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As you all know, I am a little crazy about anything french and although this is strictly not french, it is pretty close in my book as the company reupholster a lot of french furniture and it is definitely fabuloussssss!And guess what the company is called? Squint, what a fabulous name.

But I will let you judge for yourselves............

Photo: Squint Limited

I just adore this kissing bench, it is so cute.

Photo: Squint Limited

This louis corbeille bed has been given a fabulous new lease of life, and definitely has the "wow" factor.

Photo: Squint Limited

And this couch gives a whole new meaning to the word "patchwork"!

Now all I need to find is someone that can reupholster, anyone want to come over and give me some lessons? in return you would get free accommodation is a a very lovely and unspoilt part of France.

Bon lundi

L x


  1. I would also love to learn to reupholster furniture. I couldn't think of a better place to learn than in your unspoilt area of France!

  2. I posted a similar chair at the end of my post last thursday and had very positive comments about it. These are such fun and I think, give a pop of colour to the ' all white ' look. XXXX

  3. These are incredible. I saw some of their velvet mirrors at Barneys in NYC and fell in love with them, but I had not seen the furniture. Wonderful!

  4. Oh wow, that bed is amazing isn't it.....fabulous, I've never seen anything like it! Love the "kissing seat" too :)

  5. WOW... that is some BRIGHT fabric... I don't believe I wold like it in my home... but it is FUN!

  6. Mon Dieu! J'adore that bed, I just can't stop looking at it! Absolutely vibrant!

  7. Amazing!!! I love Designer Guild fabrics, and I can see this as a great way to use gorgeous scraps of the lovely fabric.

  8. What a very tempting offer...

    if only I knew how to reupholster!

  9. Wow, what an amazing array of colour!
    They are all so much fun but I think my favourite is the kissing chair.

    Enjoy your week

  10. I agree - the kissing bench is charming! As much as I love all the soft shades that so many people use in their decorating, I am a color girl - can't help it! So, these are so much fun to me and I think terribly creative on Squint's part. Thanks for sharing!

  11. What wonderful eye candy!

  12. I love Squint! I actually have been stashing fabrics for a while now to make a patchwork quilt large enough to cover two old cane chairs of mine (since I am sure I can not afford the REAL thing). My neighbor who does all my upholstery thinks I'm crazy. "Why don't you just use a chennile? I can get you some cheap." DUH!!! At least he works cheap! Thanks for the peek at my favorite! xxx kim

  13. I love your style! I can't get enough of that sofa!! How lovely! Adding you to my blogroll...your blog is wonderful!


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