Originally, I started this blog with the intention of focusing on design. It has, however, morphed into something of its own. And while I do believe one can find design in anything, I thought I'd go back to the basics...to what inspires my design...
France has always held a fascination for me. I have a few antique pieces from there: the most charming chocolate candy box complete with tiny feet, circa 1860's. A leather bound book; a gift from a friend visiting Paris.
A plaster architectural piece from a Paris building
And then there are the items I have around the house that evoke a feeling of France. This velvet photograph album....possibly Marie Antoinette?
A chandelier from the 1960's with 100 crystals purchased at a flea market in LA for $35, hangs above the bed in the master bedroom.
A crystal and gold light switch cover, another flea market find, dresses up the light switch near the master bedroom closet. I chose a shimmery gold fabric to use in place of a closet door to further soften the overall look of the room.
An etched-glass apothecary jar from TJ Maxx (a steal at $7.99) filled with dried lavender in the master bath.
My ode to French style!
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
- Coco Chanel