Guide To Provence Style Home

Tuesday, November 9, 2010



This morning I've read an article about Provence and I fell in love with the calming, comforting and natural vibe of the place.
The article pointed out a few signature features that all Provence homes have like: painted wooden or stone surfaces, amazing rustic fabrics and one of my favorites: high ceilings with visible beams. Did you know that while designing homes locals concentrate more on the function-factor than the style? (but if you ask me: I totally find those spaces stylish). Also, due to the climate, many homes have ceramic tiled floors that give a sense of coolness, which is contrasted by their warm colours. Also, you won’t see a single home without tons of lavender in all shapes and forms (that is something I will incorporate into my home). What do you think, darlings? xoxo

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55 comments:

Natalie said...

Gorgeous! Oh, to be there right now. :)

Jude said...

I love that what they consider functional/practical is considered stylish by everyone else! I can almost smell the lavender just reading this. So very lovely.

Stacey said...

I love that purple door and those shutters. Beautiful feature! XX

Tamara Nicole said...

Provence has the most gorgeous buildings, so quaint and cute:-)

Hope you're having a great day!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

this is my dream home! and those bright shutters and doors against the rustic stone is awesome!

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Casa Bella said...

Provence's got to be my most favorite place in the world, along with the Tuscany region in Italy. Rustic, simple elegance. Love, love.

thefacelessblog said...

wow wot an insightful post! can't wait for your nxt one

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la franglaise said...

beautiful. vive la france! ;)
xx

Paige said...

lovely! i love the magenta door and shutters!

Marcie said...

In love with this place. I want to vacation here for months.

xo M

Melanie's Randomness said...

*Gasp* I'd want to definitely vacation there too. =)

Lillian Chang said...

Gorgeous! What great photos!! I'm so inspired by this post! :)

Anna Walker said...

Freaking WOW
I love the bright purple shutters and door,
I love the rustic look.
I just love this! :)
GORGEOUS!

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im zoe said...

oh my gosh, the photos are just to beautiful, i cant look cause i want that house to bad!!! hahah :)

Zoe

Diana Mieczan said...

Marcie and Melanie I am also dreaming about a vacation there:) Aww...dream!

Diana Mieczan said...

Anna... those purple shutters are so pretty!

Taj Acosta said...

It's all so earthy and wonerful! I love the color in that first pic! xoxo

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful...these all feel so homey and elegant. You described the Provence style wonderfully! I think I will have to save all of these. ;)

xoxo-
Rachel

Kimia Kline said...

the combination of the wood and stone is so beautiful to me. i love interior spaces with lots of reminders of the outdoors. it makes them feel so cozy and fresh at the same time!

Evie said...

Those photos make me want to paint my door and shutters purple right now!

tanvii.com said...

The first pic is simply too good for words! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

SO beautiful! I love the pop of purple :)

Roxy Te said...

ahh Provence! I spent a summer on the riviera and fell in love during day trips to Provence to roll around in lavender fields, sip vin duy pays, sample baguette avec fromage and enjoy the company of good friends! Thanks for the flash back!! :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo you just made me miss France so much

Elle Sees said...

i've been there and it doesn't disappoint!

DB said...

That's stunning. I love it.

It actually looks kind of like how my mom likes to decorate

Vinda Sonata said...

diana, those pictures are stunning.
thanks for sharing.
they're like... my dream rooms.

Marie said...

Provence is beautiful and the best thing about it...it's always sunny :) I absolutely adore this kitchen and kitchen table... LOVE ! xxx

Bionica said...

I think that a home in Provence is fab <3

-Bionica

20 York Street said...

Oh, Provence - I'd love to live in thee! =)

I love open concept homes, exposed ceilings and huge windows! and yes, lavender!

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Tamara Hart Heiner said...

beautiful! I loved it! I could hear the seagulls and imagine a salty breeze!

styleforlife said...

OVER the top beautiful...I adore this home decor. Love it, you really have a beautiful eye hun.
xx Emily

Mimi said...

i am loving the purple door! :D

<3, Mimi
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Josie said...

Oh, this is nothing short of stunning. So beautiful. And I love the punch of purple in the door and shutters!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Shoe Splurge said...

It has such a classic and vintage look!

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Croatian_Latina said...

I wouldn't mind having a kitchen like that!

Krystal said...

I adore the kitchen!

heidi adnum said...

Just lovely.

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I gasped at these photos! Gorgeous! I love French provincial style. We have a 150 year old home in the south of Greece that was built just like this one featured here -- I think "function not style" is what most traditional southern European homes were built for. But I totally agree with you that they are most certainly stylish :) I really want to visit Provence now!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore the markets, architecture, the nature, the lanscape of the Provence. One of my favourite regions in France for a languid holiday. Painterly pictures above.xx

Café Bellini said...

i'm usually not such a fan of purple but that is amazing!

Signe said...

Love love love! How amazing is that warm purple on the door and windows?!

Hugs,
Signe

Diana Mieczan said...

Sara, your home in Greece must be amazing! I love old houses. They have so much tradition.

Diana Mieczan said...

Marie, is it really always sunny there? That is so lovely! I really want to go there now:)

Zondra Art said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tucker said...

I seriously love provence and am dying to go!! love hearing about how they go for function but their french... how can it not be stylish? and the lavender makes me swoooon

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So gorgeous, sweetie! Love those shutters! xoxo

jemina said...

Love Love Love that purple shutters so much!!!

XOXO
J

Marissa said...

I love the purple shutters and door. So pretty!

La Feem said...

I think this place looks absolutley gorgeous!!! Take me there now please....

Have a great day! xo

What Happens After Five said...

Those are beautiful! Especially the first picture!!

e is for elephant said...

ahh my grandparents live en provence and what you write is so true about homes in that area!

you are making me homesick!!

xoxo

emilie

http://elephantyears.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

The family I babysat for in high school/college took me to Provence with them for a week one summer and rented an incredible villa. It was the most amazing home I've ever seen!

Sarah {Raving Fashionista} said...

Love these photos.. What gorgeous inspiration for home decor! <3

xo www.RavingFashionista.com

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