As much as I love Italy, I think I may have to admit to being a francophile at heart. One of my favorite moments during the recent Milan Design Week wasn't thanks to the undeniable genius of Italian design and didn't even take place at i Saloni. It was a pop-up outpost of the perfectly-on-point Parisian home goods shop, Merci. Take a look and get ready to "wish you were there" as I re-wish that I had brought along an extra suitcase to fill up for the trip home...
Paola Navone backpacks, part of a collection of bold patternedaccessories designed especially for Merci in Milan.
Classic string shopping bags.
Speckled enamel cooking spoons.
A great collection of poppy patterned (Liberty, Paola Navone) and perfectly colored (neon brights and pastels) washi tape.
Clever pop up vase covers and vintage glassware.
Vintage style chairs and Brooklyn-inspired tin ceiling wallpaper.
Tons of lovely linens in all sizes and colors (priced really well, too!).
Enamel serving ware.
Just funky-enough vintage bent bamboo side table - perfect for a patio.
Tablecloths in classic colors.
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(Image credits: Janel Laban)