Not to be one of those annoying self-loathing Francophile Americans, but why is their Elle Decor so far and away better than ours? I like the American edition of course, I can happily flip through it and remain entertained for a good five minutes, but the French one? I'm there for at least twenty, usually more. I actively covet most every trinket listed, I'm thrilled over and over by truly new ideas for rooms, and I never look at a photo and think "hmmm, looks like Restoration Hardware...next!"
Case in point, from December's issue
How fabulously brave is this? How totally punk (in the most beautiful, refined way possible)?
And would it ever have occurred to you to paint your dining room wall plaid?
Probably not, but how awesome does it look?!
Possibly my favorite bathtub ever, I have been thinking about it for months:
Definitely my favorite lamp ever:
One of the better kitchen storage options I've seen:
I think a shallow armoire like this is genius...deep shelves are useless unless you are actively trying to stow food away for years on end, never to see the light of day.
And let us just take a moment to celebrate...color, glorious color:
Are you listening Margaret Russell?