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Patina \PAT-n-uh; puh-TEEN-uh\ – Don’t you like this word? More than a word, patina is choice that describes good taste. This week we’re seeing a beautiful cottage in France where nothing (and I mean, nothing!) seems to be new. You’ll find patina everywhere your eyes land and everything becomes integrated into a magnificent aura.

I’m a big believer that adding any room with some patina brings a sense of time and history. It can add charm and interest, but most of all, it can make a “cold” space feel lived-in and warm, which pretty much every house should be.

I hope you appreciate this place as much as I did.


A Fire. A Place

Imagine chilly evenings being warmed up by this fireplace. Listen to the wood burning and a book as company.

Living Room

Neutral colors accentuate the natural elements found here.


Art becomes part of this homes and it isn’t only found on the walls.


Patina are imperfections so well done by the time that they become perfectly transformed.


Very unique light fixture.


Beams! Painted or not, they’re always stunning. Talking about stunning, take a look at the very rustic table.

Eat, Play, Love

A room with its own personality.




The other side of the dining room. Notice the floors.


Linen… dreamy.


The most unique bench I’ve ever seen.

Show Stopper

Hard to say, but I think I’m in love w/ a rusty bath! This is what a good design and outstanding architecture can do to you.


The guest bedroom is also incredibly charming with its exposed walls.

Laundry room/Mudroom

Everything was kept to a minimum.


The beautiful vintage door to the eating area.


Not an average kitchen!


I want this chair! Imagine how fun would be to rock yourself on it!




To fulfill.


Impossible not to fall in love with this room.

What do you think of this “Cottage of the Week”? I think it’s so unique and if you carefully look at every picture, you’ll see many interesting objects the owners collected.

I hope you guys have a very blessed day. Make sure to feel grateful for everything you’ve accomplished in life so far. Sometimes it’s necessary for us to stop walking for a minute, look back and see all the footprints we left. It’s been a long journey. Take a break, breathe, look around and appreciate where you are at this exact moment.


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Source: Le Journal des Femmes, Nicety


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16 Comments to 'Cottage of the Week: Living with Patina in France'

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  1. Hey Lucianne, tons of charm, love anything with a patina, maybe a tad too rustic for me personally but would love it for a weekend escape house! Hope you are well….

  2. wow, was not expecting to be seduced this morning! one of my all time favorites, not only the patina but organic elements everywhere. yes these photos need to be studied
    though simple the details are lovingly complex.
    thanks lucianne!

  3. What a unique cottage! Each image is spectacular in itself …I don’t know if I could take a whole house in it but love the elements individually. The arched wall / ceiling in the last image is stunning! LOVE the dining table.
    Hope you are well, Luciane! I love reading your posts – don’t get a chance to everyday but so glad you are back posting. Happy day!

  4. I think every room needs “patina” in order to keep it from looking to new. It also makes a room look more liven in and touchable. Love that first image with the curved ceilings.


  5. so much gorgeousness to absorb!


  6. The neutral colors make it so natural and beautiful looking! This home is so unique and definitely not your average beautiful home.

  7. Lovely rustic home that looks very livable.

  8. I love a little patina. This home is unique. How many homes have stones as a ceiling? Pretty creative.

  9. Luciane-
    I want that fireplace! Such a cozy and interesting home. It would take a while to look at all of the art. Beautiful.
    Hope that all is well with you and the family.
    Have a nice Wednesday.

  10. Marsha said,

    Ahhhhhh…….love all these looks and the details are a gift….down to the garbage cans in the kitchen…..thank you for sharing…first time I’ve posted here….you have a great eye.

  11. Calico Child said,

    What a fab place Luciane so much character & so many gorgeous pieces!! 🙂 x

  12. So unusual and beautiful! I love the uniqueness of this place and how it has some cave-like rooms. I love beautiful old things so this home is a true gem in my eyes!

    Meera xx

  13. Carolyn said,

    Very wabi sabi. Each element looks like it has been placed with thought and care. Love this old organic, rescued ruin look and would love to vacation here. The look is rather impossible to duplicate without the ancient architecture, though. Most of the light fixtures look like they have candles in them and the lighting comes from small spotlights. Very romantic. Love that rocking chair.

  14. Kinda love it!

  15. You are right, Luciane!
    I love this house. So simple and beautiful.
    Sorry to have been missing for so long. Life just doesn’t seem to slow down.

    Always great to visit you here.


  16. ana maria said,

    Este estilo envelhecido de pátina cabe na medida do meu gosto, fica charmoso, mas não com cara de sujeira ou desleixo!
    Um charme esta casa, alias tuas últimas postagens estão fantásticas, amei todo!

    bju amiga

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