finally…the reveal!

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I’m thrilled with how these chairs turned out! The Annie Sloan Paris Grey paint with clear wax and the Waverly Ballad Bouquet work beautifully with the shape of these chairs. I ended up replacing the cushions as well, so these are actually very comfortable!

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I have picked up an adorable table I’ll post next week…I’m itching to get painting!

Art Nouveau Chairs

I mentioned I love refinishing furniture, so I wanted to show a picture of 1 of a pair of chairs that I fell in love with. I love the shape of the back, this style is French Art Nouveau with the organic movement of the chair back.



I wasn’t sure which direction to go in with paint and fabric until I saw Waverly Ballad Bouquet with its soft romantic florals. It fits in beautifully with the organic natural shape of the Nouveau period, and in Robin’s Egg (another nod to that period) and, I immediately thought of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and it clicked!


That’s how it happens with me…most of the time I don’t necessarily have a plan, but I live with a piece for a little bit and then inspiration strikes like a lightening bolt!

That’s the background of these chairs…I can’t wait to see the results…I’ll share that with you next week!
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Hello! Welcome to Elle’s Atelier!

I love creating beautiful one-of-a-kind furnishings for the home.  After all, what you surround yourself with creates a comfortable and personalized space that becomes your sanctuary.  Whether it be redesigned vintage or antique furniture or interchangeable home accessories like pillows, trays, framed prints or boxes, I believe that all of these things can reflect your personal style and create a warm, inviting and interesting atmosphere.  This passion started for me years ago when I was decorating my new home and looking at hundreds of fabrics, that really were more like works of art!

I love sharing what I’ve learned as well as exploring exciting designers, different styles and inspirational ideas and furnishings that add to the quality of life.

These are all things I get inspired by and I’m excited to share them with you-

I hope you enjoy them, too!

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