June 4, 2009

~Mas De Baraquet~

Hi Everyone! I've taken a bit of a break lately...life happens! So I got to thinking about blogging and remembering where it all started. Well let's see... late last year I was sitting at my desk searching for an interior designer Ginny Magher from Atlanta. Well at the time I never really knew where she was from, just that I was "In Love" with her home in Provence. I first saw it in a Veranda issue in 1999. Yup 1999, and I immediately bought a back issue because it was my favourite issue ever and I knew I was going to flip through the issue over and over and damage it eventually. I never did ruin the issue, but my back-up is kept tucked away in my lovely bookshelves in my study (today I can't find my back-up:(). So back to my story about blogging. I typed in Ginny's name and this beautiful Blog popped up "Villa Anna". I was in such a trance with each of her post and started to leave a comment on how thankful I was to see Ginny's home in Atlanta. Oooo...it was such a DREAM! So lovely! Each image better than the last! Click HERE if you want to see Ginny Magher's Atlanta Home.
About a month went by...and in that time I seemed to have click onto each of her fellow bloggers. Each Blog just so beautiful in their own right! I found Blogworld so much fun. Such a neat and fun world! Who knew that I would find people like me fellow"Francophile". BLISS!!!

Since late last year I placed Ginny's Provence home on my "MUST POST" list. I am going to share with you this lovely home. I hope you think it is as dreamy and beautiful as I do! Enjoy!
These first few images are of the farm house in it's ruin state before Bruno LaFourcade Architect Team did it's magic! Bruno LaFourcade is known in this region of France to take Old Dilapidated Estate Houses and renovating them to these most impressive Estates. I made a link to his site, I would make a special trip there!

At first glance of this place I think I would have past by...never thinking of these raw bones and what COULD BE! This is no doubt where Ginny's eyes looked over and saw the potential what this place would become. Not only is Ginny Magher a talented Interior Designer but a visionary!!!

Here is the delightful home finished. All these images were taken from three periodicals, Veranda June 1999, Homes & Gardens August 2004 and Southern Living July 2005.

These two images are of similar pictures of the grand staircase. This one you can actually see the impressive ceiling beams. So breathtaking. I love all the pink flowers...as if they were taken right off the grounds which I will show you later.

Quite possibly my favourite kitchen EVER! I love all the terracotta tiled floor and the blue and white ceramic tile back splash. Looks as if it was always there. So lovely! And if anyone knows where I might possibly find this goose on the island I would love to know!!! I love geese!!! It almost looks like a Pomeranie Goose which is my favourite goose.

What a lovely sitting area. Again I just love all the colours in this space. All the walls in the home were kept in a matte gray and old white except for the occasional splash of ochre.

Besides the BEAUTIFUL outside, I love this room! Oooo...all the scrumptious colours are Wondrous!!!

Can you image sitting in this room enjoy a meal with friends and family with this VIEW??? I can!

It's all in the little touches. A lot of Ginny's items were purchased on buying trips to Arles, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Aix-en-Provence, Paris and beyond!

I love the mix of Bold Blacks and Whites mixed with touches of Bleu! Very Pretty!

I could soak here for awhile.

She also has plenty of guest space, for visitors are always here.

As everyone might already know...my favourite colour is lavender. Which I have none in my home. I do have lots of red...I think if this bench is ever of need of a new home...I'm HERE!!!
Look at this little detail in the railing... Le Coq no less!

Ladies! I calling all you over to enjoy this lovely room for some tea. And patisseries!!!
If it is after 5pm I will be serving wine!!! Hehe

Another before image of the grounds. The next image is of the after. Enough said!!!

The following images are of the grounds all the Landscape design is by Dominique LaFourcade...so very talented!

This is the lovely Ginny Magher. She says "I am quite sure that in a previous life I was Madame de Pompadour's assistant. To me, 18th-century French taste and elegance has never been bettered." So beautifully said Ginny. I am so delighted that she has opened her home to be displayed for us all! So are you all "In Love" with Dreamy home as I am?
Thanks for stopping by today! May everyone have a Lovely weekend!
Au Revoir
~Miss Kris~