Tagged french

French Settees And Colorful Pillows

In the past week, I’ve bought three new pillows. I’m out of control. Soon there won’t be any room in our house for any inhabitants. It’ll just be a house filled with pillows. But I just can’t help myself. Pretty pillows, especially on French settees, make me weak in the knees. And who does that …

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Way Off Into The Future

When I move back to Paris – and that is the plan – I’d like a dining room (and birthday party) just like this: (sarahkaye.com) And by the way, can you tell I’ve found my new favorite website? Sarah Kaye Represents is just a treasure trove of beautiful images from amazingly talented photographers. I can’t …

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Favorite Paris Shops: Cote Bastide

  Before moving to Paris, I had known Côté Bastide for their great bath products. But after walking into their shop, I discovered it’s a whole lifestyle. I sometimes fantasize about a vacation house in the French countryside and it would basically look like a Côté Bastide shop.    

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Favorite Paris Shops: Habitat

(habitat.fr) Another one of my go-to stores in Paris was Habitat. I just love it. (And I’m loving their current all white display!) It’s where I went for things like frames, kitchen utensils, shower curtains  . . . practical things but that were designed and made well. I can’t think of an American equivalent so I …

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Favorite Paris Shops: Blanc d'Ivoire

(blancdivoire.fr) One of my favorite stores in Paris is Blanc d’Ivoire. It was my go-to shop whenever I needed linens or something for the table because I knew I’d always find something I liked, something very French. They have beautiful furniture as well. Before we moved, I had a list of stores that I had …

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And Some French Contemporary Design, Too

  (left: Paris Living Room; right: Seattle Living Room) Another piece that made the transatlantic journey with us is my favorite chair.  I first spotted it soon after we arrived in Paris and it was love at first sight. I thought it would pass so I resisted buying it on the spot.  But as the …

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Importing a Little Bit of France

  (left: Paris dining room, right: Seattle dining room) As we left Paris, our household was packed up in a big container and sent ahead of us across the sea.  I wondered about making all the pieces work together in our new (and *entirely* different) house but since I’ve always liked mixing styles and time …

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