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Copper leaves and painted tree

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Sometimes a move coincides with a new start in life or a new family reorganization. Separation, a new child; changes in family structures are often delicate and should be treated with the utmost attention.
Your interior design can help you feel better and it is with great interest that I saw this mural project being built.
The first aim of this project was to increase the emphasis on family values ​​such as love and unity. It seemed obvious to me to work the theme of the tree. Through the symbols of strength, roots, solidity or support, the tree is placed in the living room of this family. We have accompanied it with a poem which has been treated with simplicity and copper leaf for a bright and luminous effect.

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The installation of the copper leaf was a first for me, but it definitely wasn’t the last! If you’re interested I’ll post a small memo to explain the different steps for installing the metallic leaves.

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Apart from the poem, which is a black sticker, this whole wall is made by hand, acrylic paint and copper leaf.

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3 days in Singapore

I just came back from Singapore where I went to visit the Asian edition of Maison & Objets.
It was a very nice trip in the relaxing city of Singapore, strolling aroung and breathing fresh air for 3 days.
I was really impressed by the greenery, even if I was warned, still.. trees make you silent and feel very small!
I didn’t enjoy the fair much, it was small and quite serious… I was hoping to meet more Asian based designers but I guess the booth prices were too high for emerging talents.
However, I truly enjoyed the city and its parks. It’s a very colorful, cosmopolitan and easy going city.

Here are a few pics that will probably inspire me in my futur projects.

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More green!

We need more green and the 2015 trends confirm this!
Shelves, trolleys, lighting fixtures, random objects or even bathtubs… To my delight, plants are everywhere.
Plants represent for me an endless source of inspiration and you may find them in my designs. They have the ability to immediately brighten up and bring life to any space.Use them, with excess! It’s never enough.

I have included below a selection of pictures that inspired me. More to be found on our Pinterest board “green”

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by Loose Leaf in collaboration with The Planthunter - Trouvé sur thedesignfiles-net
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Image sources: loose leaf & Planthunter on designfiles.net, monroseechoes.tumblr.com, lapetitecabochonne.tumblr.com, ELLE Decoration, Happyinteriorblog.com, Palm by studiopepe on trendland.com


Veterinary referral hospital in Wanchai

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This was my last project of 2014, but definitely not the least. Before ringing in the New Year, I tackled a wall decoration assignment for a new veterinary specialty hospital in Wanchai. I got really excited by my first “medical” project!

Alane asked me to spice up the space a little bit by working on a mural concept for the major wall of the clinic. She wanted to create a warm, inviting and relaxing atmosphere. So we decided to work on a vegetal and organic pattern with colours that match the neutral colour range of the clinic. We introduced touches of mint-blue-grey to create that relaxing vibe and mineral look and mixed with it yellow-ocre-earth colours to warm up the space.

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I had two main constraints for this project: working on white laminated panels and using only washable and easy maintenance material. It became quickly obvious that wall stickers were our only option.

We wanted to develop some sort of tribal pattern. We found that traditional Japanese patterns were perfect for this project. We used them on a smaller scale to fill up our big shapes and bring texture to the murals.

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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
1/F Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2408 2588
http://vsh.com.hk/en/

 

 


DIY – green wall

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Today I will show you how to do a green wall in a couple of hours! This tutorial is  great for those who don’t have a green thumb but who nonetheless would like to enjoy a bit of greenery in their homes.
First and foremost, you need to let go of your preconceptions about artificial plants. If they are well chosen, they can make out a very satisfying visual. Using artificial plants allows us to avoid many hassles: no creepy bugs, no need for sunlight or water. And you can go on vacation with peace of mind: your plants will look the same when you come back!

What you will need for this project:
- wire mesh (as much as needed to cover your wall – leaving a 15 cm space on each side)
- Brackets/wooden planks (not larger than a baseboard)
- Staple gun
- Silicone gun and white color silicone
- Double-sided tape
- Several batches of artificial plants, for a 40x40cm square foresee 8 pieces of plants
- Wire and wire cutters

STEP1, Mounting the wire mesh panel
Begin by gluing two wooden planks to the wall, 15cm from the ceiling and 15 cm from the bottom of the wall.
- Apply the double-sided tape and the silicone all over the upper plank then place it on the wall (remember to place it 15cm away from the ceiling)
- Do the same for the lower plank (again placing it 15cm away from the base of the wall)
- Allow 45min for the silicone to dry, then you can staple the wire mesh to the wooden planks (If you don’t want to use silicone, you could simply drill holes and screw the planks to the wall).

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STEP 2, Arranging the plants
- For better results, try to find at least seven kinds of artificial plants (different sizes, colors and textures), which you will place following an irregular pattern as you can see on the sketch below.
- I suggest using plants with large leafs at the bottom of the panel and the ones with longer and more narrow leafs at the top.
- Place the plants on the panel and tie them with wire if needed.
- Open up the leaves of your plants to cover all  the wire mesh.

And there you go!

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The green wall you can see in the pictures below is located in our bathroom, which is like a corridor. It’s a long and narrow space.
In order to bring life to the back wall, I had designed a “planter closet” with storage in the bottom and a box for plants in the upper part. I did not want to use the whole wall to put my plants because I still needed storage space in the bathroom. half a wall was more than enough for my indoor fake garden. Plus, all the plants reflect on the mirror facing them which makes the space seem deeper and the plants more abundant.

My dream would be to have one day a bathroom that opens up on a garden. In the meantime, I really enjoy this little wall which I can even see it from my bedroom.
Nature (even fake!) can really upgrade a space. Use it without moderation!

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Here an other realisation using the same process (office in Chai Wan) :
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