Author Archives: lrfranceschina

Respect the Architecture

Okay, everyone… if you must add onto your home, pretty please do it with respect. I can’t handle any more of these gi-normous eyesores that do not match the architecture of the existing structure. If your home is a mid-century modern masterpiece, then it doesn’t make sense to add on a rotunda room of Cornithian columns, am I right? First, go online and

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My Hong Kong Shopping Guide

Each district in Hong Kong has terrific stores, so I want to focus one of my favorites… SoHo. Take the Central-Mid-levels escalators up to Hollywood Street. Turn right onto Hollywood, then turn left on Aberdeen. There are 2 large, white buildings just up the hill on your right. This is the PMQ (Police Married Headquarters) that I wrote about in My Hong Kong

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Adaptive architecture of 2015

Happy new year to you all! If you haven’t already, please check out Dezeen’s post of buildings to look forward to in 2015. From my Profile, you will know that my undergraduate degree is in architecture, so I link both the architecture of a building with its interior design. I was intrigued with the post, because the featured buildings adapt to their settings in several ways;

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Dining room chair source

I recently visited the Serena & Lily website, and I was pleased to find it a great source for dining chairs. I was so pleased, in fact, that I encouraged a friend to purchase the Riviera indoor/outdoor chairs. She loves them. Not to sound cliché, but they remind me of Paris. They add a great pop of color and interest to any dining room. I

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