Author(s): Carolyn Westbrook
Carolyn Westbrook is a designer and decorator whose love affair with French styling began long before she ever travelled to France. Growing up in the US, her Southern heritage was infused with French influences - from the chic elegance of New Orleans to the romance of southern plantation houses. Carolyn's subsequent journeys to France have only fuelled her passion for French interiors and have influenced her designs and interiors ever since. "The French Inspired" has become her own signature style. Carolyn's stunning plantation house, a sleek urban apartment and a classically elegant town house showcase a variety of distinct styles that will leave you enamoured with all that is French. Whether she has used a distressed and gilded mirror that oozes elegance, or a faded and frayed rug that exudes rustic charm, all of these ideas are essentially "French" in their inspiration. Carolyn Westbrook prides herself on these classic and timeless French-inspired interiors and rather than reflecting the latest trends, she hopes they inspire longevity and a true romance with your own home. The French have mastered the art of this time-worn, yet sophisticated, style of living, and you too will fall in love with the colours, the textures and the inspiration that is truly French.
Known for her brand, The Carolyn Westbrook Home, Carolyn Westbrook is a prominent lifestyle designer who has written many articles for home decor magazines that have been published across the globe. Carolyn has also written numerous books, including A Romance with French Living and Through the French Door as well as The French-Inspired Home. Moreover, Carolyn designs her own furniture, fabrics and accessories that she displays at shows across the US. Her lines have also previously been stocked by well-known stores, such as Bed, Bath and Beyond. Carolyn is based at The Oaks Plantation in Texas, USA.