17 March 2011

La Petite Maison du Village in St. Remy

This artlessly chic guesthouse in the heart of St. Remy, in the heart of Provence, captivates me. The warm colors of the furnishings, the art, the walls and floors immediately signal welcoming comfort. Traditionally Provençal in design, the 18th C. maison has been flawlessly renovated with a modern edge that doesn't let you forget you have arrived (luckily!) in one of the hippest villages in tout France!

stepping into this wonderful room is a feast for the designers' eye:
black and white marble tile and limestone fireplace set the stage;
the gorgeous pillows that subtly reference the "fabrics du soliel" ...
the traditional Provençal fabrics with a modern twist are cushy and
welcoming; the chandelier, the painting and the quatrefoil panel
leaning artlessly against the wall all speak of casually chic Provençal elegance

this little vignette tucked under the stairs welcomes
with its vintage iron daybed done with warm corals, deep
aubergines and lots of striped pillows that evoke the feeling
of awnings in a St. Tropez beach house; gorgeous
tomettes on the floor, the easy campaign table and the
modern art photography on the wall .. love them all!

linen upholstered headboards always create a feeling of cozy comfort;
paired with those ruffled soft Euro pillows and the deep
rose color bedcover, the perfect setting for a good night's rest; I
love the way the sconces reference the shape of antlers without
actually being antlers!

this Directoire bed sets an elegant tone for this full height bedroom; the deep
purple of the bedcover and upholstered head and footboard
are accented with the poufy lavender pillows;
the silver and acrylic lamps are very chic with the rich palette and
keep the room anchored in modernity; the gauzy but deeply colored
curtains are perfect for keeping the bright Provençal sun at bay

this sweet room has it all for your petit dejeuner (in winter or
bad weather... otherwise you're outside on the patio!) before
heading out to explore the village:
warm woods, tile floor, French doors that let in
a lot of natural light, rich wine-colored walls

the lovely lacy sign outside lets you know there is
something very special going on inside...please come in!

a friendly, comfortable suite is perfect for a family for relaxing;
the linen chaise and the deep rose daybed invite relaxing and lingering;
the terracotta floor is cool to the touch and the deep purple
gauzy curtains again are perfect...unfussy and elegant in their simplicity

a French door to the patio, hexagonal
tomettes on the floor, the elegant rosy
curtain hung simply with rings on an
iron rod, the two-color painted wall
and that little coolie lampshade
all speak of Provençal chic

the most is made of this room under the eaves with gauzy curtains letting
in lots of natural light; the room is welcoming with the plush wine and
rust colors of the sofa and the bergeres; light wood floors keep the mood
clean and simply elegant

charmingly Provençal bathroom with its deep window sill, double
porcelain sinks, painted walls, individual framed mirrors and
adorable sconces make the daily toilette a joy!

the palette throughout the guesthouse features these
rich earthen tones of aubergines, lavenders, wines and
rusts...the colors of Provence


and happily there is a Diptyque shop right here..
the iconic logo and packaging speak of the
ultimate in chic scents for body and home

a green Diptyque candle just
for your
St. Patrick's Day

all images from La Maison du Village


Thanks for visiting!
xoxo Kit


  1. thanks for the great design ideas!

  2. Love La Maison too.....xv

  3. Love....Love...Love this space.


  4. Beautiful! Would be a lovely place to stay. Thank you for sharing those gorgeous pictures.

  5. I've wanted to visit them but just haven't had the chance. I'll definitely go as soon as I return to St. Remy, now that I've seen these lovely photos!

  6. HI Julie! you'll have to stop by and admire in person! very nice to see you!

    xx Kit

  7. I could move right in!
    I have been trying to remember the name of those candles. yesterday I googled and still could not find it! Fate has steppin in! Thank you!

  8. St. Remy is indeed a very chic village. This is a beautifully furnished guest house.

    We spent two wonderful months in St. Remy several years ago in a lovely home near downtown. It was on a street where van Gogh painted some of his finest work and many tourists walked by each day from the Tourist Bureau's van Gogh walk.

    Since we had our own kitchen we were able to shop in the market and actually cook like we were locals. It was the trip of a lifetime.

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