Provence Style Decorating With French Country Flair & Le Mas des Poiriers!

Admirers of the centuries old Rhône valley farmhouse Le Mas des Poiriers are anxiously awaiting the beyond lovely book by Shauna Varvel! Available now for pre-order, PROVENCE STYLE Decorating With French Country Flair (Vendome, 2021) becomes available in June and is sure to charm! Every page turn delivers a moment of timeless and tranquil bliss with beautiful South of France style interiors, architecture, and gardens.

Breathtaking Provence farmhouse exterior with blue shutters Le Mas des Poiriers - featured in PROVENCE STYLE by Shauna Varvel (Vendome, 2021). #frenchfarmhouse #provence #blueshutters
©Luke White…in case you admire a Country French aesthetic and farmhouse romance.

Images: Courtesy of Vendome Press

Provence Style Decorating With French Country Flair & Le Mas des Poiriers

What a privilege to preview this work of heart from Shauna Varvel (with Alexandra Black and also photography from Luke White)!

PROVENCE STYLE by Shauna Varvel (Vendome, 2021) with Alexandra Black and Photography by Luke White. #provence #interiordesign #lemasdepoirers
PROVENCE STYLE: Decorating With French Country Flair (Vendome, 2021) by Shauna Varvel with Alexandra Black and Photography by Luke White

FRANCOPHILES, get your bags packed and get ready to be inspired! When your copy arrives, you just may feel transported to the SOF in divine style!!!

Psst. Couldn’t resist weaving in a few quotes from French writers as we honor so much French tradition today.

Marcel Proust inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes
Photo gallery of Provence style decorating, French country interiors and also gardens.

How is this new French Country decorating book different from others?

For starters, if you have ever stalked her ProvencePoirers IG feed, you’ll know Shauna Varvel has lovingly and painstakingly restored the expansive and exquisite Provence farmhouse, Le Mas des Poiriers. Taking on the historic 13,000 square foot main house and its 65 acres (a pear farm), gardens and auxiliary buildings is surely the adventure of a lifetime. Lucky for us, the fruits of the labor, historical research, and restoration process are deliciously shared on these pages.

Distressed pale French grey dining room cupboard is full of traditional style china treasures. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
Explore the lovely designs inside PROVENCE STYLE with a sneak peek of SOF photos and also gardens…©Montse Garriga, Pascale & Olivier Gisclard

While the nuanced French country aesthetic in PROVENCE STYLE is firmly rooted in tradition and timelessness, it also blooms with a forward-thinking, friendly, and freshened palette for modern living. – HELLO LOVELY

Covered outdoor dining space in Provence with chandelier and rustic wood rafters. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Nicolas Matheus, Irene Silvagni, Laurence Dougier…hello lovely indeed.

Le Mas des Poiriers serves as an archetypal starting point to explore a contemporary, casual and relaxed French country style. However, it gloriously honors the past. Such success relied upon boldness and patience as well as a village of architects, landscape designers, and interior decorators.

Rugged stone walls and patina-ed beams and arch details comprise a Provence outdoor living area with rustic furnishings. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©AndrewWood, Andrej Zarzycki…in case old stone and rustic materials ignite your design imagination.

How does PROVENCE STYLE deliver a fresh approach to French country decorating to suit contemporary tastes and needs?

The new kitchen at Le Mas des Poiriers is indeed an example of a harmonious blend of modern sensibility and restoration.

Light blue French kitchen in Provence's Le Mas des Poiriers - photo by Luke White in PROVENCE STYLE by Shauna Varvel. #frenchkitchen #provence
©Luke White…in case you fancy French blue in a kitchen!

To create a comfortable kitchen for modern family living, the old farmhouse kitchen expanded into three smaller rooms.

“Now, decorating style is more varied and less literal. Stereotypical conventions have been replaced with a more polished approach.” -SHAUNA VARVEL

Elegant and traditional bathroom in Provence with ornate mirror, skirted sink, and a pale palette. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Montse Garriga, Pascale and Olivier Gisclard

Another example of a freshened approach to traditional Provençal style? The walls in Le Mas des Poiriers were finished with a mixture of plaster and paint. Pigment and wall finish options were far more limited centuries ago.

A pair of single beds in this high ceilinged panelled bedroom is fitted into an alcove upholstered in a Bracquenie document Indian cotton. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Tim Beddow, Catharine Hamilton
Teilhard de Chardin inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #teilhard #spirituality #quotes #evolutionarychristianity
Photo gallery of Provence style decorating, French country interiors and also gardens.
A pair of high-backed kitchen chairs in front of the  large blue dresser in the kitchen displaying a collection of ceramics from North Africa, Andalucia, China and Holland. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Tim Beddow, Elisabeth Koetsier

Is Le Mas des Poiriers a personal residence?

This 18th century farmhouse located on an island in the Rhone River near the Medieval city of Avignon, is a family home which is also available to book for weddings and vacations.

trees a table is laid for lunch in the garden. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Nicolas Matheus, Laurence Dougier, Veronique Lecomte
Blue grey plaster walls and bright French blue dining chairs play off each other in a charming monochromatic interior with rustic stone floor. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Nicolas Matheus, Richard Goullet, Laurence Dougier
Simone de Beauvoir inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio.
Explore the lovely designs inside PROVENCE STYLE with a sneak peek of SOF photos and also gardens.
A primitive bark painting from Bali hangs beside an English larder sitting on a 'vigneronne', a collapsible table used by the grape pickers for lunch during the harvest. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle
©Tim Beddow

What characteristics of a Provençal aesthetic seem to endure?

Romance, rusticity, and informality are themes which clearly emerge in both historical and modern designs. PROVENCE STYLE beautifully offers direction for expressing such themes with stone, wood, fabrics, color, metal, and water.

“In many ways, Provençal aesthetic transfers easily to other locations: romantic, faded colors inspired by nature, plaster walls finished with lime or mixed with paint, floors tiled in terracotta or pale stone, and a relaxed approach to furnishing that combines rustic and rare, with liberal use of toile de Provence, toile de Jouy, and other charming patterned cottons.” – SHAUNA VARVEL

A traditional sitting room with painted walls and, unusually, a concrete floor. A sofa with a maroon red cushion stands in one corner. Featured in Shauna Varvel's PROVENCE STYLE. #interiordesign #frenchcountry #oldworldstyle #velvet
©Montse Garriga, Pascale & OlivierGisclard

Until we can jet to the lavender-scented South of France countryside, mes amis, we can savor the joy ride which is PROVENCE STYLE!

Pre-order PROVENCE STYLE here!

PROVENCE STYLE by Shauna Varvel (Vendome, 2021) with Alexandra Black and Photography by Luke White. #provence #interiordesign #lemasdepoirers
PROVENCE STYLE (Vendome, 2021) by Shauna Varvel with Alexandra Black and Photography by Luke White

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Deconstructed Wingback Bed
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Edgecombe End Table
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White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
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Pamela Arm Chair
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French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
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  1. Patricia
    May 3, 2021 / 8:20 am

    Thank you Michele, I start many days with you & your posts, which give me a peace and a grounding that so often surprises me. Your poetic eye and heart are visible and your spirit pervades each post. Blessings on your day.

    • Michele
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      May 3, 2021 / 8:43 pm

      You just made my day, beautiful soul. Thank you. Thank you for being here with me. Peace to you on your journey.

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