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Monday's Workspace | French By Design

Oh hey, I’m back from my trip to France. It was exhausting, but oh so good. I literally crossed the French hexagon, from Paris to Lyon, to Saint Remy de Provence, Bordeaux, Angoulême, back to Paris, and then Lille, then Paris again, then back home to San Francisco. I met so many wonderful people and visited amazing…

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At home with Zef


At home with Zef | French By Design

Marie De Andreis is a French-Italian living in Paris. Founder of the French children clothing label Zef, Marie lives in this gorgeous flat a few steps away from the Jardin des tuileries with her husband and 3 kids. Marie decorated her flat with simple by chic pieces, like a sofa from Sarah Lavoine [again!], flea…

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A modern Haussmaniann apartment in Paris


Claire and Karim Paris Apartment | FrenchByDesign

I’m staying at my good friends’, Claire and Karim, apartment in Paris for a few days before heading out all over France for my book project. Claire and Karim’s Haussmannian apartment is located in the first arrondissement in Paris, right between the Marais and the Louvre neighborhood. While the apartment features some traditional Haussmann elements, like…

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A Copenhagen flat with bold color accents


Raw and Luxurious : A Copenhagen flat - via FrenchByDesign

Karina Tholstrup Hansen, owner of Danish interiors store Floor 45, lives in this elegant 19th-century Copenhagen flat. Karina’s style, as she self describes it, is “raw and luxurious”, and the carefully selected textures [rich velvets, beaded chandeliers] and strong color statements she chose for her apartment make the ensemble all the more magnificent, don’t you think?…

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