The stylish art of French family living

For her new book, Siham Mazouz met French families in their stylish homes. Here she presents two favourites.

Jessica and Vincent live in the beautiful city of Bordeaux with two-year-old daughter Olympe. They moved two years ago, after living in a small village near Montpellier.

When Jessica was pregnant, she felt the need to go back home where she grew up and her family still lives. “It was important for me to get closer to my family for support as a new mom, and to raise my daughter in my native region,” confides Jessica. Jessica owns a successful interior design company, BOH, which caters to the hospitality industry. She’s also in the process of creating an event rental business.

For her new apartment in Bordeaux, she completely changed the décor from the vintage industrial style of her loft in the Montpellier area.

“Each home calls for its own style,” says Jessica, who feels that the current flat (above), inundated with natural light, needed a more contemporary look and vibe. “Because we have so much light, I wanted to add colour accents and gradually added pieces that inspired me.”

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