Okay. It is Thursday and I am going to show you three things. But, note to the originator of this feature, this is a one-off, honest!
As we are getting moved in, I couldn’t help but notice how many pieces I have bought from one local company, Couleurs & Co. Some time ago Parisians who were tired of Normandy started summering on the Ile de Ré, which is not far from here. A style developed that was deliberately anti-Saint Tropez, sort of a French Martha’s Vineyard or shabby chic. This guy, Mathieu, has had a lot to do with the development of that style. Maybe it is elsewhere, too, I don’t know. Since work on this house started, I haven’t gotten out much. You will see his pieces in a few shops on the island but I have the good fortune to have his workshop located right near here. There is not usually much color involved but his stuff is great for a vacation house. I find myself putting it everywhere except the principal rooms.
This is my favorite. Mathieu took an original pair of windows from my house and made this wardrobe.