Decorating is not my thing even though I am always looking at decorating blogs. I know that our living room really needs some help from someone who has that special touch and knowledge but never really found anyone until Corey . She is a decorator extraordinaire with that decorating gene that I wasn’t born with and an expert at finding buys at brocantes. She is an American married to a Frenchman and also lives in Provence. When you say that someone lives in Provence that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are within walking distance of your house, or even 15 or 30 minutes away. Provence is a huge area. It turns out that Corey lives an hour away from our home as we found out when she kindly invited us over for dinner one night. Her place is just as fabulous as you might expect. I had my camera and it was all I could do to not run around like a paparazzi taking photos. I restrained myself but did get a few shots. You can see what great taste she has.
Anyway, to my delight and amazement, she has offered to help me decorate my living room. She has yet to see it except in photos with summer so busy (plus she is going off to Prague with her husband on his motorcycle any day now) but maybe after August. Maurice and I went to a brocante in Pertuis, a city near us, and saw an armoir that we thought might help the looks of our living room. It wasn’t that old but it had been decorated with touches of yellow-we have light, creamy yellow walls-and it would be delivered for free. I sent Corey a photo in an email and asked her opinion. She thought they were asking a little too much but she liked the armoir. We negociated with the antique dealer, got the price down and now have our French armoir. I think it really looks great although I still need to find some things to go on the top of it. Isn’t the blogging world amazing?