A Barn Turned Dream Home in France

Oddly enough, I spend quite a few minutes during my day dreaming of what it would be like to live on a quaint countryside in Bourgogne, France. Of course, then, this converted barn from Josephine Interior Design couldn’t be more up my alley (even if it is an alley across the pond).

I mean, really – just look at that spectacular view? And if I were placing bets, I’d say the inside is almost just as spectacular…

Filled with loads of natural light, unique vintage furnishings and handmade touches, the home screams character in more ways than one. Not a detail is overlooked (as evidenced by that sweet little rooster hidden in a chandelier below!), and the result is an eclectic mix of comfort and history.

Don’t you love it? I’m ready to book a one-way ticket to Bourgogne.. and stat!

Image Credits: Josephine Interior Design

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What I saw in… Concarneau.

Concarneau, France. One of the largest fishing ports in France – it’s only fitting that I lead off today’s post with this brilliant print by an local artist named Valérie Le Roux. Brilliant in every sense. The orange-red was practically jumping out of the wall when I first caught sight of it. Love her illustrative style, what do you think?


… I couldn’t get enough of French white lace curtains. Saw them everywhere in France and I have to say, they have really grown on me. And so is the color blue…


… just the most charming crêpe stand tugged away in a corner on a cul de sac. Sea green counter with black and white chalkboard/handwriting is too lovely for words.


… and of course, more crêpe related graphics! Don’t you just love this? Couldn’t pass this one up. She looks so sweet… with the red and white polka dot tablecloth in the background? Yeah, pretty awesome.


… I did say my new favorite color is blue, right? We walked by so many private residences. It was amazing to see them “from behind” so to speak. Look at the one below with their garden out back. A bit unkept, but isn’t that the true beauty though?


{ all photography by Peggy Wong }

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What I saw in… La Rochelle.

La Rochelle, France. Even though it was a bit overcast the day we were there, I could still imagine what this western seaport looks like on a sunny day. Focusing on the details again for this post, I can’t help but to notice the color blue, everywhere! What a beautiful common thread – from street signage to floor tiles, in all shades and form. The “Rue sur les Murs” sign (above) is such a classic French street sign. That navy, almost ultramarine blue is just beautiful with the white type.


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