Thursday, July 30, 2009

Girly













These images are from the home of Jane Whitfield, Englishwoman living in the French countryside and right-hand-woman to little known fashion darling Marc Jacobs (wink, wink). Typically, I am not a girly, girl when it comes to interiors. I suppose I could point the blame at the four men I live with, but truthfully I've just never been all that "in to" frills and lace and dainty, delicate furnishings. But, this home is just so pretty I simply could not resist.
Perhaps it's the balance of weathered wood and soft greys and beautiful light that draws me in. And of course, the romantic setting doesn't hurt. I just really like these lovely rooms.
Now that being said, I must admit that my favorite room is the very last shot. Not so girly, but come on- that hunky solid-as-can-be, be-still-my-throbbing-heart Astier de Villatte table of my dreams, malachite-hued Herman Miller chairs and simple, earthy concrete floor. This one is a sure fire winner in my book. And the chairs people, well the couple found those in a rubbish pile awaiting trash pick-up! Hello! Let me just say, if any of you have a set of mid-century beauties to dispose of, please, please I implore you, call me. Do. Not. put them out on the curb unless they are awaiting my immediate pick up.
{images via the Telegraph, read more here}

7 comments:

Raina said...

What is it about chalky white that is so appealing?

Frida said...

I'm on same lines with you. I'm not a romantic person, when we're talking about interiors, but those pictures are just simply cute!

fromtherightbank.com said...

It doesn't seem fair that one person's house would have ALL of this loveliness. As if that weren't enough, she got those chairs for free?! Sigh. I agree about that table. Astier de Villatte can do no wrong in my eyes.

pillow mint said...

gor-geous!!
and something about the staircase just does it for me. love.

paula said...

why do I not find rubbish like that. have a great weekend.

Alexis said...

That's just the right amount of girl for me. Beautiful!

maureen said...

French Countryside! I'm in love with the home already. Oh & I have a chair just like that one in the first picture, so charming!