French Country


Hello hi I'm still here!

I've missed Coffee & Pine, blabbing to all of you about random decor information, and filling my days with crafts and baking (you can always follow me on instagram to keep up to date!). But there ARE reasons for my leave of absence.

  1. I got a big girl job. It also happens to be my dream job. I'm working hard, and I come home exhausted at the end of the day. It's been one month now and I'm settling in but I'm tired! Being a junior designer is all I've wanted for a long time, and that means it will be consuming my life for a while now! 
  2. My laptop has been temporarily laid to rest. Replacement parts have been ordered and he's scheduled for surgery any day now, but until then, I only have my ipad to type on. Blogging is not easy to do with an ipad!
  3. House hunting. Tom & I have gone to see 8 houses now but I've spent most of my free hours researching about the market, educating myself about real estate, and of course, looking for homes online. We expected it to be a long and somewhat painful process; and it really is! It's exciting but also a true test of patience as we wait for the perfect home to come on the market. 

So it's safe to say that it's been a busy month for me! But Coffee & Pine will continue to live on. I can't promise to post twice a week like I used to, but please keep with me and I'll keep throwing posts your way!

Today I've decided to use a bit of what I've learned over the last month and create a small collection of French Country themed textiles. I've chosen French Country because, oh my goodness, it is in. Everywhere. All over. And in ways that I never expected. I don't think any of us would turn down a french country style home. If you're not familiar with what I'm talking about, just picture lavender fields and bright sunny sunshine and you've got it. It's a little bit of rustic, historic, and victorian mixed together to create the softest and most elegant palette. This combination of fabrics and wallcoverings is enough to make me swoon. French country is about gentle pastels, delicate patterns, and rustic stone finishes. Combine this with paint colours of gentle blues and creamy whites, natural linens, pretty fringes and lacey fabrics - and it'll feel like you're living in an ancient chateau. 

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