Like so many of us, Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy of Atelier Vime are finding reassurance and inspiration right now in nature. The couple make and sell some of France’s loveliest rattan furniture, new and vintage: see Rattan Revival. They’re currently at work on their next collection while “in containment in our farmhouse on the west coast of France.”
Via Instagram, Julie and I fell in love with Anthony’s latest household improvement: a pine bough door surround for their already extraordinary-looking home office. Anthony told us how he made it.
Winding nature motifs continue in the room on the kilim and the antique Moroccan suzani.
Also note the wall curtain: that, too, was a DIY. Anthony made it out of “some old thick cotton fabric found in the attic. I painted it a strong yellow that was in the workshop here, and draped it with little nails. It’s inspired by French Empire fabric wall coverings adapted to the style of this humble country house.”
Some other favorite DIYs made from natural supplies (go to our DIY archive for many more):
- A Tablecloth Dyed with Red Cabbage and A Turmeric-Dyed Tablecloth
- An Artful Botanical Garland by Maurice in Portland, OR
- Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden
- DIY: Bug Repellant Balm