Author Archives: elegantparis

Give the Air in Your Home a Scent-Lift!

We have a special promo going on right now at The Whistling Elk. Now is a great time to jump in and treat yourself…or purchase some early gifts for the holidays and take advantage of this great offer. I am always … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have to “Bite the Bullet” and Give It A Try

Or in this case the Acorn….(heehee) You see a customer brought me an old mirror with a top trimmed with lifesize acorns hoping that I could fix it….hmmm!  She brought it all the way from Massachusetts!  There were a couple … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Cozy

We are fully stocked for the cold weather with beautiful, colorful and luxurious throw blankets….it’s time!!!  Next week will be cold here in New Jersey (or so they say). I love to have these around all the time just because … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Giclee Artwork Arrives at The Whistling Elk

I love gorgeous artwork…the framed giclee in the background of this picture just arrived at The Whistling Elk. I want to climb into the picture and sit at the table sipping wine… Come see this piece in person – its 48″L … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Accessory Tables

Just painted some pretty little tables…they are great accents for any room where you require a little table to put a glass or book on but don’t have a lot of space. These two will go anywhere! I have always … Continue reading

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I Just Love Gorgeous Patina Finishes on Furniture

You know how you always have a lot of little tiny pieces of gold leaf that are left over from a project…I can just never bear to throw them away… Well I was painting up a finish sample that had … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Paint – Create Unique “Signature Finishes”

I have decided to create “finishes” instead of “paint samples”.  Hmmm, what does that mean you might ask… Well I have a lot of paint samples that I created using paint stirrers…I have posted these at the time that I … Continue reading

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It’s Snuggle Time at The Whistling Elk

It’s getting to be that time of year when you want to snuggle in your bed! I don’t know about you but there is something about this beautiful bedding that makes a bedroom soothing and peaceful…just what you want where you … Continue reading

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There Are Two Sides To Every Door! Duh!

I have a door in the shop that leads to a little foyer and the back door. The door is in my little “Paris Boudoir” so you can see that it just wasn’t making it in its “silly brown” color… … Continue reading

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The Versatile Mirror

Mirrors make such beautiful design statements…now take this one for example….the top is just breathtaking. And the finish is wonderful because its a champagne metallic….a little gold…a little silver.. and just the tiniest bit of black. You can put it almost anywhere … Continue reading

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Lollia Fragrances Elegantly Displayed at The Whistling Elk

We have a nice collection of LoLLia products at The Whistling Elk. LoLLia is beautifully packaged so it adds an elegant touch to the décor of your dressing room or bathroom. My favorite is the Wander…its a soft fragrance and I … Continue reading

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Gotta love that little hand sander!

You may remember that I wrote a post on November 12, 2013 called “Mantel Madness with Paint Couture”.   I had a lot of fun painting that mantel and it was beautiful…but I always knew that it would take on a … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Creating Memorable Lighting in your home

Good Lighting makes a huge contribution to the beauty and functionality of a home.  And the addition of beautiful fixtures – chandeliers and lamps – creates delightful design elements in any room.  Whenever someone tells me they have recessed lighting and don’t need … Continue reading

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Juggling at The Whistling Elk

I have been posting a lot about painting lately!  I guess I am pretty fascinated with Paint Couture™ products so I am really enjoying using them and teaching about them….but don’t be deceived there are always other things going on at … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Gilded Dresser

Inspiration is a wonderful thing…Good design is always based on inspiration…    Sometimes you are on a design path and you take a right or left turn…in that case I know that something along the way changed my inspiration… Painting is … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to My Humility?

Heres a nice frame with a shabby worn finish…it’s O.K. But that is just it – for me its just o.k.   I know I can change it and make it better than just o.k. What has happened to my humility???? I … Continue reading

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Finger Painting With Gilding Wax…it’s bringing back memories!

I always had so much fun Finger Painting when I was a kid and now I get to do it again… with The Couture Collection – they have a great selection of Gilding Waxes which I love to use to accent … Continue reading

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Choosing Window Treatments can be a Daunting Experience

At The Whistling Elk  we can provide you with beautiful custom window treatments BUT if you just don’t want to make what is sometimes a huge investment…Ready-Made Drapes can be a real life saver Currently two different styles of 100% Linen Ready-Made Drapes are on … Continue reading

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Lampe Berger Makes a Great Mother’s Day Treat

This Mother’s Day we have a special promotion for your Mom! Buy a Lampe Berger and get a FREE triple pack of fragrance!  Wow! This is a great value from The Whistling Elk and Lampe Berger – while supplies last … Continue reading

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La Vie Parisienne Jewelry is my Personal Favorite

Truly, I just can’t get enough of it. Especially the art deco earrings in the lower left box…oooh la la! The Collection designs are rendered from the original molds that were created by artists of the celebrated jewelry period from 1900 … Continue reading

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