Friday, April 1, 2016

First Friday Home Tour #3: Lidy's French Garden House

You all are in for a very special treat today. Our First Friday Home Tour for April belongs to


 Lidy is the owner and purveyor of  a beautiful shop selling french antiques of all sorts.

Let's start with the eat in kitchen which is incredibly inviting. Lidy says the kitchen is where they really live. When sales reps and antiques dealers come to call, she makes them breakfast or lunch and dinner too if they stay too long!   

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Nothing in the family room is hands off. This is where children, grandchildren, and dogs come in and out spending time together. The couch has a washable white slipcover and is mixed with fine antiques. Some of us might be tempted to be extremely protective of antiques but she reminded me that they are meant to be lived with over the years and a little scratch or chip just adds to the patina.

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Photos by John Ellis Styling by Sunday Hendrickson

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Photos by John Ellis Styling by Sunday Hendrickson

The master bedroom has a soft romantic look with lavender incorporated beautifully.  "I love our antique French bed, and linen duvet covers. The gilt screen is a little over the top but I haven't been able to part with it since we bought it."

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Photos by John Ellis Styling by Sunday Hendrickson

And because this is Southern California, we have to have a peek at the outdoor spaces. 
The window on the right below is where drinks are served to loved ones outside in the garden.



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The Provencal style front garden is drought tolerant with lavenders, little ollies, and a central lavender tree.  This is the spot for the first cup of coffee of the day, chatting with her husband, or visiting with neighbors.
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Lidy has been featured in Where Women Create, Victoria, and The Cottage Journal, and Romantic Homes.  Her site is the place to visit for authentic french country decor.

I hope you enjoyed this tour today. I feel honored...just honored to share this with you.
Please be sure and visit Lidy. :)

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51 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

What a gorgeous home. I love every inch of it! Have a great weekend, Stacey.

craftyles said...

What a beautiful home. I love the touches of red. That table in the kitchen- swoon! Happy April!

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing a new blog and home. I love that kitchen table and that cake on it!

Lisa said...

Stacey
I have long admired Lidy's home and style.I love her use of color and the warm welcoming feel her home exudes. I'm taking notes on her sweet back yard! It's so stinking cute!
Thanks for a delightful tour! I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I have always loved seeing Lidy's home! Thanks for sharing it here.

Susan Freeman said...

Beautiful home and garden. Such a perfect setting. Thanks for posting and have a great weekend!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kelly said...

I recognized her home from a magazine many years ago! It's so pretty. She does a great job with that style.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a charming garden! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tour.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love that kitchen and the yard is amazing too.

Julia Monroe said...

What a beautiful space. Lovely kitchen.

Art and Sand said...

I'm in L O V E ... I am now headed back to your post to pin every photo!

Eilis said...

Lidy's home is beautiful! Lovely tour.

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Beautiful spaces in a beautiful home. It feels so welcoming. Thank you for sharing!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Loved the tour of Lidy's home, very warm cozy and inviting, and very lovely french
country and much to my surprise I really liked the red and robin's egg blue together, she seemed to have just the perfect amount of each color.
Thanks for sharing this fun and inspiring tour and thanks Lidy for opening your home to us.
Blessings,
Nellie

Cozy Little House said...

I have known Lidy for years. We used to do giveaways together. She is a class act. Pinned!
Brenda

Jeanie said...

This is just lovely! The red and white is so very fresh! I love that family room and kitchen, especially! Thanks for the tour.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...


Lidy is an amazing Lady and her home reflects her talent and classy decorating style.
Lovely tour!

My Kentucky Living said...

How lovely! And I an gaga over that kitchen table. Love it. Sheila

Cindy Rasley said...

Beautiful! Love the garden shed!

Shelia said...

What a lovely home! This gal is one talented decorator. Love her pops of color!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, what an enjoyable tour of Lidy's home! I loved it all, especially the Proven├žal garden! Pam @ Everyday Living

Botanic Bleu said...

