July 24, 2009

Creating My Whimsy French Cottage Style...

I thought I would share some more inspiration for what is to come in creating my Whimsy French Cottage style.

We have found out that it won't be until mid-October that we will be making our new move and instead of dwelling on waiting, I am getting busy and working on as many projects for creating the new look and feel I want in my next home. As I have shown you with several of my post's I have been adding new pieces here and there and will continue to find those "bargains' that I love!

In my post "I Believe" I was getting ready to go to Goodwill, I am happy to say I came back home with a couple of great finds. Next week, I will have to show some pictures of them.

I bought a big glass ball/with a lid that sits on a metal, carved base. I am envisioning a beautiful snow globe for Christmas. Only paid $1.99!

My other find was a very old,chair with caneing. I have never owned a chair like this, but I have a vision for it and am excited to see it come to life! I might want an opinion from you all on the idea I have. Oh, I paid $7...that's right $7 for this great chair! I know it is a good chair, for it has dovetail joints and not screws. The caneing is in great condition! So, enough about this until next week.

I plan on getting a lot accomplished this weekend and want to share in the coming weeks all the projects I have and am working on. Here is some dreaming and inspiration for creating my Whimsy French Cottage style...

*Via Google

Pretty pastel pink, green and blue on
mixed matched chairs...Whimsy Garden Party.

Sheer netting draping down, wallpaper panels and molding, beautiful
 bedding and the dainty chandelier....romantic, elegant french style.

Simplicity of crisp white against blue-grey paint.

Soft pink slipcovers, wainscoting and built in's...
feminine, sophisticated and fun.

Love the mix of wicker chairs, floral/striped slipcovers,
distressed woods with coastal feel.

Vintage dresser in turquoise...beautiful!

Gorgeous over sized mirror with scroll detailing.Elegant
furniture toned down with distressed white paint, gives this
room an airy, yet sophisticated feel.

A whimsy sofa with tufted buttons on a sky blue velvet fabric.Detailed molding, hard wood floors, and beautifulwallpaper makes this room easy to love!

Scalloped top, bead board, flower knobs,
and soft turquoise paint make this cabinet eye catching!

Wrought iron detailing on the windows, a sophisticated wooden bench with lots of pillows, stone tile, and ruffled gingham seat covers makes for a casual, yet beautiful room to eat in.

Photo~Better Homes and Garden
*sigh*...in love with this Chandelier...need I say more?

Distressed cream hutch and a cute stepping stool
with a ~POP~ of blue green paint.

Photo~Better Homes and Garden

That glass bowl sink is simply divine! Sea foam green in different shades makes this coastal bathroom very whimsical. Love the shutter doors on the cabinet.

Serene color on the vanity and armoire wardrobe
is very calming and elegant.

Photo~Better Homes and Gardens
I myself am a collector of colored pottery.
I like the mixed colors, shapes and adding
some coastal with the starfish.

Photo~Country Living Magazine
One of my favorite dining rooms. Love the painted harlequin pattern
on the floor. I will be creating something like this for my kitchen....

Photo~Better Homes and Gardens
This built in window seat is wonderful!

Finally a little more eye candy to finish...

Each photo has many of the elements I want to incorporate into my look, I feel inspired and ready to start working on my Whimsy French Cottage style.

I am definitely hooked on creating this style for my home! Make sure to stop by Hooked On Houses, and see what many other bloggers are hooked on! Have a creative and productive weekend!

Don't forget the last day to enter CandyLights giveaway is Sunday July 26th by 12 am Pacific time! Go enter now, if you haven't already...you don't want to miss out on the Bulb-elicious fun!!




  2. I can definately see a pattern in your color choices...your next home will be just beautiful.
    When you have lots of time to dream and plan it makes it all that much more exciting.
    Enjoy the magazines!

  3. Now those are some awesome ideas that you have shown us. I cant wait to see what you do with your new home. If they are anything like those photos.....Beautiful! What a great attitude you have towards the wait~ You go girl~

  4. I just love all the soft, pretty colors....makes me happy! :)

  5. Love all the stuff on this post! That wardrobe armoire is a killer! Fantastic job!

  6. You are so sweet! :) Thanks for stopping by, and also for entering the Giveaway. I really think it looks like a book that will be nice to have read come Fall/Winter. More time spent indoors with family. :)

  7. Hey,

    Thank you for following my blog! I don't know how long it would have taken me to find yours and I am so glad I now "know" you. You have the same taste as me and those pictures were delightful. I love love love the bags that you are making and I am looking forward to keeping up with you.


  8. wow...what great eye candy! love the photos you post...great style and i could stare forever!

  9. Loving the turquoise cabinet with flower knobs, doing a spot of rearranging today and might try that idea. Thanks for the inspiration.


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