Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chic Peek Mini: Amelia’s Room

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C and L with Ria and Amelia.

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C and Amelia bonding over a love for silver shoes!

We first met Ria and darling Amelia during the store opening of L’Indochine. They were one of our first and also our last customers of the day! Ria spotted our pumpkin pouffe at the window and kept on coming back to look at it. Right before closing, they decided to bring it home– home being San Francisco!!

Here’s a brief background on Ria, we’re pretty sure you’ll love her as much as we do after reading this:

Ria Faust is the woman behind Sugarcane– a line of toddler clothes woven on antique looms designed for mini globetrotters. Her collection is in partnership with Anthill Fabric Gallery which is promotes indigenous textiles from the Philippines.

A dress from Sugarcane's Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

A dress from Sugarcane’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

She’s also the author of Sugarcane Life blog, a curated account of creative projects, travel and adventures with a toddler. There you’ll find Amelia’s globetrotting photos, their travel finds and flashbacks to the cutest hallooween costume ever! Be warned– you will spend HOURS reading her blog!

On one such occasion (blog reading) We stumbled across her post about Amelia’s room. We seriously swooned!! It is such a fun, well-edited, lovingly decorated space! Items bought from travels all over pepper her bright happy room. Artwork from cousins, quilts made by family and a mad mix of prints, patterns and textures all come together to form a room that delights and inspires.

 

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cutie pie Amelia in her pumpkin pouffe from L’Indochine

Welcome to the wonderful world of Amelia!

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An overview of her little girl’s room.

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Handmade quilt by Amelia’s Auntie Remi, Bear from uncle Roy, silk elephant from L’Indochine, Lion from Auntie Julie, bedding from Serena&Lily, Table lamp and rug from The Land of Nod.

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Dolls from Bali, Kyoto, Los Cabos and Cebu.

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Our favorite piece.. Pumpkin pouffe from L’Indochine! (Hahaha!)

Isn’t it just the sweetest? We’re such big fans! To see more of Amelia’s awesome room and to know more about Sugarcane click here.

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C & L for Smart Parenting Magazine

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C & L "Columnist" photo by Caren Carlos

C & L “Columnist” photo by Caren Carlos

Hurray! We are now officially Smart Parenting columnists!!  We still can’t quite believe it. Thanks so much Smart Parenting for making us a part of your family!

Every month, C and I  will be sharing our decorating, organizing, and entertaining tips.

This October, its all about Halloween! Check out our favorite home decorating tricks and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Smart Parenting October 2013

Smart Parenting October 2013

Smart Parenting October 2013

Our tips are easy, inexpensive and a lot of fun to make! Do you guys have favorite halloween decor DIYs to? Do share!!

 

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Spotlight On: Kantha Quilts

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Adore Magazine June-July 2013 Cover

Adore Magazine June-July 2013 Cover

We’ve been crazy about Kantha Quilts for awhile now. Aside from their lush colors and intricate embroidery, we love that they have such a rich history behind them. Originally, Kantha quilts were made out of old saris, dhotis and kurtas. The women of Bengal would repurpose these old items by removing their threads, piling them on top of each other and sewing them together to make thick and warm quilts. Nowadays, new fabric is used but the techniques are still the same. Each piece is painstakingly sewn by hand making them extra special!

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite kantha quilt decorated spaces! Enjoy!

Photo from: www.theurchincollective.blogspot.com.au

A little girl’s room gets a jolt of color thanks to the pretty fuchsia quilt. 

 Print on print on print never looked this good! The navy Kantha makes such a great base for all the lovely patterns.

Photo from: www.decor8blog.com

Photo from: www.decor8blog.com

Lovely subtle colors make a very sophisticated quilt.

Get your Kantha Quilt fix at L’Indochine, we carry them in a wide range of colors. From Hot pink to Inky Black!

Kantha Quilts from L'Indochine

Kantha Quilts from L’Indochine

L’Indochine is located at the 3rd Level of SM Aura, The Fort.

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