Heading to Paris


Heading to Paris | FrenchByDesign

Oh hey, friends. I’m on my way to Paris and a few other destinations, such as Morocco, for the second round of my photoshoot trips for the book project. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to blog much while overseas: with the rumors of an imminent laptop ban on US-bound flights from Europe as I write…

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Knock on wood


Knock on [ply]wood | FrenchByDesign

Plywood walls. They bring a special kind of warmth in an interior. A few of the houses I’ve visited for the book’s photoshoots had wooden walls from floors to ceilings, and each time, the effect made me go weak at the knees. Here are a few interiors that embrace the wooden wall trend. I’m in love.  

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Color Inspiration : Oval Room Blue


Color Inspo | Oval Room Blue

As I’m done unpacking all boxes in our new home, I’m starting to finally get to the fun part : decorating. Our wallpaper will be installed this week – more on that soon – and I’m looking for color inspiration to add on some walls of our home. Enters Oval Room Blue, a soft blue…

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Trending : Vinyl tile rugs


Trending | Vinyl Tile Rugs and Mats - FrenchByDesign

While in Paris, I noticed a lot of stores carrying faux-tile rugs, and these mats were literally flying off the shelves. Made out of vinyl, these colorful rugs and mats look like tiles, are washable and instantly add a pop of fun and a vintage charm without any long-term commitment. I’m sold. One of the…

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