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