French decor and lighting

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Steal the Parisian Sun
"The light in Paris is of a particular quality," says Swift, in part because the city sits on a latitude that's north of most of the US, and in part because it bounces off the many limestone buildings. To get that je ne sais quoi, she suggests choosing cooler paint colors that have a grayish tint.

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