I’m Erin François, a Francophile, interior styling nut, and DIY’er to the absolute core. I use my background in interior design to create Handmade Modern pieces for the home that add originality, beauty and functionality to our everyday. 

I’m drawn to visually clean, modern spaces that are softened and made approachable by handmade, imperfect pieces. I think these pieces add soul and a relaxed sensibility, affecting how we interact and feel in our homes. We just bought our first home: a duplex! And are currently renovating the whole thing. Follow along in the Francois Renovates series!

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A Few Fast Facts About Me:

  • I live in Minneapolis with my husband, Ken, daughter, Sylvia and tuxedo kitten, Gideon.
  • Francois is my married name, and my blog, François et Moi, began as more of a way to stay in touch with far-away family and friends. Over time it has morphed into an exploration in all things DIY and Design.
  • Blue is my favorite color. When it comes to interiors, I think of it as a neutral. You know, the way blue jeans are in your wardrobe.
  • The Bachelor TV series is my guiltiest pleasure.

I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy the handmade party!

3rd photo by Eliesa Johnson Photography.

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    May 8, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Hi Erin, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, because I love following your blog and want other bloggers and non-bloggers to know about your website! Thank you so much and please consider participating, if you haven’t done so in the past.

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    Deepta S
    September 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Just came across your blog and it’s fab!! I live in Minneapolis as well and am a fellow Francophile and….blogger! looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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    Sarah Porter
    December 28, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I love your blog Erin – it’s beautiful! xx

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    September 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Totally awesome projects and site. Thank you.

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    July 31, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I love your blog! Congratulations on your newborn and good luck in the future! I hope you will continue to be a source of inspiration! xo, April

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