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Thursday, May 26

Weekend Escapes: French Countryside

Tis the season for weekend getaways: to the country, to the lake, to the sea. In the summer, Fridays not only signify the start of the weekend but also a mass exodus from cities nationwide to enjoy a relaxing two or three days in the fresh air. I was flipping through back issues of Maison Francaise magazines while at the salon yesterday and found these two bucolic gems in the french countryside. {It should be noted that French is not in my repertoire of languages, apologies in advance for the lack of information regarding location, etc.}

This charming farmhouse, La Maison de Bonheur, is located in the northeast corner of France near the border with Belgium. I love that they kept the rough hewn interior barn board walls where possible and the large covered porch for long lunches and evening meals. Also, the antique bed and chandelier used in one of the bedrooms is divine!

The next house near Avignon is described as "a true haven of peace - Un vĂ©ritable havre de paix"and I have to agree. Who wouldn't want to idle away long summer days surrounded by lush greenery and the sounds of nature. Oh, and good food and wine as well! I am going nuts for the coral and yellow accents used in the kitchen and dinning room. Such wonderful pops of color in on otherwise neutral palette. 

Stay tuned: next week I think we'll escape to Spain...

{Images via Maison Francaise}

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