Furnishing your appartment – ON A BUDGET!

Hi!

I recently moved to a flat in Paris to get closer to my University. This is the first time I’m living on my own which makes me so excited!

As I love interior design and homewear I am thrilled to start decorating everything and organizing the space the way I want it to be. I can’t wait to have a whole appartment being 100% me!

However, student issues, I need to do that on a budget which constrains me a little me. BUT THAT SHALL NOT BE A PROBLEM! There are so many cool ideas and tips to decorate your flat on a budget – and I have been pinning them all along the years so this is a great opportunity to explore them!

Here is a selection of my moodboard for the flat – you can find the rest of it here (I will keep updating it) as well of the rest of my Pinterest boards here!

06c6efe2c0d33f372bbabf6223f39145
fac5a6d169c77872d53ff5287ee38e8e
* Credits: Clothing RackBed

3b2f3057b52e6b1d35bc3b2fa0c22cc9
5eb19b7b521ad88b104d7bc5bf579a6d
* Credits: Desk Storage

e305fb825037f2df72a47ea1f059ef65 f0525f67421e1d4a97c001b15f01211d
* Credits: Wall InspoCoffee Table

What are YOUR top tips to decorate on a budget? 🙂

Cheers,

P&F Logo

Advertisements

My Dream Working Space

>> Play Me <<

Hey 🙂

As my internship (that I was mentionning (here), ended, I thought that it would be nice to share some tips about what makes a work environment nice and productive to me. These are my personal thoughts, don’t hesitate in sharing yours!

big picturee

* By: Pinterest
N.B: Beautiful natural light, lovely mood boards and amazing furniture.

1. The most important thing to me is LOVING WHAT YOU DO

2. The second most important thing is ENJOY WORKING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES

If at least one of these conditions is not true for you, unless you really need the job right now, I am telling you – you deserve way better and WILL be so much happier.

Once these conditions are completed, here are some bonuses that make everything special to me:

* Natural Lighting
The office needs to have as much natural lighting as possible. It is essential to see everything very clearly, and getting good energy from the sunlight. Light is important for the room but also for your tech. Meaning, you have to be careful your computer and tablets are not too bright or too dark for you. Everything has to be really well balanced for you to stay focus all along the day.

* Minimal Style
This is personal, but as in interior design in general – I love minimalism. White is THE color for me along with light colored wood and black. I also like very clean and straight lines as far as furniture goes.

* #GoodVibesOnly
As I was saying, enjoying the atmosphere at work is essenital and way more important than all these elements. But I am a huge believer in Feng Shui too. And although I am not an expert, I can definitely feel when the vibe of the room seems a bit off (or maybe it’s just in my head!). Read some more about Feng Shui and offices here.

* Good Furniture
Well OBVIOUSLY. A comfy chair and a wide desk – tall enough for me to cross my legs (does anybody else ever felt annoyed by that lack of space sometimes?)

* Creative Inspiration
I am a very creative person and I genuinely feel bad when I am not fed with creativity. It can come from many different things that I need to be able to see from time to time during the work the day. This can be flowers, pictures, brands, photoshoots, magazines, people among many others!
This is mainly why I love keeping flowers at my desk, they enhance my creativty and contribute to a beautiful desk. But I also enjoy having a inspirational pannel not too far away but at the same time that will not look cluttery and distract me when I need to be focused on other things. That’s why I love the inspo boards on the pictures I selected because they are quite tidy and dont get in your way.

* Miscellaneous
– /!\ Sticky notes lover. Every kind. Keeping the serious ones for serious notes, and the funnier ones to bring some smiles on my colleagues’ faces 🙂
– A cute mug
– Some drawers and nice folders to keep everyhting very tidy. I am a very messy person but when it comes to my work I am quite organized and although I can get messy throughout the day, I won’t leave with my desk looking like a sample of the Revolution.
– Figure out your agenda – paper? Google Calendar? Outlook? Still figuring this out, but personally loved using outlook in the company I used to work at to schedule meetings with my team.
– And of course, a good calendar to always keep track of upcoming projects and mid-long term deadlines.

flowerzzzz* By: Pinterest
Flowers. ❤ 

PicMonkey Collage

Now that I don’t work anymore I’m slowly getting ready for back to school season as I will start a new degree.

I still love to get hard-working and creative atmosphere in cool cafés and coworking spaces. If you are in the States, I would highly recommend you checking out WeWork. It is a fast growing company, recognised worldwide by its quality. They’ve got so many great co-working locations! Can’t wait to have them here in Paris!  #PLEASE?!

Cheers,

P&F

Total Black Look

Mr. Total Black Look.

Indeed.

I’ve flown out from Paris to Porto for these holidays and could not pack many things in my luggage. Plus, as I am a complete disaster when it comes to packing (although reading tons of tips about that) now it appears that I am struggling a lot for putting together some cute outfits. Sigh.

And oh well, when nothing else works, go for a total black look.

Inspo found on Pinterest. Hope you enjoy!

5fb42138b5905d202e3d9a2cfa0fa766What I particularly love about this outfit is the whole texture game. I love the chunky and oversized cardigan. Brings so much to the outfit.

31c197c69441d3bb253cf8f3904d21ef

Well here – do I need to a say a thing? YES. DA HAT. Love it.

731680a86b9f72fe5ba0302a69064224

This one, well. It could be me on a sassy-ish day 😉 Love the chunky scarf, the suit and the shoes – need to get my hands on  good pair like this ASAP.

Hope you enjoyed!

Cheers,

signature

Sleeveless Blazer

By estendencia.es

By estendencia.es

You may not know this about me but I am a real blazer lady.

I love my blazers for any occasions. When I want to dress up they are almost a must to me, but when I want to be more casual and throw one some jeans, sneakers and a cute top, I love topping everything up with a cool blazer to add structure.

In fact, I am not the most curvy girl on Earth so when I opt for more slouchy look, I sometimes feel some lack of structure in the whole outfit. Is there anyone in the same case? So this item is a must for me for these situations. haha

Now what about summer time? One still need to add structure to the lazy summer outfits but those long sleeves are just too warm then! 😉 SO THAT IS WHEN I UNDERSTOOD WHAT THESE SLEEVELESS BLAZERS WERE FOR.

Yes, until I realized this, I was just very sceptical about this not so new trend. But it is actually genius! Look how great it looks! Once again, you cand ress it up or down, and you will still feel light and fresh.

fashioncognoscente.blogspot.com

fashioncognoscente.blogspot.com

Tumblr
Tumblr

I need to get one ASAP! What do you think about them, Do you own any? How do wear them?

Cheers!

P&F

My (almost) April Wishlist!

Today’s Song!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great day.

For today’s post, I decided I would share with you some of my most wanted items at the moment.

I title this post my “almost” wishlist because I wish to buy more colorful stuff for this season. However, these pieces are really some samples that I am missing in my closet. I think this would possibily inspire you!

Enjoy!

98ea92eae46155473558194de439b86d

Kind of like the sparkly shoes but what I really love about these pairs is the size of the heel. Think it is so perfect, nice remaining comfy. 🙂

345a1fd0067529093b97b6e829ce1ede

A single pearl necklaxe. I had one but lost it when I was travelling. I really think it is such a classic and elegant piece. You can’t go wrong with it!

787b946e1d1e2b0121536cfd056d05e1

This bag s from Parfois. What I really like about those bags is that you can put your compter there, your papers and files etc. Perfect for college/work and you always look trendy!

b24749e86616aba0f5006eeda53caeca

Finally, these gorgeous sandals… Not much to tell about them. I just think they are the prettiest.

XOXO

P&F