The question of colours and finishes has bugged me right from the start of our extended project.
How do you bring one sad village house in the lovely Languedoc back to life without spoiling it’s character, particularly as much of it has been ripped out of one half and the other half was half a barn?
Above I have posted a photo of our favourite restaurant in Limoux. Here La Belle Epoque still reigns supreme with chemise pink walls and palest pinky grey white mouldings.
The walls are lined with huge hundred and twentyish year old mirrors whose frames have been painted pale duck egg , with a hand painted frieze of grape vines executed in blue/greens, lavender and pink.
One look and I knew I had to get this palette into our village house and I have, in the terrace bedroom, and it works just as well there..even though the historical period is different
Love the vignette of the two French “ouvriers” trying to work out their smartphones!