I dream about French murs, or, how walls are my new obsession

I am obsessed with looking at options for  Our French Walls.

If they are flat, I will capitalise on that and consider  a little wallpaper or wonderful paint colours.I will judiciously introduce light and dark where aspect and proportions permit

If they are not flat, I will not try and cover their character; the walls at the village house have had enough abuse over the years.

Don’t get me started on ceilings…………………………..though that tapestry covered one middle left is very interesting. If I can’t have fun now, then when?

 

periodliving.co.uk

periodliving.co.uk

Nancy E. Hill

Nancy E. Hill

designtripper.com

designtripper.com

mechantdesign.blogspot.com

mechantdesign.blogspot.com

thefullerviewtumblr

thefullerviewtumblr

paulmontgomery.com

paulmontgomery.com

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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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18 Responses to I dream about French murs, or, how walls are my new obsession

  1. MELewis says:

    Love all these inspirations and ideas! Chez les autres, that is. Inevitably I go for white walls. Wonder what that says about me? Perhaps that there is so much clutter in my mind I need a plain backdrop as contrast…? Hope you get the effect you seek – and in the meantime, enjoy the journey!

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  2. I just found your blog and have had great fun going back over old posts. Having just finished our own renovation I have now started writing about other people’s renovations over on my blog, starting with a 12th century chateau which has taken 22 years and is still not finished – now that is what I call dedication! But back to walls, we have many bare stone walls which I love, we also have the horrible, typical rough rendered walls, which I hate – in my dream world I would change every one of these to a smooth finish to contrast with the bare stones, but that’s in a perfect world!!!

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  3. poshbirdy says:

    Sweet. Love the dark merchant design wall and the gorgeous Paul Montgomery paper. I really fancy having a design like that somewhere

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  4. Osyth says:

    Wow! Some beauties here … I actually adore the Paul Montgomery wallcovering and the tapestry makes me smile but would probably make me madder than ever because I would struggle with cleaning it even though I do have unfeasibly long arms. Keep sharing your obsessions – that’s not a request it’s a demand 😉

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    • Just for you, I will; not like any of you have a choice about sharing the contents of my head.

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    • I think life’s probably too short to hoover the ceiling; that said, if that’s what lights your candle I say GO for it.

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      • Osyth says:

        Life’s too short to hoover per se. 🙂

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      • So, move to France and only have wood or tile floors. Just sweep occasionally when the dust is so bad one can see it..a perfect solution

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      • Osyth says:

        I do live in France (just not at the moment for a while). Unfortunately I have a left-over from post-natal depression mania which means I can’t stand dusty floors amongst other things. So I hoover my hard floors. Actually I have no carpets here either and I hoover the hardwood just the same. We all have our foibles, I guess 🙂

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      • Yep
        Me too.
        I clean more the older I get for some reason. BUT I think fitted carpets are the most in unhygienic floorcovering ever.
        Are you missing the Cantal? It was featured on “place in the sun” last night!!

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      • Osyth says:

        Fitted carpets harbour more bacteria than I can cope with thinking of. Mercifully it seems that the British are slowly cottoning on to this fact. I miss Cantal dreadfully, of course. It’s home really. However, I am finding the beauty here too and I should not be churlish about the opportunity to live rather than just visit this place and hopefully to travel a decent chunk of it in the next few months. That said, I am back in France at the end of March for a swift visit and I cannot WAIT! I can’t imagine why they feature Cantal on A Place in The Sun since most French people think it’s cold … it’s not actually but it has that reputation 🙂

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  5. bizzyella says:

    Lots of great ideas in those photos.

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  6. Nadia says:

    Love the Nancy Hill pic!

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