Tag Archives: style

Restoration Meditation – is a totally cohesive style critical to success?

So, the question is, do you have to run the same style or colour palette from room to room to make a house restoration work? I’m with Frederic Mechiche again here Mechiche Hyeres He mixes both in a small house … Continue reading

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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

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In which I consider channelling Madame Récamier

This is Parisian it-girl Juliette Récamier, born in  1777 and much admired and painted by many, including David & Gérard and even (in spirit) Magritte https://mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/madame-recamier-by-jacques-louis-david-francois-gerard-and-magritte/ Picture above found on – http://architectdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_26_archive.html This lady was  generally depicted draped across a … Continue reading

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Maison or Museum? Save or Skip? #1

Forget OCD. Those embarking on the giddy path of French House Rescue; and who have any sensitivity to the building they buy will have to wrestle with  a seemingly endless list of  OHD’s Old House Dilemmas Though, thinking about that … Continue reading

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French village houses

Taking our promenade around Campagne one evening we notice that many of our neighbours are painting their shutters and walls. There are no colour restrictions imposed here; despite the historical buildings and yes, you can see the church from our … Continue reading

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French Property P**n Fix- pratique? non…..!

I have had to censor my own posts FOR THE FIRST TIME on FPP because several folk have searched and found me using the tags “French P**n” ; I expect they were very disappointed when this search led them only … Continue reading

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Friday French Property Porn Fix- by popular demand

No, really, I have been asked to bring on the FPPF at least once a week. Would I ignore my blogbuddies? Left – from http://indulgy.com/post/vf11h4S3U1/french-countryemagdeco Right- Sorry, the link to this is so old it’s disappeared. Love the use of  … Continue reading

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