Sunday, April 1, 2012

decor SOUTH OF FRANCE

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Inès de la Fressange has not only a gift for spicing up everything she wears, but an eye for finding just the right objects to bring the rooms of her home in Tarascon, France, to vivid life. In this picturesque corner of Provence, the French model and perennial style icon trades her busy Parisian schedule for relaxing with family and friends. “I rented a house in the area for many years, and my attachment to the countryside was so strong that I got married there,” de la Fressange explains. But when that property was sold, she began the search for a house of her own. “As in the Buddhist saying, I found it on the other side of the same hill,” she says.
The building itself, at the end of a stone path, was nothing special. So de la Fressange called in Marcelo Joulia, an Argentina-­born, Paris-based architect known for creating spare, industrial­-chic spaces. Joulia knocked down some walls, simplified the traffic flow, and whitewashed everything.
During the hottest hours of the day, guests can repair to any of the many sofas and daybeds throughout the house. The living room even has a big bed. “It was meant for the bedroom,” de la Fressange says, “but we couldn’t get it up the stairs, so we left it there.”
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The rustic entrance.

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A corner of the dining area, overlooking the terrace.

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The foyer of de la Fressange’s home in Tarascon, France; the straw armchairs are from Caravane.

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The eat-in kitchen, with IKEA barstools and a wood rack for ripening produce beneath the windows.

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The master bedroom features whitewashed walls, pale furnishings, and touches of red.

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A bed in the living room; the light fixtures are flea-market finds from Saint-Ouen.

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I am in love with every corner of this gorgeous holiday home owned by Ines de la Fressange showcased in 

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