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Not a bad view for a Friday evening beer. The view from The Roebuck, Richmond, London. For onc we picked the right weekend to come ☀️☀️☀️ #visitinglondon #lovelondon
Not a bad view for a Friday evening beer. The view from The Roebuck, Richmond, London. For onc we picked the right weekend to come ☀️☀️☀️ #visitinglondon  #lovelondon 
This weekend saw the annual unveiling of the outdoor sofa. So, as anyone who know him knows, Mr L (hubby extraordinaire) likes nothing better than getting things achieved. Obviously washing, vacuuming and polishing 3 cars in a day isn’t enough as he managed to knock up an outdoor coffee table with some spare old bits of oak he had kicking around just before rustling up a bbq supper this bank holiday. Please note: he is well aware of these skills being some of the reasons I frog marched him down the isle. 😍 Meanwhile I am pottering about the garden and faffing with my flowers! I do love a good potter don’t you? 😉#gettingstuffdone #woodcraft #diycoffeetable #oak #oaktable #myfrenchbarnlife #lovemybarn #outdoorliving #palletsofa #potteringaboutthegarden #faffingwithflowers #loveagoodpotter
This weekend saw the annual unveiling of the outdoor sofa. So, as anyone who know him knows, Mr L (hubby extraordinaire) likes nothing better than getting things achieved. Obviously washing, vacuuming and polishing 3 cars in a day isn’t enough as he managed to knock up an outdoor coffee table with some spare old bits of oak he had kicking around just before rustling up a bbq supper this bank holiday. Please note: he is well aware of these skills being some of the reasons I frog marched him down the isle. 😍 Meanwhile I am pottering about the garden and faffing with my flowers! I do love a good potter don’t you? 😉#gettingstuffdone  #woodcraft  #diycoffeetable  #oak  #oaktable  #myfrenchbarnlife  #lovemybarn  #outdoorliving  #palletsofa  #potteringaboutthegarden  #faffingwithflowers  #loveagoodpotter 
That’s what I love about living in the countryside... these flowers just brought over by my lovely Parisien neighbour. Made my day 😃
#frenchliving #springbounty #beatifulflowers #lovewhiteflowers #frenchbarnliving #bespokefurniture #bespokefurnituredesign #lovemybarn #lovelifeinfrance #frenchbarnlife
Do you like my nod to a formal french garden but with a modern twist, ie not symmetrical. Swipe ⬅️ for before (5 years ago at planting stage) then ⬅️ again for the groundwork’s stage. How far have we come?! We have to remind ourselves what we’ve achieved so far because sometimes it’s hard to see it when there still so much to get done. But sooooo glad we did the garden early on because we can really enjoy it now.
#gardendesign #greenfingers #railwaysleepers #boxhedging #builtitourselves #ourgarden #gardenlove #gardenideas #landscapingdesign #gogarden #lovemygarden #lovemybarn #barnconversion
Do you like my nod to a formal french garden but with a modern twist, ie not symmetrical. Swipe ⬅️ for before (5 years ago at planting stage) then ⬅️ again for the groundwork’s stage. How far have we come?! We have to remind ourselves what we’ve achieved so far because sometimes it’s hard to see it when there still so much to get done. But sooooo glad we did the garden early on because we can really enjoy it now. #gardendesign  #greenfingers  #railwaysleepers  #boxhedging  #builtitourselves  #ourgarden  #gardenlove  #gardenideas  #landscapingdesign  #gogarden  #lovemygarden  #lovemybarn  #barnconversion 
Here’s the garden today. Took a bit longer than a weekend to get all the box trimming and tidying done but we got there in the end... with a little help from the ground force team on their bi-annual holibobs from Blighty (ie the out-laws) 😉 
Happy Tuesday all my green fingered Instafriends 💚💚💚 #gardendesign #greenfingers #railwaysleepers #boxhedging #builtitourselves #ourgarden #gardenlove #gardenideas #landscapingdesign #gogarden #lovemygarden #lovemybarn #barnconversion
Here’s the garden today. Took a bit longer than a weekend to get all the box trimming and tidying done but we got there in the end... with a little help from the ground force team on their bi-annual holibobs from Blighty (ie the out-laws) 😉 Happy Tuesday all my green fingered Instafriends 💚💚💚 #gardendesign  #greenfingers  #railwaysleepers  #boxhedging  #builtitourselves  #ourgarden  #gardenlove  #gardenideas  #landscapingdesign  #gogarden  #lovemygarden  #lovemybarn  #barnconversion 
I know it’s not Monday but I felt a mood board coming on... and it fits with my feed. So this week’s it’s beige. Sooo c1980’s I hear you say but check out the modern vibe of this board. I’m all over it. Well if it’s good enough for Timorous Beasties wallpaper (bottom right) it’s good enough for me! Mix in some pattern, texture and maybe a bit of metallic with a modern rustic design scheme. Rough pointed stone butting up to a cool, crisp white plasterboard wall, throw in a live wood edge or two and you’re good to go. Just goes to prove that no matter what your taste regarding colour is you can still create a fab modern interior that will stand the test of time. Pinterest for all photo credits. 
