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Interior: French charm

A globe-trotting Toronto couple infuse their home with touches of France.

When Laurent Papaix and David Toto, originally from the south of France, decided to buy a house, they set their sights on The Beach area of Toronto. "We wanted a home with a relaxing quality and oceanlike feel, like on Ile de Re," says Laurent, referring to the island off the west coast of France. Though its sand dunes and salt marshes bear little resemblance to a big city, its rustic charm and light-bathed beauty were perfectly translated to the couple's bright, airy three-storey home.

parisian-home-owners.jpgHomeowners Laurent Papaix and David Toto spent four months renovating and almost a year decorating their new home. They say their house is now like 'a nest in the city'.



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