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Steal This Look: The $4K Parisian Kitchen from Two DIY Experts

You might think the impressively low price tag ($4,200) is what makes this renovation from Parisian designers Heju so exceptional, but it’s also the size. The kitchen is nested in a chambre de bonne, Paris’s answer to worker’s housing in the top floor garret of most buildings. The rooms are typically 65 to 130 square feet; they’re impossibly small (I know because I lived in one for a year) and any semblance of a kitchen is rarely functional. But Heju solved the problem with grey and white color-...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Diy, France, Germany, US, Eu, Brooklyn, Paris, Netherlands, Ikea, Belgium, Jordan, Benjamin Moore, Kitchens


Trend Alert: Vintage French Shops You Can Browse from Your Laptop

We’d look for any excuse to book a flight to France, map out a route, and spend a few days scouring flea markets, brocantes, and vides greniers (the French version of a garage sale) for vintage finds. The next best thing? A few small vintage shops, with wares hand-sourced from antiques shops and stalls throughout France, and easily browsable from your couch. Unlike bigger online platforms like eBay and Etsy, these are more curated shops run (and sourced) by individuals and couples, with small se...
Tags: Books, New York, Instagram, Etsy, Ebay, France, Maine, Paris, French, Reims, Bay Area, Justine, Laurie, Sharon, AKI, Brun


Trend Alert: 6 Vintage French Shops You Can Browse from Your Laptop

We’d look for any excuse to book a flight to France, map out a route, and spend a few days scouring flea markets, brocantes, and vides greniers (the French version of a garage sale) for vintage finds. The next best thing? A few small vintage shops, with wares hand-sourced from antiques shops and stalls throughout France, and easily browsable from your couch. Unlike bigger online platforms like eBay and Etsy, these are more curated shops run (and sourced) by individuals and couples, with small se...
Tags: Books, New York, Instagram, Etsy, Ebay, France, Maine, Paris, French, Reims, Bay Area, Justine, Laurie, Sharon, AKI, Brun


A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


French Lessons: A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


The Family Duplex: Architect Camille Hermand’s Newly Combined Paris Apartments

Whenever we ask architects if we can see where they live, the response is invariably: “My place? Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.” Followed by: “You know the expression about the shoemaker having no shoes?” Paris architect Camille Hermand is one of the brave few to open her doors to us. Hermand has a degree from Paris’s École Spéciale d’Architecture and runs her own five-person firm specializing in residential architecture and interior design (a year ago we featured her Grand Apartment Up...
Tags: Books, London, Bellevue, Paris, Apartments, French, Honore, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Farrow Ball, House Call, French Style, Caravane, Le Monde Sauvage, Camille Hermand


The Family Duplex: Paris Architect Camille Hermand’s Newly Combined Apartments

Whenever we ask architects if we can see where they live, the response is invariably: “My place? Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.” Followed by: “You know the expression about the shoemaker having no shoes?” Paris architect Camille Hermand is one of the brave few to open her doors to us. Hermand has a degree from Paris’s École Spéciale d’Architecture and runs her own five-person firm specializing in residential architecture and interior design (a year ago we featured her Grand Apartment Up...
Tags: Books, London, Bellevue, Paris, Ikea, Apartments, French, Honore, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Farrow Ball, House Call, French Style, Caravane, Le Monde Sauvage


The Six-Month Remodel: An Airy Flat in Nice Gets a New Lease on Life

Our London-based friend Helen Cathcart sent us photos recently of her newly renovated flat in Nice, which she restored in six short months and now rents out on Airbnb (follow her Instagram feed at @25RuePaganini). Here’s how it came about: “I have a good friend who lives in Nice,” Helen says. “She’s renovated a couple of properties there, and I had an epiphany when I first walked into her house. She was living the dream and why not! She and her husband had left London and were living in this bea...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, France, Italy, Ikea, Nice, House Tour, Helen, Antibes, Carrara, Architecture & Interiors, Helen Cathcart, French Style, Cours Saleya


Nomibis: A Vintage Shop in Reims, France, Shoppable on Instagram

A flea market in France you can shop on Instagram? Julie recently spotted Nomibis, run by Fabienne Nominé and companion Pascal Bisson, who first opened a shop in the city of Reims, France (once the site of the coronations of the French kings), but ten years later discovered that they could sell things more artfully and more quickly on Instagram. Now they use their own Reims home to style their found “antiques and eccentricities,” then post them on their Instagram feed (@nomibis) and on their web...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Maine, French, Bay Area, Julie, Antiques & Vintage, Shopper's Diary, Design Travel, Reims France, French Style, Marston House, Elsie Green, Vinalhaven, Nomibis