#styleithappy #moodboard #moodboardmonday #neutralinteriors #modernrusticdesign #modernrusticdecor #interiordesign #diydesign  #interiorcolourideas #interiormoodboardsy
I know it’s not Monday but I felt a mood board coming on... and it fits with my feed. So this week’s it’s beige. Sooo c1980’s I hear you say but check out the modern vibe of this board. I’m all over it. Well if it’s good enough for Timorous Beasties wallpaper (bottom right) it’s good enough for me! Mix in some pattern, texture and maybe a bit of metallic with a modern rustic design scheme. Rough pointed stone butting up to a cool, crisp white plasterboard wall, throw in a live wood edge or two and you’re good to go. Just goes to prove that no matter what your taste regarding colour is you can still create a fab modern interior that will stand the test of time. Pinterest for all photo credits. #styleithappy  #moodboard  #moodboardmonday  #neutralinteriors  #modernrusticdesign  #modernrusticdecor  #interiordesign  #diydesign  #interiorcolourideas  #interiormoodboardsy 
Throwback Thursday. Time for some gardening this weekend 🌿🌱🌺🌞This was 2012, the bare landscaping after we did all the groundwork’s for the sewer system. Keep your eyes peeled for the ‘today’ photos this weekend. 
#justabitofgardening #hardlandscaping #gardenbones #railwaysleepers #terracedesign  #gardendesign #frenchgarden #passionategardener #barnconversion #frenchbarn #barnliving
Today’s project. A little bag for my friend’s birthday tomorrow. I even made the tassel.. fiddly little did! 
I know it’s not much to do with barn renovation but just thought I’d share 🖤 
#sewingbee #isewedthis #crafting
Today’s project. A little bag for my friend’s birthday tomorrow. I even made the tassel.. fiddly little did! I know it’s not much to do with barn renovation but just thought I’d share 🖤 #sewingbee  #isewedthis  #crafting 
Doing a bit of board painting today. I always mix my own colours so I can get them just right. Very satisfying work and the sun is shining... bonus! 
#diywoodwork #woodcraft #aperoboard #meetthemaker #oakboard #rusticinteriors #modernrusticdecor
Ooh I do love a pollarded tree or two. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while I’ve been a busy bee. It’s amazing what you notice when the sun come out after what seems like aaaaages... I just popped into to our local town today and was really impressed with the lovely building of the Mairie with all its stunning pollarded trees. The French are so good at this, just a shame that just out of shot on the right is an ugly 1960’s concrete prefab Post Office building. 🙄
Ooh I do love a pollarded tree or two. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while I’ve been a busy bee. It’s amazing what you notice when the sun come out after what seems like aaaaages... I just popped into to our local town today and was really impressed with the lovely building of the Mairie with all its stunning pollarded trees. The French are so good at this, just a shame that just out of shot on the right is an ugly 1960’s concrete prefab Post Office building. 🙄
Le Mourier
‘You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!’ There is no better expression to describe renovating a house or barn. It has to get a whole lot worse (for what seems like... forever) before it gets better! Roofs had to come off. Walls built up and stone windows openings added, floors removed then replaced. Weighty beams gingerly coaxed into place again and again. Trying to do all this without destroying original features in the process requires the utmost skill and craftsmanship. Not only that but the owners flying back to pressured full time jobs in the States and trusting them to get on with it whilst you’re gone must have taken a huge leap of faith (or madness)... you decide. 
Can you relate to this story? I’d love to hear of your experiences, good and well, not so good. Or have you always dreamed of doing a project like this? What’s holding you back? 
It’s a bit like childbirth... horrendous at the time but once you have that baby in your arms it all just melts away into the distant past. Frankly if we can do that we can do anything! 
