Imperfect Lovely, Weathered Walls & Déshabillé Beauty to celebrate inspiring wabi sabi wonder and transport our souls to atmospheric calm. What is it about undressed (déshabillé) walls that enchants we who love Old World style? Maybe they charm us because so many romantics are wired for stories. Peeling, timeworn, decaying finishes most certainly have a tale to tell us in whispers.
These walls show their age without apology, without fuss. They continue to do their work as shelter even as they transcend the ordinary with sensual texture and interesting layers.
You may recognize many of my favorite inspiring images of weathered walls in their natural state from Chateau de Gudanes…which now offers a book we can buy HERE!
Inspiring Quotes With a Déshabillé Backdrop
I couldn’t resist creating a few quotes to pin in the spirit of beautiful things which have fallen apart.
When the Wall Finish Only Appears to Be Ancient!
Lovely Tumbledown Wisdom
Old World Style Distressed Walls
Getting the Look
Domingue Finishes (who partnered with master Eddy Dankers) creates beautiful lime wash, plaster, mineral paint, and architectural finishes for walls I want to touch and spend time with. The firm uses terms like ‘nuanced,’ ‘purity,’ and ‘natural dignity’ to describe their vision and passion for such timeless finishes, and the work glows with luminosity.
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Peace to you right where you are.
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