New year, new projects! In 2021, our Notebook is reinventing itself (a new surprise is coming very soon…), to offer you ever more inspiration, news and decoration advice. Each month, we will now offer you a new editorial appointment , with the aim of getting to know each other, exchanging in a new way and of course once again benefiting from a good dose of inspiration. To get to know each other better, we invite each other directly to your home (yes!)… The home tour is coming to Debongout !
For this first edition, our founder Claire has lent herself to the game. She shows us around her Parisian apartment, located very close to the Saint-Martin canal, completely redesigned according to her desires, her needs and the inspirations that have guided her for many years. . An interior where new and antique pieces intermingle , creating a unique and perfectly personalized atmosphere. Claire tells us a little more about her place of life, the way in which it was furnished and inhabited will have been inherent in another project, the creation of Debongout .
Claire, can you introduce yourself (to those who don't know you yet)!
My name is Claire Leblond Faure, I am the creator of Debongout , a decoration brand offering small collections of new and antique furniture and accessories. Here we are in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, near the Saint-Martin canal. Welcome to my home !
What were your first desires for your interior?
When we moved in with Quentin, my husband, we wanted an apartment that looked like us. It was our first apartment, after our wedding, so we wanted a place suitable for our life as a couple , but which could also easily accommodate our first child. And above all, the idea was not to spend a fortune on works and fittings.
How did you furnish and accessorize it?
This interior is a real mix of new and vintage parts, whose real common point is to always be affordable! I mixed a few strong pieces (the day bed, the brown leather armchair…) unearthed after hours spent on Le Bon Coin or in flea markets, with small finds from consumer brands like Sostrene Grene for example. My dining table is a 15 year old Ikea , very practical for large dinner parties, and is perfect covered with a simple white linen tablecloth!
What are your decorative inspirations?
I draw most of my ideas and inspirations from Instagram and Pinterest . I really like the accounts of Margot Chayot , the Penates Home and even Mise en Scène . I like interiors that are simple, bright, authentic and always with a few second-hand items that tell stories here and there.
What is your favorite piece of furniture in your home?
My favorite object is the day bed, found on Le Bon Coin . I was looking for a sofa with clean lines, which could accommodate people without taking up too much space in the middle of the small living area. This day bed with its Scandinavian design was the ideal piece, and also goes well with both old and contemporary . I'm also a big fan of my little sea green metal bedside table, found at a flea market.
How did you come up with the idea of creating Debongout?
When furnishing my apartment, I realized that it was totally possible to create a beautiful universe by betting on affordable decoration, with a few unique pieces (essential to give character to a space). No brand on the market offered this concept and could not meet these needs. And why not create it… Debongout was born!
What is your favorite piece from Debongout?
I love Georges mirrors ! These exceptional pieces that have survived the ages are a reflection of the interior, of life... Their patina tells their story . The more they are weathered, the more I like them. It looks like they all look the same, but ultimately they are completely different and unique.
What can we wish you for 2021?
Only one thing, continue to go to work every Monday morning with the smile!
To discover the complete visit of Claire's apartment, from the entrance to the bedroom, including the kitchen and the children's room, go to our Youtube page!