of impact on walls located in hallways, staircases and entrances. It is easy to achieve and personalize.

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I actually made it in my workshop because I wanted to create a display to showcase our latest products and inspirations. Because it was mounted on a wall located by a window, I did not hesitate to use a rich color, the well-named “flamingo” by Dulux.

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I like to mix and match frames of different sizes and shapes. Another fun trick is to integrate objects to add volume to the mural. And the secret to a lively composition is to overflow the frames and vary the media. In addition to or instead of using pictures, you could showcase drawings, papers, or pieces of fabric.
For more inspiration, visit our pinterest board “FRAMES”.

In order to do this project, you will need:
- Paint (for a similar wall, count 1 liter)

– Brushes of different sizes and a paint roller
– Primer to hide any small imperfections
– Frames (here an Ikea frame Söndrum 26x35cm)
- Wooden board (here 40x50cm) and a drawing clip

– A compass for the round poster
– A silicone gun + silicone
– Nails, screws, drill
– A pack of white modeling clay  to make the flowers
– Primer paint to paint the frames and decor items

STEP 1, Prep work
- Protect your floors, baseboards and surrounding walls with a plastic tarp and masking tape.
- Apply primer to damaged areas of the wall if necessary.
- Trace the contour of the frames with a pencil on the wall to make sure your display works well in the space.
- Use a black marker to identify the spots where you will place your nails/screws.
- Shape the flowers (here we made peonies) with the modeling clay  and let them dry for a night.

TIPS: To arrange your display, you can set up all your different elements on the floor and play with different combinations until you find the one that you like best. Another way to do this is to cut out the contours of the frames on kraft paper. You can then tape the different pieces on the wall and switch them around easily!
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STEP 2, Painting
- Start by painting the 4 edges of the wall with a paint brush.
- Then you can use the paint roller to fill the inside of the wall (2-3 layers will be necessary).
- Don’t forget to keep marking the spots where you’ll place your nails in between layers of paint so they won’t disappear.
- Paint the frames and decor elements in the same color as the wall.

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TIPS: Apply a coat of primer on your frames and decor elements to ensure a better adherence of the paint and long-lasting results.

STEP 3, The assembly
- Create a finishing contrast by adding a glossy and transparent sticker to the background (available in our e-boutique). The contrast with the matte paint will bring light and volume to the wall while the use of tone on tone ensures the homogeneity of the overall look of this display of various shapes, media and finishing touches.
- Now it’s time to raise your hammers, drills and guns and place the different elements on the wall.

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TIPS:

- Add a piece of double-sided adhesive tape to the center of the flower and then surround it by a layer of silicone. The tape will maintain the flower on the wall while the silicone dries out, which typically takes a few hours.
– Wait 24 to 48 hours in-between the painting and the installation of the glossy sticker.

STEP 4, Final touches
- Add touches of paint around the nails, screws and the silicone for a cleaner look.
- And for those not afraid to try, make your drawings spill out of their frames by scribbling on the wall!
And there you go ^^
Over to you and don’t forget to send us pictures of your display!

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Photo sources: Marguerite & Gribouilli – centsationalgirl.com via pinterest


An office in Chai Wan (4)

Hi Everyone!
Here is the 4th and final installment of my work for Newsprint Group. And this time, I want to share with you the murals.
In order to match with the industrial spirit of the space while bringing some touches of color, we decided to add large paint streaks on some strategic walls. So instead of working on detailed patterns, we privileged texture and color by creating monumental paintings.
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We selected three walls:
- the wall facing the elevators,
- the wall shared by the welcome desk and the finance department,
- and the wall of the meeting room.

Here are some picture of the final result.
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This last assignment puts an end to a year-long collaboration with the amazing Newsprint team. Many, many thanks for your trust throughout it all. It has been quite an exciting and challenging project.

If you’ve missed the previous installments:

- An office in Chai Wan 1,
- An office in Chai Wan 2,
- An office in Chai Wan 3,


The Minifab project

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I have been dying to talk to you about this particular project!
Minifab is the new distributor in Hong Kong of the Australian brands Seedling & Stuck-on-you. I was asked to develop an original design for their entrance hall and playroom/showroom/meeting room, adding fun and functional furniture and wall art.
Minifab is not just a toy store, it is also a creativity laboratory for children. A space where they will be inspired to let their imagination loose. And with that in mind, we decided to adopt the “collage” technique as a graphic base.

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Here is the before pictures:
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And here is the final result:
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The playroom will host different events, from birthdays to handicrafts workshops. We therefore created modular furniture, allowing a variety of configurations according to the number of participants and their ages.

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I would like to thank all the members of the Minifab team who have been amazing throughout this process and very welcoming during the setup. Special thanks go to Jenny & Ellen with whom I had worked last year on a few design projects. It was an absolute bliss to collaborate with both of you again.

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An office in Chai Wan (1)

I’ve been working on this very exciting project for the past few months now.  We have completely renovated an industrial property into an office space, having to organize it into 8 different departments.

As some of you may know, my initial work experience in Paris centered around working as an interior designer.  Since moving to Hong Kong, it has been a challenge to continue in this field due to the complexities of working in  multiple languages.  However, here I am, jumping into this exciting new adventure, working nights and through long week-ends!

The first step was to agree on the concept and drafting a preliminary layout plan.

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Original space:
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