Visit | Smoky blues in Oslo


Moody Blues in Oslo | FrenchByDesign

Today, we’re visiting the home of Alessandro D’Orazio and Jannicke Krakvik, interior designers, stylists and owners of Oslo’s boutique Kollekted By. Located in a former butcher shop in the hip design district of Grunerlokka, Alessandro and Jannicke’s space is filled with smoky blue tones, oil treated pine floors, and the perfect mix of patterns, textures and materials you…

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Stay Lokal


Lokal Hotel Philadelphia | FrenchByDesign

Welcome to Lokal, a soon-to-open boutique hotel in Old City, Philadelphia. Co-founders Chad and Courtney Ludeman designed Lokal for both short and long term guests :  the 6 guests rooms offer living rooms, separate bedrooms, full kitchens, and utilities [washer and dryer]. Lokal founders hired Jersey Ice Cream Co to design the space and sourced vintage furniture and reclaimed…

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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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Make this : wall storage organizer


Make this | DIY wall storage organizer - FrenchByDesign

I came across this DIY and wanted to share it because I think it’s simple and brilliant. Similar to the iconic Uten.Silo by Vitra, but at a fraction of the cost, this wall organizer frees up drawer space in your office or your kitchen. Pretty clever, isn’t it? The full tutorial can be found here. Photography…

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