Monday, December 21, 2009

Gers, France

Lets talk Gers, France!  It is said to be a region of Europe where people live the longest...sounds good to me!  It has always been said that this region "is where the good life comes easy."

Anne Gayet is a former Parisian antiques dealer who decided to work on the remains of an old home left to a century of rack and ruin.  I love the Gustavian style she incorporated with the southern climate.

I love the textures!!

Love the collection of silver-gilded mirrors!  It brings the perfect touch of opulence to the more rustic wood.  Below the 17th-century pier glass is a perfect balance next to the beautiful set of English terra-cotta terrines.

I love how she put the Directoire gaming table with the Louis XV chair behind the couch.  Everything is so soft and serene.

Look how darling this room is.  It is a summer living room that looks out onto the swimming pool through beautiful French windows.  I love the Gustavian table and bench seat.  Can I just say "DREAMY"

I can't help but notice how beautiful the floors are in this house, there is so much texture and dimension.  I love the 19th-century bronze-and-crystal chandelier coupled with the (Blanc d'Ivoire) quilted table cloth.  Where is (Blanc d'Ivoire) when you need them?  Please make your stuff more accessible for Americans?

Way to go Anne... you're amazing!!!!
Now who wouldn't want to move to Gers and live a long wonderful life?
I just need to learn French first.


  1. Count me in! I love everything about these rooms.

  2. So beautiful! I have seen an article of Anne in a Belgian magazine once.
    So charming!

  3. Dear Desirée,
    While viewing some articles in Belgian Pearls I came across your post on the Gers, I know the regionwe live here. When we bought our house, it was Last inhabited by a lady who passed away at the blessed age of 105. afterwards the house was empty for over 45 years. Only in the Gers this could happen.
    if you wish to see more of our house see our blog
    wishes for a happy New Year & a Blessed Christmas

  4. Thank you so much for the post...I can't wait to see it!!! I love how these old home's are brought back to their original state. How fun for you, I'm so happy for you! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!


  5. Your house reaks this style!! I cant wait to spend Christmas in it. Simply Breathtaking.

  6. These rooms are awe inspiring... I will save these for inspiration as I continue my renovation at Garvinweasel. I'm delighted to have found your blog and will be back often in 2010. Happy holidays!!

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