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I have always loved the fleur-de-lis symbol and anything French in design.  Today's 
is the fabulous antique French tapestry.  It's old, signed and full of gorgeous old mellow patina and je ne sais quoi.  To my readers and commenters, it's available at a special discount for you.  Just type in the word "blog" in the discount box at checkout and hit recalculate for your special price. 


~ I am excited to have a guest poster today,  Arcadian Lighting.   Arcadian Home Decor is the best source for home decor accessories at discount prices.  Founded in 2002, they originally started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online with its first website, Arcadian Lighting, and has become one of the top internet retailers for home lighting products. ~

Je t'aime is French for “I love you,” but perhaps that should be changed to “J'aime les tapestries Francaises.” Tapestries have a long history in the world of design, dating back to Hellenistic times.

And while they have historically been used as rugs or for wall hanging, more designers are incorporating tapestry into furniture pieces and as part of their home decor.  Take a look at these romantic interiors and the way they use beautiful French tapestry.
French Tapestries
Coco Kelly via Marie Claire Maison
This is one eclectic living room.  It combines craftsman-style floor lamps, Chinese-style sitting chairs, French doors and a simple, yet pretty couch upholstered in French tapestry.
French Tapestries
Elle Decor (via)
Here, French tapestries are hung as wall panels.  Though traditional in design, this sitting room, has so much going on in pattern – from the area rug to the French tapestry and the accent pillows – yet it all seems to work well together, doesn’t it?
French Tapestries
Elle D├ęcor (via)
Use French tapestry in your bedroom to create a focal point, either as a rug, a wall hanging or as a headboard, as seen here.  This is the bedroom of Jimmy Choo founder, Tamara Mellon.  Silver mercury-glass table lamps flank the bed add a groovy and retro feel to this glamorous and sophisticated bedroom.
French Tapestries
Cote de Texas via Guillaume de Laubier
This is what many of the chic, French bedrooms look like.  Lush fabrics, pale white or beige walls, enviable four-post beds — all accented by a dramatic and deeply hued French tapestry that acts as a headboard being the focal point of this beautiful bedroom.
French Tapestries
Matt Camron (via)
French Tapestries
An antique French tapestry depicting a pastoral scene steals the show in this dining room.  The color combination of light blue, grey, and beige yellow compliments the colors of the tapestry.
Susan Harter (via)
Susan Harter, a very talented painter and designer, hand-painted this wall covering based on traditional French tapestry. Love how the wall sconce highlights some of the more intricate details of the mural. Look at that subtle table decor and how it seems to just blend in with the painted walls.

There is such a romantic quality to French tapestry.  Either because of it being French (who, let’s be honest, are masters in design), or because many of the scenes depicted in French tapestry have been romanticized.  With such pretty colors and expert craftsmanship, they can add a unique focal point to any room.

Content provided by Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top quality home accessories items at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!

Have a wonderful week and I'll be back later. xoxo

P.S.  There's a give-away going on right here.  Fabulous French inspired Cavallini nests and birds stamp set in a beautiful tin.  Ends Friday evening, 7/22/2011...winner announced at Pink Saturday. 

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NanaDiana said...

I love those old tapestries. I wish I had kept the one my hubby's Dad got rid of when his mother died. Sad to think where it might be now~ xo Diana

Unknown said...

fabulous photos. I am personally crazy for tapestries and often use them in my decorating for clients...
great post,


Connie said...

Just dropped by to tell you there is a video of our Miss Caroline starting to walk on my blog today, sugar. I knew as a relatively new grandmother you'd get a kick of of seeing it. Really funny.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

I hope it's not too hot where you are...we are roasting in T.O.!

Love all info and photos on this post.


Home Decor and Accessories said...


Thank you so much for letting us do a guest post on your blog. It looks fantastic!


Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! It’s not what it seems: I’ve just been too busy... No holidays... ;)

Je ne sais pas quoi dire... ;)

Blogtrotter Two is posting on Corsica this summer... Enjoy and have a wonderful week!!

Sue said...

Lynn, It's so nice to see a little more formality in decorating, for a change! Love the use of tapestries- they make a room much more elegant. Great post by Arcadian Home Decor. :-) Sue

Margaret Cloud said...

I have always liked tapestries, these pictures are really nice. When they show these on Antique Road Show and some are so nice. It is really hot here also, almost 100 degrees.

Robin said...

Lovely tapestries....
It is good to see the old worn and tattered tapestries put to other use as in upholstery, pillows, and smaller framed pieces.

Have a beautiful day....

Anonymous said...

I really love the look of an old worn tapestries, my Mother had one that was left to my brother. He proudly displays it on his living room wall.
It's a cooker here today. :)
Have a lovely day,

jeanne said...

Hi Lynn, yes, the visit to spend time with Claudie will be a wonderful time for bloggers to meet and play.She has lots of fun things planned. I am very excited to be able to go so far away from home.

I LOVE tapestries and have four of them on my great room wall. Four small ones from France and I am not sure what the origin is for the larger one. The rooms you shared are so lovely. Tapestries are a wonderful accent for any room in ones home.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Jeanne

lvroftiques said...

Oh how I love them all! And to find one of any size is almost impossible in my neck of the country *sighs* Vanna

Inessa Stewart said...

Just look at the head boards and wall panels!Tapestries are just wow!They give a vintage look to the whole room.A special mention for the pattern and art:)
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