Since our resident ex-pat, Anne Ditmeyer, gave us her insider tour of Paris today, I decided it would be the perfect time to look over some of my favorite French homes, from Paris to the countryside. Whether it’s the beautiful views, gorgeous detailing or their effortlessly chic minimalism, French homes je ne sais quoi.
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Gabriel and Olivier’s Parisian home is one of our team’s all-time favorites. You cannot, simply cannot, beat those floors.
French art director, graphic designer and stylist, Isabelle Rivoire-Grange works for clients like Issey Miyake, Kenzo and Narciso Rodriguez from her Parisian home. I love all of the color and her incredible white-washed wooden beam ceilings.
Caroline and Olivier’s home in St. Maurice de Cazevieille includes this incredible cement sink. I’d love to have a double sink, let alone one that looks so cool and textured.
Designer Valéry Damnon has a beautiful home in Paris that combines Scandinavian details with French style.
It’s no surprise that Dorothée Monestier, who runs a French online shop devoted to children’s birthdays, has a home full of adorable details.
Merrick and Alice Angle live in a real-life version of The Secret Garden. Their home is in the village of La Croisille-sur-Briance in the Limousin region of France, a rural area known for its porcelain, enamel and picturesque wooded landscape.
Myriam Balaÿ-Devidal moved her family to Nimes and basks in the city’s 200 days of sun a year. That weather on top of a pattern-filled home equals some majorly beautiful interior moments.
Morgane Sezalory is the founder and art director of Les Composantes and her home in the 4th arrondissement of Paris is full of color juxtaposed with chic white basics.
Marieke Berghuis Leewens has the most dramatic and beautiful apartment door in all of Design*Sponge history. Talk about French style.
Carol from Basic French has not just one but TWO homes in France. Her city home in Lyon is my favorite. I think this peach bedroom photo is my favorite bedroom we’ve ever run.