Monday, October 15, 2012

Provence: Part 1

 
It's been over a month since Mom and I popped over to Provence and looking over these photos I'm reminiscing over the beautifully warm weather, the dusty roads, and the pops of lavender. TAKE ME BACK! Once I earn my millions blogging (ahem) I plan on buying us a stone villa with robin's egg blue shutters. We flew into Nice, rented a car and enjoyed the three hour drive through vineyards, pumpkin patches, and plum trees to our destination, Apt. Are you looking at these pumpkins? Beautiful Cinderellas. I was tempted to steal as many would fit into my suitcase (one before getting caught at customs?).
We arrived to our destination, a town called Apt. The apartment we were staying at is situated in a square, where the weekly Saturday market is located (but more on that later). We escalated the staircase, taking note of the courtyard behind the apartment building where laundry was drying. Yes, even the laundry looks picturesque. HOW?!
And this is the apartment. Look at that staircase! The couple who owns the apartment are an architect and designer and completely remodeled it themselves. I love the mix of modern and French country. I'll be highlighting the apartment a bit more tomorrow so you can see some of the lovely details. 

19 comments:

Yelle said...

Driving through Nice's vineyards and pumpkin patches sounds like heaven! I am so very craving to be there right now!

Kim said...

Driving through Southern France was a dream of vacation!

Mette said...

...I just saw one one of yuur paper flowers one Rachel Khoo's blog. Your flowers are great!

Brittany Watson said...

@Mette...oh, where? I'm not seeing it! Thank you! I love your blog too!

Kellie Klybertie said...

That staircase reminds me of dormitories in Manila. It is amazed when I read that it was remodeled by an architect and designer for the reason that it remarkable.

Andelka Bucklie said...

There are many east London flats that is owned by architects and designers. That apartment looks really nice and I love the staircase design.

Jannie Craig said...

I can understand your fascination with Provence. My aunt, who just got back from a vacation there with her husband, fell in love with the place that she wanted to buy a property and make it their vacation house. She said Provence is very beautiful and peaceful, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Marlene Monroe said...

The dimness in the place and the pumpkin plantation adds up a mysterious and shady mood all over the place. It's like the furniture and the house is presenting something more, than to what we can see.

Piper Kirsova said...

The pumpkins made me smile. They remind me of my neighbor's "pumpkin plantation" at the backyard his apartment. It feels like home again! By the way, the stairs in the last photo look like a house design.

Carlos Austin said...

Nice pumpkins! Some of the tourist spots I've visited have various plantations that attract visitors because of their vivid colors. I would like to write them on my journal! Thanks for blogging.

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Hector Lee said...

It looks like living within the area can be very relaxing. I want to live there.

Madeline Crompton said...

It looks like an endless staircase. Do they allow people to put on some designs? If yes, then people should start decorating it so that it will not look dull to look at.

Kate Francis said...

I may have to say that the remodeled apartment looks stiff; but I salute the owners of this apartment for they maximize their designs with this small space. I just hope we could also maximize the space in our apartment when we remodel it.

Alphonse Crewe said...

Talk about innovative. The way those homeowners put together classic French country elegance with a touch of modern is definitely something to admire. They even managed to get the right set of furniture in the mix, too.

Niamh Robinson said...

Why am I feeling nervous with your stairs? It's too steep! Gray and white wall colors are so neat, they gave me the impression of the minimalism approaches of home improvement in Provence. Lucky you experiencing France!

Dan Willis said...

I wish I could get this couple to re-design our house! The way they got their interior rendered is simple yet amazing. I wish our house was like that.

Joe Rock said...

This, I think, is a great depiction of minimalist design in action. The designers really utilized every nook and cranny, considering there really isn't a lot to fill up the spaces.

Russel Stewart said...

About the apartment its very fascinating the combination of classic and modern touch that you'll feels from within hope to see more of that soon.