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Why, it’s Casa Girls of a Certain Age! The very entertaining and smart website for working ladies, The Everygirl, has published a Q&A with me about my long and varied career, accompanied by pictures of my place, my dog, my not-at-all-camera-ready bookshelves, and whatnot. Please do make me feel loved and have a look.

Posted on March 6th, 2013 48 Comments

48 Responses

  1. Love Dare says:

    A really nice interview, good luck with dog training! 😉




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  2. c.w. says:

    Lovely interview. (Womb chairs are awesome.) According to my daughter (who works with rescue dogs) the key to training your dog is cheese. Tiny little cubes of cheese––best reward ever.




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    • Sue says:

      Leftover rotisserie chicken is good too. As soon as they hear the tupperware open – everyone is good as gold.




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  3. ag says:

    Great interview!




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  4. Lisa Wallace says:

    Please keep writing and rockin’!




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  5. lisa says:

    Of course you read Frankie. Love it.




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  6. Adrien says:

    Oh, your apartment is so cool! And your dog is adorable. And I need to know more about the Joey Ramone sign.




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  7. Meegan says:

    What an elegant zone you have. Always interesting to see where people sit and do what they do, especially when it’s at home. Yours shows real signs of life – like it’s a good place to spend time. And it was nice to read about how you got there.




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  8. Margie says:

    Terrific interview and really lovely apartment. Congratulations…




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  9. Dianne says:

    Loved your home-digging the black fireplace. Your bookshelves are just fine!Great interview.
    I remember 7 Days- I read it every week. I was sad when it closed.




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  10. Cora says:

    Love your apartment — and the Joey Ramone sign (once stood behind him in line at the Astor Place Kmart — one of my top 3 celeb sightings ever!).

    A need to know question — do I see that you layered a tribal over a natural fiber rug in one of your rooms, and do you like it??? Please tell!




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    • KimFrance says:

      Yes, in the living room the entire floor is covered by sisal rugs from Pottery Barn (their basic, cheapo version) and then I plopped the rug on top of that. It was a decorator tip and I love it–it totally warms the room up.




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  11. amorris says:

    Open flowing apartment and open hearted free flowing person. Really enjoyed the interview.




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  12. Suzanne says:

    Lovely interview! Confirms the fact that we are somehow connected: First, we have the same birthday and now I find out we have the same Rag & Bone shirt. I mean, how often does that happen???




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  13. Liz Kennedy says:

    What a wonderful piece. I just read it while sipping my morning coffee. Love you place, especially your bookshelf and desk area (mine is a cluttered MESS). Keep up the good work–I just love your blog. p.s. love that you are wearing wedge sneakers. I am thinking of getting a pair myself and I am on the fence. Yours look awesome, so I just might have to give it a go….




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  14. mims says:

    i think your bookshelves look honest and a bit erudite. Thats a good thing in my landscape.




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  15. Liz Kennedy says:

    *your* (typo)




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  16. SueM says:

    Feel the love.
    Words of wisdom, hard won I think.
    Your bookshelves are perfect, don’t change a thing.




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  17. Lorimac says:

    I am so happy to see you committed to the blue suede shoes! And that you looked so comfortable in them! Altogether a lovely article.

    And I had totally forgotten 7 Days which I LOVED when I was living in NYC.




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  18. Kate says:

    Cool article! I just left my magazine job for the world of nonprofits, and I loved reading about your experiences. Also, the orange and pink ottomans are lovely.




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  19. Dahling says:

    I NEED to know where you got that amazing silver cabinet.




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    • KimFrance says:

      It’s mirrored and old, and I got at a store on Bleecker Street, around ten years ago when Bleecker Street was still full of fusty old antique shops.




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  20. Holly says:

    You have Vitsoe shelves! We do to! We LOVE them – I am always so so happy when I look at my shelves. Also, I personally dislike the new trend of organizing books by color, so I’m glad yours aren’t.
    Lovely home.




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  21. joannawnyc says:

    That was really fun to read, so, thanks! Also, I adore your pink and orange rung and matching Moroccan poufs! (though I somehow sort of want to spell it as “pouves.”)




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  22. Thanks so much for being a part of our site, Kim! It’s an honor to share your story. Cannot wait to see this site grow and flourish – everything you touch turns to gold.




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  23. Jessica says:

    Dear Kim,

    Your home is beautiful.

    Your mirrored chest of drawers is AMAZING.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Jessica




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  24. Andrea Goldman says:

    You looked great — loved the wedge high tops!




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  25. Viajera says:

    See, now that was an interesting interview. I never thought Lucky was really about shopping. It had so many stylish and slightly oddball people featured in it. True, they were generally all young, thin and camera-ready but who’s complaining? Who else is going to try to wear harem pants, really? And being a good boss is righteous.

    Mom jeans should not be sold to *anybody.* They should not be manufactured. This should be an easy fix. There is no excuse. They aren’t more comfortable, and they hurt everyone else’s eyes.

    The pictures looked lovely. I think, Kim, you had said you weren’t good at home design? Big liar. I hope there is a junk drawer hidden in there somewhere, or I’d think you were an alien. But it can be a secret. See? we’re aspirational up in here.




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  26. Maggie says:

    Where’s that orange pencil cup, lady?




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  27. Jessica says:

    I LOVE your bookshelves. They are the bookshelves of a person who clearly actually reads the books on them.




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  28. Michelle says:

    Hi Kim,

    You, your home and pup are absolutely lovely! Your place has a cozy and serene vibe, but still very up to date. My favorite picture was actually the bookshelves. Thank you for not color coding your books! ; )

    Love your blog!




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  29. Diane says:

    So great to read this article — lots of admiration and respect coming your way! So fun to see some items previously debated in your posts! And I agree with everyone else — your bookshelves are marvelous and look very lived in — the only way to go. Congrats!




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  30. Audrey says:

    Love the interview and the photos (you look great!). I’m not seeing side tables next to the sofa, though ;).

    Congrats!




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  31. gablesgirl says:

    Really dig you and GoaCA more every day




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  32. Very nice feature! And I am with Audrey– looks like you haven’t ponied up to a side table yet
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now




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  33. Trish says:

    HIllary and Aidan! Yes!!




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  34. A. says:

    I love that green painting of the puppy above your mantle. Reminds me a lot of my favorite doggie ever. Who is the artist?




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  35. Sue says:

    Lovely 🙂 Though the typo (whit instead of wit) in the first paragraph is driving me nuts. Sorry.

    Your bookshelves are real and not arranged as a prop 🙂 And the rainy photo is wonderful – simultaneously cozy and mysterious.

    I see your pup is a fan of skinnys too 🙂




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  36. Sue says:

    Sorry about all the smilies – in type they don’t come across as insane….and then they become round and yellow. Yikes.




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  37. Michelle says:

    Cracking up over Sue’s comment! Where is a like button when you need one?




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  38. FV says:

    Your apartment is so cheerful. I’m so glad to see you rocking the wedge sneakers. I tried a pair on and liked them, but wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. Now I’m sorry I let my ambivalence about age appropriate dressing rule out those cool kicks. Never again. You look great Kim!




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  39. Kiki says:

    Thanks for sharing. Great interview.




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  40. Chris S. says:

    7 Days! A blast from the past. I’d get that and Paper in those days, along with Vogue and, later, Mirabella. Mag junkie.




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  41. You’d better sleep with one eye open, because I’m coming for that sofa.




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