These days I'm drawn more towards the realistically-lived-in look than the glossy-magazine-picture-perfect when it comes to interiors. In this salon we have the high ceilings, the herringbone parquet, the decorative plasterwork that any decorator would approve of, but it still remains slightly offbeat. Home made, family.
Loving this large open salon, sitting room cum dining area. Opening on one side to a garden through huge windows that let in loads of light. On the other side double doors walk you through to the entrance hall.
The photos were taken in a "hotel particular", which means a large private town house. The charm here comes from this generous room being on a level with a garden. So often in this style of house, the ground floor is raised by a few steps.
Love the piano that faces the player towards the room and the view. Love the purple bergère, whose colour reappears in the curtains, a lampshade and the rug. Love all the space; enough for a big family to move around in without getting in each other's way, and finally love the zinc table top.
What is missing for me is a couple of huge comfy sofas to sink into in front of the fire and some colour onto the walls. What do you think?
photos thanks to Mires Images