Carole poirot
Carole Poirot
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Carole Poirot

June 2016

13 questions with the super stylist, blogger and photographer Mademoiselle Poirot

Carole Poirot is the writer behind Mademoiselle Poirot blog and one of the most talented photographers and stylist we know.

Fan of white walls, this Parisian living in London with a passion for interiors, food, painting and photography is capable of creating the most charming of atmospheres.

Immerse into her perfectly imperfect new home which Carole is doing up a la home-made style, and indulge yourselves in plants, unusual details and wonderful vintage finds everywhere.

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Living room cowhide coffee table from hide seek london

A bit about yourself:

I’m French living in London and work as a freelance prop stylist and photographer.

I’m currently doing up the house we moved into just before Christmas last year and cook/bake a lot in my spare time.

Where you live and who you live with:

I live in a 3-bed Victorian terrace in South London with my boyfriend and son.

Favourite/coolest item in your home:

Pretty much everything, I wouldn’t have it if I didn’t love it - ok, that excludes useful items like the kitchen sink and washing machine.

Other than that, it will have to be our wood burner.

Living room wood burner and wassily chair
Kitchen diy
Kitchen diy
Kitchen diy

Fail-safe decorating trick:

Go with your instincts, do what’s right for you and your home and ignore fashion especially if it’s not really “you".

Oh, and white walls. Everything looks better against white walls.

First thing you thought of this morning:

Coffee!

A talent you wish you had:

Marketing - mainly myself.

Advice to your younger self:

Those super-cool kids and bullies? They’ll all end up chained to a desk in some local authority office.

Dining room whole wall full of shelving
Hallway entrance

Favourite band of all times:

Ahem, showing my age… Simple Minds

Your style icon:

All the cool ladies from the Advanced Style blog and, for interiors, Sibella Court

Favourite /least favourite colour:

Favourite: Black

Least Favourite: Purple

Best way to de-compress:

Wine, cheese, friends and/or my two men and a movie

A superpower you wish you had:

Time travel

Cats or Dogs:

Can I have one of each please?

Urban jungle vintage teal plant stand
Garden outdoor fire surround and plant pots

Carole's Little black book of London

Coolest thing about London:

Our Mayor (Sadiq Khan)

Where you like to hang out:

At home (showing my age again), at Spitalfields Market on Thursdays, in the Kent countryside

Favourite restaurant/ bar /café:

Maison Bertaux in Soho

Top 3 local stores:

Local is relative in London, right? The Lockup (a small garage selling vintage stuff) in East Dulwich, Labour & Wait, Nom Living

Top 3 online interior stores/brands:

Facture Goods, The Future Kept, Plumo

Study home office desk details
Study home office props shelf

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