Marie Claire Maison, Elle Décoration and Côté Maison -- the online versions of some of France's top shelter magazines -- have recently launched house tour features with photos sent in by readers throughout the country...
These photos are from Chez Annick in Nice, part of Marie Claire Maison's new Bienvenue Chez Vous feature, with photos of readers homes and gardens. Elle Décoration has gotten into the act with Vos Maisons. And Côté Maison has just launched Visite Privée.
The truth is that most of these homes aren't as inspiring as the showpieces found in the magazines themselves. But for those of you who are curious about seeing the inside of house-proud but everyday French people's homes, there's plenty to look at.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from Paris. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com