the beauty of blogging

allo gang! i’m taking a big fat hour to do my favorite thing, blog! yes, you’ve been more than gracious listening to me grumble about doing it, and i’m not sure why it became a bit of a burden for the past few posts. as fate would have it, a comment from a new visitor brought me around to thinking hard about why i’m doing this. i love blogging cause it’s freeing, fun and the pics are truly soul food. as you may know i’ve developed a pinterest obsession (all the photos are from there), and tonight i’m just going to indulge in a game called ‘decorate a dream house’ where you just put whatever pics together as you go. this is the kickoff, it’s my very own imaginary chateau in the forest.  just putting it together was such a great meditation and fantastic way to change the focus of the day. come on in, stay for dinner. heck, spend the night!

it’s a very old place with lots of details and history

every door is a portal to a little world

take your shoes off

we’ll light the fire

and kick back

you have your choice of bedrooms

so relax and  unwind

gentlemen have a dressing room

and nook for a nap

ladies have their own little suite

not sure what this is but it’s working for me in this little fantasy for me

and there are plenty of places for catnaps

when it’s time to work, the office is quiet

and each bedroom has a bath

with mixes of old and new elements

when it’s getting toward supper, we’ll gather in the kitchen

and get ready for an outdoor feast

all roads lead outside

to all the little nooks and crannies that beg to be used

dinner will be served on the balcony

and for breakfast we’ll rendezvous in the garden

of course you always need friends to share it with, whether it’s blog buds or virtual kittens! truth is one of this would be ANY fun without you and it is the cherry on the top of my day.

well, enjoy your night, i hope your grind is finished and you get to to enjoy the pastime we all love so much, being here with each other sharing our imaginations and dreams.  bonne nuit!

February 22, 2011. Decorating, Dreams, Life.


  1. Kate Salenfriend replied:

    thanks for visiting my site and blog rolling me! Really enjoyed tonights post. Just what I needed for some visual dessert!


  2. Nita@ModVintageLife replied:

    I could live there. A true dream.


  3. Trish replied:

    Love this post Claudia…consummate “Paris Apartment”. Just lovely images and thoughts. Merci! Trish


  4. The Red Velvet Shoe replied:

    The gentleman’s nook is my favorite….I think! It’s hard to say…this post envelopes all the beauty I could ever imagine in my French dream home…I’m going back to look at it again!


  5. marjoriekayenbl replied:

    The best two minute vacation–Thanks, I enjoyed it a lot.


  6. Isabel ~ Maison Douce replied:

    Dreaming with my eyes open… The best kind!! Thank you!


  7. Bonjour Romance replied:

    You have just created the perfect escape…when can we visit?


  8. beverley christenson replied:

    What a great idea Claudia I must try this myself gorgeous rooms and windows and doors and fabrics [ sigh] Beverley


  9. Karena replied:

    Claudia how gorgeous, a dream come true!!!!!

    Art by Karena


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  11. ROSALIE replied:

    Hi Claudia, I love your blog and your ideas. I have been doing nothing with blogs for a couple of weeks, wanting to, but having a difficult time focusing. Everybody does so beautifully, and I am such a novice. It is uplifting to find you here just relaxing and presenting things you love. They’re wonderful!! Perhaps tomorrow I will copy you a bit. We’ll see. Thank you. I think you must be the blogging angel, aren’t you?


  12. TimbarikaDoll replied:

    Just my kind of place..beautiful!! Have a great day!! xx


  13. Judith replied:

    Ooooh Claudia,
    This is FUN! I love the way you decorate. You made a country home a grand palace! We share the exact same fantasy home! Í hope all is wel with you and your plans for the show! can’t wait to see.


  14. Paris Rentals replied:

    nice pictures i like these beautiful pictures.very nice


  15. Acquired Objects replied:

    How fun and I love your dream home espeacially that first image. I’m going to have to give that a try myself, creating a dream home if money was no object.


  16. kate replied:

    What a perfect thing to read and see on a dreary drizzly Chicago day! Thanks for taking me away! Love, love, love this daily dose of beauty.


  17. Fabulous Finds Studio replied:

    Ooooh I want EVERYTHING and the cute little kitty, too!


  18. merillion replied:

    Divine! But are you the kind of hostess who serves nothing but desserts? Just whipped cream, cakes and cherries? What is our entree??

    LOVE IT!


  19. Angela replied:

    I always love the beautiful images you find but these are just stunning! I really love the first pic and the desk near the large window. Absolutely lovely!


  20. Heather replied:

    Looks like the perfect home for me! I love the daydreaming :)


  21. Joana replied:

    wow, so inspiring for me as a designer and dreamer! good job!!


  22. Hope Ava replied:

    So many beautiful images in this post! But I particularly love that blue upholstered bed, and that pink room with the pillow covered daybed…fantastic! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

    Hope Ava


  23. Melissa replied:

    If I could have each of these pictures be a room in my house, I would be pretty happy. To say the least. Who thinks of curtains for their bathtub? It actually looks amazing.


  24. Khrystine replied:

    Chandeliers and books! I love it!


  25. Irene replied:

    You have this talent of combining words with pictures in such a lovely way, they feel like a powder puff.


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