Thursday 26 May 2011

Romantic French Fabrics - Blush Pink

This is the first in my series of posts about fabulous fabrics for French style interiors beginning with Pink. Oh so pretty shades of the softest blush through to deep rose in the perfect Toile de Jouy, faded florals and ticking stripes.
Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Titley & Marr 'Charlecote' Colour: Geranium 100% cotton 2.Nordic Style 'Toile' Colour: Red 100% cotton 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Cove Check' Colour: Pink 100% linen 4.Kate Forman 'Antoinette' 100% linen 5.Kate Forman 'Plain Linen' Colour: Pink 100% linen 6.Kate Forman 'Pink Ticking' 100% linen
 Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Bennison Fabrics 'Chinese Pheasant' colour: original on  oyster linen 2.Kate Forman 'Ophelia' 100% linen 3.Nordic Style 'Small Check' colour stone 57% linen/43% cotton 4.Bennison Fabrics 'Petites Fleurs' on fine oyster linen 5.Clarke & Clarke 'Dupion' colour: heather 100% silk
Above images: Kate Forman
Fabrics: 1.Kate Forman 'Isobella'100% linen 2.Clarke & Clarke 'Cove Check colour: red 100% linen 3.Clarke & Clarke 'Alderley' colour: multi 70% viscose/30% linen 4.Kate Forman 'Cameo and Ribbons colour: Tuscan pink 100% linen 5.Clarke & Clarke 'Gingham Check' colour: taupe 100% cotton
Above image: Kate Forman

An excellent retailer in England for most of the fabrics mentioned in this post is Fabrics & Papers, they carry a wide range of designers for both fabric and wallpaper.
Just a note: I have compiled these fabric combinations working from images online so please forgive me if in reality they don't work as well together! Most shops are happy to provide swatches.

Wednesday 18 May 2011

The Romantic French Bedroom

Heavenly billowing drapes, rustic linen, fresh crisp white cotton, decadent silk and velvet combine with ornate crystal chandeliers and antique gilt furniture for the most romantic styling. Simple shades of putty, dove and chalk create a restful, elegant palette for any bedroom. Whilst rich tones of damson, verdigris & olive add drama and decadence. 
1.& 3. HOTEL:Pavillon de Madame 2.& 4.INTERIOR DESIGN: Corniche
SHOP:Fabrics and interiors Kate Forman
1.BEDROOM: Martha Stewart  - homeowner Jill Dienst 2.FABRIC: Tinsmiths 3.& 4.FABRIC & LACE: Country by Mail 5.BEDLINEN: Bella Notte Linens
1.& 4.SHOP: And So to Bed 2.& 3.BEDLINEN: Bella Notte Linens 5.FABRIC: Country by Mail
1.& 2. SHOP: Biskopsgarden 3.INTERIORS: Jeanne d'Arc Living 4.FABRIC: Tinsmiths 
1.SHOP: Sweetpea and Willow 2.STYLIST: Atlanta Bartlett 3.INTERIORS: Lefevre 4.INTERIORS: Corniche
1.& 3.Mansion: Magie des Lieux 2.FABRICS & INTERIORS: Kate Forman 4.FABRIC: Fabrics & Papers
PAINTING: 1769 Marie Antoinette by Joseph Ducreux (Versailles)

Thursday 12 May 2011

The French Country Kitchen

With soft chalky colours and rustic elements the kitchens found in the French Chateaux, cottages and farmhouses have long been a favourite source of interior inspiration for me. Here are a few of my favourites.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
EBAY: 326dawn Item number: 400214837456

PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan

FABRICS:1.,3. & 4.Ian Mankin 2.,5.,6. & 7.Les Indiennes 
SHOP: Summerill & Bishop
All from SHOP: The French House

PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
1.,3.&6. SHOP: Summerill & Bishop 2.FABRIC: Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics 4.&5.FABRIC: Ian Mankin

All 3 images PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan

Thursday 5 May 2011

The Fabulous French Chateau

The romantic interiors of the French Chateau: opulent drapes of finest silk and linens set against rough hewn stone and peeling paint; lavish chandeliers, bare plaster walls, bleached wood and ancient beams, the divine contradictions of the Chateau's charm
HOTEL: Pavillon de Madame
1.MAGAZINE:Campagne Decoration 2.ANTIQUE SHOP: Bruxelles Antiques 3.VILLA: Mas de l'Amour 

Mansion: Magie des Lieux

Mansion: Magie des Lieux

3.MAGAZINE:Campagne Decoration 
Mansion: Magie des Lieux

1.MAGAZINE:Campagne Decoration 2.MAGAZINE:Campagne Decoration 3.CHATEAU: Chateau de Moissac
1.MAGAZINE: Art & Decoration 2.PHOTOGRAPHER: Rachel Whiting 3.ANTIQUE SHOP: Bruxelles Antiques