House Tours: A French Flea-Market Retreat

See how these homeowners blend the romance of France with chic cottage flair in their San Francisco Victorian.

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  • Victorian Chic

    Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, this isn't your ordinary farmhouse, it's an urban farm house. See how these homeowners transformed their city space into a cozy home with a cottage-French twist.

  • Original Details

    Gingerbread railings and classic French doors greet guests in this pretty foyer. To add a personal touch the homeowner hung her wedding dress as a piece of art above the small French table.

  • Welcome Home

    Just inside the front door, a weathered medical cabinet stores dog-walking essentials and welcomes guests with a fresh vase of flowers.

  • Farm House Chic

    An elegant candelabra and a crystal chandelier team up with a florist's pail, a farmhouse table, and deck chairs for a mix-and-match look that's farmhouse fresh and bistro sophisticated.

  • Flea-Market Hutch

    A set of white dishes are tucked into a blue china hutch that was found at a flea-market.

  • Mix and Match Elegance

    The living room's eclectic style pairs upholstered French chairs, white slip cover sofas, and a found mantel to displace other vintage finds like a mannequin torso.

  • Simple Accessories

    The delicate pastel glazes of handmade dishes created by a local artisan lift everyday china out of the ordinary.

  • Out-of-the-Ordinary Shelf

    A ladder from an old barn takes on a new life as a multi-tiered display unit for books and colorful enamel pitchers.

  • Personal Touches

    Distressed doors form the base of the shabby chic platform bed, while a large-scale antique mantel, worn and weathered, serves as an impromptu headboard. Large-scale letters of the homeowner's initials stand on top the makeshift headboard.

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    Floral Touches

    Lilac sprigs slipped into antique druggist and perfume bottles add instant touches of beauty on the vanity.

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    Show Off Collections

    A vintage shaving brush collection complements an elegantly framed piece of art in the airy master bathroom.

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    Lush Garden

    The carefree gardens spilling over onto stone steps and a rock walkway give this home the feeling of European countryside rather than being a few blocks from a busy retail and business district.

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    Outdoor Living

    An upholstered French loveseat dresses up the front porch, which overflows with containers of foxglove and delphinium.

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    Cozy Touches

    Also on the front porch, a weather-beaten bistro table holds old-fashioned perennials, iron bird folk art, and an armillary sphere, which points the way to San Francisco Bay.

  • Next Slideshow Flea Market Storage Ideas

    Flea Market Storage Ideas

    Amp up the storage in your home by reusing flea market finds. Whether you're making a shelving unit out of wood crates or reclaiming an old baker's rack, vintage furniture can easily add extra space for storing household items.
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