Monday, April 19, 2010

Au Naturel



I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

For me, this weekend was packed with many activities: work, photoshoot and styling days, dinners, new connections, and plenty of fun! It was just the sort of weekend I really needed to re-charge my battery and gain new inspiration. I find that because I primarily work from home, I (a) need to live comfortably and feel inspired in my space, but (b) once in awhile, need to get out and explore other places for a fresh view. But whether or not you work from home, your home ought to be your place of comfort...a place that welcomes you no matter how you feel, what kind of day you've had, or who comes to visit...










I find this home, located in St. Tropez, to be chalk full of just that! From the forgiving hardwood floors to the beautifully beamed ceilings, this neutral nest nestles and comforts its inhabitants. Inspired by the coleur de terre, meaning color of the earth/the land, it exudes serenity and a feeling of calm—don't you think?

While flipping through this 2004 issue of Coté Sud, what caught my attention about this home was not only the comfort of it all, but the classic ease of the decor, the natural flow of space, and the great details throughout...such as the outdoor living area, the large, rustic table that houses the t.v, (I don't know about you, but I prefer this a great deal more than the average built-in) the glass sliding door to/from the kitchen, and the divided sink areas, above. In this place, waking up in the morning, throwing open the puddled drapes, and heading to the bathroom for a quick morning shower wouldn't seem all that daunting, would it?

( images scanned by myself, Coté Sud 2004/ photos: Bernard Touillon )

27 comments:

  1. Lovely, I love the openness of the spaces and the natural effect is soothing need to re-charge my batteries too! Currently doing that with a little chai tea latte.
    Thank you for your lovely comments and support,
    Gina

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  2. That rustic table was the thing that stood out the most to me as I scrolled down, it's just insanely gorgeous!! These pics remind me of Ilse Crawford's work, very pared back, comfortable and luxurious at the same time, with lots of natural textures and a neutral palette.

    Love your blog!

    Linda. x :)

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  3. Oh this just looks so inviting, so comfortable and so stylish...all at the same time!
    xxx

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  4. Love this house!!! my first summer job was in saint Tropez....These were my best summers...what a fun, beautiful, wild place Saint Tropez is! and the people and yacht watching...at least in France it is not too rude to stare, and a lot of staring goes on there. The world of design has taken over Saint Tropez and this house is the epitomy of modern southern french style

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  5. How I would love to roam these halls. It's such a stunning home.

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  6. So relaxed and warm, love the kitchen and TV room (shouldn't call it that as it is much better than that) and it's location of course.
    Good week.

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  7. What a beautiful home. A place to be inspired, but at the same time find so much comfort. I love puddling curtains. I know they are a cleaning nightmare, but I am still a fan. So glad you had a lovely weekend. Hope your week goes just as well. =)

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  8. What a gorgeous space Sarah, I love that dining area!

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  9. oooooh - I LOVE that outdoor space. So calming. I want to be there!
    -Sanity Fair

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  10. It's so beautiful and cozy dear Sarah. I can imagine to living in a place like this...but I would accessorize it with some pale pink pillows :-)

    I love the way you writing about home...

    Hope you're having a great start of this week, much love: Evi

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful. I love these last three posts you've done. This house mixes the old with the new beauitfully! Whenever I come to your blog, I leave happy.

    x

    Caroline

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  12. just loving these pictures. makes me want to move
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  13. oh my! that large table for the tv is absolutely gorgeous! fell in love. hope you have a great day, Sarah! xo

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  14. that house is absolutely lovely! i love outdoor patio and the clean looks of the inside of the home, it would be amazing to live there. these pictures are giving me some great ideas for the future!

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  15. Beautiful...and love your thoughts about venturing out for inspiration, coming home to comfort. Also, love that metal/glass pocket door...first one I've seen. Merci! Trish

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  16. This house has such an earthy feel - it's like you can't help but relax there :)

    I agree with you that we sometimes need some outside inspiration for our homes - especially if you work at home and that is where life happens

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  17. Heartfire at Home -- thank you so much!

    Francine -- that sounds amazing!

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  18. So beautiful, love the purple and red touches!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  19. These images are gorgeous. I love the look of raw, natural textures in modern, sleek lines. thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  20. Beautiful, I think if I had an outdoor area like that it'd be alfresco dining every night for me!

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  21. Destination Inspiration -- It would be very difficult to stay indoors, wouldn't it?!

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  22. Proof that rustic can definitely be elegant!
    Beautiful!
    xo

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  23. I love this post. The kitchen and dining room have such an ease for entertaining...and I love all the windows in the bedroom.

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  24. The lighting is so soothing... serene.

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  25. Sarah, Sarah - you find the best! I am saving the image of the master bathroom and the dining room (My eye spied the purple table cloth and the light fixture above the frames on the wall. Imagine that lit in the evening).

    Save + Print.

    Cyber hug,

    Mon

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