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10 ways to create your French country farmhouse

French style outdoor living  A summer's day in Provence is all about long lunches in aromatic gardens, heirloom roses, lavender and bubbling garden fountains.  Rustic garden furniture, and weathered zinc and stone sculptures soften shady spots in courtyards and on terraces.  Large garden pots Antique weathered garden urns add structure and formality to outdoor spaces.  Classic French Anduze pots make a striking statement on the corners of an irresistible swimming pool.  Antique gilded mirrors No French farmhouse is complete without an antique mirror. Gilded frames add warmth and gold tones on mantelpieces above a crackling fire. An antique French mirror in a powder room or bathroom adds a luxurious touch.  Farmhouse dining tables and intimate dinners Aged antique French farm tables...

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Five beautiful entryway styles

Entry ways are easily made beautiful with accent pieces of furniture, grouped collections and cleverly positioned mirrors. 1. The modern rustic maison These threshold spaces give people the first impression of your taste and style, and are spaces that can easily be as beautiful as a living space or dining room.  This framed mirror was once a window in a door An enormous display of flowers in an antique urn sit on a decorative round table. An antique drapers table and framed mirrors add French flair to this stunning space.  Our pair of cast iron Medici urns date to the 19th century   Our 19th century French drapers table 2. The inner city townhouse  A vintage bench seat is a stylish addition to any entryway. The perfect...

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Pam Pierce - classic decor ideas

Pamela Pierce is a leading interior designer, widely published and admired. Houston based, she has been designing classic and timeless homes for more than thirty years. Her aesthetic is elegant, as she masterfully selects antique and modern furnishings to create interiors that are welcoming, stylish and fresh.  From the outdoors in, allow me to guide you through some of her beautiful projects and help you to emulate her style in your home. Green Gardens and Chic Courtyards A chic entryway, softened with greenery - box hedge, topiary, and Boston ivy. A pair of large terracotta pots and lanterns flank the entrance. A cool garden terrace, decorated with terracotta pots, planted with citrus, and Anduze urns adding a touch of classic French elegance. Antique French armchairs with...

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An exceptional French interior designer: Marie-Laure Helmkampf

Marie-Laure Helmkampf creates elegant yet rustic French homes. Whether they are modern farmhouses, village homes or country cottages, each is thoughtfully designed and decorated. Her exquisite architectural spaces are expertly furnished with pieces which complement the building's raw materials. The large Anduze urn is the perfect choice in this divine dining room. Stone, timber, glass, crisp white plaster and metal are recurring finishes in her work. For her contemporary designs, she creates a focal points with vintage pieces. A vintage chair adds instant character to this bold bedroom with it's mustard and bronze colored bed-linen. She artfully uses outdoor French chairs, alongside a rustic table, with painted benches to create this unique farmhouse style dining space. A rustic chopping board accentuates the timber joinery in the...

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Ten ways to create the Patina farm aesthetic

Brooke and Steve Giannetti have created a truly beautiful rustic modern farmhouse in Ojai, California. After being a devoted fan of their work and pouring over their books, I had to put pen to paper and write a blog post about their home Patina Farm. Not only is the attention to architectural details breathtaking, their curated collection of European antique and vintage furniture and building materials is awe-inspiring. 1. The Garden  This garden has so many places to explore and relax. Planted with roses, lavender, rosemary and ivy, it is lush, cool and inviting. The finishing touches that set this garden apart are the thoughtfully selected planters, French water features, garden finials and Anduze urns.  2. The Kitchen A wonderful raw timber island...

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