Once upon a time, way back in the 1970’s, I was a little girl whose mother got a call one day from one of the neighbors. Apparently, I had knocked on her front door and asked if I could see what the inside of her house looked like! It must have been the beginning of my interest in all things décor:)
I am married and the mother of two boys. We live in the great state of Oklahoma and share our home with a noisy parakeet and the sweetest chocolate lab. I was formerly an elementary school teacher but decided to stay home after my first son was born.
I am purely self-taught in interior design, but I have had formal training in faux finishing and furniture/cabinetry painting. Experimenting with design and paint is such a joy to me and my home is my laboratory.
About the blog:
My design inspiration is often, but not always, French country. At French Blue Cottage, you will find “before and after” pictures, painting techniques and tips, design inspiration, and “how-to’s”. I hope you pick up some good ideas here and can learn from my successes and even from my DIY fails:)
My personal decorating motto is based on a French proverb that is basically translated: Little by little the bird builds its nest. For me, decorating and design is a process and not an event that happens all at once or that has a definite end. Turning a house into a home can be such an enjoyable and rewarding process.
I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit, gain some inspiration for your nest, and come back often!