Saturday, March 14, 2020

A Refined French Interior

From Victoria:
A serene balance of rusticity and elegance suffuses the furnishings Sophie Lambert lovingly gathered for her home in France. The Gustavian style she favors, a blend of neutral tones with distressed-wood finishes, can be found at sales held in small cottages on the property, as well as in her antiques shop. Both settings offer an enticing array of décor. Upon discovering a neglected house and stables a short drive from Paris, Sophie Lambert and her husband, Philippe Alric, realized the property would be a perfect match for their interests: hers, antiques and his, horses. Undeterred by years of negotiation to purchase it and the complete restoration necessary to move in—the house lacked even running water—they persisted. (Read more.)

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