French country living

All of the images by Christopher Drake are beautiful

via: Velvet and Linen

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French Country beds and bedding tend to be clean and simple, like this bed covered in awhite matlesse quilt...or these beds covered with simple linens.

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The chapter on "2009_01_01_09_15_43.pdf001Fabrics" is filled with gorgeous images of the restrained use of color that is so appealing in Northern French Country
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According to Ms. Clifton-Mogg, there has been very little change in the colors used in French interiors.Country fabrics, so a 19th century quilt (made from a petticoat when the fashion changed) looks lovely paired with newer pillows.
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The "Furniture" chapter is filled with splendid examples of French armoires and cabinets that
are used to store table linens....


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books in the library....


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glasses and dishes behind chicken wire in the kitchen
and clothing in the bedroom. When these cabinets are painted, they are usually a soothing shade
of blue or green.

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I could go on and on about this book, but I am off to go ice skating (Leila has been begging!).
One last image from the "Materials" chapter. I love the creamy colored limestones used in French Country homes as well as the aged brick and terra cota. Most stone is cut by hand and has a rough feel to it.

all images by Christopher Drake


3 comments:

  1. Jesus Cordeiro

    Adorei a selecção tão French chic!!

     
  2. SimplyGrove

    Great Blog!!

     
  3. Regiane

    Olá Isabel!
    Adorei conhecer seu blog e também sua visão sobre o design.
    As imanges são deslumbrantes...
    Bjs
    Regiane

     

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