Monday, December 28, 2009

The art of Provence

I came across this darling French, Provencial house in the "French connection" book.  Today I wanted to show you that small spaces can not only be practical, but also perfectly dreamy!

Here is the kitchen!  The functionality of this kitchen for its size is awesome!!!  I would love to recreate this kitchen, I wish there was a larger picture showing the Lacanche oven and the stone sink.

The dining room is yummy yummy yummy...ha, I love everything about it!!!  Look at the 18th century buffet - every dining room needs one of these right?  Above the buffet stands an 18th century "cartoon."   "Cartoons" were used as models for tapestry's.

Usually in Provence all the mantels are limestone carved by local artisans.  Too bad they're pricy, but worth every penny!

Again, I wish there was a larger picture of this bathroom.  I love the color palette of neutrals, I always think it's smart to keep frills to a minimum.

Look at the nineteenth-century nursing chair next to the tub!  I love unexpected pieces of furniture in unexpected places.  Don't forget the thick, fresh scented towels on the chair!


  1. Thanks for signing up to follow Garvinweasel. Nice blog you have here!!

    I love all these pix, but especially that first one, looks like a farmhouse kitchen... the size of that fireplace! I Could sit at that table with a fire going and work on anything... read, write, dream... for hours.

  2. These rooms are so inviting. By far my favorite decor of all time.

  3. I had a chance to combine my two loves in life recently and had a two weeks' holiday in wonderful France, to which I had been before, and had loved so much. I took a little Renault rental car and headed off from Paris, to the Palace of Versailles, to Chartres then southward to sunny Provence, via the Auvergne region, with the Songs of the Auvergne playing repeated on the CD player.
    Magnifique, comme toujours. I saw many art galleries and followed the footsteps of artists, like poor Vincent Van Gogh.
    Back home all too soon, I ordered a canvas print from Wahooart, choosing this painting by Cézanne, to remember my trip by.



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