I ♡ weekend


iPhone photo via my Instagram

Weekend, finally! This week has been hectic, and next week’s schedule does not look like chaos is close to an end for me. With hubby away on a 10-day-business trip, my oldest daughter soccer’s practice every evening until 7 pm and the work load, I’m losing my mind. So this weekend, in addition to catching…

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Visit | Life at the castle



I fell in love with the colors in this interior. Christophe, designer and his wife Aylin, artist renovated this castle located one a one hour away distance form Munich, Germany. While they modernized entirely the space, they also used flea market furniture. I love the mix between the old and the new here. Do you…

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Recipe | Mom’s Raisin Cake


Mom's Raisin Cake | French By Design

Sorry for the lack of regular posting this week. Truth is, things are going better than we expected at Le Studio, and I’m having a hard time managing the new work schedule, the blog and my family life. I am working on being more productive, so if you have any good tips about that, I…

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30 Random Facts about Me


Random Facts about me | French By Design

Today, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing with you 30 totally random things about me. Some of you have been following this blog since its start in 2010, and you may have noticed that it has taken me 5 years to feel ok sharing my face on this blog. It’s been actually…

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Visit | A designer workshop in Brussels


Marina Bautier Workshop | French By Design

This is the workshop of Marina Bautier. If you haven’t heard of this Belgian designer yet, then you should browse through her design portfolio, pronto. Born in Brussels, Marina has always had a sweet spot for wood and wood making. After studying in England, she went back home to open her own practice. Marina now…

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