Decor Inspiration: Provence Style in Provo, Utah



Ive fallen in love.

With a house.


Just when you think you’ve seen every beautiful home

between Cali and Bali on the web,

a gem with a French accent in Utah

is revealed on a talented photographer’s blog.


Ashlee Raubach does incredible

architectural photography in addition to portraits.

The new European (beachy!) inspired home belongs to designer/blogger Desiree, whose blog

decor de provence is as breathtaking

as her home.


Attention to detail, Bouvet hardware,

authentic period light fixtures,

and creamy white rocked my world.


Add to that: dreamy blues and greens

and a natural vibe where everything

is impeccable without shouting or showing off.


The stone exterior is exquisite,

and the symmetry…omg…DIVINE.

{BTW, the initial vision we had for our present home was a one-and-a-half story European stone cottage (not unlike the center section of this stunning home). Since our builder insisted we must blend with the other 2-story homes in the neighborhood, the little cottage evolved into something a little less charming than our vision…still working on it.}

The Ashworth’s romantic inspiring home proves clean, airy, and spare can read WARM. It provides more than a few fabulous architectural ideas as we dream about our next construction project!

Thank you, Ashlee and Desiree

for graciously sharing a peek at this lovely home.












These images and the gorgeous furniture

belong to my friend Desiree of Decor de Provence.

She has exquisite taste!

French Country Living Room Decor

Country French magazine



ashlee rauchbach photography

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  1. April 26, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    Michele! Thank you so much for all the compliments!! I can tell instantly you have incredible taste… these compliments from you truly mean a lot! I can't wait to follow your blog!!!

    Desiree Ashworth

  2. April 26, 2010 / 10:42 pm


    Honestly I could have gushed for pages more (i.e. your grey stained/painted doors and trim? genius!). I'm a dreamer! So fun to find common ground–thx for reading!


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