French Kisses

With Greek heritage, over a decade in France, Visual Merchandiser & Interior stylist, Maria Vrisakis plants her roots back in Australia. Recently returning from Paris where she owned the vintage shop Marie Louise de Monterey (can you imagine the beautiful things she has seen?) this family of four has now set up home in Avalon, Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Bisous bisous!



French vintage map & vintage buffet, Christmas arrangement & Jean Francois’ chunky Adidas trainers


One of our dining chairs, an old bistro chair found at the Paris flea market Porte de Vanves & my husbands Plan de Paris


Leto’s room decorated with all the dresses I saved from my vintage shop in Paris Marie Louise de Monterey

Leto in a French lace vintage dress also from Marie Louise de Monterey




My son’s room…Cesar


Polka dot decals & Petit Pan fish


Vintage Marimekko wall art


Vintage bird cage from my shop Marie Louise de Monterey with hand me down 70’s jewellery from my mother Despina



Vintage floral dress & “Vandals” wedding present from Nelly Duff Gallery on Columbia Rd, London


A gift from my friend who designs these Ancient Greek Sandals


Our Christmas tree next to one of my favourite finds, a space age vintage lamp found at a La Brocante in Paris


Ancient map of Paris, Astier de Villatte plate and candle & Leto’s christening dress she wore at her Greek Orthodox christening


Cuddling on the 70’s Ligne Roset circular sofa, found on French Ebay

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