the socialite families.


i’ve recently discovered a new blog, the socialite family, created by Constance Gennari. i love these little peeks into the lives of creative folk that have gone on to share amazing abodes with growing broods. instead of the picture perfect homes you sometimes see in the pages of magazines, these tours look real to me, and inspire real ideas. when you’ve got a family living under one roof there are personalities and tastes that require subtle blending and compromise — you don’t always end up with style. but i have to say these socialite families certainly have more than their fair share of panache! here’s a look at one of my favorite homes, that of Mariu De Andreis of the Zef children’s clothing collection, his wife and their 3 children in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.









12 Responses to “the socialite families.”
  1. Quinn Cooper says:

    The crown moulding in this apartment is super beautiful. It looks like it has to be in Paris or somewhere in Europe. Beautiful, real shots like you mentioned.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  2. Oh I’m weak in the knees for that kind of blog!! Gorgeous spaces but a bit quirky. I hear what you say about magazine formulas that bore you in the long run (the exception was Domino). This reminds me of The Selby (my favourite) or Covet Garden (Canadian cool!) or The Sneak Peeks from Design*Sponge and Design Mom’s Living with Kids posts among a few others. Thank you for sharing.

  3. sunny says:

    I’ve always been a fan of the Socialite Family site! And I love the photo you share above with the black and white bedding. What a cute bedroom!

  4. AND i love that you can read it french! super! xo

  5. Karen says:

    Those floors! Those book shelves! Swoon.

  6. Samantha says:

    So pretty. I want herringbone floors when I grow up!

  7. Karen Judge says:

    The families are as good-looking at their homes!


  8. MJ Valentine says:

    Oh, that bathroom is to die for! I adore the black and white, and that beautiful Louis chair… amazing! Thanks for sharing! MJ x

  9. Allison DeLisi says:

    The desk under the Sally Mann photograph is wonderful. I’m looking for a desk like that, where can I find one?!

  10. Allison DeLisi says:

    Oh, both are lovely! Thank you! By the way, your blog is fantastic. I love your choices and design style; it’s such an inspiration. Thanks again!

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