It's been a few weeks since my Gypsy Caravan post but before I moved on I wanted to share the source of inspiration for it. For some time I've been admiring the work of Jeane Bayol, a French interior designer (fashion/bag designer as well). She and her husband Jean-Marie restore gypsy caravans as homes, dwelling places,etc., giving them a beautiful and eclectic new look.
The caravan above was one the images that inspired the doll caravan. We used a variety of pictures from multiple sources to ge ideas about construction. I added my own touches such as aged pink adobe walls inside instead of wood paneling . I prefer colors in smaller doses and so I kept the interior colorful but slightly subdued in it's contents.
My new copy of Jeanne Bayol's latest book
If you have not seen Jeanne's work before (I'm sure many of you have) check out her gorgeous website. Her latest book was just released last month and is not available here in the States yet but you can order directly it from Amazon France as I did. (click here for English translation).
Below are images that I scanned from the book. Please credit sources as © 2009 Bruno Suet /Jeanne Bayol.
(above images c. 2009 Bruno Suet /Jeanne Bayol )
Speaking of life size caravans, I thought this was a wonderful addition to a child's world. Ericka from Miko Design (Holland) and her husband built this wonderful la Roulotte playhouse in time for their daughter's eighth birthday party, a Frida themed party at that! A painting party full of color, flowers and even a Frida piñata. For more pictures, visit her blog here and for images of the Frida party you can drop by her Flickr site.
Enjoy your week!
Images above and below © Miko Design 2009