After lots of thought and a few experiments the palette for the village house in France has been set.
Although we have increased the total area of usable/habitable rooms from 80 to just over 120 square metres approx I still feel that the spaces need a related subtle palette of pale neutrals and faded pastels with the odd deeper shade as an occasional accent, for impact.Below left- This bed throw is actually a giant embroidered linen tablecloth
Right- this 1950’s linen cushion fabric has been bleached to softer shades. If the fabric is robust, try a weak mixture in your washing machine, you can always run it through with a little more bleach to get the desired faded-by-time effect!
I am furnishing the terrace and courtyard as outdoor rooms and can get away with slightly stronger shades out there as the strength of the sun visually washes out paler tints. Above (header)- my favourite vintage granny blanket