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May 9, 2016

If there is one thing I know about interior design, it’s that lighting is one of the key elements of a space. It can make or break the desired effect. 

Saying that, after moving into our apartment, we still lived for about 6 months with no lampshades or pendants, and ma...

March 15, 2016

So I’ve been living in Lyon for the past six years now, and I have to say, it’s a pretty great city to live in.

I wasn’t too surprised when a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) named it as the most attractive city in France, ahead of Paris and Toulouse. 

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January 4, 2016

One of my favourite things about French people is their general knack and savoir faire of making things look beautiful. This ranges from buildings, to vitrines (shop windows), to patisseries, to clothes, and of course to the people themselves! Often designs are simple...

November 9, 2015

Around this time last year, we embarked on a trip to Copenhagen. I had never been to Denmark before and, being a big fan of scandi style, I couldn’t wait to wander the streets and experience first-hand everything that those stylish Danes had to offer.

As we were also no...

October 27, 2015

While our new hardwood floor was looking spic and span, the flooring folder couldn’t be closed quite yet. There were still two mezzanine surface to think about.

The first was in the bedroom and was more of a mini mezzanine level on which the bed was placed, making a coz...

October 6, 2015


I was really happy with our new kitchen. It was a great size giving us enough room to circulate in, and with its open style giving onto the living room we never had the ‘shut away alone in the kitchen’ feeling. The units were looking modern and clean, the island gave...

September 24, 2015

Sometimes moving into a new place can be scary. A number of problems could be waiting for you, whether it be nasty neighbours, leaky taps, or strange noises coming from above or below… …lucky for us we didn’t encounter any of these hidden surprises. By the time we actu...

August 26, 2015

Today I’m really excited to share with you an article I wrote for the wonderful folk over at ‘French Property News’ magazine.


The article sums up our renovation experience and is currently out NOW in the September issue of French Property News.

You can read the full art...

August 17, 2015

We’ve reached a turning point in the life of A French Address, because until now everything I have written about happened a long time ago. As I outlined in my very first post here, our renovation story was 19 months overdue, and the work I have been writing about was c...

July 28, 2015

I touched upon our mezzanine area for the first time recently , so let’s head back there as I have a few more things to say about this forgotten space.

Elsewhere throughout the apartment we had come a huge way in the past 10 months and moving day was fast approaching. T...

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