Friday, April 29, 2011

Visiting and viewing...

In spite of my chronic hermititude, I have managed to make a few friends along the way.

Today I visited with one such friend, my pal Edwidge. There are some things you should know about Edwidge.

Firstly, she's french.

Secondly, she's beautiful.

I'm not being nice or exaggerating here people, she is gorgeous and when you add a french accent- well, the rest of us housewives look like a bunch of stuttering trolls. Luckily, she is very sweet and kind and so she is loved in spite of her beauty and fancy accent.

The last few times I have run into her, Edwidge has been filling me in on some of her home projects. She recently rearranged her entire downstairs based upon a little bit of curb side trash picking.

See this table?

This is a table which Amy put out on her curb. Edwidge found it, took it home and painted it. So cute! She liked it so much that she brought down a couple of bookcases from her bedroom and painted those too!

I love the simple elegance of this room. It is so soothing and uncluttered, yet very warm and inviting.

A lamp, a frame and some flowers on a beautiful piano. So lovely.

When I followed her up the stairs I swooned. The light comes into the unadorned window and is caught by this plant whose leaves are echoed in the candle holders on the wall. The wall is a silver grey and the woodwork is pure gleaming white.

Even though Edwidge has more closet space than she knows what to do with, she is using this beautiful armoire to hold linens.

I tried to think of ways I could sneak this into my car without her noticing, but alas my ninja furniture stealing skills could use some work.

Edwidge's house is a great example of how to create a home which is a reflection of personal style. Clean lines, warm colors and her distinctive touches make this home a place which stands out without being fussy or overdone.  An inspiration!

Good coffee, english spoken with a french accent and lovely conversation. A perfect morning.


Gumbo Lily said...

What a nice visit. Thanks for taking me along. Your friend's home is restful and pleasant.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I don't know about having elegant French friends, Sara. I feel very inadequate just thinking about Edwidge. I bet she's thin and has very nice glassware.

I'm glad you are secure enough to take her on, though. I'm proud of you.