About Suzanne Vachon

Working with my clients in creating a beautiful space that will be comfortable and comforting. ''There is no place like home''

A minute apartment with a soul

If it is small, it has to have soul

Via Architectural Digest

Chris Stevens a Manhattan Designer has created a home in a very small studio.

The living room is tiny but absolutely complete, a comfy sofa is facing a comforting armchair.

In a small living area, adding an ottoman is useful for an extra seating.

When you live in a limited square footage apartment, it is very important to have a place for each thing in order to create harmony. Chris has really succeeded in creating great harmony even though he has no tendency for minimalism, every decorative objects and pieces of furniture are totally in synch with each other.

I find that Chris decor represents his life at every corner, it has soul and perfect balance.

Chris is a real artist, he can play with patterns and colours in his small bedroom and there is a superb dialogue taking place amongst them.

Celebrate you small interiors my lovelies, don’t be afraid to decorate and make it totally personal, remember this is your home.

Today’s idea, is your house a home

It’s been a while my lovelies, yes I had a cold again but I have not abandoned you, I have been thinking of you and visited a few inspiring sites. I thought you might enjoy this post about ”your house your home”

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/advice-about-making-a-house-a-home-243135

Great advice from Apartment Therapy of how to transform your house into your home.

An amazing cement castle

From a cement factory to a contemporary Camelot.

Via http://www.boredpanda.com

The home of Architect Ricardo Bofill is an old cement factory purchased outside of Barcelona Spain in 1973 and has been renovated with his team, he certainly infused a soul into this very cold industrial building.

via http://www.livescience.com/28992-camelot.html

The legendary Camelot of King Arthur

The cement factory towers are now totally covered with greens which gives them a magical feeling of Merlin revisited.

The cement factory “”La Fabrica”” is now transformed into an oasis and a private home.

La Fabrica working place is engulfed with light.

Arches and luminosity.

The Master bedroom with its roman windows reminds us of Guinevere’s bedroom.

Via Wikipedia.org

Queen Guinevere by Henry Justice Ford 1910 artist and illustrator.

The roof of each building is covered with greenery.

The cement factory dining room is quite intimate considering the height of the ceiling.

I absolutely adore this living area with its bookshelves and its immense white Philippe Stark like drapes.

A cathedral ceiling and a cozy room.

Looking down La Fabrica.

Walking down to La Fabrica.

A terrace view of la Fabrica.


A small Zen office in a castle is possible.

A place for a grand piano.



Hope you have enjoy this magical home in Barcelona created by the very talented Ricardo Bofill. http://www.ricardobofill.com/

Seeing la vie en Rose in your home

With these constant snow storms and this room with a view, I really want to see la Vie en Rose

Snow for sale, snow for sale.

Via Pinterest and homebeautiful.com.au

Some of my favorite pink decorated rooms, I know pink is not for everyone, but in a day like today, we all want to see la Vie en Rose, don’t you my lovelies.

Via Pinterest and HousebeautifulUK

Very softly pink.

Via Pinterest

Gentle rose with Urban Outfitters duvet cover.

Via Pinterest and http://styleyoursenses.com/

Nostalgic for these beautiful Rose-Quartz 2016 color of the year silk drapes.

Via Better homes and gardens

30 shades of pink.

Via Better homes and gardens

Add a touch of spring to your pink banquette.

Via Pinterest

From Rose-Quartz to raspberry pink Annette sofa from Urban Outfitters.

I am so Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore, a very hot pink can make you sing on a stormy day.

Via Pinterest and Apartmenttherapy.com

A Shock me pink wall can transform your stormy mood into a happy mood.

May la Vie en Rose be with you in stormy days my lovelies.

Bringing your outdoor indoor with color of the year

”Being in touch with nature is Pantone’s color of 2017”

Via http://www.fabricsandpapers.com/

Greenery certainly brings nature into your home.

Glorious green leafy proposition, matching fabric and wallpaper from fabricsandpapers.com

A slash of green on a white background is absolutely refreshing.

Oh a green Ikat fabric can make your sunroom dance with joy.

White trees on a green background, a wallpaper that can turn your nature around.

Love these 2 Louis the 16th chairs with mix and match fabrics, it makes them look a few centuries younger.

Introduce pink and orange flowers in your greenery, it will make you happy.

All fabric and wallpaper from fabricsandpapers.com

Have a beautiful spring day in the middle of winter my lovelies

A touch of gold in your home

Anything goes with Gold, even Ikea likes it.

Via Dream Green DIY

Two Ikea desks side by side with spray painted gold legs brings a very chic look to your office.

Via Apartment Therapy and Dream a little bigger

Give a glimpse of gold to your lamp, she will brighten up and thank you for it.

Via Kristi Murphy

The golden look of an Ikea coffee table.

Via Hither and Thither

This black Ikea office chair is looking quite sophisticated with its spray painted golden legs.

Via Buzzfeed and stylespellbookblogspot.com

The black Ikea Vittsjö shelf

The Ikea Vittsjö shelf was magically  transformed into a very Newyorkish golden shelf.

Via Apartment Therapy and My notting hill

You can change your dressers handles and turn them into gold.

Anyone that can turn anything into gold is called an alchemist, but King Midas also had the golden touch and so do you my lovelies.

A hit of purple in your home

Being touched by purple could be quite exciting in small doses.

Via Pantone http://www.pantone.com

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The way it was, Pantone’s color of year 2014 was Radiant Orchid, It seems that the colour purple is here to stay for a while, we are in 2017 and it is still going strong, I think it is growing on us.

I would go for a touch of purple

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June Mcleod the author of ”Colours of the soul”  has this to say about the colour purple or violet.” Violet helps us to be innovative, it depicts purpose, focus, integrity and dedication. It generates feelings of self-worth, and boosts self respect.”

http://www.coloursofthesoul.com/june-mcleod/info_10.html

I would say definitely go for a touch of purple.

It is surely a good colour for the Millennials.

Via Getty images

Lea Michele from Glee in a purple dress by Emanuel Ungaro at the 2017 Golden Globe.

Via http://www.roche-bobois.com/

roche-bobois-mah-jong-modular-sofas_2Mah Jong sofa has a touch of purple.

Via http://www.graciepi.com/

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Purple dining room chairs are a bit daring but not as much as an entire purple room.

Via http://homesdir.net/

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Well, this shabby chic purple room is quite interesting, the mixture of 50 different shades of purple can be quite inspiring.

Via http://www.interiordesign-world.com/

purple-bedroom-ideasBefore painting your entire room purple, I would do a quick research and look at a few purple rooms, for instance I found this site http://www.interiordesign-world.com/ 24 purple bedroom concepts, and I suppose I could live a few days with this one, but I have to admit as much as I like purple I could only use a touch of it, I could not be surrounded by it, but if you like it, may purple be with you and happiness ever after.