A natural home in Sweden


The natural home | French By Design

Woah, I gasped when I discovered this home in the latest issue of Elle Decoration UK. Look at this beauty! This is the home of Sofia and Johan in southern Sweden, and it uses only natural materials and soft colors, making it look like it literally grew organically out of the ground. Sofia confides that…

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Chez moi!


Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

Oh hey, I’ve promised a tour of my home when we moved in, so here it is – better late than never, right? Our home is a top floor unit in a 3-level-Victorian building in the Lower Haight/ Hayes neighborhood in San Francisco. We were very lucky to find this flat, it’s pretty spacious in…

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Visit | The Playhouse


The Playhouse | FrenchByDesign

Sara and Luca, both architects, turned a former car repair workshop in Bologna, Italy, into a dreamy family home. The idea? Design a space to grow and play for their 2 daughters. The result is a happy nest, furnished with laid-back and rescued elements, where kids can freely play indoors and out. An antique table…

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Recipe | Cod & bacon skewers with saffron rice


Cod & Bacon Skewers with Saffron rice | French By Design

Drumb roll… I made some fish skewers last week, and in my world, it’s a big deal. I love fish, and try to order fish as much as possible when we dine out. But I grew up with a mother who despises fish. Fish was never, ever served in our house, so I never learned…

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