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Cottage of the Week: France
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The moment I saw this family cottage in France I knew I’d fall in love with it, not for its curb-appeal, because it actually could be improved, but for the simplicity it represents. A simplicity that brings you inside, that makes you just grab a magazine and lay down on the grass, feeling the sunshine on your skin.

The interiors feel as good as it gets. It’s happy, bright, just perfect for a young family. I also like the open feel of this cottage and you can’t miss the wooden boards that bring so much charm to every room.

I hope you enjoy it!


The foyer welcomes you with a mix of different elements. I really like the Baroque dresser with the round mirror.


The living room is just how I love it: comfortable.

Voyage Voyage

You’ll find a little play-area for the kids in the other side of the living room.

Hey Grey

I love the mix of white and grey in this place. It’s fresh and calming at the same time.


The living room opens to the eating area.


Natural light makes this space feel very warm even with all the white walls and furniture.


A very European style, with open shelves and no upper cabinets.


I love the open feeling of this cottage and you can’t miss the ceilings!

Stairs & Powder 

There isn’t a place in this cottage that feels dark. We find a skylight even in the staircase. The powder room is small but very charming.

Up Up Up

You can’t help but fall in love with the architecture of this cottage.


The upstairs hallway showcases the ceilings and some storage. You find a door at the end of the hallway leading to a balcony.


The master bedroom is very restful and simple. I love the punch of color these pillows bring.

Family Bathroom

The chandelier add some sparkle to the bathroom. Simple changes can add so much to any kind of space.


The kids’ bedroom is pure fun!


The vintage school desk is the perfect place for homework and activities.


What kid wouldn’t  love this bedroom, right? What a fantastic idea of transforming a spare space into a creative play area.

Isn’t it the perfect cottage for a young family? I hope you have enjoyed this place and had some fun around here.

What I learn from cottages like this one is that we all should live in a more relaxed and comfortable way. Simple, less-fussy rooms feels more homey, which is ideal for me. I think we all should be looking to transform our homes into a place where we all feel happy and welcomed. Every room should feel cozy and soft… Isn’t it the best feeling when we’re at home?

Enjoy your Tuesday!


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Source: Journal des Femmes, Photos by Elodie Rothan.
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12 Comments to 'Cottage of the Week: France'

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  1. Oi querida Lu! tudo bem? Pensei ontem em vc, sabia? Ando mesmo muito ocupada, mas num nível que não dá para explicar rsrs Começo meu dia às 6hs da manhã e vou até meia-noite, 1 hora – uma loucura!

  2. HIPPIES USE BACK DOOR. omg. i have to replicate this sign for our finished basement. what a totally charming cottage with a fabulous mix of rustic touches with expanses of white. i love love love it.

    thank you for your kind comments always, L.

    i emailed you awhile back about paint colors. the main color through our place is Benjamin Moore white sand. this new grey in kitchen is custom, but you could approximate it by mixing Ben Moore ashley gray with Ben Moore hamptons beige. hope this helps!



  3. That place looked to big to be a cottage but it’s fabulous!


  4. Would the French be insulted to know I think this cottage looks very American.

  5. Funny it didn’t have much curb appeal to me, but step inside and wow, what a surprise! Its adorable, charming and very roomy….wonderfully done!
    Hope you are well Luciane!

  6. Agreed – the house is deceiving on the outside, but inside, very stylish! Also love the “hippies” sign but surprised to find that in France!

  7. Karen said,

    Wonderful! I love it.

  8. Luciane, I agree I love the idea of simple living. I joke everyday of selling everything and starting over with simplicity ( I don’t think I will ever get there !! ) Love the idea of this cottage, very charming!

    Have a great day

  9. The wood paneling on the walls throughout is amazing! It makes it flow so nicely with the cream paint color…LOVE it!

  10. Karen said,

    Love the design of this home. The open upstairs level to the downstairs is great and the child’s room is beyond amazing.

  11. You’re right – the curb appeal could definitely use some work but the inside is amazing. I could move right into this place. The wood paneling is lovely ;o)


  12. I love this one! Again!!! You are truly bringing the BEST cottages to us… eye candy that becomes pinning candy!

    xo Sheila

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