La petite Bastide

Posted on Tue, 15 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

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.

Nuit says:

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!

Love the rustic feel! I’m relaxing just by looking at it 🙂

Oh so soft and serene. Magical!

Cristina says:

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

VR says:

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!!

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.

zoomdeco says:

I’m in love two…beautiful!!

Megan says:

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!

eciano says:

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!

Ansela says:

"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.

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