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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52 comments

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

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

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

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  4. 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!!!!

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

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

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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

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

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  9. Love that kitchen and the yard is amazing too.

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  10. What a beautiful space. Lovely kitchen.

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

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  12. Lidy's home is beautiful! Lovely tour.

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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  19. Beautiful! Love the garden shed!

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

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  21. Stacey, what an enjoyable tour of Lidy's home! I loved it all, especially the Provençal garden! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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!

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  32. What a beautiful home! Thank you for sharing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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.

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  41. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  46. 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

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

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

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  49. 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

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

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

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  52. Beautiful home! I love the cottage style. Those kitchen floors are amazing!

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