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Josephine Ryan and the French Home

by habituallychic

04 . 02 . 08

Since a few reviewers on a certain shopping website had a problem with Vintage French Interiors not actually featuring any home interiors, so I thought those folks might enjoy French Home by Josephine Ryan. I flipped through the book at Anthropologie and thought it looked beautiful. Then I realized that Ms. Ryan owns a antiques shop in London. The kind of shop I dream of owning one day. It may be a little shabby chic for some people but you don’t need to decorate your entire home with vintage pieces if it’s not your style. Just add a few pieces here and there for character and enjoy!

Josephine Ryan Antiques & Interiors
63 Abbeville Road
London SW4 9JW
United Kingdom
+44 20 86753900

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  1. Melinda April 2, 2008 | 10:39 am

    I absolutely LOVE your blog- I love all things French & vintage! I went antiquing this weekend and wish I had found some items like you have in the pictures- maybe next time!

  2. Rowena April 2, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    I love, love, love that you’re lately featuring all these vintage things, I love them! Your photos of Ms. Ryan’s shop makes me ache. I sure hope my plans to jet off to Paris and London in May actually happen! (Gotta renew my passport first!)

  3. stacy April 2, 2008 | 4:32 pm

    The patio furniture makes me want to move right now. I love this!

  4. so_chic_darling April 2, 2008 | 4:32 pm

    Well French Granny’s greenhouse is so much chicer non?

  5. Looks like an image I have of my store when I picture it all grown up. Just like French Country Antiques Store in Kentucky. I love her style.
    Lisa & Alfie

  6. Paris Hotel Boutique April 2, 2008 | 6:29 pm

    BEAUTIFUL book! GORGEOUS home! Thanks for the great post! Ltnn

  7. S.HOPtalk April 2, 2008 | 7:45 pm


    I’m new to Habitually Chic…just wanted to say hi and tell you how much I LOVE these photos…dreamy and inspiring.

    Great blog…I’ll definitely be back.


  8. Villa Anna April 3, 2008 | 10:53 am

    Hello, I’m a long time reader but first time commentor 🙂

    I own this book and it’s fast becomming one of my very favourites.

    Josephine’s store is heavenly. For me it would be a dream come true to own a store just like hers.

    I loved this post – thank you.

    Anna 🙂

  9. katiedid April 3, 2008 | 3:41 pm

    I have this book too, but was unfamiliar with the shop. Thanks for the peek and the information!

  10. Easy and Elegant Life April 3, 2008 | 5:49 pm

    I think that your comment about mixing in a few pieces hits the nail on the head. I’m beginning to believe that, like most things, good decor is all in the mix.

  11. pinkstilettos April 15, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    Oh Awesome Post! I love the french Home thing and the fireplace is Great!

  12. Sabina February 8, 2009 | 10:56 pm

    I love everything pictured!!