Heritage - The Fashionably Broke


Our grandma (better known as Dede) the designer buyer and retail/personal shopper guru at major department stores like Saks and Bloomies, the mother to (our aunt) a top local interior designer and grandmother to us, fashion blogging sisters. The third generation of girls who LOVE pretty things!

Our grandma is French, raised in Morocco, so you will see bits of her heritage throughout her new home that she recently moved in to. She is the cutest thing ever and her house is none the less! I'm currently working on incorporating a bit of Morocco to our condo, but more on that later! For now, here's a glimpse into her home and maybe a glimpse into why we are who we are today.

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She always has the best table settings.

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A part of her coffee table book collection, including an autographed Valentino book.

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Sequins and leopard hanging in her closet.

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The best part of the office - Papi II :)

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A cheery guestroom for her frequent, international visitors.

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Our uncle's photography hanging in the kitchen.


Now you understand my love of orange :)

Our grandparent's house has mesmerized us since I can remember. From Dede's jewelry drawer, to her lipstick cabinet, to the coffee table books that seemed bigger than us at one point and a perfect, black and white, baby grand piano, there was always something to get in to. Their house was also extra special because it was the first and only house our Dad and his family lived in, since they came to America, from Morocco, when he was five years old!

I had so much fun taking these pictures in Dede's new house and I think all of us could use a little Dede-inspiration in our homes. Hope you enjoyed!

Sep 24, 2013


  1. Absolutely stunning! xo


  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos. Clearly the design gene is strong in your veins. Love all of the little nods to her heritage.


  3. I think I'll use this as inspiration for our new apartment in Abu Dhabi! You are welcome to visit anytime Natalie, the fashion there is unbelievable!! Miss you XOXO - Kelly

  4. This is probably the best thing EVER -- such stylish digs, love the hints of Moroccan influence!

    xo, Liz
    {What Dress Code?}

  5. wow, her home is full of so many treasures and character. beautiful post. :)

    xo, Lily on Fillmore

  6. Your grandma has the COOLEST digs. It's always fascinating to see what gets passed down in families. Truly yours has an eye for style.

  7. I'm sorry -- WHAT? I think I'm obsessed with your grandma. Tell her I'm her next visitor in that cheery guest bedroom :) xo