Sunday, September 11, 2011

Interieurs Francine Gardner and Giveaway

Today I am introducing a most talented woman many of us already know, Francine Gardner.
Francine in Tibet
 She has a fabulous shop  in New York City at  228 w 58th Street called Interieurs. The design studio was established by Francine Gardner in 2001 to answer inquiries from clients interested in interpreting the Intérieurs' showroom aesthetic into their own homes. The design studio now offers complete interior design services to clients from around the globe, designing interiors that artfully blend the present with the past to create elegant, soulful living environments.
  Francine's inspiration for the Interieurs Showroom and Design Studio is derived from her interest in world travel and cultures, art, architecture, literature and nature. From the pattern found on a seashell to the beauty of the towns and nature of her native South of France, Francine draws upon her experiences, observations and discoveries to inform her design process and aesthetic. A selection of these inspirations is presented in this photo gallery, providing insight into the palette from which she develops her unique vision for modern, soulful living.She also has a most interesting blog Art de Vivre. Be sure to visit you will love it!


 
Created from his workshop in the countryside of western France, Jose Esteves lighting creations are truly a balance between art and function.

Jose Esteves is a native of Bragance, Portugal, a region that serves as the core inspiration of his work.
Jose Esteves Studio
 Handcrafted in steel-mesh and metal, Esteves' pieces are elegant and expressive works that simultaneously evoke modernity and the antique.
Interieurs exclusively offers the Jose Esteves Lighting Collection, in addition to commissioning an annual limited edition series in which each light is a unique work of art constructed from objects Jose finds both precious and infused with meaning.
Eggshell Lighting
Half Sky Lighting

Jose Esteves
Showroom Featuring Joe's Works
 Now for Francine's Very generous Giveaway from the Jose Esteves Collection

The Tabletop Basket lamp is so wonderfully crafted and I know that everyone could find a special place in their home for it. It easily mixes with any style of decor!

Tabletop Basket Lamp

To Enter:
1) Be A Follower of Art by Karena
2) Visit Interieurs
Come back an tell what you love in Francine's Shop
For Extra Entries
Be my Friend on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter

This is open to everyone, except no anonymous comments please. Winner to be chosen at Midnight EST on Sunday September 25th.
Images and some text courtesy of Interieurs
Karena
Art by Karena 

110 comments:

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

love the clean lines of his tables.

High Heeled Life said...

Gorgeous shop !!! The travel print - Moroccan - caught my eye.. but I really liked the ice-blue cashmere throw from the Himalayan collection.

And what a generous give-away ... xo HHL

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Oh wow, what beautiful stuff!! I love the dovecote - so unique! Thank you for your beautiful giveaway.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Okay, so hard to choose. This is so my style. I really loved the Victor sofa, it has hint of a retro vibe with those buttoned back cushions, but I love the curve in the arm and the single seat cushion. Clean but glamorous. This lighting is just exquisite! I would love to have one of these. I am a follower and on facebook with you too! I can't wait to check out her blog.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

No way to choose a favorite. I love everything in the industrial unique boutique...A fabulous site. Thanks for the introduction. Mona

Anne said...

I'm following you on Twitter now, too!

All Glam Things said...

Eggshell Lighting is Fabulous!~ Wow!


GlamThings

Splendid Sass said...

Love, love everything about Francine and her shop. I get my jolt of culture and am made so aware of her dedication to what she loves.
Great giveaway, Karena. Am am a follower all around!
Teresa
xoxo

JACQUELINE said...

Beautiful photos, lovely Blog...thank you for the inspiration.

lots of love from switzerland
Jacqueline ♡

http://jacquelineswhitehome.blogspot.com

Fashion-isha said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm entering your giveaway and I'm a follower! I LOVE the Agora Modular Seating...my dream is to have a piece like that in my backyard near my pool!
xo
Sharon
www.fashion-isha.com

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Karena,
First of all, many thanks for your lovely comment today.
I love Francine and her shop 'Interieurs' is beautiul and filled with wonderful things.....I love all of the leather sofas, the lighting and , in particular, the antique items.
This tabletop basket lamp is gorgeous and would grace any home whatever the style. Thanks so much for this delightful and generous giveaway and a chance to win something from Francine's beautiful shop. XXXX

Lost in Provence said...

Yes, of course I know of her company but had no idea that there were so many, many insanely beautiful pieces. What a fabulous imaginary shopping expedition I just had. I was going to choose the lovely Aura headboard but then was blown away by the "Life is Fragile" lamp. Very moving.

