Thursday, February 24, 2011
As an interior designer, I love decorating in the French Provincial style. I like the mix of easy elegance and rustic charm. I think it works equally well for coastal, holiday houses as it does for grand period homes around town. I like things that have a timeless, pre-loved feel about them - nothing too new and shiny. I think pieces that are bit worn and frayed around the edges have added character and personality. I love the look of old stone, recycled timbers and antique furniture. I love the feel of natural fibres like hemp, cotton and linen in earthy tones such as beige, bone, cream and taupe. These colours all come into their own when mixed back with lots of white.