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At least for the day or for the next few minutes while you sip your coffee, tea or that favorite diet soda.So, get your day bag, your sunnies and put on those walking shoes (or at least your readers) this little villa nestled in Provence, France is a whole lotta Bon weekend ......
Grab your nearest bike or cab and follow your way to Chez Jean Claude,Provence France.
This is the wandering view as you roll up to the grounds.
Enjoy the cool water flowing into the spacious pool alongside the
chaise lounge basking in the clear bright French sunshine.
The two story living room area would be a perfectly suitable place
to put up your feet while you fill your time slots with errands and places to pick up a few things.
Sunshine flooded into the arched windows reflected in the mirrored doors on the built in armoires.
Cool footings underneath the artisan tiled floors,just enough space to keep your gear in check and ready for the next transition of the day.
Recharge your batteries and grab a bite in this French kitchen.
I love the open island and the baskets.The rattan chairs are a welcome and
warm place to sit and look over your next conquest.
Grab your drink and wander outside for a little sunshine.
This courtyard is another perfect space for grabbing a moment of fresh air and
taking in the fragrant smells of rosemary,thyme and lavender.
And if you are in need of a rest before your next adventure.This seems like the best place to steal some more sleep.
The iron bed is softened with curtain panels and layers of linens...
If you require a little more room or a larger place to put your bags, look no further.
This little room is just the ticket, set the alarm and rest for a short bit!
On closer inspection, the doors can be cracked open and you can smell the fragrance from below.
The plastered room walls, rustic doors and the linens......
the perfect imagery for a daydream.
I have to say, this is the perfect place to splash some water on your face and refresh for a full afternoon.
Open the shuttered doors, splash your face and refresh for a full afternoon.
The bath is such a refreshing place perfectly placed for a rest full awakening.
The long banked vanity with sinks on the upright, long tiled floors bathed in lighting shining thru the casement windows.
Perhaps as the evening comes along, you may decide to linger a bit longer.
Having traveled through the villa in and about the grounds.....
Ponder the thought, shopping in the morning and into the following day?
The market is calling, you might put your plans on hold....
waiting for another day and a restful nights sleep in a little villa bordered by olive trees, cypress trees and all equipped with i phone or i pad capability.....if you wish!
Retire to the basement in the evening and enjoy the fully equipped cinema.
Enjoy the trip, if even from your settee this morning!
Note too self-
Realized this past week how very much ones health should be tended,cared for as much as deeply appreciated.
Many types of obstacles will come and go,with that there is a keen sense of respect for how one avoids or faces their obstacles head on.Count your blessings,appreciate each moment and realize it is the moment that makes a memory.
Friday is here,another week is past leaving a long weekend,full of challenges and opportunities!
Good fortune and Bon weekend all...
Interesting title? Not one that would normally be associated with such a Spanish styled home with corridors and understated style.A new year brought not only a new vision and new opportunity to myself and my business growth.I was reminded of life and the ever pressing thoughts of reality, health and family values, once more.
I found myself pulling this film from the filed DVDs in my lot.I was having a similar situation and on a daily basis referring ever so paralleled to Ms.Eve Marks and her situation with her father, minus the alcohol and adding a heart condition to the plot.
A safe looking facade,overgrown with color and textures,many like our characteristics and mannerisms that we carry with us on a daily basis.Not to look too quickly passing the thorns which are too quickly placed to prick and cause wear and tear and possible bleeding along the way.
I love this film, it parallels my life as one of three sisters.I can relate to this in and out state of caring for the daddy and all the while trying to stay on the fore front, tend the family and be successful at the career.All the while there are gorgeous scenes,detail to the interiors and even the perfect orange roses throughout the film.
Here there is more added to Eves plate, but as the solid sister, she takes it on and in the end is glad for doing so.
This by the way is a favorite entryway.
I believe that I could have taken this picture last week.
The phone really needed to be surgically attached to my hand.
There go my roll over minutes!
Notice the floor, the arched and painted doorway, and the chevron floor pattern?
This one scene is a particular favorite of mine.
Notice all the detail is on the dad?
Everything else is pale in comparison, from his attire to his stance it is all about him, much like his situation and the time of their lives in the film.
The artwork is almost ethereal in nature.
I love the look and feel against the chalky textured walls.
How about this place of rest?
The unmade and unorganized bedding,though restful it is a mess and almost would swallow you up if you were to stop and sit a spell.
How about the artwork? KEEPING YOUR HEAD ABOVE NOT BELOW THE CLOUDS?
Enough room to move around but centered on a place of ethereal resting.
Another kitchen shot,ice cream in the bowl?
Eve is oblivious to ordinary moments in this part of the film.
Yet life is still going on and time will not stand still. Love the look of this kitchen, the simple and trim free door ways in and out of the space.
Clean and yet enough for living and living in a stress free environment.
In the closing of the film,though the beloved has moves on...the three find solace in each other.
Learning to cherish the every day and to not take it for granted.
My own story was one of happiness and extreme luck.
New and scientific breakthroughs my own loved one has been spared for the time being,a reminder to not only love life to the fullest but to not ignore ones limitations or faults.
Two different worlds,yet so parallel each with a common thread for a life lesson.
La Maison Fou is my crazy energetic and always evolving home of four plus one Border
La Maison Fou is a loosely translated french term of endearment for all those things which occur daily in a fun filled creative home full of evolving creativity.
La Maison Fou is a place to cultivate my love for interiors, design and all the while juggling a home and design business which is ever changing and evolving.
For over 20 years, I have been a working Interior Artist with projects in and around the Tulsa metro area.
With a background in Fine Art, Interior Art is a personalized approach to planning,designing and creating visually interesting spaces,businesses and residences.
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I would enjoy the opportunity to customize your next design project and look forward to hearing from you!
Horses Carry The History Of Mankind On Their Backs. LPP
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