Imagine yourself living here ...
For Aurélien Deleuze and his wife Pascale and two children, they don't have to imagine it, they live it ... every day.
When I saw this article and the photographs of their lovely home in the picturesque town of Pau, in Southern France, I was immediately drawn to it and I wanted to share them with you. For the Deleuzes, it was love at first sight too. Aurélien and Pascale painstakingly restored and now live in this stunning castle located outside the small village of Bugnein in France. Built around 1700 by an abbot who was knighted by Louis XIV, it has survived the centuries almost intact. Unique period pieces and original French furniture takes us back in time as we go from room to room.
On the mantle, a collection of candlestics (which on their own would not be as stunning but when grouped in a collection become a showpiece) is grouped with a pair of zinc urns and a heavily ornate mirror. The simplicity of the remaining furnishings work to showcase the mirror and give it centerstage.
I cannot get enough of fragmented pieces. People think I'm crazy when I pick up things that obviously had a rough life, but on their own, they become works of art.
The roughness of the cabinet in the background contrasts beautifully with the polished crystals of the chandelier. So stunning!
These images just make me sigh. It is the stark simplicity of this home, pale colors and varied use of textures that create a comfortable, beautiful interior.
Hope you enjoyed the tour. If you would like assistance in finding similar items to any of the ones pictured in this article, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images from here.