January 01, 2015

The Natural Winter French Home

Burlap Luxe Home Living Naturally.

Living naturally in calm spaces, the way winter feels refreshing and all new with
lifes pleasures.

Fresh linens
Such things have an honest integrity placed at hand on a French iron washstand.

Layers of age, "refreshing."

Winter makes it that much more calming and quiet when the backdrop matches.



Late winter berries from the garden hedges that frame this natural French cottage.

Its function offers beauty in its use.

Winter berries and twine.

A natural choice to the subject.

The natural French home is predominantly filled with soft colours quietly
taking on its surroundings with texture that dismiss a loud glance.

I am bringing in this new winter with milky whites, treebark beige, and
winter greys warming it with gentle tones of age.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's all very beautiful and calm, Dore. I really love the touch of the winter garden and the manner in which you are welcoming the new year.. xoox

chateau chic said...

Oh No...I recently sold in the shop a metal washstand just like the one at the beginning of your post...what was I thinking?!
Dore, you are such an artful blogger with the most wonderful inspiration that just seems to flow from within!
Mary Alice

Lynne said...

So beautiful to view your Winterplay, Dore! There is nothing more consoling to me than folding, stacking or wrapping oneself in vintage linen.
...ah the hedge berries! Let Heaven and nature sing!
To you, Hannah and Pia Bleu!
Seasons Blessings!
Happy New Year!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Dore.....you truly know how to create an atmosphere of serene winter beauty. I love the rustic simplicity; the soft shades of grey, taupe, and white; the feel of peace and calm. You have poured your beautiful soul into your home and it shows.

xoxo laurie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Peaceful winter arrives to Burlap Luxe with your soulful rustic appreciation of French pieces graced with age. The patina on the washbasin is lovely. Love the garden chandelier lite by candles. Simple beauty in all you do. Wishing you and Hannah and petite Pia Bleu happiness and health in the New Year. Happy Birthday Doré, may this new year be marked by fun adventure and joy.

Little Farmstead said...

Just beautiful! You are a true artist. I love how you mirrored the feeling of winter inside. You've captured it! Happy New Year! ~julie

G:a Affären said...

The natural colours give me good feelings, especially after a colourful Christmas. And the iron table, I love it!
Happy New Year!

Méa Strauß said...

Oh, so beautiful, how winter and winterlight changes our senses. Everything lookes more charakteristic, and your pictures, aaaahh, it is so difficult to handle color, don ´t you think? But you really managed it, in your gentle and careful way of an artist.
The rustiv washstand, ahhh, so good to leave it like this, not to whiten it, as most of the people would have done. It plays it´s conterpart to all the whites and greys.
So the colors, ohoh, to turn them into "formidable" and melting in, is sooo hard. You gave us a lesson, how to do it. Because else, something would be missing.
Hugs to you, your follower Méa, who still is waiting for her New Year, as my year will start in the night from the second to the third of January.

Bente said...

Beautiful photos, Dore. I love the color of the berries. You put eveything together so beautyfully. Love your home.
Wish you a wonderful New Year and I look forward for all your posts that are coming this year.
Big hug from here

It's me said...

Hi Becky...!!!...beautiful...!!...Happy new year....in good health...lots of love joy and peace....love Ria...!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning, ma chère amie! What a glorious way to winter the storms, the cloudy days and snow....to stay cozy in our French homes. All your vignettes are perfectly placed. This past week for me was so refreshing to stay home,sit in my sun-lit parlor and to read, looking up once in a while to take in a whiff of my own French beauty here.

You had asked to see more of my home. My new blog post has some images, and you are most welcomed to see. I hope to have more in the weeks to come. Much love to you and thank you for always being there! Anita

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Pure. Natural. Beautiful.

How I love everything you share, Dore!!!

Happy New Year,

Victoria said...

Your metal washstand is gorgeous and goes perfectly in your home. Love all the linens and the simple white dishes. Everything is stunning!

Happy New Year!!!

"Create Beauty" said...

"Treebark Beige" I love how you've named this color!!!!! This with the whites and soft grays are the colors of W I N T E R and the gentle beauty of your home and decor delights my heart!

~ Violet

Karena said...

So lovely Dore, I love the winter berries tucked in with your other natural treasures! I relax and take a deep breath every time I visit you!

Wishing you all the best in this New Year, I know that 2015 will be a great one for all of us. I hope you will visit to see my New Year's message!

The Arts by Karena

DD's Cottage said...

Love the soft and calm colors you use and layer with. Treebank beige-love it! I am looking forward to reading about and seeing your creations and style in 2015!

Unknown said...

Dore, you are killing me with all this gorgeousness. Every time I see your pictures, I just want to get rid of all the colors from my decor. It is truly divine.

Unknown said...

