Monday, June 27, 2011


A soft and minimalist still life, to start your Monday on a gentle note. Have a good one.

(photo by the brick house)

Heart of Green

Five years ago, landscape designer Chantal Guillemain discovered a sad and nondescript house in the suburbs of Paris. But Chantal could see its potential — and after much work (including completely gutting the interior and adding a new level) she transformed it into a beautiful space where she is immersed in nature. Each room has glass walls overlooking the garden — a green haven of bamboos, perennials and roses grouped around little seating alcoves. Inside, vintage furniture and linens add warmth and personality, while a collection of landscape paintings harmonizes the outside and inside of this peaceful, minimalist home. More in French here. Via Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by Mark Eden Schooley)