I don’t think any cottage, farmhouse, or French inspired home would be complete without peonies, at least not when they are in season that is. Peonies just might be my favorite flower in all the world. Certain colors of roses are a second favorite. Before I even realized, my peonies went into full bloom last week. Each day for the past month I would run out to see how they were doing. Hurry up. Water. Wait. Then we had a few rainy days. I forgot to check on their progress… View Post

  I’m curious, are you the type of person who forgets to eat too? I have a terrible habit of doing that. Eating isn’t something I think about until I feel hungry pains or am shaking like a leaf. Surely, I’m not the only person with this dreadful habit? If I am intently working on something I’m completely oblivious to time.  Minutes and hours keep ticking by until early evening comes. Before I know it, an entire day passed and the only thing I have consumed is water and coffee.… View Post

The following paragraph is a recap from Part 1 of My Gustavian Style- Click here to read the full post. Gustavian Style and French Country Style are two of my  f a v o r i t e  design styles. I would like to shed some light on what my personal interior styling preferences are, as well as take an opportunity to share a little about who I am, some of my experiences, and a little background about some of my college experience.  Most everything I do centers around both styles whether that… View Post

Gustavian Style and French Country Style are two of my  f a v o r i t e  design styles. I would like to shed some light on what my personal interior styling preferences are, as well as take an opportunity to share a little about who I am. Yes, I know.. I should get working on filling in that  ‘About Me’ section too. I will. Most everything I do centers around both styles, whether that is color, pattern, texture, furniture styles, textiles or fabric selection. Before I delve into… View Post

French Olive End Tables Lets begin with the olive color. First- I loathe green olives! When I delivered this set of end tables to a local business, one of the owners exclaimed that she loved the olive color. Nice observation. I ran with it. French Olives will be the name. Just so you know, naming finishes isn’t done to be cute and kitschy. Cute and kitschy is not a usual part of my repertoire.  I name painted furniture and faux finishes as a method of organization in filing recipes. Second- I intentionally went… View Post