More paint ideas

Rustic French dining room Back on the subject of walls, here is  an atypical French house I have seen featured in several interiors magazines in France. It has parallels with our project in that although the house is twice the size of our place, many of the rooms are small and a lot of thought has gone into painting and furnishing these restricted spaces.

I like the fact the the home-owners are brave enough to use colours and although the red/brown painted beams are not to my taste, the historically authentic pale greens, yellows and blues certainly are.

Old French house Another aspect I like is the fearless introduction of  reclaimed pieces that work perfectly. At first glance one would think that massive stone fireplace is original. It isn’t!

I salute their chutzpah..& did you notice the use of marble/terrazzo skirting boards? see here


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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8 Responses to More paint ideas

  1. Osyth says:

    Ooh – its a cornucopia of joy …. so much to please the eye – fabulous palette, fearless use of many different objets and textures. Love it.


  2. francetaste says:

    What an interesting place. I am jealous of them using so many reclaimed/collected items. We have reclaimed and collected, but in a different way–lots of sentimental stuff.

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    • It is very different to most of the restorations I’ve seen recently done by French folk. I saw it and knew instantly that the owner was an artist.
      She is a watercolourist and once you know that the inspiration for her colour palette is clear.

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