My post today is filled with the perfume of lavender bushes, the silver grey of olive trees and the song of cigales. I am taking you to a very special property in the South of France that belongs to our dear friend J.. who kindly invites us to stay for a few days each summer.
Here, the living really is easy. The house runs like clockwork under J's attentive eye, and every detail is thought through to make the home as comfortable as possible.
When he bought the property it was little more than a hollow stone shell. Over the years he has added, changed, improved and perfected until the house today is just as he wants it. Deceptively large, he has space to receive guests, but the clever layout means that it can feel cosy when he's alone.
One of the real delights here is the different corners of the home, in and out, where you can sit and enjoy a book, an aperitif, good music and of course the outstanding views that will never be spoilt since the boundaries of the property stretch as far as you can see.
This beautiful little pigeonnier looks as if it's been here forever. J designed it a couple of years back when his gardener was beginning to find it difficult transporting the lawn mower from the lower garden to the upper one here. Here there is space for an extra mower and the garden furniture during the winter months. Spending time with J is a lesson in elegance and good management. Je l'adore!
For today I'm leaving you with this wonderful view, but tomorrow I'll invite you inside. A demain!