France is a nation well-recognised for its effortlessly demure style, a talent that extends into their interiors. Provence is a region in the south of France, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, worlds away from the metropolis we imagine when we think of cosmopolitan Paris.
Provence enjoys a warm climate, leading inhabitants to create interiors that make use of good light and encourage coolness. This style takes as its inspiration the hushed variations on the outside vistas including the olives tree and lavender field hues that complement blue skies regularly punctuated by the ochre glow from the sun.
In common with France’s playful homage to history, Provence homes are rustic and honour past objects to create nostalgia. Where family heirlooms are unavailable, a distressed look may be added to customise a modern furniture item.
French country homes are all about simplicity but never at the exclusion of beauty. While opulence is pared back, details from the floral fields and nearby seascape may be used to ornament the surroundings.
Here are five tips to implement this unusual style into your bathroom.