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French apartment
A line of 18th century portraits hung sparely

alongside one another…

The perfection of striped gilded chaise and parquet floor…

Venetian eglomise mirrorThis 18th century Venetian églomisé mirror

and the photo above are from Frédéric Méchiche’s

Paris apartment in the January 1994 issue

of World of Interiors photographed by René Stoeltie.

Love the chalky walls, the sense of restraint

the lure of that one extravagant find…

Paris Apartment

Frédéric Méchiche again…this time for French pop star Karen Cheryl in Paris Objet Trouvé here

 One of those small but perfect little books…

Edgy, eclectic, virtuoso pairing of pedigreed antiques with plucky finds…

René and Barbara Stoeltie photography

flower borders

I am trying to keep you amused whilst awaiting the

Big Extravagant Peony Event. It’s about this time of year

that I start having dark thoughts about whether

these hard to bloom plants are worth their space.

peonies Trouvais

Thirty plants. Twelve plants in bud. The air is heavy with

anticipation, and an unseasonable chill.

Another rumor of rain!

Garden border

Here’s a Vivid Pink peony about to explode…

That’s nice…but I want this!


The borders on either side…still waiting…