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Monday, April 16, 2012

Living on a barge in France

I would love to get my hands on this barge in France.

I would do topiary's on either side of the door
right away. 

The constantly changing view alone would be fun
and chat worthy.

Imagine this deck with the right outdoor furniture
and potted flowering plants

I would use 2 great hanging plants on this over-hang.
You could get so creative with the table and chairs.
The beauty of living on a river, on a barge is that there is very
little wake to deal with.

I can dream can't I ???
I really want this!!!

Can you envision this barge made over in your taste and style?

Renee Finberg 'TELLS ALL' in her Blog of her Adventures in Design,Owner of 'The Trade' Interiors, ,Boca Raton,Palm Beach,Boca Raton Florida,All custom upholstery,case-goods,window treatments,Antiques, Accessories and Antique accessories, built-ins, and all built in seating, bedding and pillows,Roseta Santiago Works Of Art, Living on a barge in France, Living on a barge in France, Living on a barge in France


  1. Renee, I stayed on someone's 60' yacht in Seattle a few years ago. By the time I left I was stir crazy. Seriously. Even on a craft this large the spaces seem small & I'm from Texas (as you know) and just knew this wouldn't work for me. But a barge in let me think...

  2. I would LOVE it! Being on the water is the best way to relax. I mean, what else can you do?
    Yes, you could turn this into a beauty, Renee.

  3. Ok...another true story. I went to school (university) in Paris for a couple of semesters...We had to find our own lodging. While I found a room over a market street in the 17th arrondisement, a friend found her place on a barge on the Seine. Romantic sounding....but it was a little daunting (very little head clearance). Fun memories!

  4. Yes that is quite some barge and I would love to see it when you had finished with it.
    Far too big for the canals and locks here though. Would be fine on the River Thames where berthing is very expensive.

  5. Yes Renee, it could be something with your touch...a man must live here sterile and no nonsense....!!!!
    It is the perfect colour though to let your imagination run wild! N.xo

  6. My neice lives on a Dutch Barge with her husband and one year old son Renée. It's beautiful and, she has a garden and grows fruit and vegetables. She is also a professional chef so, going to dinner with them is a wonderful experience.Her kitchen is fantastic. The one that you have shown is somewhat more luxurious and slightly larger !! XXXX

  7. It definitely needs your softening touch but what fun to do!!! Can I share it with you?!! xxxx

  8. jules
    yes we can be roomies!!


  9. jax,

    i am serious
    i would love to live like that!!

    your niece must be really fabulous.


  10. linda

    that is the coolest!!!

  11. nella

    i bet you are exactly right.
    a man must live there.


  12. That is some beautiful dream, I would do it too. Life could be so carefree.

  13. Yes to everything.

    But the awning must have a climber.

    And it does. I'm thinking it is a rose.

    The purple hyacinth bean vine would be good too.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  14. Wonderful. You would make it beautiful! N.G.

  15. Jules is going to have to scoot over, 'cause I'm coming too! Love this....would definitely be up for an adventure!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise



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