Beautiful Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai

Olive trees. Lavender. Provençal cypress. The South of France country home Domaine Chantecler has them all plus a celebrity hairstylist owner. Today we are revisiting a Provence bastide which is the summer home of Frédéric Fekkai, Shirin von Wuffen, and their children.

Charming exterior of Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai {House Tour}. #frenchcountry #provence #bastide #countryhouse

Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai {House Tour}

The 17th-century main house was renovated by architect Jean Paul Bernard and the interiors are by decorator Jean-Louis Raynaud. Fekkai and von Wuffen have a beauty brand called BASTIDE where they define bastide in this lovely way:



1. A traditional manor house in Provence – made of terracotta walls, fragranced by warm meals and fresh garden blooms, and filled with loved ones and cherished memories.

Source: AD

Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai {House Tour}

Domaine Chantecler Entrance

Arriving at Domaine Chantecler, the bastide of Frederic Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen in Aix-en-Provence. #provence #countryside #bastide #countryhouse #cypress #lavender

Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

Domaine Chantecler, is located in Aix-en-Provence, the birth place and hometown of Fekkai, who says of it “Driving up to our home, you are greeted with a view of olive trees and lavender fields carpeting the landscape. The air smells of fresh, blooming nature, and the very heady scents just surround you. It reminds me very much of my favorite Neroli Lumìere fragrance, which is light but equally powerful and intoxicating.” Mmmmmmm, I hear you, Mr. Fekkai. It’s the scent of blood oranges that does it pour moi.

Tocca Fragrance Spray - Stella - 0.68 oz

Tocca Fragrance, Stella (smells like love to me)

“These scents signal that I am home. At Domaine Chantecler, all of the rooms flow into our kitchen, where we enjoy the company of loved ones over simple meals and a glass of rosé.”

Rosé? Here’s a lovely French one with peach and stawberry notes I like:

Where was I? Mais oui, the magnificent house tour.

Foyer & Staircase

For the interior design, Raynaud created a look informed by the flavor of informal elegance Fekkai is known for: “American ease meets French chic.” Many furnishings and decor finds and antiques were sourced in the nearby town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. The flea markets there are where Fekkai often takes guests on the weekends.

Magnificent entry in French Country Home in Provence at estate of Frederic Fekkai. The front hall, featuring a floor of flagstones from a Burgundian abbey, is spangled with gilded sunburst mirrors bought in Provence.

Sunbursts and a magnificent staircase.

Cypress, lavender and olive trees at a grand home in Provence. #provence #cypress #lavender #bastide #countryside #aixenprovence

Heavenly Provence landscape.

Provence Kitchen

Gorgeous French Country kitchen in Provence at Frederic Fekkai estate. #provence #kitchen #frenchkitchen #stonesink #aixenprovence #rusticelegance

Reclaimed stone from Burgundy and 17th century Provencal sink.

This is one of the most attractive knife sets I have seen with olivewood, and the price is fair!

I wish I had more photos of this kitchen! The old sink reminds me of one in another French kitchen:

Antique stone sink in a Provence kitchen with shelves of white dishes. #provence #kitchen #stone #sink

via Ancient Surfaces

Provence Outdoor Terrace

Reclaimed stone from Burgundy paves an outdoor terrace in French Country Home in Provence at estate of Frederic Fekkai. #provence #terrace #villa #dining #aixenprovence

Outdoor Terrace at a Provence villa.




Marie Christophe chandeliers bring a double bouquet of beauty to the home of Frederic Fekkai in the south of France. #solarium #provence #countryhouse #bastide #luxury #reclaimedstone #antiques

The picture of understated luxury in a Provence bastide solarium.

Not one, but TWO beautiful chandeliers by Marie Christophe.

Interior of French Country Home in Provence of Frederick Fekkai. In the solarium, a Marie Christophe chandelier, 17th century convent table, and olive jars from the 19th century. #provence #solarium #antiques #bastide #countryhouse #interiordesign #luxury

17th century convent table and antique armoire in the solarium.


 An arcade of trellised roses leads to the pool at a Provence estate of Frederick Fekkai. #trellis #garden #roses #provence

An arcade of trellised roses leads to the pool.

