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Behind the Scenes: The Foreign Accent Piece!

Did you love the feature on pages 88-95 of the most recent Flea Market Style mag?
It chronicled the salvage chic of Teresa Dejarlais‘s apartment aerie in Buffalo, MN!
Here nest sits atop her business, The Porch & Atelier!
The piece was photographed by the inimitable Susan Gilmore of Susan Gilmore Photography in Minneapolis!
Here is the maven at work! She is an interior lighting whiz!
These snaps are Teresa’s, a few that didn’t make the mag. A side view of the front entry and the living room…
… another view of the kitchen…
 …and yet another, showing her large hutch! The counter top was built from roof rafters salvaged from the living room area, when Teresa removed the false ceiling.
 Teresa’s daughter, Rachel, helped with the styling!
 A French tart prepared by Teresa’s son, Adam, who also lent his styling expertise!
 Ki suggested moving Teresa’s collection of botanical prints to the wall, and displaying them with washi tape; a great move that provided the article’s opening shot!
A French blue house number, from Teresa’s collection is one of the many blue accessories that brighten her beautiful home.
French bread, of course!
Adam at work in the hallway…
… and kitchen!
Teresa had recently completed this floor treatment in her master bedroom (page 95) using milk paint and a hemp oil resist!
More blue details!
A closeup of the living room day bed!
When Rachel arrived, she brought the flowers!
Each type was specifically requested by Ki, whose eye for styling detail is legendary!
A view of the entryway, into the kitchen…
…a shot of the dining room, looking toward the bathroom. You can only catch a glimpse of the fun industrial step-stair and railing there that Teresa uses to store towels!
A close look at the beautiful salvaged door from page 92!
An amazing chippy shutter…

…and a watercolor in Dutch blue

Teresa’s grandson, Owen, was happy to join the shoot as a technical consultant!
Love Teresa’s look? You can find more on her blog, The Porch & Atelier!
This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. It’s all so pretty. Good flower choices. I love Bells of Ireland and Hydrangeas too.

    the blue details, and the old chippy door and shutters are to die for.

    Great story and home.


  2. Appreciating every minute of this wonderful experience with Ki and her awesome ‘people’. Seeing these photos reminds me of each of them, and those days here. Huge compliments to everyone, Ki, and especially Susan Gilmore – not only talented, but delightful.

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