Joyeux Noël: How to Throw a Holiday Party the French Way

Ever since we featured Paris-based tableware shop Madame de la Maison on Remodelista a few weeks ago (see: Vintage French Style You Can Rent), we’ve been smitten by Ajiri Aki, the style maven and collectress behind the shop, who scours the best flea markets in France for vintage Limoges and styles the most beautiful table we’ve seen in a long while. When we heard that Aki was hosting a holiday dinner party for a small circle of French and expat friends, we asked for a behind-the-scenes look—and ...
Tags: Books, Cook, Holidays, France, How-to, Paris, French, Entertaining, Expert Advice, Noël, Tabletop, Frank, Louis, Barron, Limoges, Joyeux Noel


La Vie en Rose: Inside a Costumier’s Dreamlike, DIY Maison in France

How would a French costumier style her own stately country house? With quiet, rosy hues, cinematic hints of silver, and linens she sews herself. For months we’ve been following French stylist and costumier Céline Sathal on Instagram as she slowly and with care restores a traditional hôtel particulier in a tiny village outside of Tolouse. Sathal, who works as a costume designer for the French theater, opera, and cinema, found the 1870s house on Le Bon Coin, the French equivalent of Craiglist (“wh...
Tags: Books, Diy, Instagram, France, Marseille, Paris, Ikea, French, Pink, Toulouse, Guyana, Houses, Bosch, House Tour, Kitchens, Versailles


Marston House in Vinalhaven: A Maine Tradition Continues

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


Marston House in Vinalhaven: French Vintage Style in Maine

Long before they were Instagram stars, Sharon and Paul Mrozinski were my family’s favorite source for exceptional antiques. Whenever work or summer vacations took us to Maine, stopping off at their shop in Wiscasset was an absolute must. So you can imagine my horror when a couple of years ago, I heard they were selling Marston House. I believe the subject line in my followup email read, “Nooooooo, say it isn’t so!” Fortunately for me, my family, and thousands of their fans, Sharon and Paul and t...
Tags: Books, England, Instagram, France, New Hampshire, Maine, Portland, Ralph Lauren, Rhode Island, New England, Anderson, Tuscany, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, PAUL, Sharon


The Paris Review: 5 New Design Destinations for Your Itinerary

This summer I spent six weeks in France. The initial plan was two weeks in Paris, but somehow we kept coming back: Paris, then the Riviera, Paris, then Morocco, then Paris again. We were calling Paris “home” by the third visit. Before this trip, the last time I was in Paris was five ago (longtime readers might recall those posts), and before that, I spent a year at school in the 7th arrondissement. One thing I’ve observed over these incremental visits is even though it’s a city of staunch tradit...
Tags: Books, France, Marseille, Morocco, Paris, French, Francois Truffaut, Montmartre, Seine, Expert Advice, Colette, Merci, Cohen, Gus Van Sant, Le Corbusier, Shopper's Diary


French Vintage Style via the Bay Area: Elsie Green in Sebastapol

Bay Area-based Laurie Furber has been scouring the French countryside for the past few years, sourcing antique and vintage pieces for Elsie Green, her emporium featuring all things Gallic. Her wares, which include charming pieces like vintage grocer’s scales, copper cookware, and wire oyster baskets, are available both online and at her stores in Concord, in the East Bay, and now, in Sebastapol in wine country. N.B.: One of our favorite interiors bloggers, Victoria Smith of SF Girl, curates a co...
Tags: Books, France, Paris, French, East Bay, Bay Area, Bush, Anne, Concord, Sebastopol, Barlow, Shopper's Diary, Gardenista, Design Travel, Ferber, Victoria Smith


Vintage French Style You Can Rent: Madame de la Maison in Paris

Here’s a novel idea: Instead of generic catering supply, you can now rent vintage Limoges porcelain and Longchamp serveware for your wedding, dinner party, or just because. It’s all through Madame de la Maison, a one-woman operation helmed by Ajiri Aki, based in Paris. Aki—who was born in Nigeria, raised in Texas, and worked in the fashion industry in New York (including at the Met’s Costume Institute) before going back to school to study decorative arts—lives now in France, and takes day trips ...
Tags: Books, New York, Texas, France, Nigeria, Paris, Venice, French, Tabletop, Longchamp, Limoges, AKI, Antiques & Vintage, Shopper's Diary, Tablescapes, Fabrics & Linens


Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of French Doors

Is it time to say good-bye to the obstructionist solid door and introduce some more light into your life? Consider French doors. These combination windows and doors create a sense of space as they flood rooms with sunlight. And new glass technologies mean that security and insulation concerns of the past are in many cases outdated. Read on to find out whether French doors are the answer for you. Above: French doors, painted the same color as the walls, in On the Market: A Historic House Reima...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, New York, London, France, La, Windows, New York City, Brooklyn, Pasadena, Provence, Doors, Andersen, Francesca, Brooklyn Navy, Remodeling 101


