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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.

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      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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