Will look forward to discovering her blog. Have a great week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karena,

Thank you dearest for visiting my post yesterday, and for this lovely invitation for the giveaway! I LOVE ALL THE LIGHTING!!! PEACE AND LOVE to you this day, Anita

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love the lighting!

xoxox,
CC

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Great giveaway! I am your newest follower. That lamp is awesome! I checked out the shop and I also like the Travel Print - Nenuphars. So pretty!

drollgirl said...

well i am liking what i see here!

Martina said...

Gorgeous giveaway Karena! My fave is the eggshell lamp - but almost everything is very tasteful and gorgeous. Count me in! And have a happy week!

Abby and Promila said...

We were just in NYC, and I wish we had popped over to see her store! I love the Industrial Side Table and Industrial Cart ... and anything that starts off with "Industrial"!! Great giveaway!

Abby
absross@gmail.com

Wanda said...

I LOVE th antique dove cote!!! thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Wanda said...

Ijust send you a friend request on FB!!!
Best regards,
Wanda

Barbara said...

Looks like a lovely shop...the website is really well done.
Love the table lamp. I'm a new follower.

anita said...

fantastic giveaway! wow!
i love the caleb siemon orb pendants from her store. gorgeous.

Linda Merrill said...

I love Francine's work - great person to profile!!

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous shop! Loving the chicness of it. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Hi Karena,
I love the eggshell light by Jose Esteves…really inspired. It reminds me of an exhibit I once saw with giant sculptures of paper. Incredibly beautiful, incredibly simple.
Hope you have a wonderful week,
Amy

Kris said...

Karena,

First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit and enter my Giveaway. I appreciate all of my visitors and love reading their comments.

Second, I found Francine's Shop, Interieurs to be warm and beautiful. I love how she describes her style and uses her intuition, and finds inspiration in the things around her and not from a sketch pad.

I am usually not a lover of jewel tone colors but, I found her Moroccan Lounge fascinating especially the sofa with all the gorgeous colors. I also love the Ethiopian Tombon lamp. I found her photos to be warm and inviting with a sense of stillness.

Again, thank you so much. I am heading to FB to like your page.

Kris

Kristin said...

Hi Karena! I'm a follower and I visited Interieurs and I loved the modern lamps..all of them actually :) And the brown sofa is so perfect! I'm off to visit her blog also. Have a nice day!

Love, Kristin

Elle Sees said...

I love the throw...so beautiful. Oh I hope I win your giveaway!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karena,

Great to come and visit you again and thanks for coming by my blog.
It was neat to discover Francine's blog and what an amazing shop she has.
I love the Cocoon Pavilion and the eggshell lamp.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Lisa said...

Karena,
Thanks so much for the heads up on your great giveaway! Oh my gosh! I LOVE the brocante chandelier! That is just too fab for words! LOL! What a statement piece!
PS I am a follower.:)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Good Morning, Karena!
What a fabulous give a way!
Thank you for introducing me to Interieurs...I have followed you
for quite a while now. I am truly honored when you pop in to visit my blog!
~Lynne
[w/L]

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

The store is filled with brilliance!
I love all of the industrial antiques...the mesh floor lamp is fabulous!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Kristin said...

That shop is just incredible! I love the rectangular pendant light!

manhattan said...

whoah .. what a beautiful stuff .. i like the eggshell light

Renae Moore said...

Karena,
You always find the most fun things! Love her designs, I'm with Mona, too many goodies to pick a fave!
xx

Cristina said...

I'm following you! :-)
Interiurs it's a paradise, lots of wonderful furniture and I like those Organic Form Clay Planters.
And I love this tabletop basket lamp!

Diana Mieczan said...

Im totally in love with the half sky lighting. So beautiful. Happy Thursday, my dear. Kisses

Dovecote Decor said...

My favorite thing in Francine's shop is Francine!! I like the Brocante chandelier--I think that's the one with all the spoons.
Thanks for visiting our big sale,
xoxo
Liz

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Heavens what's not to love?! That rivet dining table and the wheeled side cart are pretty fantastic though and I wouldn't mind having that amazing wave bench in my entry way - see I loved it all :)

Kerry said...

Its cold today and her cashmere throws are looking very good to me.

myletterstoemily said...

thank you for sharing such lovely photos!

Bohemian said...

