Thanks Lynn for inviting me and Design Shuffle to visit this week. I am excited to share some gorgeous pictures of beautiful rooms decorated with French architectural salvage. I hope you and your readers will feel inspired. There are so many types of architectural salvage: windows, mirrors, mantels, finials, iron work, flooring, columns—the decorating possibilities are endless! There is so much history in each piece of French architectural salvage. I love imagining where each piece came from and what history it has witnessed. Here are my tips for decorating with French Architectural Salvage. Enjoy!
Trouvais viaA French overmantel mirror, painted in a shabby chic white, would look wonderful paired with the console table in an entry or bedroom design. Love the floor candelabrum too.
Remodelista viaSeriously love this shower enclosure from old factory windows. Not sure if the windows are truly from France but they have that certain je ne sais quoi of French architecture.
My Home Ideas viaGothic arches form the base of a custom console table. Repurposing architectural salvage is part of the charm of working with these historic objects.
Better Homes and Gardens (slide #2) viaLooking for out of the ordinary bathroom design ideas? Using salvaged ironwork, an architectural element popular during the Belle Époque in Paris, to make a bathroom vanity is a clever and charming.
Décor de Provence viaFrench glass panels frame a glass door leading into a great room. The etching detail is lovely.
Better Homes and Gardens (slide #4) viaThis round window reminds me of the round garret windows that pepper the rooflines of Paris, very La Boheme. Turning windows into mirrors is an easy DIY project.
Pottery Barn viaSalvage wood finials make wonderful, charming lamp bases. If you can’t find French salvage finials, stores like Pottery Barn have copies that capture the look.
Eclectic Revisited viaAntique French wood doors greet visitors as they have for centuries. The wood flooring is also salvaged antique wood from France, which gives this interior design a true feeling of life in France.
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It was a pleasure to have you as a guest blogger today at The Vintage Nest Susi :) The photos are exquisite and so inspirational. For more inspiration, I am joining these parties today. Won't you click on the links for a visit?
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern StyleInspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Farmhouse Friday at Laurie Anna's
Voila French Thursday at French Cupboard