As always...an "oasis of calm." Pure serenity....i adore my visits here. Bonne Annee dear Dore!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful...just beautiful...
The best for a lovely 2015!
Warm hug,

therelishedroost said...

Truly lovely! Wishing you a wonderful 2015!

Anonymous said...

The linens are so lovely and sitting atop an iron piece such as that is divine texture at it's finest!
I love the au naturel colors. Happy New Year Dore, Happy New Year! xoxo

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and so calming. Your posts inspire me and one day when I have my newer, bigger house that is not so overflowing with beloved treasures I will be guided by your sense of decor.

michele said...

winter, berries and twine, oh my! gorgeous glimpses of your winterlovely home, dore. wishing you peace and a prosperous new year.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I always enjoy my visits over her darling Fabulous !

Happy New Year ! Many Blessings Your Way Love you My Friend xoxo

Rhonda said...

Good Morning Dore! What is it about stacked linen that melts my heart?

I pray your new year is fresh and wonderful.

Merci for all of the inspiration.


Gail Peterson said...

Happy New Year Dore!
I love the calmness of natural beauty too. The french wash stand is a special piece... I love it!
I hope your enjoying this cool weather with a fire and cocoa in those ironstone cups...
Enjoy my friiend,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Saw that you just celabrated one!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wonderful vignettes and that yummy little table. I'm looking for this beautiful simplicity this year. Happy New Year, Dore!

CK SN said...

Gorgeous! I too am in love with neutrals.

Pura Vida said...

I find myself loving the metal stand and the white linens look perfect adding just the right touch for a little corner

Unknown said...

Dore, I was so happy to see a new blog post from you! I love your simple natural style. It has inspired me for this New Year ahead and I hope to have a more simple and relaxing home with a more neutral palette. You should do a French Décor book with all your lovely pictures of your perfectly French style home! I would buy it in a heart beat! I hope you have a very blessed New Year in 2015! Look forward to more of your inspiring blogs and seeing what new things you have in store with your shop! Love and hugs from your friend, Lisa

Art and Sand said...

I love your tranquil decor.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My sweet one,

Good afternoon! I am so sorry that you too have been hit by that awful virus; other California friends have had it too, and I so hope you get better soon. There is nothing like wanting to create with your spirit but your body not cooperating! Thank you for visiting my post. I will come via email to show you some photos I took this morning, but I'll just share them via email. Still not able to get good lighting in my great room! Back in a minute, Anita

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Winter never looked so warm!

Suz said...

When I visit your beautiful French country home I am calmed and inspired. It is so lovely and you are original and creative in your designs. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Tante Mali said...

What a wonderful post. Everything is beautiful and all the sudden everything starts to be quiet!
Have a happy happy happy New Year

Lana Manis said...

I LOVE this style! Your photos are lovely and I enjoy seeing all that you share. :)

Unknown said...

Your blog and home are both so beautiful and serene. Congratulations on all of your recent publications.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos and beautifully styled! My husband's family is French and I cherish the pieces that have come down through the family. I wish I had your "style" in knowing how to use them!

Deserae said...

So beautiful!!!! I LOVE that French wash stand and of course all that ironstone too :o)

Anonymous said...

Your home is always so calm. I love visiting and reading your posts. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcoming of the New Year.

thegrisgirl said...

hello sweetie :)
nice post!, great pics so inspiring . . .
love design of your blog ... like everything!
Tell me how about follow each other?
Let me know please, I always follow back :)
Have an inspiring day :**
keep in touch


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I pour over every post you write ~ thank you for bringing such beauty to our lives my new friend ~

cindy hattersley design said...

Pure gorgeousness! You take such beautiful photos and your composition is always on point! what are the purple berries Dore? I need to plant some of them!! Happy New Year!

Janean said...

Just beautiful. What kind of berries are those?

Junkchiccottage said...

The iron wash stand is so gorgeous. Love all your soft natural decor. So pretty. Just love to stroll through all your lovely pictures. Have a wonderful week end Dore.

Kelly said...

Those are the same colors that I like use in my home. Your home is always full of inspiration!

by meisje said...

Oh I love it, what a beautiful post and sooo heavenly pctures! Thank you so much for the inspirations, have a verry nice evening, dear Elke

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy New Year, Dore! Oh, what warm and soothing colors to relax and unwind from the days stress. The aged beauty of each piece is such a delight. That chandelier is just fabulous.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So very lovely, Dore...I am always inspired by the way you bring beautiful items together...
Thank you so much for your sweet visit...xo

Karena said...

Hi Dore I am back to let you know about a French Artist I am featuring, amazing works of art. saving up for one of your wonderful knitted pillows. Have had Pneumonia and am just beginning to feel alive again!

French Artist Frederique Chemin