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Posted on January 15, 2015

Casually Elegant French Interiors

Design & Décor/ French

Hello!  I hope you like the new blog design.  Sorry of the lack of posts this week, however, it took a few days to get it up and running properly.  I really love the simple and chic design.  Have you wondered why it has taken you forever to do something?  That’s how I feel about this.  Oh well, better late than never, right?

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I am enamored with all things French – interiors, architecture, art, history, food, and the beautiful language.  How can I not include the fashion houses?  French interiors have been an enormous inspiration to me as a designer and a large percentage of my clients love the influence as well, whether it be an entire design or only a touch such as a gilded mirror, rustic dining table, or a found treasure from the fleas.  What most of my clients also like is a casual feel to their home with an understated elegance, including higher end furnishings and finishes.  I absolutely love designing spaces like this.  Separate rooms, especially formal dining rooms, have been replaced with open floor plans.  Out of date also are overdone window treatments and matching furniture sets have been replaced by “mix and match” pieces that give the feeling you’ve collected them over time.

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I’m swooning over that stove!

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How amazing are the antique doors over the mantle?

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I love the toile fabric on this chair.  It turns a simple chair into a statement piece.

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The floor in this small bath makes the statement.

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I also love the matching fireplaces in the photos above and below.  I’ve always wanted a fireplace in the kitchen/dining room.

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One thing most of these rooms have in common is a chandelier.  This supports my theory that every room needs one!

xx, B

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