Karena thank you for stopping by my Harvest Moon Post and letting me know about this generous give-away and also introducing me to this creative Stylist. I really enjoyed their imaginative Industrial Style of Lighting Fixtures... something about that goes with almost any kind of decor so its very interesting and versatile.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

creativefashionglee said...

I love that cozy living room a lot. Fabulous giveaway. :)

annechovie said...

I love Francine and her site is amazing. I really liked the "Reflets" mirror. I am a follower and hope you have a wonderful weekend, Karen. xo

24 Corners said...

Hello Karena, it's wonderful to meet Francine. The Renversant armchair and ottoman looked heavenly to me, as I'm in need of a comfortable place to lay at the moment ;), it would be perfect!
xo J~

btw- Thank you for your caring advice. ♥

pve design said...

Does Francine need a sister? I would love anything from her Interiors shop - the Peace bird is amazing by Jose Esteves and that industrial Farmhouse table would be wonderful for Thanksgiving! The outdoor lighting is fabulous. I think 24 corners deserves to win, since her back needs a rest. We bloggers need to look out for one another! :)
Thanks for the give-away. You bring on the best give-aways.
pve

The enchanted home said...

What a beautiful shop. Thanks for the intro! Those throws sound really nice on this beautiful crisp fall morning!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Karena, it is wonderful that you live so close by, love meeting people in our area, hopefully someday we can meet in person. What a generous giveaway, thank you for inviting me over to participate.. the basket lamp is wonderful. Having a fetish for lamps I know I could work it in anywhere. ;-)) I love the other site, all of it, what's not to love? I'm now your newest follower,would appreciate you following me on all the sites you've mentioned. I'm heading over to facebook now to friend you there and then on to twitter. :-)) Again, thank you for the invite to such a generous giveawy. I'm glad you like the Mary Carol Fall Open House Tour Part 1 there are a couple of more posts coming up, I hope you'll be able to join me again for those.. hugs ~lynne~

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for dropping by! You introduced me to a whole new world!I love all the shops, Francine's gorgeous antiques especially. Following you, too.
Hugs,
Patti

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beauiful...I always love seeing Francine's work!

Just a PS...but I never heard from anyone about the Perricone giveaway I won.

My Notting Hill said...

I love inventive lighting and the basket lamp is really cute and cool at the same time.

Stacy Curran said...

Beautiful things! Thanks for sharing!
Stacy

BonjourRomance said...

Francine has a lovely shop - lots of beautiful things. Thanks for the introduction.
Here's to a good week,
Mimi

LaPouyette said...

Love both - Francine's interior and Jose's work!
Very interesting post, thank you for all the information.
greetings from the Périgord,
karin

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Karena, than you for the wonderful intrduction: designs are exquisite and it is such a rare talent to have a very special vision for dressing an open space.:-)

Thank you for your generous words to my hats and wishing you wonderful Monday!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Thank you, Karena for this great giveaway and for letting me know about it!

I'm loving her shop! It has so many stunning accessories. My favorite thing is that eggshell lighting by Jose Esteves. He's so talented!

Wishing you a blessed week!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Catherine said...

Almost too much to pinpoint one thing. Great giveaway!

Taj Acosta said...

Beautiful things, lovely giveaway doll! xo

Kwana said...

Love the clean lines and tranquility of it all.

Kwana said...

I'm also a follower here and on twitter.

Elle Sees said...

you won my giveaway! email me for details!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great giveaway. I love the industrial side cabinet.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

I remember when they had a smaller showroom in soho years ago, still remember the gold fish tank inside an antique bird cage~ such original display!
Much love to you, Karena!

ProjectHope7 said...

amazing shop! Love the
HAMPTONS L-SHAPE Lounge chair - Depth 39.25 Collection: Modénature, Made in France. It is gorgeous! So many great pieces!
thank you Karena for the giveaway!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

Mystica said...

I follow Art by Karena. There is so much beauty here that it is impossible to choose.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

koralee said...

Love her style...thank you for leaving a comment on my blog the other day...now I have found you! Happy dance. xoxo

French Home Decor said...

Love the antique dovecote -w here would it go in my house! Great blog...

Haute World said...

Love her designs - they're both modern but have that personal touch. The lamps are stunning too. I don't think I"ve ever seen anything that unique before - especially loving the eggshell one!

La Maison Boheme said...

I love Francine's work and her shop! My faves are always the industrial antique stuff - metal french chairs, wire baskets, that kind of stuff. I could spend a fortune in her shop!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Follower of yours already

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I LOVE the cabin light wall light in copper!!!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I'm your friend on facebook

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I follow you on twitter

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what exquisite interiors! I really love the travel prints!

