Aurélie Lécuyer is a talented stylist, photographer, and blogger based in Nantes, France. In a serendipitous tumble down a blogging rabbit hole the other day (thanks to Sarah & Bendrix), I was happily reacquainted with her work, which I remember first seeing years ago. This time, I was pleased to find a tour of her eclectic, creative, rambling home featured on The Socialite Family. Won’t you join me in taking a peek?
Doesn’t this wide open, light-filled space look ideal for inspiring creativity? It’s so free-flowing, with the children’s things mixed into the workspace — a play house and kids’ bookshelf over here, Mama’s desk and mega-sized inspiration board over there, and a cushion-covered bench in the center just made for lounging.
A few ideas to take away and perhaps use in our own homes: a big piece of plywood as inspiration board; chalky slate blue accent walls as the perfect foil for artwork; yellow paint to make vintage finds pop; paper garlands, pom poms, and stars.
Of course, I am also a sucker for pink, and the one pink wall, seen above, is absolute perfection.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how our homes influence our mood, health, and creativity, and I truly believe that having an inspiring home that you love is one key to a happy life. It doesn’t need to be big, or filled with expensive designer pieces; but it should reflect who you are and what you love. I’ve personally made it a goal to make my own home feel more like “me” in these next few months going into the holidays. I won’t be able to spend much, but it’s often the little things that make a big difference, don’t you think? xo Laura
(credits: home of Aurélie Lécuyer; art direction and concept by Constance Gennari; photos by Mélanie Rodriguez for The Socialite Family)