Buckle up lovies, today we are going country mouse at the 18th century villa of Cecilie, Laurent, Jade (13), Brune (11) and Leopold (5). Previously residents of Paris, Cecilie and Laurent made the difficult decision to relocate in order to accommodate their growing family’s need for more space and a little bit of land. Seven years on, the family is all settled in to their new home – a voluminous villa on the outskirts of Bordeaux - a rather spectacular salve to any lingering homesickness for Paris.
Prior to Cecilie and Laurent’s interventions, the home was split into two apartments which the couple carefully pieced back into one seamless home. Preservation the structure’s original details was a focus, but not to the exclusion of a number of bold choices including a graphic new fireplace and a cement encrusted bath. As for furnishings, the decision was made to balance the grand elegance of the architecture with an eclectic mix of vintage finds, contemporary and modern pieces, and a selection of family heirlooms. Enjoy!
The home owners decided to locate the kitchen in what was formerly a dining room, to allow ample space for cooking, guests, and entertaining. An eclectic mix of high gloss black cabinetry, a rustic table made from an old door, industrial lighting and black Tolix chairs make for one chic kitchen.
The living room boasts a large contemporary fireplace which the couple installed in place of the elaborate rococo style original.
In the bath, the walls and sink tables are treated in concrete. A touch of pale blue paint was brought in to add a bit of softness.
A spaectacular glass globe pendant hangs in the master bedroom. A nearly identical version can be found at Restoration Hardware.
The library/television room gains some den-like coziness with a coat of classic navy paint and a large vintage pendant, found at the local flea market. What do you think?
We’ll be back next week with some city mouse chic, so stay tuned…
Photos via Mad & Bolig. Source Mad & Bolig.