Frenchic homes: an apartment in Lyon

I just can’t stop looking at the pictures of this beautiful apartment located in Lyon, the city where I studied, worked and used to live. I found the pictures on the website of Maison Hand, French architects and interior decorators. You can see more of their work by visiting their website In my opinion they are very good at creating cosy, personal, harmonious homes with a touch of “chicness and elegance”. I will start a series of posts regarding the elements of a frenchic home so stay tuned and enjoy the pictures!

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Accessories of an elegant woman Part 2: “Le” sac

Every woman needs a bag!
Personally I’ve found “the one”, the “one” I will be faithful to!
This is MY bag from the wonderful Danish brand Decadent.
I bought it 3 years ago and I am still crazy about it!
I’ve always wanted a “special” bag that I will keep a long time. I had to be patient to get it as I had to save money but it is a great investment and I do not regret it. The more it is aging the more it gets beautiful! We can see it has been used, loved and has experience!

My Decadent bag is simple, elegant…
My Decadent bag has the perfect brown colour
My Decadent bag is made of great leather quality
My Decadent bag is spacy, solid and has a flat bottom which makes it easy to find stuff…

Nearly every day, when sitting in the train on my way to work I get comments from women that desire this bag.
This is the perfect bag for me!

You can see more Decadent bags on their website


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Accessories of an elegant woman Part 1: “Le” trench coat

“Le” trench coat is a timeless, classic piece of my wardrobe. I see a lot of woman here in Paris wearing trench coats and not only when it is raining. It is just “french chic”!
I must say that one day I would love to own a Burberry trench coat as I find them beautiful: shape, color, inside pattern…. bref le top du top quoi!
In the meantime I have to be content with one that fits my budget. I did find last year “Le” trench coat that suits me in term of shape and color. I bought it last year at Zara and I am very happy for it.

What I like about “Le” trench coat:

  • It is classic, simple and elegant
  • You can wear it with relaxed clothes such as jeans but also with a beautiful skirt or dress
  • You can wear it with raining boots but also hight heels, derbies, flats, ballerines

Vive les trench coats!



Frank is just fantastic!

As I mentioned in my previous article I lived in Sweden and Denmark before moving back to France and I must say that danish and swedish homes are just beautiful. Here are some characteristics of scandinavian homes:

  1.  Danes and swedes, because it gets dark very early, will do all they can to invite natural light in their home. They like big windows and no shutters!
  2. They do not like to fill their home with a lot of furniture. They like space and they will choose practical, light, simple, elegant furniture
  3. They like wooden floor rather than tiles at it is warmer

You can see some great swedish homes by visiting Fantastic Frank who is a swedish real estate agency and here below are some pictures of one of their apartment for sale! More pictures here:

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