Thursday, 5 January 2012

white chairs & light - my son's guest post


This is another guest post by my six years old son. Remember his first guest post 'dreamland' where he told you to go buy a new sofa?

Yesterday I had to fix one of his cars (mechanical skills come in handy when you're mother) and while I was doing that he was browsing my 'a place called home' board on Pinterest. He was fascinated by that top photo, which is taken in the home of French designer Jacqueline Morabito, in Saint-Paul de Vence, in the Provence. He loved the chair and the light in the room.

I understand the chair thing, but a six year-old thinking about the light in a room! What's that all about? He agreed to do another guest post, so I opened my most recent inspiration folder to let him browse. He picked the second photo for the same reasons and then he chose the title of the post.

Of course he has a message for you: Keep your homes bright and don't forget to buy white chairs!

You heard him people!

PS. The house, a 16th-century sheep barn, was reconstructed by Morabito and her late husband, architect Yves Bayard (1935-2008). See more photos by clicking on French by Design below. In August 2010, Karine of BODIE and FOU visited Morabito's shop in La Colle sur Loup and shared wonderful photos and a beautiful text.

photo credit:
top: Jean-Michel Voge via French by Design
bottom: Nuevo Estilo

22 comments:

  1. Love his advice, Lisa! I couldn't agree more about the light and those white chairs are so elegant. :)

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  2. Do we have a budding designer in our midsts? I totally agree with his advice and the light in that room is just perfect!

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  3. Your son is incredibly wise at 6; I agree you can't go wrong with white chairs and lots of light! I think you may have a budding designer there :) xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, your son just has to be an interior designer when he grows up these are divine!!!! Happy New Year filled with white chairs! Glenda xxx

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  5. a budding designer ... here's hoping!

    He often tells me that he wants to be a baker and open a cosy café with me when he grows up. I'm more than fine with that too ;-)

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  6. love that enromous plant pot, and i'm fascinated by those books up there, seeming to folat.

    happiest 2012 to you and your family!

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  7. I think he´s a interior talent in the making! :-)

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  8. lol, you have to have the coolest six year old boy in the world. I will make sure to go and buy white chairs :)

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  9. Your son has quite the eye! Just like his mother. The apple didn't fall far from the tree :) xoxo

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  10. What a wise six year old and what a discerning eye! I'm inspired.

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  11. Thats a very smart notion from him, adorable;) I looked to see more photo's from that house in St. Paul, it looks so unique! Beautiful.

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  12. I have to say that your son has the most excellent taste. It must be in the genes. I have 4 sons and I don't think any of them have noticed the chairs in a room let alone the light!! x Sharon

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  13. Heart-melting and a treat for the eyes! x

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  14. How cute is your son?? too cute! And wise too - you're very lucky.
    And such good taste... where does he get that from?
    Helenx

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  15. hahah, that is so cute!!! :) he definitely has a good sense if he's thinking of light already! i agree about the white chairs! :)

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  16. This is so delightful, Lisa! Well done to him. Looking forward to his next post! xo

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  17. your son inherited your good taste ;)

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  18. I live only 10 minutes away from Colle Sur Loup and Saint Paul de Vence. I´ve just added a thing to see on my ToSee list! Thank you Lisa!

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  19. @Ásdís: þú ert aldeilis heppin. Góða skemmtun ;-)

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  20. He is absolutely right! Always employ brights in the room. Natural lights are very important. =)

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  21. Your son has great taste...just like his mama!!

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