{A coupe de foudre}



Hello ladies!

Monday again! Sunny weekend, first day at the beach after a long long winter, my granny’s birthday and a lot of work! And your weekend?

What’s “A coupe de foudre”? It’s the french translation for “love at first sight” and it’s the perfect quote that explain my feelings about that magnific home in Normandie with a terrific and decadent garden.


There are few main themes that we found again and again in every rooms: old furnitures, striped and with a shabby style and the colors : ivory, white, grey. White is perfect to uniform all the furnishings even if the materials and the styles are different.


Grey furnitures and red Toile de Jouy fabrics are the best match ever. Don’t you think?


Mireille, the owner, found most of the furnitures at the antique marquet or “brocantage”.
French are the best when we talk about brocantes. I’ve never visited markets like the ones I’ve visited in France. Price are good and you can really find unique things!


I have a particular love for chicken wire and I’ll tell you why very soon!
It’s used for furnitures to give them a country flavour.


Object de Charme in evEry corner…


Details make the difference. Silver pots, porcelaine jars, ivory handle flatwares, lots of flowers everyehere characterize the spaces.




Red is the only touch of color in the house.


Cages and old vases decor gives to the garden a romantic touch. Have you ever seen “The Secret garden”, the movie?

(Casa Chic – March 2009)
  • Yep! Love at first sight for me too :-)
    Have a lovely week!

  • oh how pretty! and mentioning the secret garden movie was perfect! it is such a romantic garden! thanks for sharing :)

  • nomina la Normandia e mostrami un centimentro di toile che perdo la testa !
    bellissime foto, casa chic è proprio il massimo.
    Buon inizio di settimana!
    Flaviana

  • Ciao Gaia,
    in queste immagini
    hai scelto delle proposte d'arredo molto affascinanti,adoro la credenza provenzale con tutte le stoffine all'interno!!!
    Che bello apri il negozio anche tu??
    con le tue creazioni?
    non vedo l'ora di visitarlo!!!
    Un bacione
    a presto

    Daniela "Dream Shabby Chic" Milano

  • Apri un negozio con le tue creazioni? Mi sono persa un pezzo?
    Bella la casa, rivista sempre fantastica.

  • Hello dream home! It is breathtakingly beautiful and just perfect. Glad you had a lovely weekend! Mine went by too quickly. :)

  • Gaia, how pretty! I want all these items for my home!

  • Beautiful pictures! Definitely inspiration for decorating my new home!

  • Susan said:

    wow, amazing photos! I could live in them...
    have a fabulous day, xoxo