Archive for March, 2012

Katie R., a long-time customer,  sent these photos of her Chartreuse & co treasures in her home.

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Picture 1: The pop of blue from the candles and the pitcher draw your eye to the buffet-top vignette.

Picture 2:  I love using pretty little chairs like this in halls and on landings.  They are so welcoming and so pretty.  And, to me, a lovely chair is a piece of useful sculpture.

Picture 3:  Just love the playful placement of these frames and mirrors.  Design tip:  Always have fun with your decorating!

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Inspired design

If you love the French aesthetic, take a look at this month’s Veranda magazine.

Designer Charles Spada’s renovation of a spectacular house in Northern France is a must see.  And a must read.  His story is one of not settling, but holding out for the perfect fit.

Inside and out, his French home is delightful.

The online article has some practical renovation tips, too.  (But unfortunately does not contain images of my favorite rooms in his house.  You have to get the magazine to see it all.)

Charles Spada’s Top 10 Renovation Tips – Veranda.com.

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