The bug lamp, the Art Nouveau copper dustpan, this little painting?
Actually you might be able to help me, I have been looking for a copper handled brush to match the pan, does anyone out there have one going spare?
So, today we have mostly been thinking about storage; it’s critical .
Romantic ideas about dainty furniture and stylish but un-capacious armoires are being tempered by the reality of storing the trappings of modern life in a French village house where the only historical requirement was a spot to put your cooking pot, sackcloth and ashes!
Before the rest of our effects arrive, we are studying the furniture/cupboard needs in each room in turn.
The cave guest bedroom will get the glamorous hand made armoire, a small dresser and bedside tables. That will be it. The adjoining bathroom will get a floor to ceiling cupboard. The workshop will hold tools and paints etc. We will have a chest freezer dowstair so we won’t need a freezer the size of Mt Canigou in the kitchen.
The cloaks cupboard will hold all outdoor stuff and footwear. The salon is to sit in, so other than bookshelves , storage in there will be minimal. Kitchen and dining room storage is being built or adapted already.
Trev will build capacious wardrobes in the tulip room and a window seat, cupboard and more bookshelves in the terrace bedroom. There will be some kind of neat under-bed storage. The shower room on second floor already has a big inset cupboard.