Kitchen of the Week: At Home in the French Countryside with an Upstart Champagne Producer, Vipp Kitchen Included

Viticulturist Cédric Bouchard is a Champagne maker on the up; he’s only been making Roses de Jeanne, his signature label, for a few years, but he’s already selling in 30 countries and his limited-production biodynamic Champagne is served at of-the-moment restaurants like Noma in Copenhagen and Oaxen in Stockholm. Cédric and his wife, Émilie, a graphic designer, and their two small daughters live in Aube, a small town in the Champagne region of France, in a 300-year-old manor house they’ve painst...
Tags: Books, Abc, France, French, Copenhagen, Kitchens, Noma, Emma, Emilie, Vipp, Cedric, Violette, Kitchen of the Week, French Style, Oaxen, Cédric Bouchard


Shopper’s Diary: Savadi Maison in Paris, an Emporium Celebrating the Handmade

Founded by Berlin-born, South Africa- and Paris-educated Katja Anger, Savadi Maison is a newly launched line of home goods “made by exceptional crafts(wo)men from all over the world, selected or developed in collaboration with our Paris-based team,” as Anger says. In July, Savadi opened shop in the Marais, sharing space with clothing designer Karim Hadjab. “We set up the store with the intention of inviting people to slow down and to take a break from their day-to-day lives by discovering handma...
Tags: Books, UK, France, Berlin, Spain, South Africa, Paris, Ethiopia, Shopper's Diary, Hampson Woods, French Style, Astier de Villatte, Alix D Reynis Shop, La Soufflerie, New Interiors Shop, Savadi Maison


Expert Advice: How to Set a Table like a Frenchwoman

A table, like a bed, is one of those things it’s easy to over-style, smoothing linens to perfection and setting flatware just so. But in long, languid summer evenings in particular, we much prefer the undone, imperfect look mastered by Frenchwomen, with perfectly imperfect tablecloths; unkempt, not-too-arranged flowers; and plenty of candles. But even tables that look unfussy follow a few guiding principles. For guidance, we consulted French florist Laetitia Mayor of @flóresie and ceramist Sarah...
Tags: Books, France, French, Portland Oregon, Mayor, Entertaining, Expert Advice, Tabletop, Dining Tables, Tablescapes, French Style, Notary Ceramics, Outdoor Entertaining, Laetitia Mayor, Sarah Van Raden, Chikae Howland


Steal This Look: Pastel Bright Bedroom in Paris, DIY Edition

The genius of the Hotel Henriette is in the details—done on a tight budget, no less. Designer Vanessa Scoffier of Les Nouveaux Decorateurs turned the 30-year-old hotel into a “vintage, bohème, and très DIY” sanctuary. In the 140 square feet of the Double Chambre, also known as the Glamour room, vintage-doors-as-headboard and a pastel palette offer serious inspiration for any guest bedroom or small space. Here are the resources to get the look. Above: The Double Chambre starts at an affordable...
Tags: Books, Diy, France, Germany, Los Angeles, Paris, French, Copenhagen, Benjamin Moore, Merci, Bedrooms, Henriette, Collyer, Palette & Paints, Pastels, Steal This Look


Above the Shop: An Antiques-Filled Apartment at Maison Empereur (and It’s for Rent)

One of our all-time favorite French shops? Maison Empereur, a venerable hardware/kitchen home emporium in Marseilles. Fortunately, they also have quirky guest quarters for rent, upstairs from the shop. Our friend Victoria Smith of SF Girl by Bay dropped in a while back and documented the space. Let’s take a tour, courtesy of Victoria. Above: “We must reserve a back shop all our own, entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude”; the owners quote...
Tags: Books, France, Victoria, Marseilles, Vacation Rentals, Bay, Michel de Montaigne, Loire Valley, Hotels & Lodging, Victoria Smith, French Style, Rental Houses, Maison Empereur, Victoria Above, France Fontevraud Abbey


Steal This Look: A Petite Priced Guest Room in Brooklyn

In a recent remodel of their Williamsburg, Brooklyn, townhouse, owners Celia and Rudolphe were forced to go all-in before they were ready (read the story here). The petite top floor guest bedroom features the original floors (one of the few elements left behind) and budget-minded decor that doesn’t look budget. Here’s how they put it all together. Above: Photograph by Brian Ferry for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz from Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsbur...
Tags: Books, Japan, Germany, Brooklyn, Ikea, French, Anthropologie, Benjamin Moore, Bedrooms, Celia, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Architecture & Interiors, Steal This Look, Brian Ferry, Corinne Gilbert, Alexa Hotz


Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY

In the redesign of a colonial house in Bellport, New York, by French designer C. S. Valentin, the interiors have a distinct look balancing the colonial architecture with midcentury furniture, modern textiles, and nervy color. Case in point? The upstairs bedroom. Here we take a closer look at Valentin’s formula. Above: A full view of the bedroom shows Valentin’s unexpected color palette: shades of yellow, dark gray, pale purple, and a spot of red. Photograph by Jonathan Hokklo for Remodelista....
Tags: Books, Brooklyn, Portugal, French, New York State, Modern, Bedrooms, Valentin, Modernist, Midcentury, Somerset England, Steal This Look, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball, Veracruz Mexico, French Style


Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

When Parisians Celia and Rodolphe bought a 1910 townhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the plan was to do a light remodel: new flooring in the basement and parlor, a kitchen on the main floor, and a refurbished upstairs bath. It’d be four to five months, tops. They got the permit and started work right away. Then their contractor called them with the news: The supporting beams had been eaten by termites and about 80 percent of the foundation needed replacing. “The small renovation we had planned t...
Tags: Books, California, France, Brooklyn, Morocco, Paris, Ikea, Toulouse, Anthropologie, Benjamin Moore, Calder, Bedrooms, Muji, Celia, Airbnbs, Williamsburg Brooklyn


Rattan Revival: New and Vintage Wicker from Atelier Vime in Provence

As Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy explain it, the two bought a hôtel particulier, a grand 18th-century town house overlooking the Rhone River in the village of Vallabrègues, in Provence, and its renovation led them to revive the local wicker industry. Their house, you see, had once been the headquarters of a thriving business devoted to harvesting and weaving local rattan into baskets and furnishings. Thanks to its proliferation of palm and willow trees, and location on the river (where reeds c...
Tags: Books, France, Uncategorized, Paris, Watson, Chairs, Provence, Mirrors, Eames, Anthony Watson, Rhone River, Wicker, Antiques & Vintage, Hanging Lights, Indoor/Outdoor Furniture, French Style


Romantic, France-Inspired Tiles from Tabarka Studio

We’re always glad to have a new source for handmade tile, and we credit our friends Ben and Kate Towill of Charleston, South Carolina, design firm Basic Projects for cluing us in to Tabarka Studio. (The Towills used Tabarka tile in recent Restaurant, Inn, and House projects, all featured on Remodelista.) Founded in 2000 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tabarka makes terracotta tile by hand in 36 Mediterranean-inspired colors (plus three metallics). We’re particularly fond of the Nord, Paris Metro, and Ru...
Tags: Books, France, Uncategorized, House, Paris, French, Handmade, Mediterranean, Tiles, Marais, Ben, Charleston South Carolina, Paris Metro, Terracotta, Rosiers, French Style


Argentinian Cooking and Everything Custom at Carbón in Paris

Last summer, couple Sabrina Goldin and Stéphane Abby opened Carbón, an Argentinian restaurant in the middle of the Marais in Paris. Sabrina is an Argentinian industrial designer and Stéphan comes from a family of furniture makers in the Côte d’Ivoire. The two have a passion for open flame cooking and natural elements (Carbón, they say, is “an ode to nature”). The restaurant interior, from designers Patrice Daoud and Sveto Ekmescic, features Italian stone, brick salvaged from Serbia, custom furni...
Tags: Books, France, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Carbon, Paris, Italy, Serbia, French, Marais, Stephan, Canal Saint Martin, Stephane, Design Travel, French Style, Claire Cottrell


Steal This Look: Living Room at La Maison du Figuier in France

We recently discovered La Maison du Figuier, a three-bedroom AirBnB on the Île de Ré (an island without cars in southwestern France); and we’re ready to move in. You too? Here are some ideas to re-create the look. Above: Living room furniture at La Maison du Figuier is centered around the old fireplace while extra pillar candles are stashed to the right on an inset shelf. Above: A view from above shows a humble set up of mismatched favorites. Materials Above: For a bright whit...
Tags: Books, London, France, Uncategorized, Ikea, Benjamin Moore, Upstate New York, Hudson NY, Paola Navone, Gervasoni, Steal This Look, Sofas & Couches, ABC Carpet Home, Cisco Brothers, Farmhouse Style, French Style


Gift Guide: 9 Gifts for the Francophile

We searched our favorite shops virtually (and one of us shopped in person, on a recent weekend in Paris) to find well-designed gifts for the lover of all things French. On our list: ceramics, soaps, and stationery that captures the color of the winter sky above Paris. Here are a few of our finds. Above: Julie likes Pour Le Corps et L’Espirit Soap (“for the body and for the spirit”), with packaging by the designer Saar Manche; €12 ($14.16) from Socialite Family. Above: Blown Glass Piccol...
Tags: Books, France, Uncategorized, Gifts, House, Paris, French, Gift Guides, Holiday Gifts, Merci, Michelle, Julie, Portland Maine, Loire Valley, ABC Carpet Home, John Derian