My blogging friend Fifi O'Neill has taken her great style and magazine editor experience and put together a fabulous book, bursting with beauty and design inspiration! Fifi's ideas prove you don't need tons of money to decorate your home. Romantic Prairie Style shows that simplicity, using charming - and often weathered - things at hand and adding elegant little touches of beauty can make all the difference in a relaxed and comfortable personal space.
The book is packed with Mark Lohman's beautiful photographs taken at homes and farms throughout the United States. I could spend hours with this book, reading, daydreaming and plotting subtle changes to my own home's decor.
J'adore this charming farm table, the enamelware coffee pot and the vintage cheese mould.
I have a vintage French linen cupboard in this seafoam green shade. Love these soothing colours!
This comfy, cozy kitchen and the chippy paint pink table make me want to bake sugar cookies.
...or a pie filled with lemony goodness!
Imagine a festive outdoor dinner in the simplest of surroundings. So romantic, especially when lit by candlelight.
A favourite pair of boots filled with flowers...an easy way to add unique style.
Shades of blue and white on this lovely front porch, inviting lazy conversation and iced tea (or perhaps a mint julep or two).
Love this sleeping porch! Before air-conditioning became commonplace, homes in the South often featured beds on their front porch, as it was too hot indoors to sleep.
How adorable is little Amelie??!!
An abundance of beauty, with pillows handmade from vintage fabrics.
Since I now live in Holland, couldn't resist posting this photo, with its Delft blue pottery!
Indulge in homemade treats and fresh iced tea, surrounded by nature's beauty.
The talented author Francoise Fifi O'Neill, former editor of Romantic Country magazine. The Paris-born Fifi is working on a second book, among other exciting projects. She is a force of nature, constantly on-the-go or creating something clever! You can follow Fifi's adventures on her popular blog Chez Fifi.
Fifi's fabulous new book can be purchased at your favourite book store or online here (US) or here (France) or here (rest of Europe). Fifi's first book-signing will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Posh on Palm, 33 Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida.
All images by Mark Lohman, courtesy of Ryland Peters & Small/Cico.
Merci bien, Fifi! Felicitations!