Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Paris Les Touriste Style...








I was so inspired by the story on the lovely Carla Coulson in this months Inside Out magazine. Her apartment in the Marais district of Paris is just pure gorgeous and filled with great ideas for teeny tiny spaces and working with someone elses' wallpaper! Carla is the most talented photographer - and I had the great pleasure of meeting her during a trip to Paris with my family over Christmas last year. In fact, we spent the day as Carla took a series of black and white portraits of us in locations all over Paris... They are so beautiful and line the walls of my lounge room... Every one who drops by marvels at how moody and evocative they are... And, every time I look at them... I do think of Carla...
However, I do digress... One of the wonderful things about this article is that it profiles some of Carlas' favourite places in Paris - and a favourite is Les Touristes... Those of you who know Les Touristes will know it is a colourful treasure troves of all things homey.... A bright and cheerful retreat from the grey (but lovely!) streets of Paris... Uplifting, quirky, fun, amazing...
Thanks Carla for reminding me of Les Touristes.... I was momentarily whisked back to this beautiful city...

5 comments:

Allison Egan said...

What beautiful products! I love all the layering of patterns - its like a gorgeous chaos!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

129twigandvine.com said...

What a thrill to step into Les Touristes once more. I found them at Maison et Objet several years ago and went right to their Marais shop—where I'd have happily moved in if I could have. So inviting and rich in color and pattern. Now I am longing to return. But who doesn't long to return to Paris?? Thanks for posting!

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

So inspired and lovely!! I do prints, canvas, greeting cards and posters about fashion, you´r invited to see my work :)

By the way love your blog and follow you!! :)

Carla said...

HI lovely Shannon, you are the sweetest and I adore the images of Les Touristes. Especially those created by you.. Hope life is good for you and your family.. Much love Carla x

red ticking said...

love love love.... xx