Hi! I’m Heather French. My husband Matt and I own French & French interiors, a design agency in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s Winter Eclectic Home Tour hosted by the multi-talent designer & blogger Jessica Rey of Domicile 37! We welcome you here after your last stop at House Homemade.
Our home is a unique reflection of our family history, diverse interests and design tastes. We love mixing and matching vintage and modern, colors and patterns. Come on in and I’ll show you how we kick things up for the holidays!
We want you to feel welcome in our home, and love the cheery colors of the beautiful nobilis fabric on the vintage French settee. On the wall, you’ll see a salon style collection of our favorite family photos. Our secret for hanging greens at Christmas? 3M hooks. We love how hanging wreaths from mirrors can transform a space into something wonderfully festive and bright.
The Christmas Tower is a vintage piece, and we love the bit of whimsy it adds to this space.
As you move into our main living area, you’ll see a table and chairs we picked up at a vintage store. We recovered the chairs in an orange stripe similar to the French nobilis from the entrance, and painted them white. The Christmas decorations on the table are a mix of vintage and whimsical pieces we’ve gathered from home stores, and even TJ Max. Remember, you can find lovely pieces everywhere- just keep your eyes out, and only purchase what speaks to you!
Every year, we hike into the National Forest and pick out a tree. Like our home, our tree is a reflection of our family history, travels, and diverse tastes. Many of our ornaments have stories attached, and we enjoy taking them out every year and revisiting the memories. The portrait hanging on the wall is of our daughter, and by artist, Nigel Conway.
We love using vibrant colors during the holidays. The tablecloth is one of my absolute favorites, and is a vintage wedding textile from India. To keep things from being too visually cluttered on the bookshelf, we’ve categorized all the books, and then turned them backwards.
Our kitchen opens up to the living area, which I love at this time of family gatherings. We can all be together.
I have special kitchen towels for the Holidays I can’t wait to put on display for the Season.
Moving to the Master Bedroom, you’ll see on the wall a Moroccan wedding textile. Our secret for hanging it? Carpet strips! We build out the back of the carpet strip so that it stands about an inch from the wall. The super sharp points on the strip easily hold the fabric in place, and are less damaging than thumbtacks.
The beautiful prints above our bed were passed down to us by a dear family friend who’s traveled around the world over forty times! One of my favorite elements in this room is the brass chandelier that Matt made. This picture shows off our ceilings too. The ceilings in our home are made entirely from rough sawn wood from the Pecos National Forest, not far from here. In front of our bed is a bench made from vintage saris. We love the pop of color it adds. Our duvet, which ties our room colors together, is from Anthropologie.
I am in love with the picture window above our master bath! It’s the ultimate retreat at the end of a long day. The soaking tub is from Vintage Tub & Bath.
The vanity is from Sig Hardware. The lovely flower painting is by artist Thomas Pell and was a garage sale find. Lastly, we’ve lit the space with pendant lights and vintage mercury lampshades.
Our Girl’s Bedroom
Every year, we always place a tiny tree in our daughter’s room which she gets to decorate. My favorite thing about her room are the plastic glow in the dark stars that we’ve fixed to the wall in a large shooting star shape.
The white toddler bed comes from Restoration Hardware, and the fabric on the pink pillow is by designer Manual Canovas. The artwork is by one of my favorite artists, Bethany Forloney.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the walk through our home, and that it’s given you ideas to make your own home a unique expression of who YOU are!
Make sure you pay the next Home Tour stop a visit at Style Mutt Home.
Come visit us again! Happy Holidays!
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