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sneak peek: ombline de kersabiec

by anne

over the past few months, you may have noticed that many of my sneak peek introductions have involved a discussion of color.  for me it was subconscious, but i must admit that this semester i’ve been taking a class on color as communication in marketing and art, making me hyper aware of the color around me.  today i’m so excited to introduce the parisian home of stylist, textile designer and illustrator, ombline de kersabiec of and .  she’s french and happens to be the neighbor and friend of (check out her amazing home here in case you missed the first time!).  ombline’s home is a beautiful example, in my mind, of how the french, while classic and elegant, are also very forward thinking in terms of color and design. in her own work – and home – she loves juggling printed color and balancing them with form and material, while constantly trying new things, taking risks and looking to challenge herself.  i hope you enjoy this peek as much as we did! don’t miss more gorgeous views of ombline’s home ! {thanks, ombline!}

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[above: The entrance with its plain raw iron stairs. The radiators are raw iron copies of those to be found in old factories. A door at the back painted “fluo” [florescent yellow-green] is a link with all the other touches of fluo in the house.]

Opposite the kitchen an open fire where one could nearly burn a whole tree, as it is so wide. Made of raw iron is a sharp contrast to the softness of the oak wooden floor. Spending hours, just watching the fire, in winter is the best place to have ever lasting discussions about how better the world could be, and just little fluo touch with the cushions from «  ».

The kitchen, the sitting room and the dining room are all one, but the kitchen is the coloured spot of the room, all lined up in a harmony of blue with a fluo touch for the fridge. The everyday utilities hang from a line. All items are souvenirs, each one has a story of its one.

In the kitchen a large table with oak benches on each side, perfect for a dinner with 10 friends and also for a table for two. The set of tablemats and the cloth are customized with an application from «  ». I brought back the dishes from a flea market in Danemark, the glasses comes from India and the jug from a South of France flea market.

The wooden floor is continuous in the sitting room, the bathroom and the spare bedroom, so that  when the sliding doors are open its just a very large room all together. It’s very pleasant to have a bath with a fire burning near it.

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Opposite the bath an old holiday camp washbasin it could easily become as well as a baby’s bath tub !


The bathroom , when I found this bath with its flowery feet in a boot sale I fell in love and I just painted it. For the curtains I used old linen sheets from my grand mother. I dyed them and I sewed them with crocheted doilies.


An old factory washbasin found in a boot sale is perfect to brush one’s teeth.


A niche above the toilets has been turned into a small temple dedicated to buffalos with an application from « les norvégiennes ».


The Spare bedroom opens on the sitting room, I really like the open space, a large row iron and glass sliding door close too save intimacy. Old holiday camp beds were painted in fluo.


I found this hifi set in a second hand shop, I really like his strict and sober line.


My bedroom, I wanted a light shelf for books, so I took a slate roof tile and hung it with cables. I like its fragility.


A small and quiet reading area in my bedroom. I enjoy mi the prints, I found very different ones and I just mixed them, I silk-screened some of them in my Atelier [studio]. The lamp comes from a boot sale and I painted it.

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