Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Okay, I've had enough of goofing off. Here is one of the homes from The Book that I haven't shown you yet.

Maine artist Missy Asen's eye for color extends from her paintings done in acrylic paints and watercolors to her home as well.

After spending several summers in a nearby cottage, the Asens purchased a piece of land overlooking a secluded cove on Little Diamond Island.

Like many island dwellings, their cottage has hardwood floors, traditional beadboard walls and a sense of family history.

As you can see from the cozy corner shown here, flamingo pink adds a sunny aspect to the beadboard walls.

In the dining room, doors open to a spectacular view on one side and to a comfy porch on the other. The room is simply furnished with a table crafted of reclaimed wood and junk store chairs made festive with paint that coordinates with the peppers in Missy’s painting above the hutch.

*** BLOG DU JOUR ***

The Blissful Home is another one of my wonderful inspirations for all things French, sentimental and stylish. Despite the fact that Abbey lives in Canton, Ohio she is tres French in outlook and taste. Take a trip to www.theblissfulhome.blogspot.com today.


Penny Carlson said...

Love the colors in this home. So fun!

Cathy said...

Barbara, I just love it. Especially the interesting design and color combination. I absolutely can't wait to see this book finished.

Your biggest fan!

daisy cottage said...

Love Missy's gift with color and can't wait to see more of her home in your book! Thank you for the sneak peek.. and "The Blissfull Home" is one of my favorite blogs!


Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Hi Barbara,
I have enjoyed your articles in the past and look forward to the book you are working on.

Vicki Palmer Pink Pearl Girl

PAT said...

Hello Barbara! Another beautiful cottage to make my heart go pitty pat!

I love the photo of the corner with chaise. I can see myself sitting there with a good book!


Susie Q said...

What delicious colors! Thank you for the sneak peeks into a book I am SO anxious to own!

What a wonderfully sweet accomplishment. Yeah Barbara!


FrenchGardenHouse said...


Missy's home is a reflection of her love for color, what a beautiful haven she has created for her family!

Thanks so much for having Abby as your blog du jour, she is a doll and her store looks divine! I always enjoy visits there, either via her blog, or email.

Flea Market Queen said...

Can't wait to see the new book...
Thanks for the peek!

Georgina said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I loved those gorgeous houses you show!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

I love The Blissful Home too (although I only know it from pictures), and enjoy Abby's blog. Happy to see others enjoy it too!

This was my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed it...I will return!