i could live here: a converted waffle factory in lille.



i went all oh la la when i discovered this house tour. it has all the components i love in an interior: scandinavian design, 1950s industrial elements, factory building features, and to top it off, it’s in france — ok, i may slightly be biased on this last feature, i’ll admit.

moments away from europe’s largest flea market, known as ‘la braderie’ — which happens once a year in september in lille, france – this old waffle factory was converted into a spacious home where pascal françois, a professional photographer, his wife fanny and their two children, jules and anouk, enjoy flea market hunting and filling up their home with handpicked vintage treasures. although the space is mainly furnished with salvaged pieces, pascal and fanny’s interior is very modern and liveable. like i said, oh la la!

si –- french by design








• photos by pascal françois via elle decoration u.k. and wake up.

27 Responses to “i could live here: a converted waffle factory in lille.”
  1. Quinn Cooper says:

    Wow this loft is unreal! Sometimes loft give off a cold feeling, but this loft has a softness to it that gives off a welcoming warm vibe. It looks cozy and inviting. All of these images are pin worthy. Thanks for sharing this loft!

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  2. Whaouh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Je déménage!

  3. Angela says:

    Oh yes! I could totally live here! I have the same Jesus picture and everything!

  4. Katie says:

    I’ve been to Lille! This post touched my heart and now I want to live in this waffle factory. Love!

  5. Eline says:

    I love this place!

  6. Miluccia says:

    Very beautiful choice Si!

  7. WOW! i could totally live there as well :)

  8. Ergo-Blog says:

    I could so live there!! Wow…they must have high ceilings too! =)

    I wonder if on a hot day it still smells like waffles!

  9. Jade Sheldon says:

    My word… that dining area!

  10. Moi aussi je pourrais y vivre !!!
    J’aime toutes ces pièces vintages… Superbe !

  11. Kim Porter says:

    This is a beautiful space! I especially love the industrial kitchen island!

  12. jensen says:

    I love how open and airy this space is. And that long dining table, such a dream of mine!

  13. Ingrid says:

    Oh I love it. So inviting. Great handmade touches that give it such individuality.

  14. Lodulot says:

    I love it :))

  15. DYING for the exposed walls! What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Michelle says:

    Such a beautiful space :)

  17. Cheryl G. says:

    So beautiful! I could live there too!

  18. Chris L says:

    Who makes the sofa? :)

  19. Francesca says:

    I love this place!

    xx Francesca of primpandpaper.com

  20. François says:

    So funny, it’s my house and it’s incredible to see the pictures on internet ! Thank you for all your messages and thanks for sharing too ;)
    Chris, i will have a look tommorow to see who made the sofa ( i can’t remember …)

    • audrey keaveny says:

      I’m wondering if you could share where you found the kitchen backsplash tile ?
      Any leads would be great! thanks!

  21. Madison says:

    Love this home. I am recently remodeling my kitchen and have fallen in love with those pendants. If any one is interested found them on alighting store.com. Love, love, love them!!!

  22. Stefanie says:

    Could you tell me where you found those appliances? Lovely!

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