Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!!

The clock is ticking down to New Year. Can't believe it's that time :) again!!
Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season so far!!
Hope that I have more time to blog in 2012 and I'm even thinking of doing another blog all about decorating, flea markets and garage sales.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

French Flea Market Style Guest Post

French flea market style is a lot like French style in general; it's effortless, a little hodgepodge-y, it's daring, but not too daring and it's always so darn chic!  At any flea market, in France or in your hometown, you're sure to find that one eclectic velvet wingback chair, vintage poster or beveled mirror that's perfect in its vintage, well-worn glory.  The flea market look is practically overflowing with decorating ideas, so get thee to the nearest French flea market (or maybe eBay) and start looking for that perfect piece.

Electic Revisted (via)

This room exhibits classic French flea market style.  The perfect antique chandelier, a couple of French wingback chairs and a linen-upholstered settee are put together in a seemingly effortless way.

House Beautiful (via)

This bedroom design is accented with the kind of things you'd be lucky to find at a french flea market.  You can find things like a silk Mariano Fortuny Pendant Lamp, some accent pillows and table lamps at a bargain at a really good flea market.

Schools BG (via)

This child's bedroom is playful and chic, with its vintage poster and cowhide rug.  Any grown-up would be lucky to have such a chic bedroom.

Pretty Pink Roses (via)

Love this room's eclectic design!

Oh Joy Blogs (via)

Here is a work table from Emily Chalmer's book, “Flea Market Style.”

Apartment Therapy (via)

French fashion designer, Marcel Marongui, would know all about decorating in the French flea market style...especially since he has the convenience of a delicious Parisian apartment.  It's a small studio, bot even 700 sq. ft., yet it packs a wallop of a punch in its chicness.  It's classic in its mix of styles and flea market finds.

The great thing about the French flea market style is that it's remarkably easy to achieve.  All you have to do is head to the flea market and see what you great pieces you'll find.

This guest post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, which is a wonderful inspiration site full of ideas from top New York interior designers to San Francisco interior designers and more!