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Sally and I would like to invite you to attend our presentation on “Creating French Style in your Home” on March 22, during Boston Design Week. See the Eventbrite link HERE.

Creating French Style in your Home; Wilson Kelsey Design

We saw/absorbed/learned so much during our two recent trips to Paris, much of which confirmed our latent suspicion that French Style is, in fact, very different than English/American Style.

Perhaps if the French had won the 7 Years War (French and Indian War) I would be writing this post in French. Or more than likely an entirely different post… Yes, history has played it’s part. The upshot for me is French Style – it’s interior architecture, decor, etc. regardless of the period or station is sexier and more emotional. It expresses itself with more freedom.

We all know, admire, even love French Style’s past – Versailles, with it’s tall ceilings, ornamentation, parquet floors are benchmarks. We hold in high esteem.

Versailles; Photo by John Kelsey, Wilson Kelsey Design

Then there’s the classic simplicity found through much of Petit Trianon. Mmmm!

Petit Trinon window seat; Wilson Kelsey Design

But what’s more exciting is where French Style is today. How has it evolved and adapted and how can we bring it’s elements into our own homes today. There are so many ways that can satisfy – those with classical inclinations…

(Wilson Kelsey Design)

Dining room; Wilson Kelsey Design; Photo by Laura Moss

Or with the desire for today’s relaxed country manor…

(Natalie Haegeman Interiors)

Design by Natalie Haegeman

Or modern design blending seamlessly with 200 year old architecture…

(Gilles & Boissier)

Gilles et Boissier; photo © Sisters Agency : Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

And those who desire that striking balance between yesterday and today.

(Lefevre Interiors)

foyer design by Lefevre Interiors

Looking forward to seeing you on March 22.

Be sure to check out Boston Design Week’s other events!

Cheers,

sally and John

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Close your eyes for a moment and picture this image with a square mirror and a hard edged coffee table.

Just not the same…

It seems I have only moments these days to tend to the blog and other social media, there is so much project work to do. Yet, Sally and I are always looking for new work – the next project, large or small. That is a constant.

Now is a perfect time to call us if you are planning a spring project.

Cheers,

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My apologies for not getting this post up sooner. Things have been a little hectic around here with work and getting out several proposals for new work…

Last Thursday’s Home Styling Seminar at the Museum was a huge success, with 70 people in attendance as Jerry Arcari and I took the first vignette apart and set up the second one, while Sally narrated. We had hoped to be able to take a of video the “performance”, but we had to settle for pictures. Lots of fun. (…and Work!) I’d do it again in a heartbeat…

Here I am “making faces” at someone as I talk about what we are about to do….

 

Sally’s little helpers beginning to tear down the vignette…

 

Jerry Arcari talking about the Aubusson rug as we remove it form the vignette.

 

Here we are “delivering “the new rug. Sally is delighted…

 

New rug in place ready to re-style. Doesn’t the space look empty?

 

Hanging the new artwork. Note the brown pillows in the chairs on the left.

 

Installing lamp shades. The humorous egg silver box and pillows are in place.

 

The re-styled vignette…

 

The happy presentors and Museum Director, Lindsay Dielh.

 

Michael Lee’s photo, taken the next morning…

So many people helped us with the effort. We simply could not have done this without their help. Sally and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

All the staff of Landry & Arcari

Jerry Mansfield of Muralo Paint and Home Decor Group of Peabody

Hammersmith Studios, who made the coffee table and two floor lamps

Jacqui Becker, Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts, for all the artwork

Joanne Mills, Miles River Sewing, for the slip cover and pillows

Charles Spada Antiques, accessories

Jia Moderne, accessories

The Martin Group, wing chairs and accessories

M-Geough, seating

FDO Group, accessories

Brookline  Village Antiques, accessories

Blanche Field and Lucia Lighting, lamp shades

Osborne & Little, Kravet, Old World Weavers, fabrics

Michael Lee, professional photography

 

Soooo, how’d we do???

Cheers,

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