{décor inspiration : relaxed & refined in normandy}



. . . first came across this centuries-old home in normandy last november, and immediately fell head over heels, and so, was utterly thrilled to happen across it again, in the current issue of veranda; and while one is impossibly drawn to the allure of the leopard silk velvet canapé, there are still a myriad of beautiful things to captivate -- the floors, [always, the floors], the gilded picture frames and cashmere throws, the antique bergères in stroheim suede, the grand chandeliers and palest shades of gray, and most of all, that perfect mix of relaxed & refined . . .




{images: from veranda january-february 2012, renovation & interior design by charles spada, photography by alexandre bailhache}

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Blogger HeatherI said...

gorgeous, and what a difference pink roses make in softening up the look of the place from one shoot to the next.

Often times I find myself drawn to a photo of a room and upon examination find that it's really (mostly) the flowers that "make" the room.....

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Smith, Here! said...

perfect words, very relaxed and lived in but still so polished! love.

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Wonderfully romantic spaces.

January 20, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks completely fantastic! So elegant, just love, love love!!

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Karla said...

I loved the first photo.. have never seen that kind of sofa though. how does it work? I love the mix of textures and materials.. elegantly mixed around.

January 20, 2012  
Blogger jillian nicole said...

I love that leopard print, love-seat! So unexpected, but so fun!

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Cindy K said...

Love your blog and instagram photos!

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Jackie {York Avenue} said...

I love this! This is a style I love, it's so romantic and opulent, but like you mentioned, still relaxed. Beautiful.

January 20, 2012  
Blogger dustjacket said...


January 20, 2012  
Blogger indie by heart said...

Aah, another amazing post. <3
You're my constant doze of décor inspiration, ♥

xx Satu

January 20, 2012  
Blogger Jolie Goodnight said...

Living in this space would be an absolute dream. The leopard paired with those blue-grey walls could not be more perfect. xo, Jolie

January 23, 2012  
Blogger Heartfire At Home said...

That is one gorgeous and stunning home.... I can but dream of living somewhere like that! Anywhere that has that many shelves for books is alright by me!

Linda. :)

January 30, 2012  

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