September 26, 2014

A Book Release...Rustic And Elegance

Book Release: December 2nd 2014
Prairie-Style Weddings  
Rustic And Romantic Farm, Woodland, And Garden Celebrations
By Fifi O’Neill
Photography by Mark Loham
With so many books out there one would say, there’s no shortage of planning resources to turn to in a market that ceremoniously encourages love, as well as renewed love vows.
Expected and scheduled release:
December 2nd 2014

I am excited to be a part of this wonderful book cover, my love sign created by me Dore Callaway

A new kind of wedding book, one with a voice to its pageantry of ceremonies where one will find
inspiration in styling with architectural salvage, trends in home and garden decor, reclaimed
rustic prairie styles, European and American vintage and antique furnishings a key mix in
the romance and beauty of prairie-style weddings.

Stylist Fifi O'Neill went to extraordinary lengths to win back when prairie weddings were planned
around what inspired life on the plains of the prairies, where it was common to hold a wedding
in a home or barn. This was not a practical desire for simplicity rather than minimalism.

Prairie-Style Weddings has and inherent purity to the authentic feel in each of its home weddings.
its pages of simplicity in time worn invites a cozy welcoming feeling to its softer relaxed side of
elegance stylishly through the passage of time; all encouraging the best in prairie-style designs
and decor.

I created the Love sign from vintage salvage and washed barn wood aged with time used on
the Santa Barbara wedding location.

Rustic And Elegance

My daughter Hannah Callaway
One of Fifi's bride models for the books Santa Barbara shoot.
Prairie in French garden style.

Beautiful Santa Barbara rustic French garden setting.

Romantically prairie wedding gift bag.

Fifi O'Neill grew up in Paris, France. She lived in Manitoba, Canada, for 15 years where she
first fell in love with the vast and beautiful plains of the prairies.
As editor, writer and stylist, Fifi O'Neill has produced numerous features on home decorating,
food, and gardening for American and European magazines and now a
number of books to her name.

Fifi O'Neill again brings her readers a special wedding book unique to its own with each page
vowing to make you fall in love all over again.

To assure your copy or copies reserved for you, as well as a perfect Christmas gift for
a family member or friend, you may now purchase through Amazon.
Take a closer look into Prairie-Style Weddings, a book that inspires more than
weddings, it's a book looking towards the road ahead with prairie-style and designs
for all things creatively interrupted prairie.

Thank you Fifi O'Neill, for the all around romance in Prairie-Style Weddings that will inspire
weddings or not weddings; a beautifully inspiring coffee table book that adds
much more than its title.


September 10, 2014

Rustic French Goat...Fromage

Burlap Luxe Home

With the French, collecting is not a hobby but,
a way of life.

This bench rustic in all sense of the word-with its unusual shape and
colour it is a rustic find of the past.

I am sure where this came from they had no idea I would delight in the
use, and design, shape, and colour simply by the way I have displayed
it in my French home.

A desperate yard sale object became a rustic beauty when it found me!

I love the aged black patina of the many nail holes.
Pottery plates and cheese knives ready for some
rustic goat cheese.

Burlap Luxe baskets

My latest muse of inspiration
I might have to add to my home.

Rustic Goat Cheese

I am designing rustic French signs from salvage.
Hand painted and water marked with a sense of
old world weathering to them.

soon in my shop!

Adding French culinary to a very French feel.

September 01, 2014

Innocent In French Style

Burlap Luxe Home Designs

The French often design as they go-nor do they ever consider a room finished.
A small space I take rest in knowing its imaginatively designed for
its small space. And it all looks effortless, as if it has its small space under control.

A chandelier will soon be added to the comfort of this French sleeping room.
I never look for pieces to fill a space, I wait for the piece to find me with
an emotional attachment to its, French flea market charm.

Column serves as a night-table adding a sense of innocent in
country French.
An antique pitcher filled with fresh clippings embraces a room that
feels put together.

Piles of misplaced pillows add to a relaxed luxe.

Cotton quilts, mattelasse, and linen, a favorite in a gathered rustic
French room of rest.

1. Mattelasse european imported fabric by Taylor Scott
2. Lauren, by Ralph Lauren european sham natural linen stripe
3.French linen lumbar pillow sham sewn by Dore Burlap Luxe

In a French bed-room linen drapes or curtain panels are generously flounced.

Sharply defined cypress trees painted in oils add richly in its shapely aged
gold frame. A favorite surprise in a room of aged whites.

A tattered cotten hem adds to the feeling of less care, rustic in every way. Yet softens the
harder edges of bold iron feet and scalloped footboard.

A casual distressing in French rural cottage style.
Thank you for visiting my small cottage bedroom.


August 15, 2014

Dwelling With French Iron

BurlapLuxe Home

"Every house where love abides, and friendship is a guest,
is surely home, for there the heart can rest."
~Henry Van Dyke

Iron candelabra rustic with the right amount of grandeur.

"Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest."

My daughter Hannah's room

"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself."
~ Maya Angelou

July 25, 2014

French Countryside Living "Objets"

Burlap Luxe Home Designs

Living with French countryside objects that were made for another function often
decorate my French country home.

One of the two latest finds and these two French baskets were perfectly suited
for my rural style.

French Floral Basket

The pruning sheers are 60 plus years old, I love that my grandmother passed them
onto me!

The Garden

Birds are needed somewhere in the garden.

French Countryside Picnic Basket

It has aquired a patina of age to its elegance of rustic use.

I adore every bit of its French romance

It adds poetry to my French heart.
I am having an affair of the heart with my two French baskets that add
all the engaging charm of French countryside living.

It sits as arranged with a special connection to the things I love.

I treat my home to the rual pleasures of French countryside living.