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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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