Bits and pieces : vacation 2016

07.27.2016

French By Design

Oh hey, I’m back from my summer escape! We had a fabulous time visiting my sister, brother-in-law and niece, 11-month-old baby Kira, in Washington, DC, then headed out to Florida where we spent a few days in Fort Lauderdale and then the Florida Keys. Here are a few pics from our family trip. We stayed…

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A beachfront home in South Africa

07.25.2016

French By Design

Rob and Gina McClelland live in this breathtaking beachfront house with their two daughters, Meeca and Hanna, and their three dogs. The home is located near Cape Town. Instead of opting for the habitual blue-and-white color palette that coastal homes usually feature, Gina chose to reflect the natural feel of the surroundings:  all-white painted surfaces punctuated…

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I’ll take mine black

07.21.2016

French By Design

Love me a striking black facade. They may not be the best choices for homes in warm weather and hot summers, which is why we see so many in colder-weather countries like Scandinavia or the northern part of countries, but don’t they look oh, so very good? In a perfect world, I’d have a black facade home, wouldn’t…

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