Summer Edit

We’re so grateful that things are opening up and we can once again share our beautiful world together with the people we love. I know that I for one am going to be grateful and live life to the fullest joy possible this summer! You too? While we can once again explore our world, we still need to cherish and love our homes. I’m sharing our FrenchGardenHouse Summer Edit, so that you can experience all the joys of summer at home.



Summer Edit




Find inspiration in the soothing sea. Reminiscent of vacations on far away shores and the healing influence of the sea, I know you will love the calming palette of blue and white at home. In our own living room at FrenchGardenHouse, I layer blues on our sofa to complement the blue flowers or plants on our round table. An antique light blue ironstone platter filled with shells is the perfect back drop for our summery smelling L’Ocean Candle.


Summer Edit


Summer Edit
Ocean Candle | Blues Luxury Throw | French Country Linen Pillow

Summer Edit
Antique Ironstone Platter | Summer Floral | Delft Blue Silk Sachets

Parisian Atelier Tassel | French Ticking Lavender Sachet | Sea Mist Candles with Shell Matches




After the last year, it’s okay {necessary, even!} to pamper yourself a little.  Now that we are unfurling our wings and flitting through the world like butterflies finally released from our cocoon, a little splurge on YOU is in order.  This summer, choose something you love, something that makes you feel beautiful and as special as you are.  A new pair of earrings can do wonders, as does a beautiful cashmere wrap for those chilly summer evenings. We’re out there getting dressed pretty again! Go..get out there and pop on something pretty, add accessories, and enjoy your beautiful summer !


Summer Edit
Cote d”Azur Kyanite Necklace | Sky Blue Cashmere Wrap | Soft Sea Green Earrings





Add a burst of Summer to your rooms with our Les Belles Fleurs designer faux florals.

While fresh flower are abundant, be sure to have at least one bunch in your home to bring sunshine and all the pleasures of nature to your home!  For other areas, a little faux floral goes a long way in providing a sense of well being. Our summer favorites? Preserved boxwood topiaries, provencal table top olive trees, and little brightly painted clay pots filled with white and blue hydrangeas!

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This Belle Blue Flower Arrangement brings classic charm to your home. Arranged perfectly in a painted white terra pot, an assortment of blue and white hydrangeas will remind you of sunny days in the country, with the scent of flowers in the air.

How to Care for Faux Flowers


Reminiscent of your stay in one of France’s most beautiful villages in the South of Luberon, this faux Topiary features an olive tree planted in a greyed metal pot.  While this topiary won’t surround you with the taste, fruity flavors and delicate smells of the olive groves, it will add the memory of the French countryside to your home.


faux topiary



French summer faux flowersSt. Remy Boxwood Topiary | Belle Bleu Hydrangeas | Olive Topiary





Summer is THE time to use the light, bright colors you love!  Hues of blues and greens give your eyes a cool place to rest. Display your most summery antique ironstone platters in the kitchen as a back drop for your antique French enamelware collection.  Layer towels in a French wire basket, seeing your collections out will make you smile each time you enter the kitchen.


If it’s too hot to cook? Order in or whip up one of your famous salads. At least your French cuisine will LOOK like its working hard and beautifully, at that!




summer enamelware


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Antique French White&Blue Coffee Biggin | {like item}French Mint Green Enameled Coffee Pot | Antique French Pink Roses Water Warmer




Be inspired by summers of the past by setting your outdoor tables with a mix of new and old.  Think French countryside style, with colorful tablecloths, vintage or antique dishes and silver, enameled pieces and fund accents.  Our summer edit makes it easy to find a few things to add to the mix chez vous.


We’re remembering summers past and tables we set, meals we shared, and laughter ringing around our outdoor tables.  Create your own charming settings with an “inherited” feeling, made up of pieces that look like they were passed down in your family. Not just about inherited things, you can get the look with new too. Summer is here, and the living is easy!


The Promise of spring


summer guide
Avignon French Tablecloth | Enameled White Salad Plates | Chunky Linen Napkins

Al Fresco Guide

French Willow Market Basket | Antique French Ironstone Pitcher | French Poubelle de Table



Summer tables outdoors are such a joy if it’s not too hot where you are. Don’t be afraid to use your “good things” like a sterling salad serving set, mixed with antique French ironstone, a new French tablecloth that hits high marks for its lemon goodness, and basic white plates.


summer editFrench Avignon Tablecloth | Antique French Silver&Horn Salad Servers | Antique French Limoges Sauce Server



Add a few touches of summer to your life to enjoy this carefree season.  Choose a few picks you love to create your own summer home that you can’t wait to come back to each and every time.


Our Summer Edit make it easier than ever!


French summer gift and home edit







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3 thoughts on “Summer Edit”

  1. what lovely summer designs and decor ideas. I do love blue, but especially in the summer!

    1. I agree, Jeanie, blue and white are always great, but in summer they really shine! xo

  2. Beautiful faux topiaries Lidy. Love the flowering plant on the coffee table. Such a beautiful color! This summer will be specified all of us.
    Loved all the pretties and the plen air tables!

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