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PIED-À-TERRE: FRENCH APARTMENT DESIGN

While personal tastes are bound to change over the years, there’s nothing quite as quintessential as interior French design. Clinging to the fantasy that there’s a perfect apartment out there with the perfect whitewashed walls, soaring ceilings, parquets floors and vintage furniture is an escapade of its own. Because pourquoi pas, minimalism never hurt anyone. It’s the school of thought that less is more. It’s embracing negative space and empty corners. It’s having little concern for whether the new meshes in with the old.

Several days ago this stunning French apartment showed up on my Pinterest board. It’s the apartment of English designer Ann McGovern and was first found in shambles, decades ago. The floors were lined with a bright blue carpet while some rooms had terracotta tiles. Now with its enlarged space and tall windows, this apartment has seen the last of its muddled identity crisis-type of days. While some features are items from IKEA (you might even mistake those kitchen cupboards for your own), other pieces are Parisian flea-market finds. And yet still you will find some antiques. Endlessly sophisticated je ne sais quoi. Enjoy!

All pictures via Elle RU.

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One can only marvel. What’s your favourite part of French decor?

Love,

TM

The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

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