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Tuesday
Jun152010

La petite Bastide

My head is racing with too many things. Work, the blog, home (maybe even a new house ... there you go I've jinxed it ... need to touch wood). Holidays in far off places with sunny climes and pure peace and simplicity keep popping into my mind. If only. La petite Bastide near the the village of Lourmarin in Provence. My sigh is almost as strong as the mistral. Don't miss the dreamiest of bedrooms after the jump.

  

  

  

  

  

  

Reader Comments (21)

oh my god, that´s such a great place! congratulations! the house is unbelievable! greetings from germany!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenternanalu

Oh, what did you do to me? Now I have to find five or so people to go there and rent the house for a holiday! It is fabulous! :-)

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Oh how beautiful! I have fallen in love now!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commentergeisslein

Cruel. Cruel is what you are. How can I focus on my day now?

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAppleTree

Wow, someone worked very hard to achieve that simplicity! (I bet).

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

I want to go there right now.

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEle

Very rustic! Very pretty!
I'm in love!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKG From KG Style

So picturesque! Love the outdoor shots and the mirrored/ornate bed.

Oh Jo, cruel to be kind!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Though the Japanese may have invented the term "Wabi Sabi", I think its the Mediterranean countries that have perfected the beauty of imperfection. Europe's age-worn country houses and seaside villas are so beautiful, so comfortable, so romantic -- we could all lean a lot from their charm.

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenn

Gorgeous! I LOVE the bedroom with the stairs!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

oh this is SOOOO my kind of place!!! savaged wood, tons of white, tons of light... amazing! My favorite room is probably the kitchen, it's too good in there. What a stunning post, thank you hun!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

Love the rustic feel! I'm relaxing just by looking at it :)
Arlene

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Grasman

Oh so soft and serene. Magical!
-Jordana

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhite Cabana

Wish I was there, by the swimming pool, right now. Big sigh...

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCristina

I actually live only an hours drive from this place....its really beautiful here at the moment with Summer setting in. Will definitley try to visit the place, even just for the fabulous decor!!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVR

Oh my, how badly I need to spend a week (no, make it a month) there. I'm in awe of how every space is so simple but never looks barren or under-styled. It's perfect.

I'm in love two...beautiful!!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzoomdeco

I love the serene theme and colors that carry throughout the entire home. It's so simplistic yet you know so much thought must have gone into carrying that overall theme. It looks to be a place you really could tune out ALL distractions...so dreamy!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Perfect! I've been bookmarking places on "homeaway" for future dream holidays - or armchair inspiration... but this... wow. Bookmarked and hopefully will dream of tonight. I agree with the previous poster about 'wabi sabi' and the Mediterranean. Grazie!

15 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commentereciano

"Europe's age-worn country houses and seaside villas are so beautiful, so comfortable, so romantic -- we could all lean a lot from their charm."

Learn what exactly? After the romance comes the reality that you are often and very simply dealing with structures that are maintenance nightmares, are poorly insulated, and in many cases not very safe or healthy to live in. Such structures are simply old and if they were built today they would not be economically viable and would not pass modern day building codes.

As for the "charm, that's usually a simple matter of experiencing something new and different. Also, the "charm" of many of those homes has to do with the locations they were built on, locations that today would actually be protected from development, at least in most Western countries.

16 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnsela

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