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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Design on Friday #1

Friday, January 13, 2017

F R E N C H   D E S I G N 
on Friday

~ textiles ~


Look carefully at the words on this script fabric found in Marche Saint Pierre last fall while visiting Paris. 

Shepherd... sellers... of the late Mr. O. Hamu... 


Could it be French homemakers are as taken with English as we Americans are taken with French? 

Not going to Paris? Try shopping online. Marche Saint Pierre, a well-known Paris fabric store in the Montmartre area, has an online store, and describes itself as one of the largest fabric stores in the world. 


French script textiles have been popular for several years as a way to add French style to home decor.

Christmas, Valentine's, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and back-to-school all come to mind in just minutes for when to use a red French script pillow found here at home. 

How do you use French script in your home?

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F R E N C H   D E S I G N 
on Friday 

Come back each Friday for another post in a design series that shows 1] a photo taken in France that illustrates French design and 2] how that design translates into our homes. 

How do we know what IS French design? When selecting furnishings, lighting, and accessories, how do we decide what to use? Botanic Bleu will be providing examples straight from France through photos taken by me. Together we will study the photos. 

For those wishing to have an authentic touch of French style, visit Botanic Bleu to go to the source through snapshots of French architecture, houses, textiles, metal work, food, woodwork, landscapes... and discover inspiration for creating 

a French-inspired garden and home. 

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For French Country Design from others, see Botanic Bleu's Pinterest board, French Country Design, and a group Pinterest board to which Botanic Bleu contributes, French Country Decor Ideas

For more French style straight from the source, click on the French Inspiration links in the sidebar to read sites devoted to French joie de vivre