Monday, August 25, 2008

extrodinaire d'artiste

Extraordinary Artists
Some people just have a way of putting things together!
Feast your eyes on the work of Frédéric Tabary. Frédéric is an Interior Architect and Designer living in Nantes, France. I find his work absolutely amazing and I think you will too!
He salvages the old and gives it a unique new life.
Zinc, iron, rusted metal, urns and old windows never looked so good!
Sections of conservatories installed indoors, vanities
created from salvaged wood, kitchen sinks from
fountain bases, definitely the unusual.
Visit his blog Une Maison a Nantes

These are photos of his home.
Now we are talking French here!!

Click on the Diaporama's in the sidebar of his blog and
you can view some of the amazing spaces he has created.
Love these old doors in his kitchen and the zinc counter tops.
Next, you can visit Sweet Paul, the blog of Paul Lowe.
Paul is a Food and Interior Stylist living in New York,
originally from Norway.
His styling has that creative, European touch.
Photo by Colin Cooke
I love this photo with the beets he designed for Interior
magazine, but who would think of something like that?
Makes you appreciate the beauty of nature doesn't it?

Photos Frances Janisch
I've never been fond of doilies, but.......
I love that pillow and the curtains!
After seeing what Paul did with these, I'm having second thoughts.
This was from a project he did for Country Living.
Hope you pay them both a visit, you will enjoy your
time there.
Also, if you feel like a promenade, check out
Walk 2 Web. A delightful way to surf the web.
It is much easier to see images and I KNOW you
like pictures!!


Love Your Homes said...

What a treat for a true antique fanatic such as me......I always look forward to your posts, thanks Ingela

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What amazing photographs. Even the plantings outside the door whisper France.

You have a lovely blog. It's my first time here and I shall be back!

Willow Decor: said...

What fun to see this post I will definitely check out his blog! Love your blog and read it all the time!

Chrissy said...

Perfect end to a long day.... your photos!!! Thanks, Chrissy

KarenB said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Even better would be a big antique clock from France, wouldn't it? I've seen this post before (maybe linked through you) with the radishes on the chair. It's such a beautiful composition. I didn't realize he did the lovely spread on doilies in Country Living. That spread inspired our use of them in my daughter's wedding. Fun stuff.
Karen B.

Oliveaux said...

These images are stunning! I will be off to check out the blog...a fabulous post!

Ewa said...

Thank you very much for introducing this talented designer.

Rachel Mallon said...

The drapery in the last image is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Stunning as usual! So many gorgeous things to look at here, I don't know where to start...

Di Overton said...

3 fabulous links. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

Vita Lenta nel Bel Paese said...


Thank you for spotting addresses. I have plunged the Tabary picasa web albums. You are absolutely right. He is fantastic. I particularly like his Recycling objects. He adds sth new to architecture & interior decoration. I agree w Ingela - a treat! Bacione, Ingrid

ParisBreakfasts said...

WOW! Fabulous!!
Love all the pale French

Kathleen Ellis said...

Shawn, once again you've given us an incredible feast for the eyes as well as the soul!
I can't wait to check out these other sites...thank you!
Looking forward to more beautiful shots of your transformed shop as well!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! How lovely...You have such an eye for beauty! I love the beets too. Thank you for sharing.


sandra/tx said...

Your blog is always so dangerous for me. It makes me want to completely change my decor! I'm lovin' the doily pillow and curtains, too. Hmmm... Where could I incorporate that idea?

Barb said...

All those pictures just shout FRANCE.
It is always a feast to come visit.

Pigtown-Design said...

I adore that wrought iron next to the front entrance. What a great idea.

Anne T said...

Why do American's have such a difficult time "keeping it simple?"

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I want to step into some of the photos you have posted and just live there! I love country French design so much and you thrill me everytime I come to visit! I always feel like I've been to France!!
Hugs, Sherry

My lovely cottage said...

Breathtaking!! I'll definitly will visit these blogs.
The pictures are more than prommising.


Zelda said...

douce france ,,,, cher pays de mon enfance .
lovely lovely site !

LiLi M. said...

Hi, I'm just back in town from a visit to Paris, with husband and kids so it was Disneyland too hahaha! I always think your blog is a feast to the eyes and yes you are always touching the essence of France or french decorating (according to me). What makes the french so much more talented in decorating??Perhaps it already starts with the language, such beautiful tones, quite something different to hear comparing to my language. As a child I felt so sorry for myself that french wasn't my native tongue! And the french have another taste in food too, comparing their patisserie with the dutch one, (not to mention the american) is something we better don't do. It's so much more refined. I don't know what that is, that all things is France look beautiful, a door that has lost its painting there is sooo beautiful and here it seems to shout; 'I want a new layer of paint, you lazy proprietor'. But that is a climate issue too. Mmm it takes a while to tell you that I don't know either but I'm thinking about it!
Now I'm off to check those links, thanks!!

Millie said...

Another scrumptious post Shawn! I have fallen in love with the wonderfully long Dining table in the Tabary set. How I would love to 'borrow' it for our Christmas lunch this year! Things would certainly not be 'too squeezy' around this beautiful table.
Millie ^_^

Alice W. said...

Gorgeous! I love it all!

Mélanie said...

I love these photographs !I love to discover french poeple through your eyes

Anonymous said...

WOW - that home is SO beautuful - I guess a girl can dream huh?!?!

Topsy Turvy said...

Love that lo-o-ong table with the charming tablescape & the white bunny sculpture. Will have to visit his blog. Thanks!


sweet paul said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about my work.
Means a lot to me

Jenni B said...

Yes, I saw his work in that Country Living issue and LOVED it! I go to antique shops a lot and I started looking for doilies to make a table runner. I can't wait to complete it. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni B

Ann said...

Wow! Really...I'm blown away at how creative they are at using antiques especially in the first two images. I love it!!!

shicat said...

Thank you so much for sharing Frederic's home. Amazing. I had already seen the dollie curtains etc.and have started my collection

Devonia said...

Helooooo Romeo. Fireplace Valances... wow, that really caught my attention. I think I might can do something with that. I've never left your blog without fresh inspiration.

Thanks dear heart,

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness....each and every photograph is so gorgeous!! I love your taste Shawn ~ Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog about my artwork. Wishing you a wonderful week, xxoo, Dawn

EIVLYS said...

Mon DIEU !!!! mais que c'est beau !
I just found your gorgeous blog ! I fell in love with your way of seeing, and imaging my BEAUTIFUL FRANCE !!!
Of course I picked you and linked to your blog hope you don't mind ?

Saint Ange said...

oh what a beautiful blog..the pictures of my country are gorgeous !
I love all !
friendly from Provence
domie (saint ange)

dana said...

I love your blog
I have tagged you - see my blog post today! dana