Offering Monday Manual of DIY Style ~ French Country today! We are moving toward the edge of what’s possible here at C8C. Check back often to see what’s new. From today forward, Monday’s will almost always be about DIY style ideas and resources. DIY makes my heart sing…I love creating something from nothing or something for less than I can buy it in a store. So let’s begin where I always begin…
French Country Style Appreciates the Beauty of Nature
Bénédicte Patin apprécie la beauté et l’apaisement qu’offre la nature et se plaît à la mettre en scène dans son propre univers en utilisant un procédé ancien de stabilisation des feuillages et des fleurs.
A French sensibility envelopes everything I do. There is a rustic charm in each piece laid to rest in this well collected home™. Nothing is neglected, nothing too small to matter. There is an easiness about it…a simplicity that I crave.
Examples of this style are shown below. All from E-magdeco.com. Click the photo to see more of this home.
A well-read book open to hold a small bunch of flowers. I love that the doors and drawers of the chest don’t quite meet perfectly.
Below Bénédicte sits amid the beautifully crafted rooms of ‘The Convent of the Roses.’ Shutters rest against walls and add texture the the quiet room.
A table is casually set for a simple meal…more shutters create a faux fireplace.
Bénédicte blogs at Convent of Roses where she shares her love of nature.
All images are from an article at E-magdeco.com. Visit to see even more images from this charming place.
Editor’s Note: Coming soon The Well Collected Home™ magazine. I CANNOT WAIT TO LAUNCH THIS!! Yes, I am that excited to create a beautiful magazine for all my DIY and creative friends who love living the creative lifestyle. Stay tuned…soon my friends!
Lovely photographs, keep up the good work