I have been spending my summertimes in France well before I began to gurgle the word ‘brioche‘. Whether nestled in the rolling, verdant hills of Auvergne surrounding my grandmère’s home or tucked amidst the rugged, more arid landscape of the Provence region, there is nothing quite like the allure of French country decor. 

Distinctly rustic exteriors, often adorned with colorful cottage-like planting, pave the way for beguiling interiors that imbue nostalgia and relaxed countryside appeal. The homes of my French family, of their neighbors, and now of my (happily retired) mother’s friends never cease to surprise me with their effortless beauty.