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!

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* Credits: Clothing RackBed

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

Cheers,

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My Dream Working Space

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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!

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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.

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Flowers. ❤ 

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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

While decorating your bedroom/Workspace

Today’s Song!

While decorating your bedroom…

… Have a look at these amazing pictures!

Guys, as you know according to my schedule for P&F (here), you know that Tuesdays are for Lifestyle and Tips posts. Today I decided to post these gorgeous bedrooms that completely enchanted me and inspired me to do a little make over to my own one!

As you will be able to tell looking at the pictures that I selected, I really like girly, light and very simply decorated bedrooms.

I like girly bedrooms, but without too many pink. I like light colors but with some touches of bright colors. I like decoration but not too many/huge stuff, otherwise I get a bit tired of it.

I hope these pics will inspire you!

What is your favorite style while decorating your bedroom?

PS: I actually refer to some workspace elements, that’s because as a college student, I do study in my room! 😀

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I HAD to share with you this post that I read yesterday… it-is-just-A-DREAM (btw, you should definitely check this website which is so so cool!)

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XOXO,

P&F

Cool Decor Ideas

Hey guys!

Today I suggest some nice ideas to decor in a very easy ans cheap way your rooms – it can be any of them. As I surf on the internet, watch video, go to shops I get inspire and think of you 😉

So here they go!

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I decided to start with this one becaus eit is definitely the most expensive one. I mean this is a great idea if you have a very high roof but still want to enjoy a lot of space in your room. I love how you can stand up even in the “second floor” of that bed. And I’m not saying anything about those stairs (that are AWESOME to me).

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Keeping the bed theme, I love how a simple and cute night stand with a nice lamp and a vase give such charm to a bed room. However, behind the walls may seem sometimes that they lack of a little jazz. Why not adding a nice frame? You can even change what you have inside when you want to change your decor! This is something so so simple but that I never had thought of!
Tell me if you have it in your bedroom 😉

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Now regarding the frames and what you can put in it. You are of course free to chose one that you have always loved or any nice picture that you own. OR you can scroll on pinterest and find some very very cute ones! And if you don’t feel like printing too much colors, you always have the possibility of printing a nice quote (Pinterest is full of boards named “Quotes” and they are very nice with cool typo’s).

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Another idea that works for what you want to put inside your frame or hanging like in the picture above in a room, are animal silhouettes! Easy, think of your favorite animal or object (something simple). Done? Okay, now go to Google Images and type (what you thought) – for example – Elephant Silhouette. You will find some amazing simple shapes that you can print on regular paper, colored paper, wallpaper etc! I really like this – and of course you know that I’m obsessed with Elephants 😉

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Such a cool idea! Seems very easy to do!

And finally, a DIY that you can actually watch and that is amazing! Definitely recommend you to check her channel out if you like DIYs!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1vv1GU2ATA&list=PL4B575BF9832310DF

XOXO,

P&F