Florals and color are all over life

 I am wild about nature and exquisitely scented florals are my passion

Bringing A Little European Flair Home- No Passport Required

New Mexico Magazine!

Hang Fabulous Fabrics Around Your Outdoor Living Space

These gorgeous fabrics are from a collection created by Lisa Fontanarosa and artist Kaveri Singh

(Image credit: Lisa Fontanarosa / Photographer: T.J.Singh)

Stylist Lisa Fontanarosa has decorated her garden gazebo and pergolas with bespoke textiles for as long as she can remember. Not only does this give the space privacy, but it also provides shade from the intense sun in New Mexico, she says.

It’s a simple yet gorgeous idea that can totally transform a space and make it feel unique. ‘The textiles are sourced on my travels from Fiji and France,’ she reveals, adding how she changes them depending on the season. ‘They act as a veil between spaces, indoor and outdoor,’ she adds. Why not try it for your next garden soiree to elevate the occasion?

So thrilled to be featured in Homes and Gardens!

La Vie En Rose!!!

This dreamy new project featuring the gorgeous linen and hand dyed velvet appliqué pillows form Sweden!

Megan McClure Interiors

A Life Filled Flowers!

My feature in Table Magazine.. so pleased to be featured in this beautiful magazine that celebrates stylists, designers, chefs, and writers.

I love styling, I love retail, I love shopkeeping, I love creating.

The French know how to shop.  They take their time until they find that “ coup de coeur” falling for something. You’ll find that “coup de coeur” at my shop.

I invite you to share the joy of discovering the collections that I represent from Europe!

Blue Bird For Spring

My favorite Marianne Evennou  project! She used the Montgolfière chandelier to add a poetic, casual chicness to this space.   The chandelier makes it easy to dress things up or down or both at the same time.

France and the lavender fields of Provence is where my passion for design, art and flowers became the inspiration for my business, sourcing unique curiosities and unusually beautiful objects, lighting and textiles from around the world to incorporate into the rooms I style and design for my clients.

I love to style spaces, it’s’ easy when you represent beautiful things and find beautiful things to make your space feel special.

My shop is the destination to discover unusually beautiful, unique items from Europe.  Featured in the summer issue of Table Magazine

  My own carefully curated collection, of course, revolves around the artists I represent.
I fill my rooms with the work of Marie Christophe, Adam & Viktoria and Bonita Ahuja, reveling in the chic comfort it brings to my eye and soul.  
But they also adorn many showrooms and our client’s homes too!

This little birdy, all in blue, puts a song in my heart. Thank you, Marie Christophe.

Feather Your Nest With The Lamps of Marie Christophe!

The haut fashion hangers for Pierre Louis Mascia, Milano!

“There’s life, and then there’s the good life.”   The French have mastered the art of living. (And fashion. And food. Everything!)

 After visiting France a number of times, I quickly learned that whether it’s treating yourself to fresh flowers just because or taking the time to source the best baguette, living well is all about finding joy in the simple things.

Want to know the fundamental lessons of this enviable European philosophy?

You’ll find it here at my flower farm and shop in New Mexico where I grow and cultivate lavender and flowers and share the world of unusually beautiful objects, lighting, and textiles from around the world to incorporate into the rooms I style and design for my clients.  

My shop is a destination for discovery, a place to unearth interesting items and I invite you to share the joy in finding the custom collections made by my artists and styled by me in my shop.

 

I consider myself a collector whose love for discovering beautiful things started on my travels to Europe.
Through my business, Lisa Fontanarosa Collection and traveling extensively throughout  France for the last 23 years, I learned to surround myself with objects that bring me joy and even better if they have a story.  I learned to always use the good china from my mother every day.  I learned from my mother and her Italian way to always create a beautiful table to enjoy the food I love to cook which always starts with a lovely tablecloth, beautiful dishes and glasses found in France and beyond and never wait for a special occasion to enjoy these cherished pieces.  

La Vie En Rose!

I  like  to bring a world of objects and materials outside the conventional and layer textiles.. rugs, curtains, room dividers, pillows.

 Fabrics/textiles are my passion..my crowning glory and mine are sourced around the globe.

“I am always dreaming of my garden and being outdoors,” says Lisa. “

My mind, filled with flowers and nature is always thinking of new ways to bring the outdoors in and the indoors out.

A  dreamy portico I styled many years featured these gorgeous textiles printed with  Matisse bouquets.  I wanted my client to step through the beauty of nature, to sense the scent of a field of flowers dancing into eternal summer!

The Chic Chantilly Garden Of Jean-Louis Deniot!
This beautiful sheep, brought to life by Marie Christophe, has a new home: Jean-Louis Deniot’s country house in Chantilly France.

I’m in summer cycle, which reminds me of a project I worked on with Marie Christophe for Colette, Paris’ cult-concept boutique.

I was asked to curate and style  a collection from different artists for this exhibition for  Colette, in Paris. I asked Marie to create a life-size bicycle in wire with a crystal seat and crystal bell. I had it installed in the shop’s window so the sun could create a sparkling spotlight.

Quintessentially French, this bike, that traveled the Colette runway also is Marie’s masterpiece.  Rode its way into our hearts in T Magazine and Vogue,  countless other press articles as  well as a favorite book, My Stylish French Girlfriend’s book by Sharon Santoni (also author of  My French Country Home). Colette, closed it’s doors a few years ago but I was so thrilled to collaborate and style a collection for Paris’ cult concept store.. and it all began at my first job Henri Bendel, New York!

 

 

 

Marianne Evennou is an interior designer known for turning small Paris apartments into beautiful, bespoke homes that feel larger than life.

This talented French designer, simply adores the work of Marie Christophe and use her chandeliers and in many projects.

The Montgolfiere chandelier that she commissioned from Marie Christophe for this project adds a sleek style to this lovely, small space. 

Even the parrots can’t stop talking about Marie Christophe’s new colorfully beaded candleholders, which are inspired by her recent trip to India.

I love to use them day and night to add sparkle to my garden and my dinner table, and I invite you to do so, too.

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