Euro Trash

Last night I was at the grocery store.  I usually have a bad tendency to wonder in stores when I’m tired.  Target being the worst.  I have this formula and it goes…Tired+Target=Trouble!  But anyhow, I thought I would finish off my grocery chore by taking a trip down the magazine aisle.  And I have to say I found a real treat.  The cover of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine caught my eye with a gorgeous romantic garden and a sweet golden retriever.

The cover story, Cottage Charm on a Shoestring is all about Annie Brahler, founder of Euro Trash.  The lovely Annie purchases most of her goods overseas and then she and her team (Pat King, seamstress-designer & Phil Black, carpenter extraordinaire) give new life to these older pieces.  Furniture that most people tend to throw away is a find for Annie and her team.  They have this amazing ability to put pieces together and form something entirely new with a character all of it’s own.  It is a mix of the old and new and fancy and function.  Annie says that, “Juxtapositions of plain with fancy are a Euro Trash signature.”
As you can see Annie’s work speaks for itself.  Perhaps, you have already heard of Annie Brahler and Euro Trash (I always seem to be behind on things) but if you haven’t, I know you all will adore this beautiful inspiration as much as I do.  I absolutely LOVE her work and being that her shop is a couple hours from where I live I am hoping, wishing, dreaming and scheming to make a trip to her showroom one of these days!
Here is a closing tid- bit.. a quote taken from an older article written on Mrs. Brahler.  And if you are like me, than this will endear you to this style of living even more, “The Dutch revere children and animals-they’re welcome everywhere.  That’s how we live.”
The full article, including more gorgeous images, can be found by clicking here.
*top 3 images from Euro Trash website
*all other images via


  • angelgrotton
    Commented on June 18th, 2008 at 3:22am

    That is a cool house with a lot of adorable places. Would like to visit it.

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on June 18th, 2008 at 8:55am

    I saw that article, isn’t it great. Her style is so cool, I’m in love with EuroTrash! So me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 18th, 2008 at 10:43pm

    It is a VERY cool house, Angel! I’d love to wonder around it (with my camera!). Thanks for the comment!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 18th, 2008 at 10:44pm

    Melissa, I’m totally feeling the Euro Trash style too… and it is so fun to have a name for that style, now! :)

  • Cote de Texas
    Commented on June 19th, 2008 at 2:42pm

    I never heard of them – thanks so much for the tip!!!! and the comment too = thanks!

  • diana @ please sir
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 9:29am

    Love the name – great space too! Target is so much trouble!

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 11:26am


  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 4:51pm

    The name is great, isn’t Diana! It is crazy how you can run into Target to get like 2 things and end up spending an hour wondering and coming out with a whole cart of randomness!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on June 20th, 2008 at 4:53pm

    Fifi- some of these pictures might be beautiful inspiration for one of your lovely paintings!!!!!!

  • Mélanie
    Commented on June 27th, 2008 at 2:39am

    I’ve never heard about them ! But I love her style ! She seems to have a good team but may be she needs an upholsterer ? (I’m kidding )

  • Alice W.
    Commented on July 2nd, 2008 at 1:17pm

    Thanks so much for sharing! I just purchased the magazine last night and couldn’t find their website…fabulous interiors!!! I love it! Thanks again for leading me there!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on July 2nd, 2008 at 5:43pm

    Hi Alice… thanks for stopping by. Euro Trash is gorgeous isn’t it! I’m working on a visit to see some of their fabulous stuff.
    Trina xx

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