Most of us admire the French mode de vie. And one of the things I miss the most from my life in Paris is the visual impact in the details of everyday life. For example, my corner restaurant in NY has a bouquet of old, dusty and gnarly plastic red flowers on the table. In Paris, the same type of restaurant had a small, unpretentious, well organized and fresh flower arrangement. Perhaps neither detail will make up for the meal, but the latter just makes for a richer experience. It is therefore no surprise that France has had its share of extraordinary interior designers.
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