I fell in love with these candelabras (above left) the minute I spotted them. To me their rustic charm embodies everything great about french style… raw and yet warm and welcoming. I’ve been trying to find out more about the origin of these little gems that I picked up for my shop all week. The style of the ironwork on the one on the left with its molded collars and tapered scrolls terminating in a snub ends suggests 17th century, but then that would be all together too lucky. Anyway I think they would look amazing on an exterior wall for a garden party. So with that theme in mind I’m sharing some rustic exteriors. The chairs in the picture on the right above were originally designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1934 for Tolix, a French company and until the 1970′s were actually given to bars and brasseries by breweries in exchange for purchasing their beer.
I created this blog to share my journey to live a more authentic life filled with art and design... at home and in my work. I love inspiring designs, especially those infused with flea market finds, making new things from discarded items, and slowing down to enjoy good food and friends. As a designer, I dream of a world where fashion, interior design, and the objects we surround ourselves with are infused with care from their inception, creation, to their eventual end.