colorfully parisian.

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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.

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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.

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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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guest post: automatism.

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Hello, it’s Lori of automatism here — and today I thought I’d share some classic French style with you, inspired by Victoria’s exciting trip to Paris. This is the home of legendary designer Dominique Kieffer, and it’s a brilliant example of the sort of understated elegance that the French do so well. I love how the earthy palette of browns, greiges... 
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