Thursday, October 7, 2010

French Inspiration

Thanks to the glossy magazines and the Internet, it is easy to travel to France or anywhere else you would like to go in the world.
I love this French home with shutters and could see myself walking around the paths admiring the wonderful garden of olive trees, buxus box hedging and topiaries.

I like the simplicity of the kitchen and dinning room and the fabulous floors.
Couldn't you just move in!

{All of these images are from Maisons Cote Sud}

I hope that you have a lovely Thursday.


  1. Hello my friend,
    I really love this, its so simple yet inviting. I'd move in in a flash.

    Hope all is going well for you, warming up where you are I hope!
    xoxo DJ

  2. Hi Carolyn
    Me too - I adore the simple elements of French design.
    My daughter often sends me a copy of my fave French magazine called 'Campagne Decoration'. I'm immediately transported to just where I want to be, somewhere beautiful in France with her close by in the same country - if only it was that easy......
    Have a lovely Thursday!

  3. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh yes, I could just see myself living there. It is beautiful and so simply, yet elegant.
    You always share the best inspirations.

    Hope you are having a good week.
    So nice to see you and thank you for your kind comments on my Fall decor. We are enjoying cooler weather finally and it is so nice.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs and blessings XO
    Celestina Marie

  4. Ah, yes, the simplicity! So very pretty and warm and inviting!!

    Thank you for visiting me today!


  5. Carolyn I love these- I adore the simplicity of these homes. Your taste is lovely my dear- thank you for the beauty you share.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    xo Lorraine

  6. Beautiful!
    I'm in the mood to declutter and move towards simple beauty in our home. However, it might just be easier to move ;)


  7. The French just seem to have such an effortless grace and style with their clothing and decor. I could just move right in! I especially love French kitchens.
    Thank you for your kind thoughts about my Foo Foo. She is doing much better but I think the stitches are driving her bonkers!

  8. Yes, I would love to live there. It looks so peaceful and has a very calming feel to the decor.

  9. So lovely...I would love to live there.

    Hugs and hope you are well and enjoying your Spring! xoxoo

  10. Love the house and the magazine is one of our favourites.

    A tres bientot,

    Leeann x

  11. Hi Carolyn~ very French--stylish but not understated --I could live there for sure.

  12. Beautiful! First visit in here :)
    I like !

  13. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ! ..i really like your blog too and i follow now...hope you wil dollow me to??..i really like those beautiful bears you make!!..i come back soon !! o and your pink post is also great !! i like pink !! and good to give time to pink ribbon !!...hugs and love Ria...

  14. Simply lovely and so inviting! When can we move in?!

    Have a lovely weekend,


    XOXO LOLA & Nora:)

  15. Hi Carolyn,
    oh this is sooo french-love it, but can`t live that simple--alwayes collecting things around me.
    Have a great day.

  16. Oh such a beautiful home dear Carolyn. J'adore :-)

    Cheers: Evi

  17. LOVE! I adore these, so beautiful, ahhhh. Don't you just love French shelter magazines? Sort of like a lottery ticket, a chance to dream for a few moments! XX!

  18. These images are simply lovely. You have a beautiful blog here :) Paris in Pink

  19. Yes, I love the blue shutters...and everything about this gorgeous French home!!!

    Hope you are having a lovely week Carolyn!

    Big hugs ~

    :) T

  20. Hello friend,

    I like very much French country style!!! It is just soooo lovely!
    Wonderful photos!
    yes, I can imagine myself walking around in the garden, too;)

    Enjoy spring, Carolyn!!:)

  21. What a beautiful home! I'm so in a French mood today. I'd love to move right in! :)

    Happy Thursday, sweetie! xoxo

  22. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for your suport and caring.You are so sweet and a very great talent.So your comments about my dolls mean so much.Your bears are just so beautiful.
    May God be with you Dear,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  23. And I, Carolyn, can imagine myself strolling right their beside you!!!
    Oh don't you love all those windows and the shutters?! What a beautiful dwelling.
    So when do we buy it???
    hugs to you from here...

  24. I so love traveling to France via internet, and Cote´s magazines are incredible beautiful. Fabulous home and surely I will move in right now!!
    cariños dear Carolyn
    maria cecilia

  25. Just love it Carolyn!
    Millie ^_^

  26. I can move in RIGHT NOW! beautiful house .... and in FRANCE!


  27. Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

  28. beautiful entry France who falls in love with soul,You can walk barefoot for its cobbled countryside dream or perch in the words of memories,beautiful France stays illuminated the modified fragrance good wine of Burgundy or feeling loved in the ummmm sena a dream that enagena,in my blogs already have translator so you can read what I write thanks a kiss of dreams, kissing maria

  29. haha! You're really right, girl. I do most of my traveling through the net. Really.

    I love these photos. I always love French classiness. :)

  30. Hi my sweet friend...come visit me today...I have something that will make you very HAPPY! xoxoxo

  31. Lovely post, darling!
    Gorgeous spaces!

    Happy Weekend!


  32. Congrats on being a winner over at Koralee's place.

    What a lovely home! I can see me sitting at the outdoor table with a spread of wine and bread and cheese. Aahhhh!!!!

    Best wishes, Tammy

  33. Yooohoooooo! Didn't you see me? I was on the bench, in the shade of a tree in the garden. I was hoping you'd come join me. Quite a beautiful place you have here. Just your French summer home, I see. :)

    And YES, why I'd LOVE a slice of that scrumptious pink-icing cake. What's that? Your good friend Martha made it? She's a whiz in the kitchen, for sure.

    Have a great weekend, Carolyn!

  34. Hi Carolyn,
    Love those magazine photos. What really caught my eye, was the pretty light fixtures. So lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

  35. absolutely bags are packed and im ready to move in! a simple elegant french home...what more can one want! =)

  36. Wow! This is one gorgeous place. I've just re-watched One Good Year. And the setting is in Provence. This post reminds me of it. How beautiful... I wish I could fly there :) Have a fabulous weekend, Carolyn dear. See you soon next week.

  37. Oh what a heavenly place, dearest Carolyn! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Warm hugs from "very busy Traude" :o)

  38. Oh, that's lovely! It looks warm and inviting!
    I know I haven't been around for awhile, but I'm back... I'm showing my antique tatting shuttle collection this week. Many of them are from the Victorian Era so come have a looksee if you like! :D
    ~TattingChic ♥

  39. How inspiring is France!
    love to live inside this
    magical home...
    merci for posting
    these beautiful images...

  40. Carolyn, I'm so in love with those floors. Oh my gosh!! Gorgeous!
    xx, shell


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