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Over the past few weeks I have been posting specific design styles in my Style Guide series.  There are truly so many that I could keep going for months.  Have you seen one you like?  Does one fit your lifestyle and taste?  Sometimes it is a mix of styles that really makes us happy.  The relationship between designer and client is a personal one, finding that unique personal style that will fit you and your family.
Style Guide by janeane-pittman on polyvore.com
I recently read an online article posted by a major design magazine telling about a celebrity that acquired the assistance from a designer to help her design her rental home incorporating existing furnishings that were not in the style direction she really wanted as they were from a past home.  The client raved about how her designer was able to capture her style and do it within her budget.  While I obviously was not involved in the conversations between designer and client, but it sure sounds like she hit the nail on the head.

So what makes you happy in your home?  Whatever it is, it a clue into what your personal style is.

Janeane

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French County Style

Welcome back to my Style Guide series where this weeks style is French Country.  One of the biggest reasons I am posting this is because one of my clients has found this to be her personal home style and I am more than happy to bring it to life for her.

This is a mix of the elegant refinement of a French chateau and the simplicity of rustic living.  I love how crystals can be mixed with repurposed wood pieces and the fact that they compliment each other.  Countryside type of fabrics like canvas and burlap cover curving carved seating such as this settee.  Ribbons contrast an imperfect whitewash finish.

Keep looking each week for more style guides.

Janeane

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See the links below if you are interested in any of the pieces from my Polyvore set:

Belle Maison linen shade
bellemaisonfrancaise.com

Burlap chandelier
kathykuohome.com

French settee
bellemaisonfrancaise.com

White end table
belleescape.com
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