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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feminine and Elegant

Spanish designer, Ana Ros, was the talented person responsible for this impeccable project, in which the priority was to preserve the  carefully restored ceilings, woodwork and period character of the home.

In the living room, a contemporary sofa is combined with other more classic pieces of furniture.

A console table placed between the sofa and the wall provides a space for interesting displays.

At one end of the room, the office area takes advantage of the delicious sun-drenched aspect. Notice the wonderful French oak floors.

In the entrance hall, one is greeted by an elegant chaise longue and glass standing lamp. The cushions and floral rug add touches of colour. 

The other end of the large entrance hall is furnished with classic French furniture and leads into the dining room through an elegant doorway. 

The architectural details in the dining room are so beautiful.

The bedroom is decorated in a simple, yet stylish way with accents of pink and green. French doors lead out onto a balcony, letting the beautiful light in.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.

Till next time

Sharon x

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  1. Hi Sharon, This is a gorgeous house! I love the neutral color palette with a few pops of red and rose pillows here and there. And while on the formal side, it also looks very comfortable. And, oh, that dining room...Thanks for sharing! All best, Phyllis

  2. Stunning home Sharon!
    I love the and green have always
    been my favourite combo!
    Pamela xo

  3. This home is STUNNING Sharon, thanks for sharing this beauty with us!!

  4. Wow! I just found your blog through Henhurst; and I am glad I did. I must say that I am secretly (o'k now not so secretly!) thrilled with your french words of the day! My mother is French, and I have lost much of my verbal skills :(, so I look forward to your beautiful blog and the opportunity to sharpen my French...who would have thought?!

  5. Sharon, that bedroom is divine! Love the toile of course, and those cornices, molding and other ceiling embellishments make it even more special! I am a detail person, and all those little adornments are very appreciated...thank you for posting this beauty! N.xo

  6. The architectural design is stunning and that console is gorgeous!

  7. Merci Sharon de nous faire découvrir cette magnifique maison ... élégance, sobriété, confort ... tout y est parfaitement orchestré ! Un coup de cœur surtout pour le salon qui invite à la détente ...
    Excellente journée

  8. This home is so beautiful and really brings the fact home that if you have great architectural details the rest will follow. Beautiful post Sharon!


  9. Exquisitely tasteful! I'm impressed...

  10. The architecture in this home is fabulous and the furniture and furnishings perfection.

  11. Love all the wood details. Very pretty home.

  12. The architectural elements really set the scene here for the beautiful decoration. Just gorgeous. Leahx

  13. What a gorgeous selection of photos, I love the elegance of that house/apartment!!!

  14. So happy to find your blog!
    Greetings from the brocantes of France....

  15. LOVED everything about this home!
    I just found your blog, and think you´ve got great sense of style. I am definitely adding you to my bloggroll. :)

  16. Hi Sharon, love it all and the window detail in image 5 is just perfect.
    Have a lovely week
    Colette x

  17. What a wonderful home. I love it all--the palette, the architectural details, that it is feminine without being girly. :)

  18. Sharon,
    What a beautiful home, such architectural details and lovely decor...all working to create an inviting ambiance.

  19. You are right - elegant and feminine and add gorgeous. I've changed how I follow your blog from email to following in the Follower column on the right. When you see the unsubscribe notice, don't think for a minute I don't love you anymore. You know I do - even more now!

  20. Love seeing homes from afar!! Thanks Sharon! Leslie

  21. yes it’s everything you said: elegant, feminine, and breathtakingly beautiful. i think if i had a home like that i’d never want to go anywhere!

  22. Hi Sharon, do you give any suggestions, on home decor? Thanks, Paula

    1. Hi Paula
      I will happily give suggestions. Just email me with your questions on