Sunday, October 24, 2010

The French Inspired Home

Pardon my gush, but I am a huge Carolyn Westbrook fan.  She has a style that is so...well...ME.   Her beautiful love of antiques and vintage charm with an elegant but very inviting vibe just speaks to me.  Nothing ever looks too precious, but it is fabulous and sophisticated.  I thought her first book, The Carolyn Westbrook Home was amazing, so when I saw that she had a new one coming out titled The French Inspired Home, I couldn't get over to Amazon fast enough to pre-order it.  Well, it came not too long ago, and I was not disappointed.  In this delicious feast for the eyes, Carolyn shows many beautiful interiors, and they run the gamut from the white slipcovered sofa, beautiful chandelier, and statuary which many of us think of as the quintessential French inspired interior to a more masculine library with deep colors and antlers.  The point is, they are all French INSPIRED, showing how you can take whatever you have and add a few signature pieces to give French flair.  Now, don't get me wrong, these interiors are not DIY deals.  But if, like me, you are by necessity a DIY'er, you can glean loads of great information and ideas for vignetting and making your own home look like a million bucks.  You can get your copy of Carolyn's book here.    For now, scroll down and get a little taste of this new book that you need to get on your bookshelf.

all photos from The French Inspired Home

Carolyn has a blog of her own, so if you stop by to say hello, please tell her you saw her book spotlighted at my place.  Thanks for coming over today.  Have a great week!

Until next time,

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  1. Ooh that book looks like its right up my alley...thanks for the heads up!

  2. You need to check her site. I don't know if her book signing tour includes Colorado or not, but if it doesn't...come to Texas in the spring!
    She'll love this post.
    Her foyer is amazing. I can fit my whole house in it.
    It's a beautiful book and she's a beautiful spirit!

  3. Hi Judy,

    Looks like this book is a must have!
    Love all the beautiful images you have shown and thanks for telling us about it.

    Happy week

  4. Hi. Wow! Visiting from Debra's blog. Such beautiful inspirations! Love those white vintage linens in the bathroom. I have white beadboard too; I think I'll have to try that.
    ~ Julie

  5. I really loved seeing her space at RoundTop, it was gorgeous!

  6. Oh my this is just the most wonderful blog so far! I found you through Saltbox Treasures and I'm so glad I did, I am really enjoy the trip sop far! I am now your latest follower so i can peek in on occasion!

  7. Thank you so much for the peek into her new's amazing. I also took a peek at your etsy...and your pillows are simply gorgeous.

  8. Hi Judy! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I am definitely putting this book on my Christmas list! I loved the first one, too. Have a great week...

  9. Hey Judy! Isn't this book just fabulous? I did a give away with it a few months ago, and was able to get to know a little about Carolyn. She has been my inspiration and mentor for several years. Love her other book, too! So glad you came by!

  10. What gorgeous photos! Thanks to my daughters, I've become quite fond of French country decorating ideas. I appreciate all your intriguing ideas to explore here.

  11. Thank you...I went straight to Amazon and order it!


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