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Weekend

03.24.2017

Weekend Bedroom | FrenchByDesign

Oh, hello weekend! I’ve been working like a mad woman all week, unboxing close to 80 boxes, and we’re almost completely installed – minus a closet area that still needs shelving and clothing racks installed – so Mister and I are still living in our suitcases. All should be installed and unpacked by mid week,…

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A charming family home in Copenhagen

03.02.2017

A family home in Copenhagen | FrenchByDesign

When Helle, Alrum boutique owner, and René, IT consultant, found this 84-square-meter Copenhagen apartment, they instantly knew it had the bones and potential for the perfect family home. Using color, photography, and industrial and thrifted elements, they have created a cosy space full of charm and personality. Helle has a simple interior design rule : if it…

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Ode to plywood : the Islington maisonette

01.31.2017

Ode to plywood : The Islington Maisonette - French By Design

Situated in a conservation area of Islington, a district in greater London, this Victorian residence has been gloriously reconfigured and extended to create a spacious, light and modern family home by Larissa Johnston Architects, a young architectural and design studio based in London, UK. A  plywood ‘box’ has been inserted into the main space and has been…

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50 shades darker

01.27.2017

Fifty Shades Darker | French By Design

With the winter temperatures – and yes, we’ve been cold even in California standards – I’m attracted to dark grey and moody interiors. These ones are saved in my favorite folder. Add a cup of cocoa, or if you speak my language, a glass of vino. Wink.  

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