French Country Decor and The Classic European Cafe

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While I normally prefer modern style interiors, Mazzarine at 42 Montefiori Street makes me really appreciate French Country because it’s done so perfectly here. I couldn’t say enough about this cafe’s wonderful meals, coffee, and deserts especially, but this is after all a design blog.

I love  how well it fits in with the surrounding neighborhood—classic Tel Aviv Eclectic Style buildings, quaint urban gardens, and shady streets. Once inside the front door you can walk through room after room of ornate chandeliers, solid comfortable seating, and delightfully tasteful decorations.

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Urban Gardens

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My neighbor’s antique tin (she told me she bought it at the jaffa flea market) with a plant in it inspired me to walk around our neighborhood a shoot some of the adorable urban gardens and entryways. It’s one of my favorite things about this area—the Kerem Hateimanim and Nachalat Binyamin neighborhoods of Tel Aviv (surrounding shuq hakarmel), which have narrow streets and a lot of low-roofed houses that give it a really charming and village-like feel. It’s nice to see how people incorporate plant-life into private and shared spaces around the neighborhood. Enough words—now for some pictures.

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