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Books on my coffee table: French Country Cottage

One of first blogs I fell hard for was French Country Cottage by Courtney Allison.
Courtney has just released her first book and I got my hands on an early issue.  Friends, this book is delicious. 
French Country Cottage the book by Courtney Allison
 is a must have for your coffee table!

Courtney Allison's style is soft and romantic, a little bit shabby, but mostly chic.  Her photography draws you into the space begging you to sit down and stay awhile... florals are abundant, soft and muted fabrics adorn the furnishings, and a touch of gorgeous gilding is the icing on the 
French Country Cottage Cake.

It all started with a $20 vintage chandelier that first gave Courtney the confidence to transform her cottage into the stunning home that it is today.

Simple, everyday things that might otherwise go unnoticed are what inspires Courtney in her decor.  Faded linens, layers of chipping paint on antique furniture, touches of gilding on the daintiest of pieces, flowers of all shapes and sizes, crystal chandeliers, family, children, nature.... all of these elements lend a hand in shaping what is currently my favorite book on my coffee table.

Can't you just feel the crunch of the gravel as you carry your morning coffee over to that wicker chair near the hearth?  Throw another log on the embers and cozy up to the fire with your book.

Off I go down a rabbit trail scouring craigslist, ebay, and facebook marketplace for like items with every turn of the page.  

I'm going to leave you with these last images and urge you to hop over and purchase your copy HERE.  There are over 200 more pages filled to the brim with delightful inspiration to entice your senses and teach you how to decorate your own home.

Happy Decorating!

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  1. Such a sweet post Emily!! Your style is so wonderful- I love seeing your home and what you are up to as well!! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and my book with your readers! xox

  2. On our visit to this place, we mostly stayed downstairs, where the beer and liquor selection was quite admirable. The staff at event venue really pride themselves on the beers and food they have.


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