I often think homes are like books: they all have a story to tell. In a library you’ll find many genres, and it’s the same with living spaces. While some might be akin to romantic novels, others are more playful and colourful – like a comic! Alexandra’s home in Chanterelle, central France, is like poetry.
Alexandra has furnished her living space entirely with one-off pieces sourced at vintage and antique markets (how I’d love to visit France purely for the purpose of visiting antique markets…. and maybe the cuisine. OK, the wine too… actually, I could as well soak up some culture while I’m there too!), ensuring every single room is filled with treasures. Subtle, earthy tones, a wonderful stone floor and exposed wood ceiling as well as clever use of paint create a perfect backdrop and add to the overall charm. 
Bienvenue chez Alexandra! 

How beautiful! I almost feel like I’m there, it’s a strange sensation. 

Is anyone else now planning to scour flea markets this weekend? Preferably in France, of course!

Incidentally, Alexandra sells a selection of vintage accessories online here (and you can see more of her home over at @milkandhomefamily).

Note the paintwork throughout the house. Using darker shades on architrave, doors, skirting boards and even ceilings is the trend du jour! I think it looks beautiful and in older homes, really helps to enhance period features. 

Would you like to look around a few more French homes this weekend? Here are a few others I love: 

What book genre would you associate your home with? Tricky one actually, I’m looking around mine and currently drawing a blank! 

Have a wonderful weekend friends. À bientôt!

Niki

Photographer courtesy of Alexandra / @milkandhomefamily

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I often think homes are like books: they all have a story to tell. In a library you’ll find many genres, and it’s the same with living spaces. While some might be akin to romantic novels, others are more playful and colourful – like a comic! Alexandra’s home in Chanterelle, central France, is like poetry.
Alexandra has furnished her living space entirely with one-off pieces sourced at vintage and antique markets (how I’d love to visit France purely for the purpose of visiting antique markets…. and maybe the cuisine. OK, the wine too… actually, I could as well soak up some culture while I’m there too!), ensuring every single room is filled with treasures. Subtle, earthy tones, a wonderful stone floor and exposed wood ceiling as well as clever use of paint create a perfect backdrop and add to the overall charm. 
Bienvenue chez Alexandra! 

How beautiful! I almost feel like I’m there, it’s a strange sensation. 

Is anyone else now planning to scour flea markets this weekend? Preferably in France, of course!

Incidentally, Alexandra sells a selection of vintage accessories online here (and you can see more of her home over at @milkandhomefamily).

Note the paintwork throughout the house. Using darker shades on architrave, doors, skirting boards and even ceilings is the trend du jour! I think it looks beautiful and in older homes, really helps to enhance period features. 

Would you like to look around a few more French homes this weekend? Here are a few others I love: 

What book genre would you associate your home with? Tricky one actually, I’m looking around mine and currently drawing a blank! 

Have a wonderful weekend friends. À bientôt!

Niki

Photographer courtesy of Alexandra / @milkandhomefamily