Bold Bedroom Decor

Purple and turuqoise bedroom decor in a magnificent Provence home. #provence #bedroomdecor #purple #turquoise

Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

What do you think of the turquoise-y walls with deep purple?

Boxwood Bliss

Frederick Fekkai estate in Provence with terraced rows of boxwood spheres. #provence #boxwood #garden #French #Fekkai

Terraced rows of boxwood spheres.


Salon in Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai. #french #provence #livingroom #fekkai

A salon within in the Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

Gorillas can be perfectly chic in a Provençal living room if you’re feelin’ saucy. I’m more of a French bulldog puppy gal.

Cypress and lavender line the long driveway entrance in Provence to Frederic Fekkai's estate. #provence #countryside #cypress #lavender #olivetrees

Look at the cypress and lavender!

ce. The double parlor/living room is filled with more antiques-stall finds, including 19th-century seating and a winsome 1940s chinoiserie cabinet.

Living room with local antiques.

Provençal Lavender and Olive Trees

Olive trees underplanted with lavender on French country estate of Frederic Fekkai seen on Hello Lovely. #lavender #olivetrees #provence

Olive trees underplanted with lavender.


Library in a Provence country house. #provence #interiordesign #library

The bird artwork in the library has a video of a canary inside the cage.


Frederic Fekkai estate in Provence with pool. #pool #provence

Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai


Orange bedroom walls in the Provence summer home of Frederic Fekkai. #orange #bedroomdecor #French #Provence #canopybed

The bed in a guest room is made of carved cedar.

Canopy bed with sheers in a bedroom in Provence. #canopybed #french #Provence #bedroom

Frederic Fekkai’s country home in Provence.

Bedroom with canopy bed in Provence country villa of Frederic Fekkai. #provence #bedroom #canopybed

Classic French decor in a bedroom within the Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.


Vintage Mercedes convertible at Provence French Country home in Provence. #mercedes #vintage #provence

A vintage Mercedes convertible.

Zee Benz I can’t afford. But zee sign?

Gardens and faountain at Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

Gardens at Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

I love the look of the candles offered by Bastide and have yet to try one. They come in these pretty amber bubble glass jars that are made from recycled materials and meant to be reused for makeup brushes, plants, or vases.

Figue d'été Candle - a beautiful decoration for your wedding venue or gift for your bridesmaids

I love how they look and found these similar ones which I think could be put to use for cocktails and beyond.

I found one more gorgeous shot of Domaine Chantecler in fall splendor.

Facade of Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai

Facade of Provence Bastide of Frédéric Fekkai.

Do you have a few more minutes to lose yourself in more French lovely?

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French Country Inspiration

Chateau Gudanes

Marie Antoinette for No Good Reason

Methinks I could peel myself away from the states to enjoy such a summer home…and you?

Here at my own fixer bastide (which incidentally boasts no history, no terracotta walls, no gardener, and no solarium yet is fragranced by delicious warm meals and decorated with the laughter of loved ones), I am enjoying the warm air. I weeded my peagravel boxwood courtyard (oh, hark, our house IS exactly like this estate!) and beds around the property while chatting with my best friend on the phone in the sunshine.

I love it when the almost-summer days stretch long and luxuriantly like this.

le shopping

Milieu French Sofa
French 3-Light Sconce
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Linen Footstool
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Inspiring scripture quote from Bible. Cling to what is good - Romans 12:9. #inspiring #scripture #romans #quote

Sending you the beauty of lavender fields, the fragrance of orange blossoms, and the blessing of friendship across the miles from my screen to yours.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. May 19, 2018 / 6:27 am

    They got the top three south of France icons: lavender, olive trees and cypress trees. Love it.

    • michele
      May 19, 2018 / 10:28 am

      The holy trinity of SOF–ha! It’s dreamlike. 🙂

  2. May 19, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    What a heavenly place! I’d love to pop in for a visit. I found the gorilla amusing though not my cup of joe. The gardens and entrance drive and pool area are all divine! I must read up on lavender. Mine is healthy and smells great but isn’t blooming….

    • michele
      May 19, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Mine came back a second season but the third didn’t look healthy so I too need some lavender help! 🙂

  3. May 19, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    I could retire here if the place came with staff to take care of it for me.

    • michele
      May 19, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      I would be willing to be part of the staff if it includes a room here! 🙂

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