House of Joë Bousquet, Carcassonne, painted beams.

I have to do this in the cave….

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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 House of Joë Bousquet, Carcassonne, painted beams.

  1. Bizzy says:

    Definitely, yes. At a particularly low point in my life I was living in a studio apartment in a particularly ratty part of Hollywood. I clearly remember a loud debate among neighbors, arguing over whether it was worse to be a prostitute or collect welfare. They were arguing from direct experience. My escape was to walk uphill just a few blocks to where the houses were. I can still remember a Mission style house. It had a library with dark beams, stenciled in red. I would meditate on those beams and the life they represented. Stenciled beams still hold a kind of sacred place in my imagination. The more stenciled beams, the better.


    • Thinking of hand painting a similar scroll flourish motif.
      It’s a manageable project as ceiling quite low and room about 26 sqm so not too daunting.
      The colours in the photo are exactly the palette I picked for the cave.


  2. francetaste says:

    Did you LOVE the wallpaper they found? And the fresque?


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