Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old
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A Home in Lyon where Linen is the Key Word.

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Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old

This week, Lyon is the place to be! Florence Bouvier, antique dealer in the puces du canal flea market, is known by one and all. It comes from the fact that her business has been established for years, but also mostly from her collection of household linen which she makes herself. Florence has set up her workshop in her home, where she makes her own designs. Her raw material is linen. Vintage linen that she picks up here and there to give it a second life. She reworks its texture and gives it a new, very stylish look. Her house is located away from the hustle and bustle of Lyon and is a little haven of peace, reflecting her personality. She has her own quiet strength. Here, the birds sing and calm is omnipresent, making it the perfect place to recharge your batteries and work. Florence likes to stage objects. From a candle to an old book, she places them and moves them around, depending on her mood. A shabby chic style where linen is the common thread. This mother of three offers us a bit of time out around a cup of tea with one of her daughters.

Salle à Manger Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Silvera Tulip Chair by Knoll 1 500,00€
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Tulip Chair in polyester, glass fiber and aluminium by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

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Maison Du Monde Irina Suspension Lamp 89,00€
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Suspension in braided wicker. Dimensions: H52 x L52 x D51 cm.

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Salle à Manger Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
La Redoute Cake Stand by Cracky 20,40€
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Ceramic cake stand by Cracky. Dimensions: H11 x D20 cm.

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Salon Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
The Socialite Family Copertina Throw Panna Cotta 39,00€
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Panna Cotta Cotton Gauze Throw. Available in 3 sizes : S (95 x 95 cm), M (150 x 200 cm), L (240 x 240 cm) and 7 colours…

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Cheminée Marbre Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old
Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old
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Florence, how would you describe your style?

Florence

I don’t limit myself to one style or decor. I like to blend styles to create something unique. I find in doing so I achieve a tone that’s more lively and less rigid. At home, we have a slightly bohemian feel with antique furniture and various fabrics, alleviated by some sleek components such as the 60’s chairs. Colours remain very sober however: black, white and wood.

How long have you been living here?

Florence

We’ve lived here for five years.

Is it you who designed the decor?

Florence

Yes, I designed it. It was a gradual integration into my world and all the objects, furniture I adore.

Where do you spend the most time and why?

Florence

I spend the most time in my studio because it’s where I create and produce my cushions. Also we have an open kitchen, so with friends and family we spend a lot of time enjoying the space. I like the idea of working from home, the borders are blurred between my professional and personal life so there’s a consistency and fluidity to my routine.

Canapé Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old
Miroir Ancien Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Collier Bois Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier Cadres Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier Chambre Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier Chambre Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier

I don’t limit myself to one style or decor. I like to blend styles to create something unique. I find in doing so I achieve a tone that’s more lively and less rigid.

Couloir Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Canapé Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old
Florence Bouvier and Justine, 17 years old

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Florence

I can have a slight introvert disposition sometimes but in general I am a very open person. I have a passion for life, my family, my work and my friends.

What is your favourite colour?

Florence

White, if it can be considered a colour!

Have your children participated in the decor?

Florence

The children chose the colour of their respective rooms. I would never impose something upon then when it comes to freedom of creative expression, even when it doesn’t align with my taste.

Where do you find the pieces you like to sell?

Florence

All over France and sometimes abroad. Most often, I’ll rummage around the Lyon area in antique shops or wholesale flea markets.

Bibliothèque Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Atelier Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Bureau Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Cadres Mur Accumulation Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
Livres Table Basse Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier

Do you find it easy to reconcile having a nice decor with family life?

Florence

I never wanted home where everything is beautiful but delicate… Now the children have grown up these problems have arisen less. Even when they were small our home was always relatively easy to maintain. Having floors that are easily wipeable and keeping fragile or precious objects out of arms-length makes for a happy, harmonious home!

Your definition of bad taste?

Florence

For me, when a home is copy of a magazine in terms of colours and objects. Our homes are our personal sanctuaries where we are free to express ourselves and our tastes.

A good restaurant you can recommend in Lyon?

Florence

A great Sicilian place is Case Nobile.

Any Lyon addresses for decor?

Florence

A children’s store that is really nice: Serenissime. A beautiful boutique for home decor: Simone Sisters. A pretty online boutique Initial Deco.

Étage Chambres Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
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Table à Manger Déco Fleur Lyon Brocante Florence Bouvier
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Credits : Constance [email protected]

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