JUST FOR OUR VIEWERS, A PEEK INSIDE THE HOME of one of our more popular dealers offers us some fresh inspiration. And we can tell that this dealer/decorator must love the kinds of Country French antiques that she sells.

Here, one of the 2 LUCY’S lights up a corner in her home’s family room with the use of an oversized window-now-mirror and new lamps created from architectural fragments. Updated upholstering using animal print and a French child’s horse lighten up the mood, too. Painted pieces mix with more traditional furniture to give a fresh and fun appeal.

The large kitchen makes for a great gathering place with lots to look at and enjoy. Guests’ eyes are carried upward to catch antique French lettering and confit pots. A center work island invites participation and lends warmth to the heart of this home. This is a space that is friendly and usable, not cluttered or distracting.

Dining is accented by softly slip-covered chairs, painted chandeliers (two!) and a wonderful mirror that adds dimension to the space. A large table gives plenty of room for enjoying food and conversation. A touch of greenery dresses up a metal bin and an antique cloche further carries out the color. As in almost any room, full drapes frame the window and soften the look.

Updating antiques, mixing finishes and textures, and tossing in a little of the unexpected are “the look” that so many of us love right now. This look inside a Lucy’s home shows just how some of us at MAI do it.

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