Monday, September 5, 2011

guest post by arcadian home decor...

This Monday afternoon finds me relaxing back at home after a fun~filled long weekend at my campground.
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend too!

Our internet connection was not the best there these last few days so I am a little behind on my visits.  So, while I catch up a bit I have a wonderful post from Jennifer from Arcadian Home Decor to share with you.  Ever since they contacted me a few weeks ago to do a guest post I have been doing some window shopping on their site and have quite a wish list going!  

Take it away Jennifer...

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home Decor. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. And anything vintage - which is why I adore the posts on A Cottage Muse. I can't thank Sandi enough for letting me guest post on her blog!

The key to creating gorgeous vintage French interiors is using rich materials in a room's home decor, like thick, heavy fabrics, stately furniture with a distinct aged feel, as well as period-specific table decorations and wall hangings like artwork. These are eight sophisticated vintage French interiors.

Dramatic canopy
Vintage French Interiors
Vintage Revival (via)
The features of this formal bedroom that make it distinctly vintage and French are the floor-to-ceiling canopy as well as the matching antique chandeliers. Ooh la la!

Dining al fresco
Vintage French Interiors
Bodie and Fou (via)
This outdoor setting is the perfect place for entertaining - the massive aged wood table can accommodate many while the weathered urns and rust-coloured wrought-iron lanterns add to the vintage look.

Shabby amour
Vintage French Interiors
Greige Design (via)
There’s no shortage of fabulous French-inspired pieces in this space, from the old stone mantels to the bench sofa and chairs. The muted palette is also vintage chic.

Large and in charge
Vintage French Interiors
Eclectic Revisited by Maureen Bower (via)
Just a few grand pieces of distressed yet elegant furniture and this dining room looks like it came straight out of the 19th century.

A modern twist
Vintage French Interiors
Nice Vintage France (via)
While these vintage chairs have both contemporary lines and fabrics, the gold-framed wall hanging in French infuses this sitting area with avant-garde good looks.

Charming cuisiniere
Vintage French Interiors
Davinong (via)
This classic kitchen belongs in a home in Paris - the old-fashioned stove is a true centerpiece, accented well by the warm wood cabinetry and copper cookware.

Mod vanity
Vintage French Interiors
Let Your Creativity Flow (via)
This vintage French vanity set-up is so pretty, all in white and creams. It has touches of present-day trends, like a sleek fabric-covered chair, almost metallic floral-print wallpaper and little trinkets as table decorations.

Bravo for the bain!
Vintage French Interiors
Home Trend Design (via)
A beautiful bathroom with a claw-foot tub and aged wood floors is the perfect vintage French interior to escape in.

Content provided by Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top quality home accessories at extremely affordable prices. If you like this post, be sure to stop by the Arcadian Home Decor blog and say hello!

Thank you so much Jennifer!
I find each space in the photos inviting and inspiring, don't you?
The "Shabby Amour" and the "Large and in Charge" were my favorites. 
Let me know yours!

Thank you for visiting ~ I wish you all a wonderful week!


Jane, Naples, Florida said...

A fabulous post! Thanks so much!

Flora Doora

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

A fabulous post!

Flora Doora

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Gorgeous pictures. I want to be sitting at that long outdoor table.

CLD said...

These are such great inspiration photos. I had to go back over them several much beautiful for just a quick glance.
Thanks for sharing. Bobbie

Anna at the Doll House said...

It would be a dream come true to have a terrace like this. We would also need a proper summer, so we could enjoy it.


Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh so much to swoon over Sandi & Jennifer! My favorite by far is the kitchen~ Davingnon...going into my file of 'please can I have this kitchen' ideas!

CLD said...

Thank you for your sweet comments about our Miss Violet...we are having way to much fun with her.
Thank you for stopping by...Enjoy The Day! Bobbie

Cindy said...

The outdoor setting by Bodey and Fou and the kitchen with the huge European Range were my favorite.
Beautiful images and very interesting content.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I LOVE that gold framed wall hanging! It's such a fun piece.

Great post!

PJH Designs said...

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by my little blog I appreciate it. :-)

Sandi said...

Beautiful post! The photos are fabulous! If only I could transport myself there. :)

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