Tuesday, December 7, 2010

L'avènement de Noël: № 7










A humble stone house is set amoungst beautiful trees and plants.

The very first word that came to mind when I came across this house was "understated". The antithesis of all that is ostentatious, this home welcomes you with a bounty of warmth and comfort. Evidence of living shows up on every surface and every texture as you stroll up to the front door, open, and step into the living space... weathered walls, unfussy linens, and worn wooden table tops standstill. It is no surprise that while decorating for Christmas, the very same approach has been employed. Plenty of bits of nature form iconic shapes of interest, while multiple candles provide ambiance and extra lighting... such a serene and slightly whimsical look for Christmas, isn't it?

— images scanned: Coté Sud, Déc–Jan '07, by: Henri Del Olmo

25 comments:

  1. Oh Sarah - not just understated but understated beautiful!! Love it!!

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  2. If only i could transport myself to this place! I'm surrounded by moving boxes right now-utter chaos! This is a great reprieve for me-thanks for the rescue:-). XX

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  3. So romantic...

    happy holidays to you ~
    xoxo

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  4. Hello Sarah,
    I like this dinnig room:light,colors,details all is warm and cosy.
    Hugs, I hope that you're spending a nice week
    Cecilia

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  5. These photos are so gorgeous, Sarah! I wish I were there right this instant :)

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  6. So elegantly rustic. And I think my favorite part is the large wire birdcage with the miniature settee inside (I just have a thing for the whimsical!). It's so adorable, it just makes you smile! xoxo (I've been sooo crazy busy, it feels good to finally catch up on my fav blogs and yours is always right at the top of the list!)

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  7. A little bit more sober than traditional French Shabby Chic.. Lovely all through.

    xx Charlotta

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  8. So very beautiful. That's it... I'm packing my bags and getting moving to a french chateau! xo

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  9. I am in love with this house Sarah. It is understated but luxurious at the same time ... stunning images!
    xx

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  10. this makes my heart ache ... in a good way

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  11. Sandy -- oh, that is a piece by Pascal Palun -- she lives in the south of France (Avignon) and creates these gorgeous wire pieces, often lights... this home is truly a reflection of truly authentic French style in the south... love every bit of it, too :)

    p.s thank you!

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  12. One would never feel out of place, unwelcome or uncomfortable in such a home. What we all want to express, especially during the holiday season.

    Lovely ~

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  13. I love your picks for this comfortable, lived-in home.

    I adore your website!
    I would love it if you came to visit me sometime! I just started mine:

    www.passportsandprada.com

    <3 Summer

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  14. oh Sarah, so simple and so beautiful decorations! love it! xo

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  15. Love the feel of this house Sarah! Specially the landscaping out side, and that table with the linen cloth + candles. Quite a charming place.

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  16. this is stunning. Love the simplicity to the fullest extent. I am enamored really.

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  17. delicate. sweet. calm and luxury. peace. here the words i have in mind at looking your beautiful pics. thanks sarah for sharing. xo. Julie

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  18. Um, stunningly gorgeous. I feel so cozy now.

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  19. My apartment has a million different colors, but when I'm looking at these beautiful photos I suddenly want it to be so monochromatic and harmonious....and what am I to do :-)? xo

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  20. I would like this over and over again if I could. Beautiful.

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

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