Home is where the heart is, for Joan her home is a beautiful work of art. The antique collection as well as the vintage items that decorate the premises speak nothing short of a collector who puts her thoughts in every of her prized possession. From the rustic furniture’s to the pale white walls, coupled up with dark wood tones in different furniture, to the well-chosen chandeliers that contrast the theme colors of the house. You are just amazed by the effort Joan puts into decorating her house. Discussed in details are the aspects that make this home a true work of art.
The loft is where Joan spends most of her pastimes; it’s here that she reads her cooking books as well as bake bread and cake whenever she feels. The vases on her working table hold a bunch flowers that compliment a few potted plants in the surrounding vicinity. The marble-topped kitchen island working table contains a few goodies that whet your appetite. The work space has 4 chairs that allow for occasional rest to a have a casual chat. The grey concrete floor compliments the color of the chairs as well as the neutral palette of the white wall of the loft.
Opposite the work table is the latest state of art stove, lined up with copper pans in a row. The cooking essential here comprise of silver, from the pans to the kettle for making her favorite tea, a white kitchen sink as well as an original design kitchen Aid mixer shows how much the proprietor values cleanliness as it’s next to Godliness. More importantly, the overhead lights hanging above the working table provides sufficient illumination, when there is insufficient natural light.
Not far away from Joan’s kitchen is the dining table, which originally was a winemakers table but with a few modifications is now a marvel to behold. The vintage feels that the dark shade of wood gives it makes it any collector’s trophy. 2 potted plants add life to the surrounding, the chandelier hanging above it decorated in crystal ball and bulbs that mimic a candle flame, elicits a gothic theme of medieval ages for any person who pays a visit to the house.
The home houses cows and sheep figures, a factor that indicates Joan’s great connection to the countryside. In addition to this an old baker trolley serves as a bookshelf for the collection of cookbooks that hold recipes from various cultures. The level of ingenuity in the place is quite exceptional. A large antique wooden screen divides both the living room and the bedroom. In addition to this, a garage door opens up to the living room, is decorated with a lovely couch as well as a table and carpet that matches the color of the walls and the antique wooden screen.
Everything about the bedroom is nothing short of perfection. The white themes of the walls and the bedding material make it a serene place. You wouldn’t fail to get peace of mind after a long beauty sleep. More so, the picture on the side next to the lamp stand serves to remind Joan that nothing is much more than family. It’s needless to say that when the bed cannot offer enough comfort, the lounge chair in the corner of the bedroom serves as a bubble where Joan can enjoy some alone time.
The balcony has a French bistro table where you can relive the nostalgic feel of traveling to Paris, having fresh air at the balcony can conjure all the memories of the Eiffel towers if it has ever been your favorite tour destination. Joan’s house is simply a masterpiece, if you love the actual work of a maestro, then it should serve as examples where you can borrow a few tips to decorate your home.
Photography Laure Joliet via Remodelista
— Melina Divani