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Monday June 16th, 2014

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A Relaxing Vacation Home in Provence

Writing these sneak peeks on summer weekends in Brooklyn is getting a little tough for me to take. Last week, it was the cutest school bus turned camper in Canada and this week it’s a beautiful summer home in Provence. This home is located in the 12th-century village of Grignan and was originally a farm…

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Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Caroline and Olivier

When they bought their first home, Caroline and Olivier discovered a passion for renovating old houses in Provence. Their current home, located in St. Maurice de Cazevieille, Uzès, is their third home to date. In each home they renovate, they never adhere to a particular style; rather, the style is informed by the home itself,…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: laetitia lazerges

Native Parisian Laetitia Lazerges and her husband moved to Montreuil — a residential neighborhood just east of Paris and still connected by the metro — and this 2500 sq. ft. 1930s home five years ago. Originally separated into four apartments with four kitchens and four bathrooms, it was bigger and more expensive than what they…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: dorothée monestier of my little day

Dorothée Monestier is co-founder of My Little Day, a charming French online shop devoted to children’s birthdays (seriously adorable, with great styling). Dorothée loves a space with empty walls and smooth shapes and colors that mixes modern with a hint of vintage. In fact, her home in Boulogne-Billancourt, a peaceful yet urban suburb of Paris,…

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Monday January 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: charlotte and ludovic donker-toscan du plantier

As fun as living in Paris is, running away to the French countryside is also quite tempting. Artists Charlotte and Ludovic Donker-Toscan du Plantier and their three boys call Turenne in southwest France home. Charlotte is a photographer, and her husband is the general handyman for their 17th-century home. This amazing shell with beautiful stone stairs,…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: judith de graaff

A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a Paris café with Dutch graphic designer Judith de Graaff and talking about Paris living. While she’s been in France for 10 years now, she moved out of the city center to get the best of both worlds: easy access to Paris, yet far more space than one…

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Monday June 6th, 2011

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sneak peek: myriam balaÿ-devidal

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After a hectic life in Paris, Myriam Balaÿ-Devidal and her family decided to pack their bags and move to Nîmes. The southern France city known for 200 days of sun a year is located between sea and mountains with close proximity to Provence, and it quickly became the perfect home. The apartment, with spectacular high…

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Monday November 15th, 2010

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sneak peek: pernille picherit

sneak peek: pernille picherit

Danish designer Pernille Picherit lives in France with her French husband Olivier and their two children, Arthur, 7, and Célia, 4. When the couple first visited this French farmhouse 60 km from Paris, they never thought, “wow, this is our dream house,” but Olivier loved the huge garden and easy access to Paris, while Pernille…

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Monday November 16th, 2009

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sneak peek: sandrine place

sneak peek: sandrine place

when you walk down the streets of paris you see a sea of black, grey, navy, brown and maybe a dash of red.  street fashion tends to stick to a basic and classic color scheme.  hence, it’s exactly for this reason that i absolutely fell in love with the home of wonderfully creative french stylist,…

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Monday April 7th, 2008

Monday March 10th, 2008