Friday French Property P**n – chambres brutes

1bd6c6a3b78be7768a61fc71bf9cd9cbRemember this snippet of a stone fireplace  from an earlier  post?

Well I found a wider view at- see below-plus this very rough and raw bathroom- Actually my downstairs shower room looks a lot like this right now (minus plumbing, sink & floor of course)- from telva.comrough country bathroom raw


With absolutely zilch happening in France, I keep my spirits up by looking at images with ideas for French doors opening up onto beautiful small courtyards (for obvious reasons)

And as a counterpoint to all these raw, rough rustic walls, how about the glorious wallpaper below? I thought it had been done by hand, but if you look very carefully you can see the join. And how does one get a chair to look that rough and raw? simple, leave it outside for five years. My patio furniture has acquired that exact finish by default and neglect…………….

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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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5 Responses to Friday French Property P**n – chambres brutes

  1. francetaste says:

    Have you seen Chateau Gudanes (near Foix)? Or Chateau de Dirac? Both go for the unfinished look.
    I just saw a place with too much cerusé furniture. It had obviously been DIYed, and not well done. Gives me pause.

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    • Just been catching up with the Chateau Gudanes blog and articles actually!
      I have always liked a little of the unfinished where the raw history shows and I have a few areas where that will be happening. Our house is rough and it suits.
      As for badly painted/waxed/distressed furniture that just makes me wince! Our pieces take days to do as we take care to do right by them and not “overegg the pudding”

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    • PS, you have judged your apartments beautifully . It is a veritable tight rope doing the right thing by old places…

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  2. poshbirdy says:

    Lovely. Love the combo of the paper and the old wood. You’re gonna love the bits of wood I picked up recently x

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