A while back Alexa and I discovered Le Dans La, the blog of French stylist and photographer Aurélie Lécuyer, and found ourselves admiring (make that obsessing over) her whimsically romantic interiors. After 15 years spent living in the center of Paris, Lécuyer and her family relocated to a converted schoolhouse built in 1830, in the countryside near Nantes; the interiors feature a humble mix of vintage furniture “from our grandparents,” Ikea finds, and classic French pieces, all accented with dashes of color provided by vibrant linen pillow covers from Merci in Paris. To see more, go to Le Dans La.
N.B.: Later today we’ll be doing a Steal This Look post on the room of Lécuyer’s toddler.
Above: The old stone schoolhouse, converted into a house, where Lécuyer lives.
Above: Lécuyer’s vestibule features a traditional French half-painted wall.
Above: Lécuyer uses dip-dyed traditional French market baskets for her grocery outings. If you like this look, consider our recent DIY post: Make Your Own Dip-Dyed Pouf.
Above: Lécuyer’s couch features piles of linen-covered pillows from Merci in Paris.
Above: A detail of her carved mantel.
Above: A trio of black Russian nesting dolls.
Above: A rattan chair with a pink linen pillow from Merci.
Above: Lécuyer’s table is surrounded by mismatched vintage chairs and covered in a Fog Linen tablecloth.
Above: A polka-dotted ball adds a whimsical note to the kitchen.
Above: An Iris Hantverk brush hangs from a vintage rack in the kitchen.
Above: A collection of Picardie tumblers.
Above: A mint green Jielde lamp provides kitchen illumination.
Have a look at dozens of our favorite French interiors in the Remodelista Gallery, including Design Sleuth: Pastel Hued French Enamel Buckets. French Gardens and Garden Accessories await on Gardenista.
This post is an update; the original ran on February 6, 2012.