dimanche 2 octobre 2011

fin de la saison ... end of the season!

The Bohemians will be closed for the 2011 season beginning Monday, October 3rd. Our third season was our best ever and we have had a wonderful time welcoming new clients and introducing new artists and artisans.

Thanks to all for your support and encouragement. While our boutique is now closed, we will continue to offer quotes on your furniture renovation projects. All you need to do is email us a photo of your furniture piece and what you have in mind. We will get back to you promptly with our quote.

We look forward to seeing you next spring and will pop in with updates until then!

à bientôt!

The Bohemians sera fermé pour la saison 2011 commence Monday, 3 Octobre. Notre troisième saison a été notre meilleur jamais et nous avons eu un temps merveilleux accueillir de nouveaux clients et l'introduction de nouveaux artistes et d'artisans.

Merci à tous pour votre soutien et encouragement. Alors que notre boutique est maintenant fermée, nous continuerons à offrir citations sur vos projets de rénovation de meubles. Tout ce que vous devez faire est de nous envoyer une photo de votre meuble et ce que vous avez à l'esprit. Nous vous répondrons rapidement avec nos devis.

Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir au printemps prochain et nous allons faire des petits coucous jusqu'a la!

à bientôt!

vendredi 2 septembre 2011

nouvelles horaires - new hours!

Septembre est la et nous avons changer des horaires, un peu.


10:30 - 12:30 et 14:30 - 18:30

14:30 - 18:30


September is here and we have changed our hours:


10:30 TO 12:30 and 2:30 - 6:30

2:30 - 6:30

mercredi 31 août 2011

summer season slowing ... preparations underway ...

hi all, September is around the corner, weather is still lovely but locally we are thinking about going back to school, fall gardening, weatherproofing, etc.

here at The Bohemians we are thinking about our end of season sale and beginning work on next year's collection of furniture for the opening of the 2012 season ...

Today I am in the workshop for a day of furniture sanding ... one custom project, 'pickling' of a beautiful 2 piece oak buffet with carved floral details from the 30s.

Also, a cabinet for a tv:stereo center, a substantial mediterranean style coffee table with drawers, and a curvy small armoir with cabinet and drwers ... perfect for a small bar.

A silly bamboo coffee table, square ... waiting for a pop color to make it special.

All new pieces on their way.

But can I please share a tip with you all? In doing the custom piece, I am laboriously removing contact paper from the inside.

Can any of you remember a time when contact paper was not eventually regretted?

CONTACT PAPER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND! and your furniture/shelves hate it too!

it not only is horrible to get off, but it leaves a gummy residue that is also murderously stubborn.

PLEASE, we beg you, leave the sticky paper in the store. If you need to line your shelves and the only patterned paper you love is contact, just tack it down. don't use the adhesive side. you'll thank me. and someday I might thank you!

bonjour à tous! en Septembre, encore il fait beau mais l'autonne est pret ... nous pensons sur la rentrée, le jardinage, le bricolage.

Chez The Bohemians, nous pensons sur notre promotion pour la fin de la saison ... et sûr la nouvelle collection de meuble pour la saison prochaine, 2012.

Je suis à l'ateliér et je fais un jour de ponçage ... un nouvelle petit bar, un placard de mediateque, un table de canapé, style mediterranée ... et un projet de client, un grand buffet.

j'ai de conseils pour vous, mes cheres clients ... n'utilisez pas la papier collé sur vos meubles! il n'est pas l'ami de les meubles et il n'est pas votre ami non plus! il est impossible à enlevé et plus, il laisse de colle sur des meubles. pas bon! je vous remercie en avance!!!!!

donc, je vous laissez et j'èspére, à trés bientôt!

vendredi 8 juillet 2011

check out our furniture display room!

last year, the boutique was a little crowded with furniture and all our little lovelies for sale ... so I opened up my ateliér and created a showroom space to present more of the furniture. Clients enjoy being able to see the furniture more clearly and seeing the creative area! (picture is a little dark, but you get the drift ...)


Regarder notre ateliér, ouvert maintenant à present des meubles. l'année derniere ils etaient trop de meubles dans la boutique ... donc, voila ... un nouveaux salle pour tous les choses.

jeudi 7 juillet 2011

acid retro flash!

here just finished is a retro desk with fun lines. Recreated in a vivid apple green with blue drawers ... add some fun to your administrative duties with this juicy piece!

offered at 95€, delivery options available. Don't forget, The Bohemians accepts up to 3 payments for any furniture over 75€.


voici un bureau 'retro' avec une forme amusant. Refait en pomme vert et bleu interieur dans les tiroirs. Il vas transformer votre vie administratif!

