Episode 105 – Quelle couleurs?


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!

About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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8 Responses to Episode 105 – Quelle couleurs?

  1. Janice says:

    Hi, I have spent the last few evenings reading your blog from the beginning!! What a LONG adventure you are on. I think it will be so worth it when you get it all (or mostly, these projects never seem to end) done and can live there all the time. Looking forward to your next post.

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  2. Osyth says:

    What a beautiful palette … so relaxed and calm. I’m sure your bedroom is dreamy in these hues 🙂

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  3. bizzyella says:

    How beautiful. Such pale, pretty colors. What a great place to meet friends for a drink.

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