This month’s issue of Elle Decor Magazine (January/February 2014) is the International issue, republishing highlights from editions of the magazine outside the US. This issue is a lucky treat because it features both a French farmhouse in Normandy and an ultra-chic Paris apartment!

(See our take on the Normandy Farmhouse here.)

On to the apartment. Photography By Antoine Baralhe. Design by Sylvie de Chirée.

Midcentury Eclectic Living Room

Midcentury Eclectic Living Room

Serene Bedroom

Serene Bedroom

Glamorous Dining Room

Glamorous Dining Room

Midcentury Quirky Kitchen

Midcentury Quirky Kitchen

All the rooms are glamorous in gold and white, with an eclectic mix of midcentury and more traditional furnishings. My favorite details are the paper lanterns in the kitchen and the colorful pottery in the dining room, not to mention the low bookcase in the living room.

Here are some gold and white items from I Dream of France that would mix well in this chic Paris apartment:

 

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Lemon Rust

Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths – Lemon Rust

 

Paris Ceramic Mug

Paris Ceramic Mug

 

 

Paris Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Set

Paris Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers Set

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Lemongrass

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Lemongrass

Eiffel Tower & Butterfly Necklace - Antique Bronze

Eiffel Tower & Butterfly Necklace – Antique Bronze

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This month’s issue of Elle Decor Magazine (January/February 2014) is the International issue, republishing highlights from editions of the magazine outside the US. This issue is a lucky treat because it features both a French farmhouse in Normandy and an ultra-chic Paris apartment!

First up is the Normandy Farmhouse. Photography by Nicolas Mathéus. Design by Franz Potisek.

Normandy Farmhouse Green and White Kitchen

Normandy Farmhouse Green and White Kitchen

Love the classic green and white color combination. Elegant and earthy. Note the cooking pot and two wineglasses at the ready. It is a French home after all!

Normandy Farmhouse Green and Red Rustic Dining Room

Normandy Farmhouse Green and Red Rustic Dining Room

Earthy gives way to rustic in the dining room.

Normandy Farmhouse Elegant Living Room

Normandy Farmhouse Elegant Living Room

Softer greens and reds, and a stone fireplace mantel and overmantel.

Normandy Farmhouse Pergola with Pink Climbing Roses

Normandy Farmhouse Pergola with Pink Climbing Roses

Normandy Farmhouse Green and White Bath

Normandy Farmhouse Green and White Bath

Shades of green and white recall the kitchen combination. This is equally classic and elegant.

Here are some green, white, and red items from I Dream of France with an earthy elegance that would mix well in this farmhouse:

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

Couleur Nature Figs Red-Green Placemats

Couleur Nature Figs Red-Green Placemats

Laguiole Table Knives Ivory Handles Set of 6 on a Wooden Block

Laguiole Table Knives Ivory Handles Set of 6 on a Wooden Block

French Country Verdigris Metal Oval Bucket with Ear Handles

French Country Verdigris Metal Oval Bucket with Ear Handles

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Verbena

Pré de Provence Shea Butter Enriched 150g Soap Verbena

I’ll show the Paris Apartment in the next blog entry.

Happy Valentine’s Day, the French Way!

See our DIY Yarn Heart Window Display for Valentine’s Day for a decoration idea you can make yourself.

See our Pinterest board, A French Valentine, for more inspiration.

L’Amour is in the air, and we have the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day from the country of romance!

Tree with bicycle and heart

Three Heart Shaped French Soaps in a Tin Bucket. The label says "Je t'aime Paris"

Three Heart Shaped French Soaps in a Tin Bucket. The label says “Je t’aime Paris”

Paris Bistro Cotton Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set - Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Oven Mitt and Pot Holder Set – Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Tea Towel - Redwood

Paris Bistro Cotton Tea Towel – Redwood

Paris. Dinner. Eiffel Tower.

White Truffle Sunflower Oil 8.45oz

White Truffle Sunflower Oil 8.45oz

Champagne or Wine Tote - Vive la Belle France

Champagne or Wine Tote – Vive la Belle France

Pre de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball - Valensole

Pre de Provence Luxe Eau de Parfum Rollerball – Valensole

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

Couleur Nature Fig Red-Green Tablecloths/Runners/Napkins

French Dinner table

Last but not least…table setting the French way! (Click photo to follow link to our blog article on table setting.)

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Who’s left on your list? Need more gift ideas? Click any of the photos to view more information on IDreamofFrance.com.

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Walk-In Holiday Hours

Planning on stopping by? Here are our holiday hours (PST):
From now until December 23rd:

  • Monday – Friday: 9AM to 5PM
  • Saturday: 11AM to 3PM
  • Sunday: Closed

December 24th: 9AM to 3PM
December 25th to January 1st: Closed (online orders will be shipped during that time)

Last-Minute French Gift Guide

French Folk Song Music CD

Enjoy some timeless French classics this Holiday season. The CD includes a booklet with the lyrics so you can sing along! Made in the USA.

