French Influences...Style Mixing At The Beach

french coastal bedroom

Hello and I hope that you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! My husband and I were up at the beach house (with two of our pups:-) and it was nice to have some time to unwind...

On my previous post I shared some of my "French elegant" style...
...and it's pretty evident that this look carries into our sweet spot at the beach. Mixing in what you love is easy and up here I have those French influences right beside seashells, farmhouse and rustic chippy vintage. Somehow it all blends seamlessly, and color is key.

master bedroom french style

Not straying from my love of pastels and white walls, nothing in these rooms are harsh in tone. The headboard is a French caned piece with a hint of the sea in the carved wood seashell-esque accents.

christie repasy painting in french frame

I was given this headboard years back by an interior designer that we work with quite often in our family business. I knew that I'd find a spot for it someday!

french coastal decorating

Old French carved cabinet...OLD and the original patina.

vintage french bergere chair

Antique French chair and ottoman that I purchased at a yard sale and had recovered in a cream damask. This set was beat up and mildewed from being stored in a garage, and now are lovingly adored in a reading corner.

French nightstands

Mid century nightstands...and these were very commonplace. You may have seen these around in your own town perhaps at a thrift store. I swear that they produced them in the thousands!

I painted the pair for use as master bedroom side tables at the beach with ordinary house paint and accents of my signature color aqua blue.

antique french blue dressing mirror

I found this full length French antique dressing mirror just as it is...with the French blue color wood accented by gold gilding. It came with a matching bench which I sold and so basically the mirror was then free!

crystal blue sconces macaroni beads

Did I ever tell you how much I crush on old beaded lighting? Pretty much ALL of my lighting pieces are yard sale finds from the good old days.


My favorite hang-out spot is the dining room and I often sit and work at this table that we built ourselves. The chairs are from RH.

french chandelier blue crystals macaroni beads
antique french enamelware pitcher

French enamelware on old aqua paint? To me it just goes so well and juxtaposes texture, color and style.

impressionist painting reproduction beach

And finally, a little thrift store painting that I am thinking is a copy of something from the French impressionist era.

41 comments

Judy said...

Just love the French Grey ruffle throw. Don't really have pink in my house., but grey, love it! Hope you enjoyed your beach time.

Kani71854 said...

The French Ruffle Throw would be so cute in my granddaughters room , they have been asking me to make over their room at my house and this would give me the perfect item i need to fru fru it up in there !

lenore burns said...

Absolutely Love the ruffles!

Dione said...

I absolutely love the French Grey Ruffle Throw! Beautiful.

Vaapukkamehu said...

I love Your style <3 Beautiful <3

Nancy Warren said...

Beautiful <3

Jennifer Ryan said...

Simply elegant.

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Laura J said...

What a Beautiful Color ! Want to Win !

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Janet George said...

I love, love! Love your ruffled throws! The grey is so sophisticated! Thank you for youR generosity!

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Fiona Jones-Perez said...

Love the grey and all the ruffles!

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pastrylady said...

Beautiful!! Love this for my bed!

pballard said...

Oh how I love your throws and would love a chance at one. Happy Labor Day! pamballard@comcast.net

Heidi Meyer said...

The appliques on that french cabinet are gorgeous! I adore the French Grey Ruffle throw!! Happy weekend to you!!

k5m5b5 said...

I love every inch of your girly, girly styles!

epiphanyflower said...

So beautiful and generous! This is one gorgeous grey ruffled throw, Janet. Thanks for the opportunity.XO, Jillian epiphanyflower@hotmail.com

karaokemom said...

I must have the throw !
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tara pinon said...

I love gray and ruffles.. love urban blog too! Thank you for the chance to win - trnp18@gmail.com

Tammy said...

I love anything with ruffles and this grey ruffle throw is so awesome - would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Le mois d'août est terminé, les vacances également... En ce qui me concerne, il est temps de reprendre mes habitudes... Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver et d'ouvrir à nouveau la porte de votre univers et d'y découvrir de nouveaux trésors. Très joli billet !

Gros bisous ♡

annabeiia said...

All so inspiring and beautiful! I would ove a touch of your french influence in Adelaide.
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lilygeorge said...

How divine. I would love to wrap my little boy up in this beautiful grey ruffle throw.
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Amy Hilton said...

I think French influences at the beach are the best combination, but I love French influence anywhere. I love the garage sale find chair and ottoman that you had recovered, I am on the search for an upholstered piece to make my own. The French Ruffle Throw is gorgeous.

J-jireh said...

The gray ruffle throw is so on trend! Gray is the hottest color around.

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Love your style! Absolutely lovely!
Hugs,
Vesna

Julie Brennan said...

Hello there , I just love everything about your style , your ruffle throw is so exquisite , I am about to embark on some wedding fairs , how lovely would this be to adorn some of my cakes !xx
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Thankyou x

2648cf9e-3274-11e4-8106-7392314b6ca4 said...

I absolutely love your page and your blog.such beautiful style.elegant, plush, cosy and the grey ruffle throw is so georgeous. Id put it in my bedroom.The only place I can feel total peace and tranquillity. Your very talented.keep up the good work x evelynfrench1970@aol.com

mrs kiki said...

I hope my comment posted. I don't see it on here! :(

paula tsakiridou said...

Ευχομαι ν'αμαι η τυχερη που θα ομορφυνει καποια γωνια του σπιτιου μ'αυτο το υπεροχο κομματι. Τhanks a lot, from Greece!!! <3

Erin HIBBARD said...

Looks like it's gonna be a brutal winter. A grey ruffled throw would be perfect in front of a roaring fire.
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Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

I love everything! The dresser is a beauty and I love all the ruffles!

Emanuela Fuin said...

I love your style! Congrats for your creativity, your blog is full of wonderful ideas. I would love to be entred in the French Ruffle Throw giveaway manu66 @ email.it
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Juliet Johnston said...

Just love your style , I am doing my best to replicate in my home ! As much as husband will tolerate ! Its such fun and very creative , keep it coming xxx

creations by joey said...

That French grey ruffled throw would look so so gorgeous on my bed. Thank you for all the great stuff you share with us. Joelle

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Janet, I love your beach house! The French pieces are gorgeous! I also love your beaded light fixture! You have such a romantic serene room! Since I have won one of your wonderful giveaways before, please don't enter me in this one. I just had to comment on this room.

Russell Gunn said...

I am adding grey to our home and this fabulous throw would be awesome

Russell Gunn said...

Love love love the grey throw

Cindy Anderson said...

Would LOVE the grey ruffle throw!! Love love my aqua one!
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Atmosphère Demeure said...

Il n'y a pas à dire le contraire : la "french touch" va très bien à cet appartement. Superbe !
Bises à toi chère Janet
Pascaline

Brooke Kroeger said...

Oh Janet, everything looks lovely and just perfect. I never tire of your picks and pretties! xxx....Brooke from
Creative Country Mom's Home and Garden

Pura Vida said...

love the soft colors and ruffles!

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