Wallingford "French Poetry"

 

Designed for elegance and comfort, this small den lives large!  Eleven foot ceilings, huge mullioned windows as well as a French door bring light and sunshine into this space.  The neutral color palette is just a backdrop for the dramatic accents of cream and black. 

The balloon valances in a check cream, coffee and black fabric adds visual interest to these great windows.  The texture and body of the fabric is perfect for the window treatments.  A neutral chenille sofa is trimmed with black piping that immediately catches your attention.  Large scale cream, coffee and black plaid pillows repeat these colors throughout the room.

Your eyes are immediately drawn to the carpet on the floor in this room.  This area rug in tan and black is a show stopper.  French Poetry in black on a tan background starts great conversations!   “La Cigale et La Fourmi” is a French poem; translated into English it is “The Cricket and The Ant”. 

The Cricket and The Ant

The cricket, having sung all summer long, found her foods too few when the north wind blew nowhere could she spy a single morsel - worm or fly.

She thought her neighbor, the ant, might help, and begged her for a bit of grain till summer came back again.

"By next harvest, I'll repay interest and principal both," she swore on the animal's oath. Now, the ant may admit to a fault or two, but lending is not something she will eve do. So she asked, "What did you do when the weather was warm?"

"By night and day, to all who came, I sang at every chance."

"You sang, did you? How very nice. Now go and dance."