LIVE LOUD GIRL – 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Blogs grow up so fast… I can’t believe it is already Live Loud Girls 5th birthday. A milestone that needs to be celebrated and we just happen to be very good at that!

When I started sharing my love for interiors on this blog in 2014 I had no idea I would be where I am today only five years later. And when people ask me how we did it, I can only say: I just started. And it involved a lot of instances where I thought: Oh… Ok!

Today Live Loud Girl is more than just a blog about me sharing my inspiration and love for interior design.
It has grown out to a hard working team where we manage multiple projects simultaneously. From styling to art direction, from single room to full home renovations. And I can tell you that we do not always know what we are getting ourselves in to. We have numerous ‘Oh… Ok!’ moments with every job. We have come to accept that it is part of our DNA.

We owe a lot of our success to social media, Instagram in particularly. It has not only been a place for us to share what we do, it has become a community. Via this channel we have also found and connected with a lot of our friends, fans and suppliers. From small start ups to established companies.

Zoe Rumeau is one of those incredible suppliers. The first time we worked with one of her brilliant products resulted in having one of our most Pinned photos ever!
And we understand why. Her art works add a touch of magic to any room which explains why we have been working with her pieces in many shapes and forms.

So we are incredibly happy and extremely honored to announce that Zoe has developed a product with us and for us to celebrate our 5th anniversary.
When we were deciding what we should do, we thought the ‘Oh… Ok!’, might sound like a weak spot but it actually became one of our strengths and is very appropriate.
It so describes the way we work at Live Loud Girl. We always have a plan yet the result is at it’s best when we need to use our spontaneity and creativity.

We invite you to come to our party on Instagram and enter this celebratory give away: an art piece by Zoe Rumeau which pretty much sums up Live Loud Girl’s character.
It took us 5 years with 315 blog posts and 3,316 Instagram posts and a gazillion emails and messages to get where we are today. Over that time our style has changed, the team has changed, I have moved twice, the office location has changed…
Yet our enthusiasm and motivation has not changed a bit.
On to the next 5!

PLEASE NOTE: If you want this piece of art on your wall and have no luck in the competition, send us a message on info@liveloudgirl.com as we have 5
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITIONS OH OK of Zoe Rumeau  Live Loud Girl for sale too (€149 )

Stylist life is not always as you see it on the Blog and on Instagram… Please witness some of our many ‘Oh, OK!’ moments of the past five years

1. ‘The socket is under the bed’. ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 2. ‘For this  award shoot we would like you to hold a garden gnome in your Dubai Glitter outfit’. ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 3. ‘Flo, can you just stand here and hold the light until we are done?’ ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 4. ‘Why don’t we try and get one decent shot of the whole team’. ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 5. ‘Can you take the pillows to the office so we can shoot them later today?’ ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 6. ‘Bar, can you just wait here while I talk to that celebrity stylist?’ ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 7. ‘We would like to have you feature a Rusty Red wall in your house’. ‘Oh, Ok!’ | 8. ‘Shall we do a shot of this gorgeous Parisian staircase and pretend we had a long day?’ ‘Oh, Ok!’ |

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS TRIP VITRA – RELAUNCH FIBERGLAS CHAIR

I have had  a profound love for any Eames design for as long as I can remember. That explains how my  Eames Lounge Chair , the first piece of design furniture I bought for myself, always takes up the best place in our living room. After quite some years of also happily using Vitra products  in our styling, we were invited to come to the source: The Vitra Campus so in Weil am Rhein, Switzerland.

The Vitra Campus is simultaneously a fully operational production site and a field of experimentation for architecture and design. For design and architecture enthusiast like me, it is a place where you can drool all day. The architecture of every single building and sculpture is out of this world, making it one of the most creative and inspirational places I have ever seen.

It is a special time to visit this unique place as is reintroducing the Eames chair in it’s original material of Fibre glass. A truly unique design that has resisted going out of style. Fashion is quick, styles change yet a with good design you can grasp a moment and keep it for ever. It becomes timeless.
The fibre glass gives this piece the perfect touch of vintage. The irregular surface and functional form makes this chair charming. It is a piece with real character and one of my old time favorite pieces. It’s been launched in 6 original colors of which the elephant grey is on my wishlist.

Another highlight in a long range of them was the Furniture Archive. A space that is normally closed for the public yet was now open for the launch with Vitra Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum. To see so many valuable, treasured and relevant design in one room is a dream come true for us after almost five years of Live Loud Girl.

This is officially Design Heaven…

The content of this post is created in collaboration with Vitra who kindly invited me to visit the Vitra Campus. The words, experiences and photos are by Live Loud Girl.

MY NEW HOME – MY NEW FLOOR

Being in a rental home can sometimes be a pro, sometimes a con. What we have learned in our previous rentals is that making a house your home can be a challenge. Especially if fundamental elements like the color on the wall, the type of floor or structural design is not totally up your street.
For those who have followed my latest move might know project #Getridofuglytiles.
As I am a Northern European girl, I got over my ‘let-me-not-invest-too-much-in-a-rental-home’ fear and went for something that makes this house feel like it is my own: a wooden floor.

I fell for the Kährs Ash Blizzard wood when I saw it at Nordic Homeworx, the official agent for Kährs in the UAE & Middle East. They carry a very broad range of Swedish wooden floors and ever since we worked with them for client Installations and photo shoots, we have been eying their beautiful products. When we decided to move house, I knew I would do it right from the start. So on top of my wish list (read: demand list) was this extra white toned floor with a matte finish.

Wooden floors make a home cool when it is hot and warm when it is cool. Having natural opposed to synthetic materials in your home, makes your living experience much more pleasant. The feel of it, the smell of it… this is what I have longed for so long.

A new floor in your home is quite an investment, especially when you rent. Yet if you want to make a place feel like your own, investing in basic elements is a must. And the best thing is: we can call this beauty our own now as it will not be left behind. The entire floor can be removed again, packed up and put into our next home. How is that for being clever?

This house has such a different feel to it now. I can assure you, investing in your rental is totally worth it!

HAPPY NEW WALL

 

New year, fresh starts, big plans.

With no resolutions on paper and no intention to change anything, we look forward to our calendars  that are slowly but surely filling up with projects, trips, plans and ideas.

To start off this year well, I wanted to add the last finishing touches to my ‘new’ home. Creating my own art wall, like we have done before with clients, was one thing I had on my wish list. It makes me so happy to see my absolute favorite prints and photo’s each day.
Is this also something you would like to try? We have added some tips and tricks below on how to make it look clean, organised and neat (you know me….).

In terms of work, we have some beautiful installations planned. Live Loud Girl will also be going on tour by visiting Playtime Paris again this month to meet some of our fantastic suppliers and hopefully discover some new brands and products.

As we have already entered week 2 of this year, we better get our routines back on track, our coffee supply stocked and our office desks dusted. We are ready to make this a great one and we hope you will join us!

CREATING AN ART WALL  A LA LIVE LOUD GIRL

                      DO                                                                                             DON’T

– Let artwork flow around                                              – Hang artwork too far apart
– Use some common horizontal lines                       – Hang it too high up from the furniture
– Use different spacings                                                  – Use the same space gaps between frames
– Use bigger flames and prints                                     – Line them all up
– Plan your gallery up front or draw it                      – Use all the same type of frames
on paper with exact sizes                                              – Try to make it too perfect
– Mix size, style, print and photography
in a lively and convincing way

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