Wednesday, March 26, 2008

French Style...

My new pal Anastasia of the Anastasia drawings and dreaming blog hooked me up with the Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine which I'd never heard of (living under a rock and all lol) but I'm sure you all know and love. I had to spread the word just incase some of you hadn't seen this months issue yet. There is a feature that almost left me speechless!

'Inspired by her sojourns to France, a self-proclaimed "mademoiselle wannabe" transforms a forgotten California bedroom into the chic Parisian atelier of her dreams' - and mine!

Pamela Blackwell enlisted the talents of Linda McFalone and Laura Ziffer of lulu Pom in Los Gatos and together the three women turned a blah extra room into a posh hideaway.

There's truly nothing I dislike about this room. It's beautiful and functional in every way. You know I LOVE the duck egg blue walls, I also love the dark timber table, The gathered linen skirt across the built in cabinet, the needlepoint louis chair, the ornate framed chalk board, the framed map of Paris and the gold, black and silver accents. I could seriously name every little detail.

I apologise for my bodgy scanned pictures but this months magazine in my opinion a a definate must buy!

While purchasing the Mary Engelbreit magazine I also couldn't resist this months Romantic Homes. The whole magazine is dedicated to 'French Style' and the stories and pics are stunning!! More wicker, patina, linen, antiques and brocante than I've ever seen in one edition before. So again for all you self proclaimed francophile's out there - like me - it's a must buy!
My favourite article was the story of Corey Amaro and her 'French Husband'. Her Parisian apartment is too die for and her blog is as equally enchanting.


Country French Antiques said...

Definetly love that Cavalier!
Corey's house is too die for!!
She is one of my idols! I've been on her to write a book, she's so talented she for sure needs to document!
She's just the epitome of French

Linda said...

That's one of my favorite magazines. I always buy one when I am in the States.

AnastasiaC said...

wow i need to get Romantic Homes then - i love Corey's blog, she is so inspiring!!
you could probably find lots of Mary Engelbreit home companion on Ebay (usa) too - the older back issues are fantastic!

Gail McCormack said...

I've never heard of the Mary Engelbreit magazine, must keep an eye out for that one, I've ordered my copy of Romantic Homes, looking forward to its arrival as I've heard so many good reports.

p.s.I'll be working on some more vintage style paintings soon

~j~ said...

Love those magazines, I have to avoid buying too many as my room gets a tad overwhelmed with decorating periodicals, you understand i know! I actually love the textured look of these pictures Anna, kind of lends itself to the style of rooms.
enjoyed stopping by as always,
love j

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I usually love Mary Englebreit's magazines. It can be hit or miss, though. The thing I do like about it is that it contains rooms that seem more do-able and realistic than most. And they showcase people who do a lot of artistic things to their homes, rather than spend a ton of money.

This issue looks terrific! I let my subscription lapse so I will have to go buy it. I also need to buy Romantic Homes!

Thanks Anna! I too kind of like the textured look of your photos!