Entries from September 2013

renovated farmhouse by studio viva veda

September 24, 2013

can a house be playful?  not “playful” in a cartoonish way, but “playful” in a beautiful, sophisticated way.  i don’t think i have ever used that word to describe a home before…there’s a first time for everything right?

dutch design studio viva vida created the most amazing space within the walls of this farmhouse.  it definitely has industrial elements, but is far from cold.  obviously, wood can bring a feeling of warmth to wide open space…the beams right!?  in this home artwork, stunning textiles, pops of color and truly loved bits and baubles only add to this warmth and feeling of home.

just when i think i have seen it all in the beautiful spaces i feature on bliss, a pleasant surprise like this unique gem comes my way…

i truly love what i do.

xo mrs. french

via turbulences déco

i heart monday.

September 23, 2013

it’s monday and obviously i am running a bit behind!  happy first day of fall!  one of my favorites for sure…my only complaint is that it isn’t nearly long enough…

pumpkins, chimney smoke, crisp air…you get it.  

perhaps some items here will help you prepare…

i heart this cardigan, clutch, necklace, and boot.

i heart these jeans, this bracelet, and rug.

i heart this coat, these triangles, this bag and carpet.

i heart this sweater, these earrings, and this pendant light.

i heart this vintage cape, this jasper necklace and these boots.

i know i say this every week…but for real this time, i may need one of each.

oh and you may notice many of these items link to my luvocracy site…something i am so proud of!  i am so thrilled that you can now shop some of your favorites through the luvocracy app…take a peek!

xo mrs. french

karyn lyons

September 20, 2013

i am completely in love with the work of karyn lyons.  her oil on canvas pieces featuring fruit ready to be picked have quickly become my favorites…

*Midnight at Your House, oil on canvas, 44×60”*

*After Sunset, oil on canvas, 44×60”*

the bokeh I am typically drawn to in photographs seems to show itself beautifully in these paintings.

karyn lyons is also an art director in the fashion industry; working with esteemed clients such as j.crew and ralph lauren.  In 2001 she decided to persue her passion and returned to school for graduate studies at the school of the museum of fine arts, Boston and I am so happy she did.

for those of you lucky enough to be in the san francisco area, do me a favore and pop on over to march (another favorite) to catch a glimpse of karyn’s paintings up close.  they will be featured there through november 23rd.  i am hoping to stop by before they are gone…

have a beautiful weekend!

xo mrs. french

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