A 19th century Victorian villa in France

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 by KiM

I am completely smitten with this home I spotted over on The Socialite Family. It is a 19th century Arcachon-style (France’s version of victorian) villa in Saint-Augustin that is owned by Karine Pelloquin and Frédéric Aguiard of Coutume {Studio}. We find Belgium particularly inspiring. We like the way they work minimalism into interior design and are also somewhat influenced by the wabi-sabi philosophy, which advocates a return to simplicity, understatement and the beauty of imperfect and modest things. The spaces have been opened up and redesigned keeping the rooms airy with the primary desire being to preserve – with the greatest respect for its original features – the decorative elements. The intricate wooden bow-window has been restored, the ceilings in the building have been carefully carved to preserve the original historic rosettes, and the plaster mouldings with their designs including intertwined acanthus leaves (the emblem of the Villa) have been reproduced identically. After seven months of work, this beautiful and venerable building with contemporary accents has regained its former nobility! The architectural details are divine, and the neutral colour palette with black accents add a modern yet soothing vibe. I adore this. (Photos: Eve Campestrini)

Barb Ward says:

Fireplace next to staircase near a radiator ?

Clara says:

Simple & sooo beautiful!

Rainy says:

My tongue hurts.

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