I'm a Follower on Google Friend Connect! :)

cafefashionista@yahoo.com

Hamptontoes said...

I must go to visit Interieurs! I really need to meet her and see her shop!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Karena-

I love the Belle-Ile Chandelier!!!
I added your blog to my blogroll:)
Thanks, Cheryl

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karena, that is an amazing lamp! You're right, it would look wonderful in a variety of decors.

XO,

Sheila

Vintage Home said...

Thanks for dropping by!
Fabulous giveaway....Love the lighting!

Crystal Cook said...

Wow! Stunning interior design! I love the lighting. :)

5th and State said...

hi karena

thank you for visiting my blog, your words brighten my day!

love the eggshell lamp and the story about francine
debra

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

what impeccable taste in decor- please count me in for the very generous giveaway!

Casa Bella said...

Great giveaway, Karena. Love the fragment table lamp (but really, everything is very unique in that shop).
Take care, darling! I'm glad to be back in blogland and to get a chance to come visit you.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great giveaway Karena! I love the eggshell light. It is so unique and creative. I follow you here and on facebook.

Daydreamer said...

The entire website is gorgeous, but that industrial metal desk is really to die for. Really beautiful one of a kind lighting pieces also.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Daydreamer said...

i'm a follower!

Daydreamer said...

and i friended you on facebook!

Rebecca said...

Lovely designs!

Jessie said...

I am your follower on GFC! Love the banded orb pendant in amber! So many gorgeous furnishings! Lovely giveaway!

P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a stylish book by Kerrie Hess: 'Shoestring Chic'!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2011/09/giveaway-shoestring-chic.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Karena- (That eggshell lamp is gorgeous!!!)

Great giveaway!

Loretta

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

...and I'm a friend on Facebook

Loretta

ProjectHope7 said...

am also your friend on facebook Karen! have a lovely weekend!
Cathy B pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Karena, I have stopped to wish you a wonderful Spetember weekend. I hope you are enjoying this weather - I always find so much inspiration in the Fall!:-)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I'm a follower/friend. What a nice giveaway! I love her shop. Went browsing and the Brocante chandy is ingenious!

MoonRae said...

I'm in Heaven!!! I must say I fell for all Jose's lamps in The Curiosities Collection....The Spine Branch lamp would be perfect in my home. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!
Sharon Siqueiros is a friend on FB,@SharonSiqueiros follows you on twitter and I'm GFC follower MoonRae

Chic Coastal Living said...

Beautiful work!

Deb's mind said...

Love, Love, Love everything about your blog. I am also in love with that barcart with the steel top on Interieurs. Thanks for the opportunity!! I would love if you would follow my blog as well.

freckled laundry said...

Such lovely designers! Thank you for the chance to win Jose's beautiful basket lamp. Such a great piece and I have just the spot for it. I have a a bit of a crush on metal. I am a follower, Karena!

freckled laundry said...

What wouldn't you love in Francine's shop? If I had to choose favorites, I'd choose the basket lamp above, the Jose's Minimalist Sconce and the Charlotte Sofa. SIMPLY gorgeous. Thank you.

freckled laundry said...

I follow you on facebook.

freckled laundry said...

I now follow you on Twitter, too! Retweeting giveaway. Would love to win Jose's functional work of art.

Dominique said...

Karena, love this post so much; she is fantastic, you are so right to have singled her out for attention. beautiful job! d

Heidiopia said...

I always love learning about interesting people and new decor sources! You've hit the jackpot on both counts, Karena. :)
I love the library books she has in her store, but the antique dove cote is a fascinating piece...imagine the conversations it would generate!
Heidi @ Show some Decor

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Francine is so tasteful and would love to visit her shop next trip to NY. it would be a highlight to meet her! XO

Ann Martin said...

Love Jose's elegant lamp collection. In Interieurs, I like the outdoor furniture, Eden especially. Am a follower of this blog and follow you on Twitter.

Nan said...

Antique industrial collection...fabulous.

aimee said...

I love the leather butterfly chair what a beautiful shop xx

Bruce Barone said...

Here site is elegant and beautiful. And welcoming.

Love Where You LIve said...

I just went to your Fb page and hope to follow you. cheers!

Francine Gardner said...

Dear Karena
Just got connected to the Internet and read your post on Jose and Interieurs. A million thanks! I just read all the comments. Down from the amazing mountain and warming up in exotic Zanzibar. Back home soon. too soon!

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