Thursday, August 5, 2010

Country French

There is a little jewel of a store right in the heart of South Miami named Country French. Almost like a good secret, behind the unassuming entrance is a heaven on earth for lovers of quality furniture, gifts and home decor. Open for over 28 years, the store has tripled in size since its inception and is the kind of store that you walk into have to absorb everything slowly. Each corner of this decorator's oasis is stunning. One large room on the right has three separate seating areas completely decorated from mirrors on the wall, sumptuous couches and chairs, coffee tables and accent pieces.

Owner Martha Leborgne and her team have an amazing eye and exquisite taste. They stock the store with classic pieces mixed with European antiques and fresh new treasures. They have such a way of putting things together, I have witnessed people coming in the store and actually buying an entire room right on the spot. If you do not have a decorating flair, the girls here will make sure you leave with just the right thing.

Plentiful selection of sterling silver picture frames, china and lots of sea shells.
The entire Thymes line along with colorful napkins, candles and hand towels to outfit any powder room.

The other perk of shopping at Country French is the wrapping. Even the simplest gift is wrapped beautifully with big gauzy bows around white boxes. I am always proud to be giving a gift from there!

Amazing jewelry that is always changing..

One of the living room areas. I am in love with the artwork above this couch.

Every once in a while, they set up an entire table for a bridal registry. I can't wait for my table to be on display at Country French..I have been planning it for years!

I discovered this store in 1989 when I worked 2 doors down. During the holidays, I found the perfect gift for my Mom. Little did I know that my helpful sales girl Olga would later become one of my very best friends in the world. She and her sister Virginia have worked there since they were teenagers and are quite the style pair. Not too long ago, Martha's daughter Magsie came to work there as well. Pop in and there is always an expert waiting to help you. Need a gift to send? You can call with an amount and an address, and a perfect gift could be on the way in a snap. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Country French, it is just the perfect store!

Visit Country French at 7259 Red Road, South Miami.
Phone 305.661.1059.


Anonymous said...

This looks like one of those stores that you just want to move into, or be able to bankroll them to make your home look exactly like it!

CDS said...

Country French is such a great store! I have been going there off and on for years with my mom when we are looking for something special. :) xo