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22.5.08

{warm + woodsy}

{photography by Patrick Van Robaeys for Coté Est}

Never imagined falling for a wood interior, finding the overuse of wood to be, at times, dark and a little out of fashion . . . That is, of course, until I happened upon this beautiful ancien hôtel particulier, a home overflowing with French style in the English countryside, where everything feels comfortable and inviting, and infused with warmth and a wonderful mix of French glamour and English country charm . . .

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SimplyGrove [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh, that chandelier with the wood staircase is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Always In Style [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I'd have to agree with you here - I would normally associate wood interiors with old, dark, and out-of-date style but this is lovely!

diana @ please sir [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Ok - I'm in LOVE - thanks!

Christine [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love this! Quite lovely! :)

Easy and Elegant Life [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I think the trick is to pair the wood with "harder" or "colder" elements. The chandelier does that nicely for me. But then I've alwasy liked the feeling of being on deck.

A-M [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh yes, it's beautiful. It's a warm, 'welcome home' wood though and with a few modern accents, it keeps it in fashion. A-M xx

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful beyond words... thanks for sharing :)

::{J}:: [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love the contrast between the crystal chandelier & all the rustic-like wood. So striking together!!

Heather [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i love how this is warm and glamorous at the same time. perfection, especially the dining room pic.

Jill [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is so pretty...I want to move right in. I think it works because they kept the color of the wood so light. Great find!

"hi! i'm danielle rose and my favorite color is sparkly." [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i love everything about this home! and i'd love to see more!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love the natural & solid look of this wood, very warm and homey.
Lovely rooms!

Have a great weekend....it is that time again! (thank goodness...busy week!)

xoxo

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

We're thinking along the same lines: the chandeliers and other sophisticated touches change the appearance of the wood, balancing out its rustic qualities with a sense of refinement.

Heather, your description of the home being "warm and glamorous at the same time" is perfect.

angelgrotton [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely love those chandelier and staircase contrast... so nice and unusual!

Be the change..... [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I just love this house! I normally don't like wood either but this is just perfectly done. I love that chandelier -they can be so tricky as most look either cheap, tacky or just over-done but that one is beautiful.

Carolina Eclectic [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I especially love the green room in the background, w/ the green draperies. Very nice!

Classic style in city [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i agree with you, lovely pictures.

dancing doc design [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

dark woods and in-t-e-n-s-ey dark and dreary wall papers are what greeted us with our french renovation project -a.k.a delapidated home in the wine growing town of southern France-not the Cote Est,from the reference sited- ok, our wood perked right up with ,as you share, the sparkles of chandeliers and french paints-carefully selected to focus on the ochre and sienna colors of the earth!
So basically, I am blabbing about how on a budget if nearly zero,wood can come alive ! You have a great site and ever so glamourous-
Bethenaïs
a expat doc who danced and now designs

coco+kelley [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

so beautiful! My feelings are the same when it comes to so much wood, but this seems to be perfectly balanced. i'm loving the chandelier and staircase!

{this is glamorous} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks, Bethenaïs! And your French renovation project in the south of France sounds wonderful!

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