Oct 26, 2010

Postcards from France VI: Dining Room Decorating Ideas

I bring my vintage buying tour clients to the most fantastic chateau for a cooking class in Provence. The class is given by a wonderful man named Marc. He gives his classes in his 17th century castle.

Marc is a former set designer and has Marvellous taste (with a capital M) and I thought I'd share some of his ideas with you. These ideas can be easily applied towards vintage elements.

These pictures are from his dining room and his kitchen. One of my favorite vignettes is the antique bread baskets surrounding the portrait of the lady.

He painted in a clever brown "back" for his pottery display, and added a shallow shelf on top of a long table.

This is from his kitchen. I like the use of the open shelves on the bottom to place pretty mixing bowls. They stay in view when not in use - great idea when you have something functional and beautiful.


calloohcallay said...

Wonderful displays--now all I need to start is the French chateau ...

Frenchee le Trip said...

You and me, both. Dream!