Monday, August 31, 2009

moving to the country II - le petite maison

happy monday everyone! today i have some more of the gorgeous interiors from a country home in france - in may ways this space is exactly what you would expect to find in a small village in the heart of french farmland - but further exploration reveals that this house has a lovely balance between the expected and the unexpected - between traditional/classic farmhouse decor and a totally modern sensibility! - i hope that you are able to find inspiration and comfort as you view this post, as thats what i experienced while in this space.

hey - anyone else think that that metal basket looking thing hanging closest in the photo is for eggs - turns out its not - its for washing and shaking out lettuce - who knew?!!!

one thing i particularly love is that the wood in the house has many different depths of color and texture. i normally don't fall for light wood, but in this case i think it brings a sense of modern rustic to the space - and another interesting thing about this wood im told is that it never really ages - it is not treated or stained to look like this, but it retains a light fresh milled look to it - very unusual dont you think?

i always love sleigh beds and this one is incredibly beautiful but at the same time its absolutely a piece that i expect to see in a farmhouse - the leggy furniture paired with a a sleigh bed helps to take some of the heaviness out of the piece. and the two tables paired with the ladder back chairs seem to fit together so effortlessly - which is actually exactly the phrase i would use to describe this entire space- effortless, timeless and beautiful.

how amazing is this table - it anchors the center of this very open floor plan and is beautiful just as a focal point - not even considering the kicking dinner parties you could have tucked away up here - dining on wine, cheese and rabbit pate

love love love this old metal tub - which now stores extra linens and pillows for the house - an the open case clock hanging casually on the wall behind it - i usually find clocks like this pretty stuffy but this one is so cool looking - ill be keeping my eye out for something similar i have a great spot in my apt for one!

hummm... doesnt this bottle lamp look familiar - looks like it was just as stylish 30 years ago!

im a total sucker for impromptu still lifes! the light here was just too good to pass up!

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