a dream came true
hey guys, how’s everything? it’s friday night and this is everywhere i want to be! i really miss blogging and visiting. tomorrow i’m coming over!
i worked hard all day on major minutia that was waiting (paperwork is not my forte), but finished and vowed to spend a little creative time going through another folder.
tonite it’s jean who just bought a paris apartment and is furnishing it for when she and her husband are in town when the rest of the time they’re renting it out. it’s a gorgeous little place full of details from the mantle to the mouldings and everything in between. it’s a total renovation that should be finished right about now.
we met through the wonderful madelyn of paris perfect. these are just some of her incredible pied a terres. she works with her clients at every level from finding a place to buy to the renovations and even came out with us to look for curtain fabric, bringing organic swatches with her. i mean, like, how does she do it? she’s an american gal married to a frenchman for many years. anyway, knowing them is like having friends who live in town.
i mean, come on
anyway, jean and i hit it off and shopped the fleamarkets one rainy weekend to furnish hers in one fell swoop.
we were out for furniture and details
we knew we wanted a duchesse
they’re not easy to find with 3 pieces and we wanted to use it as a coffee table/ottoman. we loved that this had a guys and ladies chair but cane’s not practical for rentals so that would have meant full upholstery redo.
we loved these too but both sides were small chairs, so for a guy… not so good
we wound up with these slipper arm chairs cause they had perfect celadon mohair upholstery and low lines. no work necessary, and when she needs to reupholster they’re blank slates for tufting or buttons.
we chose one piece that had a lot of character and was really special. it’s a desk from the mid 1800’s and the colors just seduced us.
the garden chandelier is for over the dining table.
they had already had a provincial white table and chairs so we went for organic.
this for the living room was a real steal
actually we got great deals on everything, it’s such a treasure chest. i miss it already!
ok i could go on and will add more tomorrow! it’s midnuit, bon nuit!