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moving to the country II – le petite maison

August 31, 2009

happy monday everyone! today i have some more of the gorgeous interiors from a country home in france – in may ways this space is exactly what you would expect to find in a small village in the heart of french farmland – but further exploration reveals that this house has a lovely balance between the expected and the unexpected – between traditional/classic farmhouse decor and a totally modern sensibility! – i hope that you are able to find inspiration and comfort as you view this post, as thats what i experienced while in this space.

hey – anyone else think that that metal basket looking thing hanging closest in the photo is for eggs – turns out its not – its for washing and shaking out lettuce – who knew?!!!


one thing i particularly love is that the wood in the house has many different depths of color and texture. i normally don’t fall for light wood, but in this case i think it brings a sense of modern rustic to the space – and another interesting thing about this wood im told is that it never really ages – it is not treated or stained to look like this, but it retains a light fresh milled look to it – very unusual dont you think?

i always love sleigh beds and this one is incredibly beautiful but at the same time its absolutely a piece that i expect to see in a farmhouse – the leggy furniture paired with a a sleigh bed helps to take some of the heaviness out of the piece. and the two tables paired with the ladder back chairs seem to fit together so effortlessly – which is actually exactly the phrase i would use to describe this entire space- effortless, timeless and beautiful.


how amazing is this table – it anchors the center of this very open floor plan and is beautiful just as a focal point – not even considering the kicking dinner parties you could have tucked away up here – dining on wine, cheese and rabbit pate

love love love this old metal tub – which now stores extra linens and pillows for the house – an the open case clock hanging casually on the wall behind it – i usually find clocks like this pretty stuffy but this one is so cool looking – ill be keeping my eye out for something similar i have a great spot in my apt for one!

hummm… doesnt this bottle lamp look familiar – looks like it was just as stylish 30 years ago!

im a total sucker for impromptu still lifes! the light here was just too good to pass up!