Friday French Fix- Quelques idées pour les petites pièces

7be2dbc09fe81ae8099d3c1d8c30f5bcOn the basis  that size isn’t everything (there’s a talking point) here’s some small French rooms.

http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bedrooms/10-creative-headboard-ideas-from-rate-my-space-pictures

The textiles are a bit twee here for moi, but the palette is great and SOMEONE here has had the chutzpah to rock TWO chandeliers ( what’s with the white tee shirts behind the bed???)

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This blue dream confirms that a smaller kitchen just makes you more creative. And maybe more authentic. And why can’t you have  a decorative painted cupboard over the sink? This is from –

the-essence-of-frenchness.blogspot.com

enhanced-buzz-wide-29726-1370624029-23This one left is very Swedish I think; in fact I have two panels of antique Swedish embroidery on white linen almost exactly like these hangings here- from buzzfeed.com

And many elements of this space below echo our French features- the frame on the doorway (tulip bedroom)  terracotta hearth inset into wood floor (salon) how our restored wood staircase will look. And the wall in the foreground has the same finish as the spine wall in the terrace bedroom

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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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28 Responses to Friday French Fix- Quelques idées pour les petites pièces

  1. Lynda says:

    I could live with those painted walls in the Swedish bedroom. The curvy cut on the bed’s alcove isn’t bad either. Delicious views today one and all!

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  2. The bedrooms and kitchen are great but I just love those stairs!

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  3. Bev says:

    I love the bedroom 🙂 The room is so tiny that the T-shirts hung behind the bed is probably their wardrobe 🙂

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  4. Osyth says:

    You have no idea how much I need this today as I get ready to set off for the first weekend of ground zero assault on Marcoles (it’ll be talked about down the line) … I need to have those wonderful images of what it can be in my head and since, like your place it is snug these ideas really hit the mark. Particularly the kitchen which will be pretty tiny and may I say I might not stop at just two chandeliers – I’m in aggressively showy mood today!!

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    • Go for it, ignore everyone else’s opinions and make it your starter chateau!

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      • Osyth says:

        I bluddy well will!!!! Xx

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      • Look at this link and scroll down for some inspiration. I think you & I may pitch from the same angle!
        I find this famous French interior designer’s approach to his old village house chimes with me. He cleverly mixes rough and luxe and keeps it just this side of that OTT pretentious deliberately delivered decay

        http://thefrenchprovincialfurniture.com/frederic-mechiehes-provence-home-in-hyeres

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      • Osyth says:

        Oooh la la! Love this … thank you so much! Ain’t it something special to have a kindred heart a-beating the same tune (yours and mine, I mean!) xx

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      • He’s probably the closest to my vision that I’ve seen to date.
        I like the fact he uses some colour too; relentless white seems to be the default choice for whole houses in France . I know, each to their own, but my artist’s soul points me to playing with colours as well as neutrals.
        I also love the fact that his property portfolio includes a humble old village house as one of life’s necessities!!

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      • Osyth says:

        We just arrived back in Grenoble after three days freezing our tits off in Marcolès where we have embarked on stripping the walls of surplus chaux and worse concrete over the stone. It’s not an easy process and could be construed as depressing but like you with your little haven we believe ours will be beautiful. We have virtually no budget for the work so we do it ourselves and it will only ever be a modest abode that most would not dream of but it is ours and we love it and I love a person who includes houses that are not grandiose in the mix. I also love a person who is not afraid to use colour, texture and an appreciation that to make something beautiful does not mean it has to be a museum to its past. Boom boom!!!

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      • Well , we are doing it on “dust and air” as you said before so if we can…..
        Having had a few condescending comments re our humble hovel I am now more or less immune!

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      • Osyth says:

        I don’t care what anyone says … I know yours will be a triumph and the doubters will choke on their foolish tongues!

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      • And yes, I think we are singing from the same hymn sheet!

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  5. Ellen A. says:

    Nice inspirations. I really like the decorative painting on the cabinet and some of the walls. That plain mottled wall is great too. Would that be what an original limed wall would look like?

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    • Yes, the wall of our inset cupboard looks exactly like that(as per the “blow the BL***dy doors off”post)
      Completely untouched

      The decorative paint job on the cabinet looks like one of my pieces.

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  6. francetaste says:

    That kitchen is fantastic. Very out of the box, in every sense of the term.

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  7. I’m trying to imagine the damage if I had a dust ruffle puddled on the floor like that.

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  8. poshbirdy says:

    Love that cupboard over the sink. And I love the HUGE fireplace with the quaint stairway. Your stairs are going to look great

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