The time has come.
We can no longer procrastinate and put off decisions about the detail. Clear plans must be made now as we move forward with the last of the hidden work that will underpin the final look.
Although I have been rolling ideas around in my head for a very long time, this year we have to confront the remaining quandaries head on, or we will never finish this project.
I am probably about to alienate half my followers, but here goes-
I always knew that I did not want either the luridly bright and over fussy concept of French country I see on American sites, OR the homogenous everything ethereally white and pale grey and all scalloped and monogrammed and completely impractical look popular in many of the French interior magazines.
I have been looking and looking at semi-rural homes, not just in France but everywhere for a coherent design that speaks to me and have found only these three (so far) in which all the elements really appeal.
So what do they have in common? the rough & the raw juxtaposed with smooth & contemporary, soft artists’s colours, genuinely old & timeworn textiles (though I won’t be wriggling on a rough sacking covered chair!) ancient plaster work with real patina, strong statement pieces, a hint of luxurious texture, no dark varnish, no dead white walls, no fuss, no frills, no tiny flower prints
Whilst not an exact blueprint for what I’m doing at Campagne, maybe these will go some way toward explaining the route I have chosen.
below left –from http://inspiracionline.blogspot.co.uk/
below right- from http://bohemianhomes.tumblr.com/