 French Folk Songs Music CD

Joyeux Noël Towel

A beautiful towel for your kitchen exclusive to I Dream of France. Buy it for yourself or make thoughtful gifts for friends and family! Made in the USA.

Joyeux Noel French Kitchen Towel

French Christmas Tea in a Tree Ornament

How clever, this Christmas tree ornament contains 10 bags of a special French Christmas Tea blend. Close the ornament back up and hang it on the tree! Made in France.
Compagnie Coloniale Christmas Tea Ornament

 

Holiday Tablecloths

French tablecloths are our specialty so we have a lot to choose from! We especially like the new Olives Red by Le Cluny for the holidays. Available in round, square and rectangulars, as well as placemats and napkins, we have one for everyone. Made in France.

Le Cluny Olives Red French Coated Tablecloth

 

This season we are stocking a new line of kitchen towels that are made in France by Torchons et Bouchons. Torchons et Bouchons literally means “towels and corks” as the company’s first product line depicted vintage French wine labels. Their towels are 100% cotton, machine washable, and printed with food-safe dyes.

We also received new towels from customer favorites Beauvillé and Coucke. (Is it too early to think about Christmas? Because our shipment included beautiful Christmas towels from Beauvillé…)

Click any of the photos below to view more information on I Dream of France.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more! No coupon code required. For faster shipping, or for destinations outside the USA and Canada, please inquire for shipping charges at 1-888-96-FRANCE or bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.

Eiffel Tower in Cake Dome Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Torchons et Bouchons Cake Dome Tea Towel

Macarons Eiffel Tower Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Macarons Eiffel Tower Tea Towel by Torchons et Bouchons

Coucke Huile d’Olive French Dish Towel – Big Design

Coucke Huile d'Olive French Dish Towel - Big Design

 

Coucke Huile d’Olive French Dish Towel – Striped Design

                        Coucke Huile d'Olive French Dish Towel - Striped Design

Beauville Silhouettes French Tea Towel

Beauville Silhouettes French Tea Towel

Beauville Millesime French Tea Towel

Beauville Millesime French Tea Towel

 

–Ashley

Le Cluny is one of our topselling lines, and for good reason. These linens are printed and woven in traditional Provençal designs in a fabulous array of colors. Some customers have redecorated their dining room or kitchen with a total look by ordering new tablecloths, napkins, chair pads, and extra yardage for curtains. (Call us at 1-888-96-FRANCE for information about ordering fabric by the yard.)

This week we received a large shipment of new Le Cluny linens. Click any of the photos below to view more information on I Dream of France. To make it even easier to order, we are revamping this part of our website to better show all of the products available for each pattern style. Please bear with us as we work on moving things around.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more! No coupon code required. For faster shipping, or for destinations outside the USA and Canada, please inquire for shipping charges at 1-888-96-FRANCE or bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.
Lavender Red Cotton Coated Provençal Tablecloths

Back in stock, the ever popular Lavender Red pattern!
Lavender Red Cotton Coated Provençal Tablecloths

 

Petite Fleur Green Cotton Coated French Tablecloths

New! Available in round, square and rectangular sizes.
Petite Fleur Green Cotton Coated French Tablecloths
Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths – Lea Blue
New! Available in square and rectangular sizes with Teflon coating.
Le Cluny Jacquard Tablecloths - Lea Blue

 

Customer Favorites from Petal Pushing

Petal Pushing follows a long tradition of textile making in India. The inspiration for the beautiful French printed linens, the handmade Indian cotton linens are still called “indienne” and are very popular in France. Just like Provencal style linens, their themes are largely inspired by the flowers and colors found in nature.

These beautiful products of nature are carved into individual blocks which are hand-printed onto the fabrics. Their products are made with care, and are eco-friendly and fair trade products as well; fabrics are Azo-free and machine-washable. The tablecloths we carry are coated with polyurethane for easy care (similar to the acrylic coating used by other brands).

Click any of the photos to view more information on I Dream of France.

As always, ground shipping is free for orders of $75 or more! No coupon code required. For faster shipping, or for destinations outside the USA and Canada, please inquire for shipping charges at 1-888-96-FRANCE or bonjour@idreamoffrance.com.

Crimson-White Pears Indienne Coated Tablecloths and Napkins

Crimson-White Pears Indienne Coated Tablecloths and Napkins

 

Soleil Blue-Yellow Indienne Coated Tablecloths and Napkins

Soleil Blue-Yellow Indienne Coated Tablecloths and Napkins

Paula Red Indienne Scarf

Paula Red Indienne Scarf

 

Topaz Black Indienne Scarf

Topaz Black Indienne Scarf