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Monday February 24th, 2014

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A Colorful French Home with a Child-like Spirit

Lisa Sanchis is a French graphic designer who mostly works in the realm of publishing. She creates books for children (fabric books in particular) and is also the author of sewing books. As a soon-to-be mom, her latest book is about creating things from fabric to decorate children’s rooms. She and her pediatric surgeon husband Benoît…

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Monday September 9th, 2013

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A Parisian Apartment with a Scandinavian Twist

After stints in big fashion houses, Valéry Damnon launched his own brand of fine leather goods in 2011. He focuses on the intrinsic value of item, bringing together his creativity and the highest quality craftsmanship. This approach is also reflected also in his decorative style. Valéry’s apartment is located in the bohemian chic Paris 10ème…

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Monday July 15th, 2013

Monday March 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Eleonore Bridge

Eleonore Bridge is a French all-around creative, working in graphic design, interior design, photography, writing, blogging and coding. She’s been running her beautiful personal blog for the past seven years and Un Beau Jour, her project about French weddings, for the past two years. Overall, she loves the freedom of being her own boss. Eleonore lives…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Isabelle Rivoire-Grange

Isabelle Rivoire-Grange is a French art director, graphic designer and stylist in the fashion and luxury industries. Working from her home in the heart of Paris — in the pedestrian area called Montorgueil — her clients include Issey Miyake, Kenzo and Narciso Rodriguez, and she edits her own collections every year. The building dates back…

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Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Raphaelle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq

In the fall, I was lucky enough to visit the home of Raphaëlle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq in the Montparnasse area of Paris. I’ve become far too familiar with super small spaces in this city, so this felt like an actual home, and two stories at that. As Raphaëlle pointed out, where they live feels…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Katia Graeff & Family

Stylist Katia Graeff and her partner, Julien, a fellow stylist (but for clothes), live in Strasbourg, in eastern France. Their 914sf/85m2 apartment is located in an area that dates back to the 19th century, with the squeaky floors to prove it. Katia loves natural light and using white throughout their home as a sign of purity,…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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rym of mademoiselle bagatelles

As I’m on a quest to find a new Parisian apartment for myself, I’m happy to share the home of Rym of Mademoiselle Bagatelles and dream of finding a great place like hers. Rym’s flair for style and strong sense of color and texture are the result of growing up between Paris and Tunisia. She recently…

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Monday February 14th, 2011

Monday April 26th, 2010

Friday March 26th, 2010

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sneak peek: hidden kitchen

sneak peek: hidden kitchen

in new york there are sunday suppers, in baltimore it’s sometimes, and in paris you have hidden kitchen.  it’s all part of this increasing trend towards intimate dinner parties where friends and strangers converge for a memorable meal.  today’s sneak peek takes us into the parisian flat of laura adrian and braden perkins, the creators…

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Monday February 8th, 2010

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sneak peek: catherine taret

sneak peek: catherine taret

catherine taret is a franco-american writer living in paris who works from her home located in the hip neighborhood of les abbesses, montmartre. all i can say is what an inspiring location, space and view to keep the creative juices flowing for catherine’s work on my little paris. the site, created by her friend fany…

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sneak peek: bridgette comazzi + ivan duval

sneak peek: bridgette comazzi + ivan duval

welcome to the parisian home of the creative couple bridgette comazzi (creative director of the crave-worthy fashion brand comptoir des cotonniers) and ivan duval (part of the duo behind the quirky, clever line, atyypk).  they’ve been in this traditional haussmann style apartment in the 10th arrondisement of paris – along with their twin 10 year…

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Monday December 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: helena amourdedieu

sneak peek: helena amourdedieu

when i first stepped foot in the paris home of helena amourdedieu, i was completely in love.  her home was a regular who’s who of my favorite european designers, with great details tucked around every corner.  helena runs agence violette, a paris-based public relations agency that promotes contemporary craft and design.  she represents a wonderful…

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Thursday April 23rd, 2009

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sneak peek: caroline gomez

sneak peek: caroline gomez

i’m completely loving the home of french designer caroline gomez (you may remember her best by her spoons)- clean and white, yet so colorful at the same time! the former factory provided the perfect shell for caroline to incorporate her love for 1950s scandinavian design sensibilities. make sure you click the jump to catch the…

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Tuesday May 27th, 2008

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sneak peek: boo and bruno louis of ekobo

sneak peek: boo and bruno louis of ekobo

today’s sneak peek belongs to boo and bruno louis of ekobo/ecology & design. based in france, the company designs and manufactures contemporary, sustainable home accessories from bamboo- working exclusively with fair-trade artisan villages in vietnam to handcraft their products. bruno (the [french] founder) and boo (the [american] product/graphic designer) live in the historic center of…

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