lessons in living like the french.


it could be that french light, or the love story behind the house itself, but i’m swooning for this home tour. owners annie and colin joined creative and aesthetic forces to bring to life a modernized masterpiece within a traditional french canvas (after a mere four-year renovation). the home’s owners met on a train in paris, which led to their collaboration of... 
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inside elsie green.

elsie green / sfgirlbybay

If you adore French antiques and decor, a visit to Elsie Green is a must. Located in Concord just a 40 minute drive from San Francisco, this small, sustainable, family-run business offers an astounding collection of vintage finds from France and Morocco, as well as interior design, staging and consultation services. The team has numerous trips to Europe throughout... 
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colorfully parisian.


it’s hard to imagine sitting down to decide on this colorful decor palette, but as is typical with the french savoir faire, this somehow all works. a design project of fusion D, this paris penthouse is an eclectic mix of color housed in a centuries old building, and it all looks quite modern and fresh, especially paired with that exquisite architecture. the challenge... 
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the shutterbugs: gillian stevens.


i came across these magical photos of lyon and aix en provence, france and just knew i had to share. taken by vancouver wedding & lifestyle photographer gillian stevens they are simply swoon-worthy. the light and color gillian captured in these images just knocked my socks off, and then made me want to book a trip to france — stat! their airbnb in lyon looks like... 
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paris when it sizzles.


we’re all over the map today in terms of location and color! i hope you checked out my new guest contributor’s post this morning (just below). si, from french by design, will be sharing beautiful home tours every other week from all over the world entitled ‘I could live here’ (think, the international crowd!) — like the amazing home she shared... 
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