French style made simple- another humble house

Chambre French countryThinking about rough French country decor again; (always)

Look at this for inspiration. Not grand at all, but a sweeping statement of personality and good taste.

Such simplicity, such style, such authenticity, such a successful re-imagining of an old house.

Then right over the top in the bathroom/art gallery! … and why the hell not?

Those colours- yellow ochre, terre cuite,  soft green, pale lilac; that elusive and insouciant French style

This shouts “minimal intervention” to me. Deciding what to tweak and what to leave alone is such a necessary skill for  a truly successful project anywhere. I think that it takes years to do this properly.

A true artist’s eye- unmistakableSalle-de-bain_ French


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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10 Responses to French style made simple- another humble house

  1. Osyth says:

    One of the nicest compliments I ever received was probably 25 years ago when a very new girlfriend visited my house in Discreetly Streatley on Thames for the first time. She said ‘I love this house – if I did what you have done it would just look a mess’. Position and positioning are all and let the imagination fly.

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  2. You would never be bored laying in that bath tub!


  3. bizzyella says:

    You’re so nice to these people! All I can think is hey look, no storage! Look again, a bathroom where you don’t dare splash water! Uncomfortable chairs! These places have it all! Sorry. I do love the colors and the light, plus I’m dying to know where she got that pale pink paint. It’s just the French emphasis on making a space completely impractical, it gets to me. At least they don’t actually have it all. This person at least left out the hideous light fixture intended as a nod to modernity.


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