Tiger Woods should take lessons from
Jack Arnold in how to do something
productive between golf games.
Mr. Arnold is a lover too,
but of all things French.
Lucky for us, he expresses that
through his house designs,
full of Old World Romance.
For those lovers of Country French,
just in case you missed it, his home was
featured in 2007 in Veranda.
Don't you love the extra thick interior walls
and the timber beamed ceilings?
Of course, having a house full of
French Antiques helps add to the ambiance.
Antique Italian chandeliers, metal bistro tables,
and Louis XVI chairs, just to name a few.
Susan Arnold designed the interior.
Another on my dinner list.
I think we would have a lot in common,
like French trumeau mirrors and antique candlesticks.
I love that she used so many French antique
garden tables indoors.
Another no upper cabinets kitchen,
which is a signature of Country French.
The Louis XV vaisselier full of white ironstone
is the perfect substitute.
Besides, if you had upper cabinets where would you
hang the grape hotte?
I much prefer these greens to the ones
on the golf course!
I think most of us would be teaing up,
but with a good design book.
Charles Faudree perhaps?
Are you keeping score of the
French antique bistro tables and Louis XVI chairs?
This powder room would also make a
good practice room.
We could practice our grip on those antique doors
and our stance,
between the two lantern sconces.
I guess the antique French clock would
come in handy, keeping track of how long
it would take us, to make 18 rounds
through the house.
This is the room where you use your imagination,
I'll refrain from any golf terminology.
Susan used hers with the matching tabourets.
What a way to end a day!
If your planning to build and want a
Country French style home,
be sure to visit Jack Arnold's site here.
If you want to fill it with French garden tables,
Louis XVI chairs, or other French Antiques,
drive to my place.
As for Tiger... no doubt he muffed.
Should we give him a mulligan?