le prix 95€, nous pouvons livrer. The Bohemians accepte trois paiements pour des meubles plus de 75 euros.

mardi 5 juillet 2011

dreams of giverny ...

funny how small things like a certain color can transport and inspire ... here is a retro cabinet ... 60s or 70s ... given a new life in tones of purple and lavender. Inside is darker than outside. Both sides of the cabinet have a shelf inside.

as the colors developed, I was reminded of the gardens at Giverny ... pourquoi pas?

priced at 120€, delivery options available.


quelques fois, je suis transporté par les couleurs, la forme, etc. quand j'ai commencé avec cet placard, la couleur me rappel de les jardins au Giverny ... hummm! la pièce des années 60/70 a une nouvelle vie avec des violets et lavandes. dans l'interieur, 2 etagéres. le prix: 120€, livraison est possible.

lundi 4 juillet 2011

Philippe Debat, native artist of the Dordogne

The Bohemians is delighted to present the paintings of local artist, Philippe Debat.

Born in the Dordogne September 29, 1966, Philippe is continually inspired by the land of his birth. His approach to his painting is "with his feet on the ground and his head in the clouds".

Phillipe's work in landscapes and scenes from the region are organic and moving.

Framed works range from 90€ - 450€.


Nous sommes ravis de vous présenter les peintures de l'artiste local, Philippe Debat.

Né en Dordogne, 29 Septembre 1966? il est trés inspire per sa terre natale. Il peint au milieu de celle ci les pieds sur terre et la tète dans la nuages.

Tableaux encadre bois entre 90€ et 450€.

vendredi 1 juillet 2011

lots of new furniture at The Bohemians!

Just finished several new items ... dining chairs, night stands, occasional tables ... time to come by for a visit to see what is new in store.

Here is one example, "Aspen", a cool and comfy armchair. all renovated by hand, with handmade cushions blending new velvet with vintage Mexican textiles...

A beautiful, one-of-a-kind accent for your home ... functional art!

yours for 280€, remember, at The Bohemians we accept 3 payments for all furniture over 75€.

Nous avons des nouvelles meubles chez The Bohemians ... les chaises cuisine, des tables de nuit et déco ... c'est la moment à passer et regarder tout les choses. Delivery options are available.

Par exemple, nous vous presentez "Aspen", un fateuil cool et belle. Tout refait à la main avec des nouvelles coussins velour et les tissus vintage de Mexique.

Un pièce d'art fonctionable, unique et originale.

Acheter 280€, souvenew nous acceptons 3 paiements pour tout des meubles plus de 75€ chez The Bohemians. Toujours la livraison est possible.

mercredi 22 juin 2011

Jeans bar in Brantôme!!

The Bohemians features vintage Levis and other brands at our Jeans Bar! this year, we have a selection of women's jeans ranging from size 6 to 14 (US). Levis are offered at 29€, our other brands are 20€.

Based on popular demand, we will begin offering men's jeans with our 2012 season!

The Bohemians vous offrez un collection de jeans "vintage" sur our bar du jeans. Nous vous offrons des Levis et des autres marques, Americain. Trouvez des tailles entre 36 et 44. Des Levis sont de 29€ et des autres marques sont de 20€.

Heureuxment, nous pouvons offrir des jeans d'homme l'année prochaine!

jeudi 9 juin 2011

St. Malo!

The vivid blues and underlying yellows put me in a beachy mood ... reminds me of those bright summer days on the shores of St. Malo. This chest would be very practical in a kitchen to store utensils, linens, whatnot ... or in a bedroom, of course. Affordably priced at 42€, refurbished by hand here in The Bohemians ateliér.

Avec des bleus et jaunes vivant, il nous rappeler sur les jours d'été à St. Malo ... trés "beachy"! Super pratique pour la cuisine ou dans une chambre. Pas chér à 42€, relooké à main dans l'ateliér de The Bohemians.

lundi 6 juin 2011


I've taken to naming our furniture pieces like my daughter at Mignonne. I guess when you work long enough with something to give it a fresh look and new life, you want to be on a first name basis!

meet Carmen, a tasty little chest with storage space, a drawer, and a convenient little hole cut in back to accomodate cables or whatnot if you are using this as a little media piece.

Shades of raspberry red, oranges and cream on the outside with juicy orange on the side.

All she needs is a bowl of fruit on her head!

offered at 90€.

come by to see our other new pieces in store, or stay tuned until we feature more xx


Voila, je vous presentez "Carmen", un petit placard avec tiroir, trés pratique pour votre équipement de médias. Elle a des couleurs framboise et orange, trés sympa.

