The Cherry on the Cake: Anne Hubert

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La Cerise sur le Gateau translates from French to the cherry on the cake. It also happens to be the name of French designer Anne Hubert’s boutique. Her creations, in her own words,

reinterpret classic French household linens with a modern twist.

The results are incredibly fun. She has a unique signature style, pairing large polka dots or toile backgrounds with graphic illustrations and giving each design a playful quality.

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Anne, a Normandy native, left her home region to study art and design in Paris. She started out at a photo stylist for newspapers, magazines, and interior design companies. Her penchant for customizing everything she came into contact with inspired her to write a book called Customiser tout ce qu’il y a dans mon placard (Customize everything in your wardrobe… sounds much better in French). The success of this book is what gave her the idea to go ahead and start her own company.

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Her philosophy places emphasis on quality above all else, and for that reason they do all of their sourcing in France or Europe. The Toile de Jouy is from the Alsace region, the linen from Vosges, and the Liberty prints are from London. The furthest distance she is willing to go for production is Portugal, where the tea towels are woven in an area known as Porto, which has a long textile history. They use silk screen methods and water-based inks, but assure us that they are durable wash after wash.

Anne has seen success with this venture of hers – in March 2011 she was invited by French retailer Monoprix to create an exclusive collection for them consisting of 70 pieces, and she has released a parallel children’s collection of home linen.

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{Photography by Coco Amardeil, Images courtesy of La Cerise sur le Gateau}

  • Reblogged this on FOUR iNTERIORS and commented:
    Loving this pic…..getting my nan to do the same would be the “La Cerise Sur le Gateau” 😀

    • Yes they did a beautiful job here. Funny enough, I first discovered this French company while in Australia… small world!