Category Archives: Décor


I was reading an article about French super-star decorator Jean-Louis Deniot when I came upon a word that I did not know, décalquer (day-kal-kay). The context was “Je ne vais pas décalquer la même chose à chaque fois,” or “I … Continue reading

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Objets anciens

The Saint-Paul neighborhood of the Marais is full of unique boutiques that are fun to poke around. One that I enjoyed this summer was EW at 21 rue St-Paul, which was full of objets anciens (obshjay anh-see-en), as it says … Continue reading

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Un Cake

I found another really cute boutique in the Marais, but since that branch is about to close, I’ll point you in the direction of their main shop, Les Cakes de Bertrand (7 rue Bourdaloue, in the 9th Arrondissement, near Galeries … Continue reading

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Un abat jour

I discovered the boutique Les Mille Feuilles several years ago, and I always try to stop in when I am in Paris. Here you can find everything you need to accessorize a room in the perfect French manner. Their website … Continue reading

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At 42 rue Bonaparte, the same street as Buly 1803, is another store that I try to visit when I’m in Paris – especially during the sales – Jules Pansu.  This is where you can find beautiful tapestry cushions, purses, … Continue reading

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Remise en neuf

The House of Dior is going to restore the Queen’s House at le Hameau, the hamlet on the grounds behind le Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s residence at Versailles. This is where she and her ladies-in-waiting played milkmaid, inspired by Rousseau’s … Continue reading

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Démêler le vrai du faux

A few weeks ago, we went up to New York for the day. I wanted to see the Jewels by JAR exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he-who-indulges-my-every-whim agreed to come along. It had been receiving lots of … Continue reading

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