L’art de Vivre

My husband calls me a hoarder, I call myself a passionate collector. He’s not convinced. I think I can learn something from Ariane Dalle and the way she lives with her treasures in a stylized and surprisingly uncluttered manner. The design director of fabric houses Manuel Canovas and Larsen lives in a modest, 850 square foot apartment in Paris, which means each of her collections are thoughtfully displayed. Dhotis from India are sewn into curtains, antique fencing masks are hung as art, small straw bags are hung as decor next to a bed, and vintage French ceramics line the top of a kitchen shelf . . . so seemingly effortlessly chic. 

(via Milk Decoration)

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  1. Michelle wrote:

    It’s absolutely wonderful how she arranges everything, I love the details!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

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  2. Kay wrote:

    What a beautiful home! Passionate collector indeed <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com/

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  3. I love this. How cool is she?

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  4. thiscache wrote:

    So in love with the rustic look. Details are everything, and she’s nailed it. ENVY!!!!

    In comparison, I can only do tiny crafts and DIY. Haha
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  5. There is definitely a distinction between hoarder and passionate collector (although I myself have been called both!). As someone who loves lots of stuff, I’m impressed by this creative use of space.

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  6. Lorena wrote:

    Oh wow… I could also be a passionate collector !
    I love how everything is displayed. Hoarder goals 😉

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  7. Eva wrote:

    STUNNING!!! I love how the French just do interior design so well. My husband’s family has a lot of antiques and his father is the decorator in his family, owning collections of beautiful Greek statues, paintings and furniture. My husband unfortunately has not inherited the passion, but I’ve vowed to keep it up!

    http://www.shessobright.com

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  8. veronica wrote:

    THIS WAS JAW-DROPPING.

    love the pops of green!

    4.28.17
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