Stacey,
The inside of the house is wonderful, but the outside potting area makes me want to go outside to my deck right this minute and spruce up everything! Thanks for sharing such inspirational houses.

Judith

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Stacey, thank you so very much for featuring our home. I'm so honored to be a "First Friday" tour! I wish we could all gather around my table or in my garden for coffee, or sweet tea and talk about everything we all love. Xo Lidy

Cheryl Turner said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've had the pleasure of visiting with Lidy in her beautiful French Garden House and it's always a treat.. . . yes, I am one of those who have stayed too long. You can't help yourself.
~Cheryl

Kathleen Ellis said...

As always, Lidy's home exudes that casual elegant French style....so warm & inviting! I can just feel that CA sunshine...such a beautiful place to enjoy!
<3 Kathleen

My Painted Garden said...

Hi, Thank you for sharing Lidy's beautiful French Garden home and garden. Such a lovely and inspirational home . . . it is always a pleasure to take a virtual visit to her lovely French cottage and delightful garden.
Have a wonderful day, Erin

P.S. Lidy was the inspiration for me to start my blog years ago. I met her at a Romantic Homes book signing event and she encouraged me to start blogging.

Catherine said...

Invite me for coffee!... and I'll stay for cocktails! So welcoming, thanks for sharing.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Such a pretty home! Love the floor in the kitchen. Totally magazine worthy. :)

Kym Brown said...

I never tire of seeing Lidy's beautiful home! MMerci beau coup!

Sarah said...

Stacey, thank you for spotlighting Lidy's beautiful home. Love the light filled rooms and the fact that she encourages her home to be a welcome retreat for family and business associates alike. That speaks volumns. I like her easy, comfortable style, and her garden is calling to me. Thanks again for taking us on a tour.

Janet Garon said...

Oh yes, I love seeing her home! I have viewed it a few times before and I never tire of it. She has an excellent eye! Thank you for sharing!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Oh that kitchen...and red tulips?? I could move right in!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What an absolutely gorgeous home! :) Drooling over the kitchen and everything else as well :)

Bonnie said...

Her home feels welcoming to anyone. Love the inside and especially the garden.

Consider It All Joy said...

What a lovely home, the gardens are gorgeous! I'm not surprised she's been featured in so many magazines! Beautiful! Blessings, Cindy xo

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gorgeous!!! I love every detail especially the bench around the tree! So pretty!

Kathleen Grace said...

Love, love, lllooooovvveee, this house! The red, the lavender, everything is just gorgeous!

Marie Blackburn said...

Oh my goodness, your home is beautiful. I could plant my behind in your backyard with a pitcher of lemonade and sit for hours - gorgeous. You have the same taste in colors as I do - love the way you decorated your home! Your link caught my eye at the Making It Pretty Monday party.
Marie, The Interior Frugalista

michele said...

so charming and cheery! thanks for the tour. partying with you at the scoop and hope you'll stop over at my place: http://hellolovelystudio.com. peace.

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love this home. It's so pretty but inviting, too. And the screen is just perfect in the bedroom, a burst of color! So glad you shared with us!

Julie Lilacs and Longhorns said...

Wow -- what a gorgeous and inspirational tour! Thanks so much for sharing, Stacey! :)

The Charm of Home said...

Great home tour! I will feature today at HSH! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

handmade by amalia said...

I so enjoyed the tour. The house is lovely and the garden has my heart.
Amalia
xo

Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful home. There's not one thing in there that I don't love!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful home! My favorite color is red, so of course this home was right up my alley!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

This house is so gorgeous! I love the red, white and light green look in the main room.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous home tour! I love your garden and your charming kitchen. Very warm and inviting home.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
FABBY

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

What a lovely, lovely home! Thanks for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/05/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-6-2.html Hope to see you again at tonight's bash! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Tenneil at R7 said...

What a great space!! Found you from Make It Pretty Monday!

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Wow! What a gorgeous home! So many amazing details! I especially love her kitchen floors!
Rebeca