My question is, can you create French style in a newly built property?
We are the proud owners of Le Petit Coquelicot, Derriere Le Bourg. I walk the dog through the village in the morning and then pop into the local boulangerie to purchase my real French bread for breakfast. Of course I imagine that I am dressed and look like this.
But back to reality, we now have the basics which make our French home very comfortable inside but we don’t have much style yet. This will definitely have to be a work in progress. All the furniture we have purchased for the house is new. The sofa, the TV cabinet, the console, the table and chairs are all very modern in design. The beds are vintage style cast iron from Homebase in the UK and there was a large double vintage style pine bed that we purchased with the house.
For the bedrooms I am looking to move away from this above and more towards these images below:
In the living area we have gone for modern furniture in a light grey colour. The L shaped sofa is in leather and from Fly and the TV cabinet and console sideboard are from Ikea. I have a lovely large clear glass vase on the console at the moment (purchased from a vide grenier at Easter) but would quite like a collection of white enamel jugs if I can find them.
Of course we could have gone for something more like this.
But I don’t think we could get away with this in a new house.
At moment it is so hot over 30 degrees in the shade so we have a fan blowing which is sitting in the corner of the living area. Where the fan is we would eventually like to have an unusual chair of some sort. Not quite sure what it could be. Ideas below curtesy of Pinterest.
Our kitchen units are yellow and probably need to be replaced with something that will blend in with the French theme, for example white.
The garden is also very much a blank canvas too but I will leave this to a future blog.
Any thoughts would be very welcome.