Friday French Property Porn Fix- by popular demand

indulgy.comNo, really, I have been asked to bring on the FPPF at least once a week.

Would I ignore my blogbuddies?

Left – from http://indulgy.com/post/vf11h4S3U1/french-countryemagdeco

frenchlivingroom27

Right- Sorry, the link to this is so old it’s disappeared. Love the use of  same colour on wall and ceiling- I’ve done this in the French village house salon

Below-
because I love these huge flower murals reminiscent of the golden age of Dutch  flower painting in the 17th century, I have tracked down these to https://www.surfaceview.co.uk/shop/walls/mural/3022/nga0127-m-3000×2400?ref=listings#/customise/mural/step-1/

source surface view

I love this, but too big, too much for our French house; although I have some good prints of similar Dutch still life paintings in old frames to go up.

In the Tulip room……….. natch!

Finally Right-the swedish furniture.com

from theswedishfurniture.com.

Pinned this a while back, but another dodgy link-sorry. You can repin it from My Pinterest-RIGHT-presumably originally from one of author Judith Miller’s antiques/style books.

It’s apparently a Swedish interior, but looks very French to me . Of course 18thc Gustavian and 18thc French style v similar as the latter influenced the former….

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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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13 Responses to Friday French Property Porn Fix- by popular demand

  1. Lynda says:

    I discovered the trick of painting the ceiling the same color of the walls. I love it! White ceilings throughout the home are boring. I also think that in a home with low ceilings that the same color all the way up and over mitigates that low height. Although, we used a very dark gold in our bedroom and in there I toned down the ceiling white with some of the wall color. It brightened the room without being so stark as a plain white.
    I love that tulip wall and the roses from the previous post… I agree you’d need a massive room for those. No massive rooms in my house either.

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    • I had no idea that you had an etsy store!me too- see right hand column of blog at top
      Once I have access to my sewing machine, I have a whole heap of antique and vintage fabrics to make into cushions & wall hangings which I plan to sell internationally as postage rates won’t be too silly on those

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  2. poshbirdy says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely and lovely. All so different and yet all so elegant

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  3. bizzyella says:

    Yes, full post, property porn, keep it, sorry, coming. I love Gustavian stuff. They had the good sense to let things rumple. And I love stenciled ceilings. Back in a dismal phase of my life I lived in Hollywood, in the kind of apartment building where the ladies around the pool — hey it was California, of course they had a pool — discussed the relative merits of hooking and living on welfare. Even then I would think, are they really having this conversation? In retrospect I was lucky to have landed there, partly because I could walk to old houses that were still appreciated and maintained by their owners. One in particular had these dark beams with colored and gold stencils, as elegant and stunning as the ones in your photo. I drew a lot of strength from those stencils.

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    • Well I am using a little tasteful stencilling, hopefully without any nods toward the nadir it reached in the early 1980’s

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      • And the rumpled thing? All for that. No home of ours will ever look immaculate, so if I can rock a look that embraces rumplestyle I will.
        Rough Luxe ? been done. Rumpled-Luxe ? I like it; you and I can split the proceeds when this term goes global.

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  4. francetaste says:

    I love that wallpaper, but it’s true that you need the right room and mood. It looks like they covered one of those flush doors that are supposed to look invisible.

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    • Wish I had the right room, but I would need a château to indulge myself in all the interior styles that speak to me!
      My opinionated little French hovel reveals it’s proper direction bit by bit…

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  5. gabriele says:

    If I remember from the novel and film Desiree, it was a French marshal who became the King of Sweden and Desiree his wife so there would have been a very strong French influence on Swedish tastes after that.
    I love the room and everything about it but since I live in an earthquake area I have to add…’but not for me’ thinking of all those framed prints falling on the couch when I was on it…it really does look as if someone had just gotten up, perhaps from reading a new French novel…
    what I really enjoy about these selections is that they all look so comfortable…not just the places to sit, the whole room. ‘Chez soi’…. nothing better than that.
    (and yes, we really do need our FFPPF…)

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    • Morning!
      Gustavian style was inspired by a visit made to the Palace of Versailles by the young prince who would become King Gustav III of Sweden. The story goes that he was inspired by these new French interior styles on display and decided to recreate them at the Swedish royal palaces back home as a “Paris of the North”.
      The Swedish style was simpler, cleaner and less overblown that the Louis XV/XVI version and later evolved into the the Swedish Country style as so wonderfully evoked by the artist Carl Larsson.
      I plan a full post on this soon

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      • Looking forward to read that as a Swede!

        Gustav III was not only inspired by French architecture but all forms of art not the least Theatre, he built a theatre at Drottningholm (his summer palace outside Stockolm, a minicopy of Versailles) which is the only original 18th century theatre still unchanged, today. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=EdRUdoKfPvo

        The French Marshall Jean Bapriset Bernadotte is the great great great…. grandfather of our current King Carl XVI Gustaf, who by the way celeberated his 70 th aniversary a week ago.

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      • Many thanks, I thought of your project when I posted this. I love that theatre!
        I love old Swedish interiors and have my heart set on acquiring a Mora clock without breaking the budget!
        Also, I did a short dissertation on Carl Larsson many years ago at Art College. It was unpopular with my tutors because, back then in the UK, any kind of representational or figurative art was very unfashionable. So, who cares!? Not me

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