Our Home Featured in French Country Style ! AGAIN!!! 3 years in a row!

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Yikes!  What an exciting week!

Fifi O’Neill , the founder and editor in chief of this magazine/book,(and many others!  “google” her!)

 saw our house and my friend Renee’s house on my blog; ( she expressed interest in both of them)!

 and Mark Lohman (a wonderful photographer, and an old friend)

photographed them both  for this issue!  It just came out;  but it will be on the newsstands until  July 29th!

I absolutely love the job they did with the wonderful photographs;

 (and the writing I think quite captured my philosophy !!  And also Renee’s spirit and creativity )!

Fifi is quite the genius!  She is unbelievable!!

We couldn’t make the printing bigger;  so run out and buy this!  The whole issue is just exceptional!!  You will want to

add it to your library !

It is in markets (my friend from the “Henhouse”, Elizabeth found two in the Safeway!  Cathy my friend in Pasadena found it at “Target!!) and

on newsstands kind of everywhere!

I must say,  every article is definitely  very educational!  I am so proud to be

included in this group of very talented people!!

I actually read the analysis of things that I do!  And I learned a lot!  Much of my work is instinctive!

It is fun for me to see how it is analyzed!

 The cover photograph is of Fifi’s cottage in Florida, where she lives!

Here is the informative, educational, and delightful article on our house!!

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26 thoughts on “Our Home Featured in French Country Style ! AGAIN!!! 3 years in a row!

  1. Tokyo Jinja

    Everything looks beautiful as always Penelope!

  2. tara dillard

    Exciting times.

    Will buy several copies, 1 for me the rest to give away.

    How I wish you could have met my mentor, Mary Kistner. Her style similar to yours. She was in magazines etc….

    Her memorial service was in a large art gallery. It was standing room only. Few dry eyes, even with the men.

    XO T

    1. Penelope Bianchi

      I am so very complimented that I remind you of her! I can only hope that when I am gone people remember me with a fraction of the love and respect you (and others) felt for her!!
      She sounds wonderful! You told me I reminded you of her your very first comment when I first started blogging!!

  3. Cheryl

    Congratulations! I will run out this weekend in search of this issue. Looking forward to a relaxing read. Have a nice weekend

  4. La Comtesse Lola

    Congratulations Penny! How lovely and so happy for you and Renee! And just think, they can come back and shoot your garden and Renee’s for the next issue!


    1. Penelope Bianchi

      They are coming back in June to shoot the gardens! This is for a “coffee table book”! This Fifi is a wonder!!

  5. velvet and linen

    I need to buy several copies!

    Congratulations!!! What a spectacular layout. They did a wonderful job capturing the beauty of your house. I’m not surprised. Fifi is one of us!



    1. Penelope Bianchi

      One of the great beauties of blogging is the feedback! There really wasn’t any before! NONE!!


    The magazine is beyond FABULOUS!The article was very well written and they captured your essence PERFECTLY.Love the fact I made the connection FOR YOU TOO!HOPE I GET A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART!

    1. Penelope Bianchi

      You already had a special place in my heart! (your recent deer caper cemented it forever!!!)


  7. Heather

    Congratulations!! Wow does it look beautiful…stunning!!!

  8. Marsha @ Splenderosa

    Big huge kudos to you, darling Penelope. The spread is wonderful and so is the writing. You know I adore your style, your wit and your wonderful spirit. xx’s

    1. Penelope Bianchi

      thank you so much! Your comments mean so much to me!

  9. cindy hattersley

    Your house looks lovely! I can’t wait to see your gardens published!

  10. Penelope Bianchi

    Thank you all of you for your comments! I cannot tell you how much they mean!

    I try to “reply”; and the replies end up “out of order”!

    I think you can “match them up!”

    thank you, thank you!

  11. Kelley

    Hi Penny! I will buy this for sure…can’t wait to see it on the newsstands!

    xoxo kelley

  12. Honey

    This layout is the reason I purchased this magazine. Beautiful home, so glad I got to see it, it has inspired me to add a few extras to my own home. I will now have to start following your blog as well.

  13. Penelope Bianchi

    via email!:
    Your article in French Country Style
    Message Penny – I picked up the magazine today and totally enjoyed reading the article about your house as well as Renee’s. Love, love, love your style!! You are an amazing interior designer. Thanks, Linda Brown

    from me:
    I am totally choked up! This is the woman whose husband sent me the “duck house” last year; after we had the “duckling disaster”!! (see past posts,; if you want to cry!!)

    His “duck house ” (floating duck house in a pond) arrived ; and our mother duck hatched 9 more ducklings in our “repaired” duck house; and another mother duck hatched 9 in Linda’s husband’s duck house!

    He is the reason we have two duck houses!

    And Linda is the fabulous artist! who does the best “dog portraits ” I have ever seen!

  14. Marsha Scott

    You are truly an inspiration and, therefore, should be featured in her magazine! Each time you are featured someone else will fall under your magical spell and their life will be changed forever for the good. Sending love and big huge congrats. Again.

  15. Heather in Arles

    This is a very beautiful spread, Penelope! Congratulations doesn’t cut it as this is so well-deserved. I love all the new touches nearly as much as the “old” ones. 😉

  16. Cathy

    Penelope! I love your style!! You are so very talented!!! But please, please, please…..!!!! Stop ending every sentence with an exclamation point!!!!! It’s extremely distracting and diminishes the quality and beauty of your blog!!!!!

    An exclamation mark is useful when one wants to emphasize a certain point, but when you use it after every sentence, its “power” is completely nullified. I hope you will take this advice in the way that I’m offering it; I don’t mean to be snarky. I mean it only in the friendliest and helpful way. Thank you.

    1. penelopebi@me.com

      Thank you for your advice! Unfortunately, I write the way I talk; and I have asked many times on my blog about the explanation
      points….and I have been told many times not to stop writing like that. I am sorry you don’t like it. I will try to slow down. What say you anyone else have a comment about this? I appreciate constructive criticism; and I did not take it as “snarky” at all! Thank you.

  17. Joni Webb

    My favorite house! I love it so much – especially the pink around the house!!!!! Love love love! AND – your daughter’s gardens are to die for. I love the way they cut into the hedge so you get just a glimpse of the hedge. That is such a great idea. Beautiful = like mother, like daughter!!!! or vice versa? love you!

  18. Michele @ Living Among Saguaros

    Just saw your home in French Country Style and had to mention “votre maison est la plus jolie dans le magazine”!

    1. penelopebi@me.com

      Merci beaucoup!!

  19. Poppy

    Hi Penelope,

    Congrats on yet another magazine feature; you deserve it! I never tire of gazing at your beautiful home, and although I love all the rooms, it was your gorgeous kitchen that gave me the charming inspiration I was seeking when we were building our home. You are super sweet and I can feel your positive energy and kindness via your punctuation marks! :))


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