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Styling your Country Kitchen with Culinary and Kitchen Antiques

French style country kitchens share one fundamental characteristic – the collected aesthetic. The kitchen is arguably the most satisfying room to style and decorate; an organic process that changes with the seasons. The kitchen is a space for gathering and entertaining – the emotion created in this area will inform the rest of the home. It is the perfect place to re-purpose found objects with ingenious new uses.   Many interior designers loves the collected look; and accessorize kitchens with vintage linen dish towels and cutting boards with nostalgic effect.  As well as vintage plates hanging on the wall and old copper pots hung from an attractive pot rack. We have a beautiful selection of plates, copper pots, linens, and French tea...

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8 ways to create your French garden

This blog hopes to inspire you with ways to add a touch of France to your garden. It reveals concepts behind traditional French landscape design embodied in large estates and beautiful terrace designs that can be applied to more modestly-scaled gardens and balconies. Below is an introduction to the different climatic regions of France followed by eight tips for creating a beautiful, timeless, and elegant French garden!

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10 key interior design trends for 2021

According design taste makers, 2020 will bring with it more bold colors, metallic finishes, layered patterns and artisan creations. In this blog I will take you through the trends and demonstrate how you can easily incorporate them into you home. 1. Green It's unanimous: Green is absolutely going to be seen all over. Not only have Pantone named their "greenery" color of the year, dark greens will also be seen in interiors everywhere.  A dark green velvet bed head is contrasted by a sparkling gold bedside table in this cosy bedroom. Explore our green collection.  Pantone's 'Greenery' color of the year Napoleon III mirror with deep green and gold frame Green water jug from Languedoc Roussillon 2. Cobalt Blue You may breathe a...

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My French Noël - 7 ways to add French flair to your home this Christmas 2020 / 2021

The holiday season is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about how to decorate your home this Christmas. Why not add French flair with these simple and stunning decorating ideas. 1. The French Christmas mantle piece Welcome le père noël in style by adding French accents to your fireplace. Display candlesticks, glassware and silverware with Christmas lights and branches to make a sparkling impact. This elegant fireplace is beautifully decorated with wicker baskets overflowing with pine cones, a garland adorned with lemons and limes and matching wreath hung from the antique French trumeau mirror, a pair of finials and a Louis XV armchair.  Silver mercury glass candlesticks and ornaments shimmer on the mantle piece and look fabulous displayed in collection.  2. A Christmas mirror Gilded...

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Exploring the Cinque Terre, Italy

The Cinque Terre is a must-visit destination for those who love the outdoors, hiking, the seaside and all that the Mediterranean offers. The five villages are all within a beautiful National Park and they are together a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We recommend at least three to four nights to be sure that there is time to visit each village. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are accessible by foot, train, boat (weather dependent) and car / motorbike for those who have experience driving on narrow and steep roads. The preferred way to visit the villages is by hiking the world famous coastal tracks from village to village. You can then get back with the ferry or train (both are...

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