Maintenant, parce-que nous depensons beaucoup de temps avec chaque meubles, nous avons commencer donner chaqu'un un nom! trés mimi lol!

vendredi 3 juin 2011

Bruce Anderson, Los Angeles artist now showing at the Bohemians

I met Bruce and wife Alisa when I began my journey of moving to France. Bruce and Alisa shared a similar dream of living abroad ... and were also documenting their budding adventure on blogger.com. we began reading each other's blogs and exchanging comments, encouragement resources.

As we became acquainted, I learned about their art school and discovered Bruce's paintings. I don't think either of us imagined the day his work would be on exposition in a boutique I would create in my new home ... but here we are!

so now, I want to tell you about my friend Bruce, the artist.

Bruce is an American painter born in Los Angeles in 1969. Raised in the surf and skateboard culture of Venice Beach, he has drawn and painted since he was a young child. At 13 he became a part of the early graffiti art scene in L.A. and credits this period as the time when his interest in art and painting became serious.

Bruce went on to study fine art at Santa Monica College and the university of Arizona, but ultimately became disenchanted with formal art school. After leaving he worked for two years at L.A. Art Supply where, he says, "I learned more about painting in 6 months there than I did in three years at school."

Ironically in 2000 Bruce and his wife Alisa opened Art-Works Studio, a painting and drawing studio for children and young adults. "I figured out early on that art was the one thing no one could tell me how to do. No one could say it was right or wrong because, well, it was art. When we started Art-Works I wanted to give young people that same sense of empowerment and freedom."

In 2011 Bruce and Alisa sold the studio and moved to the countryside of southwest France. There they started Raison d'Art, offering summer art retreats for young people from around the world. “It’s hard to imagine a more inspiring place to be. Our little village dates from before the 13th century. Coming from L.A. it really is another world, and I’m enjoying the work that I’ve begun here.”

The artist’s current work includes both representational painting and drawing as well as pure abstraction. "I see no reason not to do both. Sometimes places and things are the subjects of my paintings and drawings and sometimes the subject is the act of painting itself."

We are thrilled to offer a range of Bruce's work ... framed drawings, oils, large abstract, and a small collection of whimsical oils portraying graffiti found around Toulouse, France.

Stop by to check them out or use the contact feature on the blog to submit an inquiry.

All signed, original works.

Framed oil crayon, Village series 130€

Oil canvas, Village series 300€

Large oil abstract, Untitled 900€

Oil canvas, Graffiti series 90€

Small oils, Untitled 60€

mercredi 1 juin 2011


I have been trying for over a week to sign in to our blogger account; using my other computer ... to no avail. I even googled and discovered lots of other people were having the same problem. tried to day with my mini-laptop and voila!


since we opened on May 21, we are having a great time...it was our first May and it was well received. did two vide greniers and have decided to add this to our repertoire so watch for our announcements az to where you can find us ...

We will have extended hours this season, planning more days open than ever before.

June opening hours are:

Monday 3:30 - 7:00

Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30
Saturday 3:30 - 7:00

Sunday C L O S E D (find us at a vide grenier on sundays ...)

wanted to get our hours posted, back soon with shop photos and artist updates ... à bientôt!

aprés des petits problems avec l'ordi, j'ai trouvé la solution et voila! nous avons faire un bon reouverture et un bon mai, la premier mai pour The Bohemians. nous avons commencer à faire des vide-greniers, nous allons mettre des annonces ici sur notre activités....

Cette année, nous serons ouvert plus des journées d'avant.

Nos horaires en Juin:

lundi 15:30 - 19:00

mardi - 10:30 - 12:30
samedi 15:30 - 19:00

dimanche fermé (trouvez nous à les vide-greniers!)

c'est tout pour l'instant, juste petit note sur nos horaires, plus d'info bien tôt sur nos artisans et bien sur, des photographs!!! xx

dimanche 22 mai 2011

We Are Open! Nous Sommes Ouvert!

hi all, yes we have opened our doors to our third season in Brantôme!

the shop has a new look and we have some lovely new items. This year we are featuring a Vintage Denim Bar with a big selection of vintage Levi's and other brands from California.

We have a new artist on display, Bruce Anderson. Bruce is from Los Angeles, now living in the Tarn et Garonne and we have a number of his works hanging. Stay tuned for a feature post on Bruce.

We also have handmade, custom designed cushion covers with beautiful details like contrasting piping and zippers for easy removal for cleaning. Gorgeous fabrics and prints.

A new jewelry collection, handmade from designer Yvette Assia. We will be featuring more about Yvette in a special blog post.

And of course, our ever rotating selection of handpainted furniture by yours truly. Oh, I forgot to mention we have opened up a display space in the ateliér where you can view more furniture and project pieces.

So we are off and running. There is a great energy running through Brantôme this year, new shops and restaurants abound. It is going to be a great year.

Life is Cool! xx