lessons in living like the french.

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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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at home with aurélie lécuyer.

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the june/july issue of milk decoration — my favorite french decor magazine — is superb, as always. this is the simply stunning home of france-based freelance photographer and stylist Aurélie Lécuyer, otherwise known as @ledansla on Instagram, a beautiful feed i’ve followed for a few years now, and in fact, she’s actually taken these photographs of... 
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get the look: living like a francophile.

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one of my very favorite decor magazines is milk decoration, which happens to be written in french, but no matter — the pictures speak a thousand words and are always so inspiring. i like the idea of living like a francophile, at least for a little while, and i thought today i’d share a little ‘get the look’ inspired by the pages of this fantastique... 
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inside elsie green.

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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.

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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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