i could live here : casual living in lyon.


hello, si from the french by design blog here for a new i could live here tour. today, we’re heading to lyon, france to visit a big and impressive 18th century flat remodeled to fit a modern family.

helen is a decorator. she fell in love with this impressive apartment located in the heart of the city of lyon, france. what attracted her, apart from the very central city location, was the extraordinary natural light inundating the flat. the “old museum” feeling of this 18th century apartment did not seduce her a bit. blending epochs, materials and sources of inspiration, helen re-shaped the flat as a relaxed country style, easy to live in apartment for her large modern family.

si –- french by design







• photos by gaelle le boulicaut for case da abitare.

14 Responses to “i could live here : casual living in lyon.”
  1. Ergo-Blog says:

    I could definitely live here! Those chairs/stools? in the kitchen look super cool!

  2. Cathy Jean says:

    Beautiful. Down to earth yet luxurious.

  3. SALLY says:

    woah, oh my gosh! those floors are incredible, so beautiful! and the kitchen looks amazing!

  4. Carrie Ann says:

    That wallpaper is amazing!

  5. Is this all one house?! I could live here, too. What a beautiful home and family.

    xo annaofgreengable

  6. Leslie says:

    Gorgeous! (Although unlike the others, I was not enamored with the kitchen. To me, it looks like an office kitchen.) The rest is astounding, though.

  7. honeydonthink says:

    Love the mix of old world & modern – those high ceiliings and light-filled rooms would be easy to live with indeed! While I love the look of the kitchen the white stools (buckets?) look remarkably uncomfortable. I want the painting of the man under the library stairs too.

  8. Sarah says:

    That staircase is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous.

  9. kim says:

    Gorgeous feel, love the use of paint color, The pitchers on the table are amazing.

  10. Nice place but what really got my attention was the collection of big gorgeous pottery in the dining room space! Any source?

  11. Zuley says:

    Everyone needs a spiral staircase leading them to books.

  12. Karine says:

    Another amazing place where you could sleep for your next visit in Lyon !

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