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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fabulous French Designer

I have recently come across the work of Nathalie Vingot Mei, a French designer and decorator based in  Aix en Provence. Her work has been published in a number of magazines including "Art and Decoration", "Australian Country Style" and "Marie-Claire Maison".

Her style is relaxed, yet with great attention to detail. Her  understated interiors have a comfortable, lived in look rather than that contrived and 'decorated' look.

She uses vintage finds from flea markets and antique stores which gives her interiors an individuality that is so appealing.

A simple linen curtain is given a lift with a pretty border.

Her bedrooms are understated and romantic.

She is particularly clever with her decor for children.

And here are some of her bathrooms which illustrate her style of simplicity balanced with touches of luxury.

I'd love to know what you think of her style

Till next time

Sharon x

Source: here


  1. Gorgeous rooms! I love all the muted wood and paint tones. You're right it does look collected over time, rather than decorated. Just lovely!

  2. I love this style, so serene and comfortable. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Definitely French...
    her style is classic comfort and love the obviously French touch.

  4. Wow, so pretty and so French. I enjoy seeing the neutral palate done so well, even if I can't go quite that neutral in my own home. There is something very calming about the soft gray and white. Great introduction to such a talented designer.

  5. my personal style is a bit more modern but I really like her work, it feels very homey

  6. Love this simplistic & understated style.. So elegant with soothing colours & textures. I also love how the rooms are not over decorated. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend x Kerry

  7. I like her style...we have been looking at buying property in France, weighing up the practical
    side versus doable etc...when I see images and decor like this, my heart want's to jump in and just do it!...
    and then I remember the pets that will have to stay home for so long at a time...the long flights,
    But gosh to have a real French palette to work with....and try one's hand at this have easy access to the finds...
    Sure will be loads of fun! Thanx for sharing!
    Colette xx

  8. Wow....what beautiful rooms are on show here! I adore the French look! I am currently in the process of Painting Furniture using Annie Slone paints & having a room painted in Farrow & Ball's Pavilion Gray. One of my fave colours! I must follow your blog to watch for more delectable rooms! Thanks for sharing!


  9. I really like it it's so relaxed and calm. I love what she did in the kitchen above with the wood doors on the pantry and cupboard...beautiful!


  10. Sharon, you find some amazing images.Love this!

  11. Sharon, I LOVE the kitchen!! those gorgeous weathered shutters, so lovely! Great inspiration for me doing a major renovation this July...and the bedrooms are dreamy as well, thank you!! N.xoxox

  12. Very pretty, very French in a pared down, more casual but elegant way....just lovely!

  13. I really like the simplicity of this. So beautiful and calm. Leahx