Tag Archives: art

Friday French Property P**n – Four modestes maisons

I know it’s Saturday, but I had a very, very, long and arduous day yesterday so forgive my tardiness.   I would love to find a big, old wall panel like this-left. The inset cupboard- right is very much like … Continue reading

Posted in Antique and Vintage finds, Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An enigmatic Spanish lady

Is she Spanish? I can’t say for certain, but that’s my feeling. Painted in gouache in a frame that suggests it’s original because it is of the same vintage as her dress. Properly made gilt frame with the red underpainting … Continue reading

Posted in Antique and Vintage finds, Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Wood is Good- The wood rescue diary

“Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent fine grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.” ~Liú Shèng (d. 113 BC), “Ode to Fine-Grained Wood,” quoted in Beyond the Screen: Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Antique and Vintage finds, Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

French interiors- four alternatives to white walls

          Celebrating interesting old walls in small spaces. Above left-above right and right Or,if you have the space & the ceiling height-below-why not celebrate those cracks too?                                              http://www.hemis.fr/?idPageWeb=95&afficherVignetteDuSujet=519&nouvelleRecherchePhoto=1   http://thebridescafe.tumblr.com/tagged/Home/page/7 http://thepoetryofmaterialthings.tumblr.com/Continue reading

Posted in Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Thursday Three – Broderie & Brexit

I have spent another week editing our lives on every level. The pile of boxes, books, pictures and mirrors in our UK garage has been rigorously sorted and tidied and the stuff destined for France edited down to what I … Continue reading

Posted in Antique and Vintage finds, Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Thursday Three- 1901-1910

Did I introduce you to this chair? Who knows? I can’t remember. World, meet my Ewardian with a hint of Egyptian Revival chair. It will be a bedroom chair in either the cave or the tulip room. EER chair, meet … Continue reading

Posted in Antique and Vintage finds, Art, design and inspiration blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Friday French Property P**n Fix

Five more lovely rooms                 top-bottom & left to right decorbydesign.blogspot.com http://www.mysweetgite.com/la-maison-verte/ http://sottoilmontevineyards.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/interior-designer-frederic-mechiche.html    http://www.anindiansummer.in/2014/11/frederic-mechiche.html decorology.blogspot.co.uk I have posted photos of Frédéric Méchiche’s medieval village house in Hyères before. The red toile bedroom is … Continue reading

Posted in Art, design and inspiration blog, Renovation and restoration diary- France | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments