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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
I have a passion for creating. I love to sew, decorate, paint, read, travel. I have been sewing and decorating for years. I love teaching and sharing my inspiration. I love thinking outside the box and believe everything can be made into something new! I am sew inspired and love simplicity in my life. I have a very successful decorating business. I also love teaching my sewing classes and sharing this gift that I have been blessed with. Sewing is becoming a dying art and I want to do my part in keeping it alive.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage French Country

Vintage French Country Design

I have to admit, I really like vintage design style.  Very simplistic and yet elegant.  Recently I had the opportunity to help a client create a sophisticated and elegant take on vintage french style.  To make the new chairs have that vintage style, I chose a slip covered style chair and upholstered the chairs in a fabulous crushed velvet in a grey taupe color.  To add a little unexpected, I had the ottoman upholstered in a tone on tone animal print in the same grey taupe color.  The area rug adds a little whimsy, it is a grey blue shag.  We mixed the room up with distressed and aged tables.
The accessories were my favorite part of this project.  I shopped a lot of local antique stores and shows.  Atlanta has a great show that comes once a month.  Scott's Antiques, really worth the trip, it takes a couple of days to really shop it.  I used several antique french books in a variety of sizes.  As well as cigar boxes to adjust height and store other unique finds.  The wicker trey add texture and color to the ottoman.  I filled the cigar box with wine corks.  The tea pot is from a Paris Cafe.
 The display cabinet was a new piece with an aged look.  This piece is from Hooker Furniture Company.  I filled this cabinet with Wicker Wine Bottles, which really add texture to the cabinet.  I also found a wicker bird house, old wooden thread spools.  I filled a cigar box with rolled music sheets and twine balls and added color with moss balls in a variety of sizes.  The antique lantern in the bottom right has dried hydrangeas inside and the cloak at the top has a bird's nest with eggs.  I love the results and had a great time researching and getting ideas to create this space.