The latest cover of Veranda really stopped me in my tracks. It reminded me of Ginny Magher's cover from 1999. After all these years, I am still in awe at the charm of a French farmhouse, constant and timeless.. Yes, this is a farmhouse. lol. A 13,000 square foot farmhouse, bordering a pear orchard on an island in the Rhone River. Designer Susan Bednar Long was hired by long time clients to transform, renovate and redesign. Although Long made all decisions on her own for previous projects, Shauna, the owner, was involved every step of the way for this one. The pair worked closely with a renowned local architect, Alexandre Lafourcade. Let's take a look inside... The dining room is spectacular. I have plates surrounding a doorway in my house, and I was beginning to think maybe the look was outdated. But after seeing this, I'm in love once again. More plates.. And the [...]
More condo pics! Not that much has changed since my last post, so some of these are repetitive... Still waiting on window treatments and bedding. At this point, I'm just happy to be where it's sunny instead of snowy. Here is the entry again... Chair in the Master bedroom. I love it! I love the pastel colors in the living room! Still waiting on glass shelves... You guys it is SO SUNNY down here. We need window treatments desperately... The guest bedroom is so darn cute with the green beds with white nailheads... Need: Shams and dust skirts This cute chair was delivered for the guest room... Guest bathroom TV needs to be hung... I am so happy down here. Next week, I will be back in Omaha in the cold and snow... It is so hard to imagine when you are at the beach!
If you have been following my instagram stories, you might be expecting this post. Although it is still a work in progress, there is enough completed to share some photos. I'll explain what is still to come as we go along... The entry has the same chest and mirror from 25 years ago! Some things are not worth replacing, and these pieces have stood the test of time. I should have prefaced the images by saying it is next to impossible to take photos during the day in this condo. The sunlight pours in the windows, and we do not have window treatments yet, so it is sort of like living in literal heaven. The coffee table is also a remnant of the old decor... Still does the trick in my opinion. I adore the console we found. It's very old and from Spain. We actually saw it in the [...]
You guys are the best. I have definitely cut back on posting on my blog, and it's always nice (and surprising) to know that people notice! Thank you for your emails wondering where I am and what the heck is going on! If you want to keep in closer contact, I am much more attentive to my instagram account and you can follow me there ~ @thefrenchtangerine. But for now, here are a few updates! I ordered fabric for my birthday back in July to cover these wing chairs in my office. The fabric showed up in October, and the chairs have finally returned! But first, a quick story about the fabric. It's called Malabar by Colefax and Fowler, and it may be my all-time favorite fabric. Dan Carithers used it a lot, and I copied. I have it in tan on a barrel back wing chair in my living [...]
One of my cute friends emailed me after reading my last post and said it took her an hour to figure out what SIL was. LOL. I was cracking up. Sister-in-law. My last post featured a dinner party at the home of my Omaha sister-in-law. Thought I better clear that up before presenting another SIL's living situation in NYC! This apartment could not be cuter! We were headed out the door to walk to dinner, and I made everyone wait while I ran back in and took a few photos with my iPhone. Coco and Watson Coco is the mean one on top. Watson is the nice one at the bottom. Coco only likes her family, not including Watson. Please know this: There is an adorable Kate Spade lamp coming soon to light up the other side of the bed shown below. IT IS ADORABLE! I was almost [...]