Good morning dears. Thanks for the warm well wishes for my birthday on Saturday. I had a great time and my mother baked my cake (she hasn't made one in 30 years so imagine my surprise!).
So, back to our daily posts. Today we are going to France. This house is in Dordogne which is in the south west of France in the county of Perigord.
The house is not quite in the style of the Perigord region, but was finally well integrated into the landscape. A Dutch couple, Laura and Niels, were attracted to this region for its mild climate and decided to make a home right beside the campsite which they run.
A Polish carpenter was hired for all the woodwork of the house. The porch and balcony follow the same lines.
The sitting area and dining room are on different levels. Soft tones and light coloured floor boards make a relaxing atmosphere.
Although placed in the attic, the master bedroom is very bright thanks to skylights.The headboard wood paneling separates the room from the bathroom. A relatively austere decor (wooden and rope objects, light fixtures attached to the headboard) give the room a nautic feeling.
Weathered table and chairs in the front porch.
On the ground floor the lounge opens onto the dining room. The coffee table on wheels was made by Niels. The sofas are from Holland and the driftwood lamp and mirror were purchased in Arcachon.
Niels also built this trunk with pine wood. The mirror is Moroccan.
Just look at the height of the kitchen ceiling, it's 6.20m. They left it this way to get more sunlight in. The table and bench were made by Niels from large pine planks painted black and white.
The downstairs bathroom.
Photographer: Eric Hérouville.
All images and information from here.