ISSUE 59  |  L'Amour

A Romantic Rental in Provence

February 15, 2013 9:30 PM

BY Justine Hand

Located in Apt, a historic town in Provence, this pair of apartments represents the latest projects from husband and wife design team Sharon and Paul Mrozinski (of the Marston House B&B in Wiscasset, Maine).

For the redesign, the couple drew heavily on the ancient spirit of the 17th-century home while at the same time adding a contemporary sensibility. Everywhere the colors and materials of the region are evident; in the deep indigos and terra-cotta reds, the fine linens, and the cool cottons. Though furnished entirely with French vintage pieces and antiques, the effect is timeless. For more information, visit The Marston House and read more about the Mrozinskis and their projects at Design Skool.

Above: A single white glass pendant light hangs over the dining room table.

Above: A room with a view.

Above: Cafe-style seating indoors; for more cafe chairs see our post: 10 Easy Pieces: Cafe-Style Outdoor Seating.

Above: A relaxing garden courtyard is shared between the two apartments.

Two-Bedroom Apartment

Above: The walls of the 17th century building are left in their original condition.

Above: An antique bed frame and single stem rose inspire romance in the tiny bedroom.

Looking for more romantic destinations in France? See 43 of our favorite places to visit in Paris and 7 more in the South of France. Our most recent favorite? D’une Ile Hotel in Le Perche.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 14, 2011.