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FRENCH COUNTRY FALL BLOG TOUR

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Have you seen the Soft Surroundings home decor catalogue lately????

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OMG!   So many really great things – and the prices are great too – very reasonable.  This company, who for years was known mainly for their comfy clothes and plush bedding, has made a big push into the home decor market.  Think Restoration Hardware’s look without the huge price tag.

 

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Soft Surroundings has a large following for their unstructured clothing.   Their furniture line has been quite successful too and since 2005, they have been opening retail stores around the country.  Just recently Soft Surroundings opened their THIRD Houston store!  To go with their Town and Country and The Woodlands store – they now have one in First Colony.   Nationally, they are adding 15 new stores this year alone.   And these stores are very, very popular.  Apparently, when their new stores open, the lines of fans waiting outside is very long.

 

Waiting on line for a new Soft Surroundings store to open.

To celebrate the changing seasons,  the Soft Surroundings people chose a few French styled decor bloggers to show off their product in their own homes.   These bloggers have organized a Soft Surroundings French Country Fall Blog Tour and teamed up with Romantic Homes Magazine.  By the way, the new Soft Surroundings furniture looks great in their houses. 

First, here are a few pieces in Soft Surrounding’s Decor catalogue that I love:

 

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Love this tufted chair.  It comes with an ottoman too.  HERE.  A pair of these chairs in a bay window or across from a sofa would be so cute.

 

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This French styled chest is a demilune.  HERE.  They also sell the same chest – with straight lines.

 

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Love these tufted side chairs!!!  In two colors.  HERE

 

Much of the Soft Surroundings furniture has a French feel to it, like this end table.  HERE.

 

There are a few sofas in the line – with a practical slipcover.  HERE.  This beauty is now on sale, as is a lot of their furniture.  They sell a lot of rugs too.

For the French Country Fall Blog Tour, decor blogger Shabbyfufu got together a group of French decor bloggers to show off their fall decorations.  Soft Surroundings was kind enough to offer major discounts so that the bloggers could show off their catalogue furniture in their own houses.  Lucky, lucky girls!!!

Here are a few photos from the blog tour – be sure to click onto each of the participants to see their darling houses!!!  I love seeing new decor blogger’s houses and I hope you will enjoy this Fall tour around the internet:

First up is Amy Chalmers of Maison Decor 8 showing off the Fontaine Wing Chair, in the dark option, sitting in her living room.   The pillow also came from Soft Surroundings.  Too cute.   I love her living room and the new Soft Surroundings chair really adds so much to the decor.

 

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  In the catalogue - the Fontaine chair in the Light option HERE.
 
 
 
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And on her coffee table, Amy layered a vintage grain cloth from Soft Surroundings HERE.  Vintage? Did you know that Soft Surroundings sells antiques from France in their Brocante Section????  HERE.  Again, great price points. 
 
 

This blog, Dixie Delights, showed her bedroom with her new chests from Soft Surroundings.   It looks so pretty!!  She actually got two chests – one for each side.  This is the straight line chest – there is also the demi lune version.

 

 

From the catalogue - Flemish Bedside Chest HERE.

 

Maison de Pax showed off her new Soft Surroundings round convex mirror above the bed.

 

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The convex mirror from Soft Surroundings catalogue - HERE.

 

This is my favorite Soft Surroundings mirror – a copy of a French Louis Philippe antique.  It comes in two sizes.  HERE.

 

The Soft Surrounding slipcovered Tristan chair was shown in the very, very popular Cedarhill Farmhouse blog.  This is Anita Joyce’s darling new vacation house in the North Carolina mountains, that is also available for rent.  She added two of the chairs in this room.  Anita also has tours of her Houston Heights house, her guest house, and her Round Top vacation house!!!!  Each one is darling.    

 

Another blogger, Debbie of Confessions of a Plate Addict, chose the same chair but added its matching ottoman for her family room.  LOVE this chair!!!  She paired it with a darling French styled pillow.

 

Another look at the chair from the catalogue. HERE How cute is it?  It would look great in a living room or family room – even as host chairs in a dining room.

 

Cindy, of Edith & Evelyn showed off her master bedroom in the French Country Fall Blog Tour.  Her item from Soft Surroundings was the painted green bonnetiere – or the Fantine Linen cabinet as they call it.  Cindy’s bedroom is very pretty with its wood ceiling and chandelier.  

OK.  I TOLD you their French furniture in their catalogue is great!!

 

The Fantine armoire is HERE.  This would be really cute in almost any room – think outside the box, like a bathroom, even a laundry room or a mud room, or the entry hall.  Or how about this – use two to flank a bed and create an alcove?

 

Housepitality Designs chose this Soft Surroundings chair for her living room.  It’s got a distinctive fabric treatment – plain linen mixed with a striped linen on its sides. 

 

The Helena chair shown in the Soft Surroundings Catalogue with its charming side panels in striped fabric HERE.

Jamie of So Much Better With Age chose the bar cart from Soft Surroundings for her dining room.   Her dining room is fabulous and so not orangey-fall.

 

Instead, the dusty pink linen tablecloth is a surprise Fall touch.  The French chandelier and the Mora clock add much feminine interest!  She’s been restoring her house and it’s filled with ideas.

 

The Soft Surroundings Burgundy Bar Cart HERE.

To see the entire Soft Surroundings Catalogue, go HERE.

Don’t forget – there’s a new Soft Surroundings store in First Colony – Houston.

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Be sure to visit all the blogs taking part in the Soft Surroundings/Romantic House Magazine “French Country Fall Blog Tour”

Start HERE – and all the participating blogs will link to each other.

AND AND AND!!!

Do you LOVE Peppermint Bliss – Bailey McCarthy????   She’s on One King’s Lane with new pictures of her country house!!!  omg!!!  HERE!!!