Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ancient Walls




Modern and ancient blend to create a soothing space, full of wonderment.

How soothing is stone to our eyes and senses? I find that even though it is cool to the touch, to the eyes, it is quite warm... I believe its natural shape and color lend to such a comforting look. I have to admit, one of my favorite aspects of stone or concrete construction is the assuring depth of the walls—don't windows look better, somehow? The perfect backdrop... and how lovely with a spiral staircase and a little loft area for a library.


images: scanned from"French Home" / by Claire Richardson

27 comments:

  1. You are so spot on about stone! Simply stunning!

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  2. I agree whole-heartedly agree. Stone feels safe and enveloping. Naturally beautiful.

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  3. This is just so beautiful and calming to reflect upon Sarah. I just love that stone wall behind the spiral staircase--so rustic but luxe!

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far!

    xo Mary Jo

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  4. I love the contrast between rough stone walls and glamourous chairs on the first photo, that's exactly my kind of eclectism....and the wooden door...amazing!

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  5. Beautiful. Love the use of natural light and how it was captured. Enchanting, indeed.

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  6. ah: Stone! I grew up in Yorkshire in England, home to the moors and drystone walls. I love them. Give me some granite and I'm happy! Have you ever been to Cadaques in Northern Spain? I love all the drystone walls there almost in total contrast to the white-washed houses.

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  7. Beautiful feature. Reminds me of a bit of an ancient ruin with some modern adaptations:-)

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  8. Lovely. Amazing how much warmth is translated through these photos!
    Nancy xo

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  9. Stunning! I wish my home would look like this ;)

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  10. wow...the images reminds me of Saladino's vila...

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  11. The only way to describe this room is perfect! The door is amazing and stunning. Gorgeous image, Sarah. Saving this one.
    Have a great day.
    Teresa

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  12. So gorgeous and timeless. Especially the spa bathroom Sarah. Have a restful weekeend. XO

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  13. i love the contrast between the rustic and rough materials against the soft and simple ones... this place is gorgeous!

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  14. Kickcan and Conkers -- oh, sounds beautiful! I have not been there, but hope to one day... before I leave for Europe, I am going to email you :)

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  15. Wonderful contrast.
    As always great, Sara
    Saludos!

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  16. what an incredible home! it reminds me of a country home I was lucky enough to stay at in Cyprus. Love the rough cream walls with the dark smooth wood! great post:)

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  17. Very beautiful and decadent....stone offers such a cozy yet rustic atmosphere, I love it!

    ♥ Marta from With Love...

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  18. Tlhe wooden door, the stone walls, the chairs,the rustic floor, every detail in this house is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Xoxo
    Tereza

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  19. An amazing place - wow. Those large doors are impressive. Lovely post.

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  20. So luxurious. I actually was thinking how AMAZING it would be as a spa.

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  21. Those doors are magnificent!!! and the little library nook...I adore! lol...and I want those chic black chairs and sofa! :)

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  22. Clos du lethe! My husband and I stayed at this 5 room bed and breakfast; it's just outside of Uzes! It was amazing- and had the largest beds I've ever seen! I recognized it immediately.

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  23. Anonymous -- it looks heavenly! Thank you for clearing up a bit of mystery about it—I will have to look into staying there on our next trip :)

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  24. Oh these pictures have inspired me to have a more natural looking and feeling home. I love these. The house is so relaxing amd earthy feeling

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