Sunday, February 2, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- French Country Cottage

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays

Hi everyone! 
My name is Courtney and I blog over at French Country Cottage .
I am so thrilled to be over here visiting Pamela and her beautiful blog today
sharing a little bit about how I found my style. 
Pamela sent over a couple questions for me  to answer - so here goes

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays

1- My decorating style is?

Well, I am a mix for sure.
 I never seem to be able to fit into any one category.
My first love is French Country style, but when we bought our 1940's cottage
I found that I loved the simple charming cottage style decor as well. 

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Cottage bathroom remodel HERE
But then there is my shabby romantic side- lots of florals and ticking stripes and bouquets.
I am definitely a mix- but mostly
a little French Country and Cottage with some Shabby and Romantic mixed in
if I had to sum it all up ;)

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Rock fireplace HERE
2- How did you "find" your decorating style?

I don't really remember how I found that very first spark of  my style
As far back as I can remember I have loved french style of Charles Faudree
and drooled over the furniture, the patterns and colors and details.
From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Our French Cottage Bathroom HERE
Then when I first saw a Rachel Ashwell design with her casual, softly elegant look
I loved so much about that too

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
A cozy living room HERE
There are other designers whose rooms and style I love as well
and sometimes it's not a whole look I love-
maybe it's just one thing I love about that style that I take away 

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Christmas in the little cottage HERE
So I think- maybe I found my style after falling in love with a few things French Country
 pairing it with some of the light and bright and weathered shabby
and adding a bit of french cottage romance to kind of
blend them all together created a mish-mash that felt like I had found what fit me best

It's truly a mix that makes me happiest
like a crystal chandelier above a weathered table 
 set with old silver & vintage china 

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays

3- What has been your most treasured find for your home?

I have so many finds that I treasure in my home it is hard to choose just one.
But I would say that it might be my buffet deux corps in the living room.

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays

It was one of those finds that truly, absolutely was meant to be. 
I don't have any pieces in my home that are nearly as old or that have as rich
a patina that this has. It is absolutely one of my most treasured pieces.



4- What tips do you have for creating a beautiful home? 

Number one
Decorate with things that make you happy.

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
photo credit- Mark Lohman

When you walk into a room in your home and feel happy
and love what you see- even if it's not on trend or it's too white or it's too colorful, etc.
Doesn't matter.
 If it makes you happy- it's perfect.

Number two
 Bring in fresh flowers

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Thrift Store Transferware plates HERE

Fresh flowers to me are like the icing on the cake in a room
A bouquet of garden clippings, market flowers or even herbs -what every you love
bring such charm and really make the room feel finished.

Number three
 Add a little bling

From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
The dining room recently got a little more bling with double chandeliers

Yes, I am pretty big on bling. 
I just love the romantic elegant feeling that chandeliers bring to even
 the most ordinary space
They are a definite favorite element to add to a room for me.
From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
find more about the kitchen here 

Thank you so much Pamela for having me over to your place today!
 It was so much fun to share more about my style with your readers!
Stop by and say hello over at my blog sometime too!
you can find me here


From My Front Porch To Yours- French Country Cottage How I Found My Style Sundays
Courtney thank you so very much for stopping by today and sharing your advice on creating a beautiful home with us all. You are a true inspiration to me. 









18 comments:

  1. Pamela, what a fun blogger to feature! I follow Courtney's blog and I am always in awe of her beautiful posts. She makes it all look so easy. Courtney, I just adore all of your flowers. You are right, they are the icing on the cake and really make a difference in a room. Plus they are much prettier to look at than all the dirty snow outside my window! ;)

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  2. I love Courtney's decorating style. That bedroom with the red checked settee is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Courtney's home is a dream come true! Great feature.

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  4. never get tired of seeing Courtney's home. Her style is classically Beautiful. She is also as nice as she is talented...
    great feature!
    Karen

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  5. Have followed you for awhile. LOVE your furniture-especially the dark wood pieces. Very beautiful!!

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  6. Thanks for featuring such a fabulous blogger and her home. Courtney's style is so beautiful.. effortless elegance :)

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  7. I have followed you both for awhile and love both of your homes. I love seeing all of the fresh flowers mixed with the home decor.

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  8. I love Courtney's blog and decorating style! So nice to read her feature here today, Pamela.

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  9. Pamela,
    Courtney is a great choice. I have followed Courtney for a long time and love her style. I love her view to decorate with what you love. That is what makes a home beautiful. I just swoon over pictures of her beautiful home.
    Kris

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  10. Thank you so much for having me over at your gorgeous place Pamela and for your sweet compliments everyone! This was so much fun! :)

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  11. Courtney has so much beauty and inspiration going on in her lovely home! It's always a pleasure to visit her blog. Great feature today!
    Mary Alice

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  12. Great post! Thanks Pamela for having Courtney for this post on finding your style.

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  13. Pamela, I absolutely Love coming to your front porch every Sunday! Thank you for inviting your friends to share!

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  14. Love Courtney's style....Beautiful home!
    Judy

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  15. Courtney's style is just wonderful~ Great home!

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  16. Absolutely perfect, I am the very same way - there's charm in all of the 'cottage styles'. Your tips are perfect and have always enjoyed touring your home! Beautiful post! Thank you, Courtney and Pamela!
    Kathy

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  17. I've always admired Courtney's style. So beautiful, soft and elegant. I agree, if a room makes you feel happy then you've found your style. It's wonderful that we're all so different. I love so many french and cottage styles with a bit of industrial too! Everyone has their unique way of decorating. A room where you surround yourself with the things you love.

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