Not only does this space have gorgeous architecture, but its pop of color is so much fun. When choosing colors in a home, we listen to a clients’ vision and combine it with what works best with the fully cultivated design. Pulling from her surroundings, designer, Samantha Todhunter, explained that the bright yellow paint-color was inspired from a wildflower meadow just steps away from this kitchen space. How special is that?You wouldn’t guess it at first, but this is a master bedroom. I love the addition of the tub in this non-traditional but harmonious master suite. The the view is so easily accessible, and the room is really built around it. Your design doesn’t need to be “matchy matchy” with its surroundings, but a lot of inspiration can come from it. Nothing says relaxation like this family villa in Cannes, France. The villa certainly lives up to it’s cities name as a “resort town”. Designed by Karen Howes, I absolutely love how the historical components of the home were updated and combined with in with the fresh landscape and modernized shutters. This family room is stylish and so versatile. It is sophisticated while still being a functional and welcoming space for guests and a busy family. The neutral tones, pops of bright green in the plants, and blue accents are another brilliant way to bring the outside, in! Staying cohesive with the relaxing feel of the entire home, we then move onto this den space. The sea-like tones from the family room have been extended into this small sitting area. Even though we are in a completely different space, the designer has curated a separate but connected beach-like design that doesn’t feel like too much theme. WOW is all I can say. This looks like absolute paradise and the perfect escape! This vacation home located on the French Riviera beautifully brings in the past and the future. This land was once home to greenhouses full of flowers that became beautifully scented perfumes from Grasse, France. Today, this incredible poolside escape still incorporates groomed greenery from it’s past. The modern architecture of the pool and use of vintage poolside lounge chairs are a dream combination.
So what am I taking away from this? Aside from the fact that I need to begin planning my French Riviera vacation stat, it’s confirmation that every location has something to offer for your design. We always draw inspiration from the location of our project, and bring in local materials any chance we get. Having an homage to the area can be as subtle as native plants or a local artist’s work, or more significant like a wall or countertop made from a regional materials. Until next time, Au revoir!