Monday, December 3, 2012

BonVivant Home, Old Saybrook, CT

Several weeks ago while visiting my pal Paula
 she took me to a lovely shop I had never been to before...
BonVivant Home in Old Saybrook, CT.

Bon Vivant....Live Well

This is a unique and versatile shop owned and operated
 by the very talented and creative Robin Rountree...

Not only does she offer interior design services
 and custom painted furniture ...
...but the shop displays unique architectural salvage,
 vintage inspired furniture, beautiful and elegant home decor
 and interesting and unusual gifts.

And in addition...Robin herself is very pretty
 ... so sweet and fun to visit with.
I can only imagine how enjoyable it would be to work
 with her on a design project.


There was a lovely collection of elegant home accessories and a nice selection of unique chandeliers and mirrors.


We loved these linen pillows...many of which she made herself.

I also loved her silk topiary and these beautiful
 square shaped evergreen wreaths.

For more photos of Holiday Magic at BonVivant Home
  and a closer look at the design services offered...
click HERE

Hope you enjoyed this short visit to Robin's shop in Old Saybrook...
I look forward to visiting again soon.


Anonymous said...

Love the shop. We are opening one soon and it gave me many great ideas!

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Laura - Happy December! You visit the most wonderful shops! I love the mix of garden items, painted furniture, architectural elements and soft furnishings at Bon Vivant!
Hope you are well ~

Vintage Gal said...

Laura ~ this shop looks just wonderful. I would have so much fun there. Love the pillows ~

chateau chic said...

What a gorgeous shop!!
Mary Alice

Kristie said...


Thanks so much for sharing this lovely shop. She has so many wonderful things all arranged so beautifully. Very nice!

Karena said...

Laura what a fabulous shop, I love the little bottle brush trees! Wonderful assortment of decor!!


Rozmeen said...


Wow what a beautiful shop! Thanks for the inspiration Laura.

Big kiss,

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear Laura,
amazing, this wonderful shop. I love the elegant but vintage atmosphere.
The mirrors and the urns ware soooo great!
Have a fine day!

Sea Witch said...

Just lovely. I could live there.

Vicki said...

I love it all! What a beautiful shop. Thanks for taking us along.

flowers on my table said...

What a beautiful shop. I loved all the painted furniture. Linda x

Ariadne said...

One more Old Saybrook place I have to send my friend Marabeth to!AriadnefromGreece!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Crazy about those little boxwood tree topiarys... I think I NEED one too.


Anonymous said...

There are very few things more fun than discovering a new and wonderful shop! I love her cow painting...I have a thing for them...maybe it is their sweet eyes...everything was beautiful.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Laura,
More gorgeous things and another lovely shop for me to drool over !!!! There is always at least one little idea that I can pinch from your wonderful photographs !!
We have woken up to a light dusting of snow this morning so I am twirling and clapping my hands ..... everywhere looks sparkly and Christmassy. XXXXX

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweet Laura,

What a lovely shop..! Great photos too!


Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

That is a lovely shop...and right up the street. Well a bit over an hour away since I moved further inland from the shoreline. Can' twait to go have a visit there. It looks beautiful.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a lovely shop Laura ~ another to add to my road trip list!

Little Pink Studio said...

Such lovely photos!
Do you have any idea who makes the little angel with the vintage style doll head in the photo with the snowman?
I would love to find one!

Jen Kershner said...

Gorgeous! I really love those pillows!

Unknown said...

Love her shop! Beautiful design...the cow is incredible :)
Happy Holidays Laura!

Laurie said...

I'm swooning from ALL the gorgeous photos in your last few posts! Thank you for taking me along!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I could shop there and I think my first purchase would be that giant cow picture...and the list would go on and on.

LizlovesVintage said...

What a great tour. You're right, those pillows are wonderful!
I also love that cow painting :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!! Thinking of you. How's your shop??
xxx Liz

cindy hattersley design said...


This shop is just exquisite...her displays are so want to make a trip to the East guys do holidays right

20 North Ora said...

What a pretty shop. Looks like it would be so much fun to visit.


Tutti Chic said...

I absolutley have GOT to get there!! can't be that far from mass. thanks so much for sharing laura...I love reading your blog! xo chris

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura, this shop is so high end euro-chic like Maison Luxe in Manhaton Beach southern Ca. A friend and I are looking for shop space to open one closer to the beach, there is something about our beach shops that do so much better than the inland shops.
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this shop. What a shop to inspire by.
Joyeux Noël