refining my designing eye


i just wanted to send a big thank Vicki from Shabby Vintage Rose who sent me these beautiful sachets she makes by hand and fills with lavender. she doesn’t have a website or blog but they sell for $16 each at her antique mall. if you’re interested in them email her at they’re in my car and every time i get in the scent uplifts me!


also thanks so much to Robyn from Paris Bebe for the fabrics she sent for the new baby collection we’re working on. they’re vintage patterns she reprints herself. so inspiring! check out her blog and see how she does it.


as for the daily progress, i did a little window shopping and am off to home depot tomorrow for the basics in the new cabana. it’s funny cause my eye goes to the frenchy stuff but here i have to look at things with a different perspective. maybe now i can use the big 60′s graphics that are running rampant. so i’ll look away from these for now…


and hello to all modern world. but i’m sure i can find a little place for some french moderne, like this mirror!


florida’s filled with the funky stuff. lighting’s priority since it sets the mood…



these mirrored cubes would be cute lacquered i thought…

of course the mirrored and lucite is a weakness for me. anyway the hunt is on and the fleamarket on lincoln road starts up tomorrow. yay!


more to come…i’ll show you the apt tomorrow, it’s a horror at the moment with a royal blue painted concrete floor, egads!

January 5, 2008. Blogroll, Decorating, Design, Furniture, Uncategorized.


  1. Joy replied:

    Wow, Claudia, I love these looks. Funny how a change of scenery can change your way of design too. I love it. The cubes would look so fab in a high gloss! Your sense of style is impeccable as always. You may have to coin a new phrase for this Florida look…
    ‘florida funk’!


  2. Chic and Charming replied:

    The Eiffel tower print is fabulous!

  3. Bebe replied:

    Happy New Year Claudia!

    I just want to say it ~ I want to go flea-marketing with you!! :) Love the white chandelier and the French-style mirror; great finds!!

    Thanks for sharing the information about the fabrics ~ the Eiffel Tower one is definitely a keeper!

    Blissfully, Bebe :)

  4. rochambeau replied:

    Happy New Year Claudia!!
    So glad to hear that you and the Pupsters made it safe and sound to your new Florida digs. Wishing you the best year yet!!
    May all your dreams come true!

  5. Lisa replied:

    Love these pretty pictures. The “thank you” card is exquisite. You have such a great eye and it’s a pleasure to stop by for a visit.

    Happy New Year!

  6. chatrine replied:

    Love your pictures today!! French mirror: GEORGEOUS!!!

  7. Di Overton replied:

    It all looks very exciting. I made a new start nearly 2 years ago and they have been some of the best years of my life. Good Luck

  8. Felicia replied:

    Ooo, I’m loving the lamps!

  9. Wendy replied:

    Good luck with the apartment and the new life! Can’t wait to see the after photos!! You have great taste and I’m inspired by your ideas!!

  10. parisapartment replied:

    Thanks you guys! That means the world to me to have you with me…Bebe, let’s do it!

  11. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    I’m in love with the mirror drawer in the last picture

  12. Country French Antiques replied:

    Can’t wait to see the finished design!
    I’m sure you’ll work a bit of French in somewhere.
    Those sconce’s make my heart skip a beat!

  13. sandra replied:

    The little crystal candelabra is Divine!
    Sandra Evertson

    Cute Pooches!

  14. petit hameau replied:


  15. Teresa replied:

    I love a little funky stuff every now and then don’t you. Especially you can mix it in with the frenchy goodies. I have enjoyed touring your blog!


  16. alkemie replied:

    I totally Love the mirrored dresser at the bottom!! Great finds and collection!

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