I don't intend to do a 'house tour' yet ... but I promise I will eventually. Provided that we have only been here for 6 months I think there is time... (and a never ending list of DIY projects before many of the rooms will be ready to 'go-public').
There are actually only two rooms in the entire house that are 'done'.... the two kitchen rooms -- which you have seen plenty of on IG and blogs. I LIVE in those rooms. I am endlessly happy there cooking, creating, hanging with the family ...
But as I was sorting through the 'stacks' of pictures of the house -- there are certainly enough here to give you a peek at how it is all coming together. Parts of the other rooms are done to the point of just needing a few additions; fresh paint or pictures hung.
For now --
A mix-mash of phone shots and real camera shots that tell the story fairly accurately of how we live and how much we love ....
... our maison de rêve --- Rabbit Hill.
So 'bienvenue'! Step inside and take a little look around.
Some of the spaces and places I love......
|Evening light in our master bedroom.|
|Photo by mon amie Kimberly Taylor.|
|Believe it or not -- the entire kitchen was put together on a shoe-string budget!|
|French Guy did the tile back-splash for less than 50 euro!|
The kitchen is divided into two rooms -- the front for the cooking and the back for the pantry and storage, family table and washing up space -- much like a butler's pantry.
|This rustic table came from a Catholic school/orphanage and was used as a work table for the sisters.|
Years of collecting French antiques and even more collecting since arriving in France three years ago has helped us fill the house with treasures that have old home character and charm. The candle burning chandelier above is from the 17th century (the same as our house!) and was a gift for our 17th wedding anniversary!
|The vintage 'Chesterfield' couch -- from the 1970's -- was our 'splurge' for this room!|
We call the formal dining room the 'Library' -- when not having guests to dine -- it is also French Guy's office. The family room is made even more cozy by a 9' wide fireplace--pictures to come of it next time!
|I 'chalk-painted' this armoire that we found for 60 euro at a local brocante.|
|The shutters behind the bed were roadside finds!|
My office/studio also shares the job of being our guest room. Don't think that comfy bed doesn't beckon to me when I should otherwise be working! Yes. Sometimes it's a problem.
I look forward to being at the point to be able walk from room to room with my camera and then post a proper tour of the house -- but I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside Rabbit Hill.
In the meantime ...working, working, working to fill up the shop for the November 1st shop hours!
You can't see the on-line shop currently because until the next opening, all of the work of adding new items is happening behind the scenes!
Happy Monday mes amis! Bonne semaine!
I'll be back soon.