January 14, 2009

I'm in love with Provence

Last weekend between running around, getting together with my family for saying final farewells to my Aunt. I was sorta cleaning up my office and ran across this magazine. I must have bought it in September or October last year and I do not remember reading it. So it was a little surprise for me. One of the homes they showcased was a home in Provence.
Oh...I must say it is a beautiful home! Drool drool...

The family's origins are from Canada and they discovered Mougins on an annual French holiday. After wandering the streets in Mougin she wandered into a local French antique furniture shop French Country Living. She struck up a conversation with the shop owner and her desire to live in this town. And found a home onto the beautiful hillside. She also contracted the shop owners to transform their new home into the French country style she admired in the shop.

Some of things I love about this lovely home is the beautiful clay tiles on the floors and all the creamy soft shades on the walls. This chippy table I wonder if they found it in the shop??? I do love it. :o)

Especially those ripe strawberries on the table...mmm

Look at the wonderful ceiling~to die for!
The one thing I noticed that all the pictures, I assume are from the first floor, has no floor board trims. The wall to the floor is never broken up. I do like that. Sometimes I notice the trimwork before anything else or that the trim makes the most impact on so many homes. Neither way is right or wrong it just makes me think.

I love everything in this picture. So natural looking. Sisal rug to the soft ceiling beams. The soft simple print on the chairs and maybe my favorite is the punch of color in the lovely pink flowers. So pretty!

I am sure Ness will love this room with all those linens. Maybe a final touch of one of her pillows would be a finishing touch this pretty room needs?

(all images courtesy of British Country Homes & Interiors October 2008)
And finally this lovely view~enough said!
Au revoir!
~Miss Kris~


Country French Antiques said...

Soo beautiful!!
What a fairytale come true!!!
Someday maybe I'll do the same!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a beautiful day!

Miss Kris said...

Hi Shawn~

You're so welcome! I enjoyed your latest photos of your beautiful shop.