#lemourier #frenchrenovation #stonerenovation  #modernrustichome #carpentry #renovations
Le Mourier ‘You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!’ There is no better expression to describe renovating a house or barn. It has to get a whole lot worse (for what seems like... forever) before it gets better! Roofs had to come off. Walls built up and stone windows openings added, floors removed then replaced. Weighty beams gingerly coaxed into place again and again. Trying to do all this without destroying original features in the process requires the utmost skill and craftsmanship. Not only that but the owners flying back to pressured full time jobs in the States and trusting them to get on with it whilst you’re gone must have taken a huge leap of faith (or madness)... you decide. Can you relate to this story? I’d love to hear of your experiences, good and well, not so good. Or have you always dreamed of doing a project like this? What’s holding you back? It’s a bit like childbirth... horrendous at the time but once you have that baby in your arms it all just melts away into the distant past. Frankly if we can do that we can do anything! #lemourier  #frenchrenovation  #stonerenovation  #modernrustichome  #carpentry  #renovations 
Oops... missed moodboard Monday 🤦🏻‍♀️ I don’t suppose anyone lost any sleep over it last night. I certainly didn’t. This week is monochrome. Timeless and classic. 🖤🖤🖤
Have a great Tuesday. Catch ya later with some more Le Mourier pics 🖤
@leighanthomas @ampmfrance @wallsandfloors #clarebasler #chateaudebeauvoir #lelenrobertphotography link in bio 
#moodboardmonday #monochromeinteriors #monochromemoodboard #interiorstyling #modernrusticonteriors #styleithappy 
Other pics courtesy of Pinterest.
Oops... missed moodboard Monday 🤦🏻‍♀️ I don’t suppose anyone lost any sleep over it last night. I certainly didn’t. This week is monochrome. Timeless and classic. 🖤🖤🖤 Have a great Tuesday. Catch ya later with some more Le Mourier pics 🖤 @leighanthomas @ampmfrance @wallsandfloors #clarebasler  #chateaudebeauvoir  #lelenrobertphotography  link in bio #moodboardmonday  #monochromeinteriors  #monochromemoodboard  #interiorstyling  #modernrusticonteriors  #styleithappy  Other pics courtesy of Pinterest.
Le Mourier 2006
The first time M&L laid eyes on her. Escaping from their busy lives in the States & house hunting in the Dodogne, they had a genuine ‘coup de coeur’ for this very special place. This beautiful property had spectacularly fallen from grace & into an almost irreversible state of decay. It took these two amazing people and a whole bunch of love (not to mention money!) to take on this enormous & daunting renovation project, to bring it back from the brink for future generations to enjoy & appreciate.... #frenchproperty #frenchstone #propertyrenovation #renovationproject #extraordinaryhomes #frenchstonehouse #homesinfrance #renovationstories
Le Mourier 2006 The first time M&L laid eyes on her. Escaping from their busy lives in the States & house hunting in the Dodogne, they had a genuine ‘coup de coeur’ for this very special place. This beautiful property had spectacularly fallen from grace & into an almost irreversible state of decay. It took these two amazing people and a whole bunch of love (not to mention money!) to take on this enormous & daunting renovation project, to bring it back from the brink for future generations to enjoy & appreciate.... #frenchproperty  #frenchstone  #propertyrenovation  #renovationproject  #extraordinaryhomes  #frenchstonehouse  #homesinfrance  #renovationstories 
Here it is... the first of many, I hope, of my renovation stories. Le Mourier. Bought in 2006 this stunning renovation project is the (rather large) baby of some good friends of ours. Loads more pics to come over the weekend so check back in. 
#french renovation project #homeinfrance  #frenchbarnconcersion #renovatethemanoir #dordogneholidayhome #stonehomes
Hey peeps. Busy day today. Did a big photoshoot at Le Mourier this morning, got lots of fab shots to show you when I get a couple of spare hours to sort through them. Then I finished off a little chair at my upholstery class this aft. Feeling pooped now and ready for a nice cuppa and a few squares  chocolate. 🙊Looks like it’ll be a Netflix night ‘cos nowt much on the telebox. À demain mes amis. 🖤
#fabulousfabrics #ottomanlove #modernrusticdecor #modernrusticliving #modernrusticdesign #theartofplacement
Hey peeps. Busy day today. Did a big photoshoot at Le Mourier this morning, got lots of fab shots to show you when I get a couple of spare hours to sort through them. Then I finished off a little chair at my upholstery class this aft. Feeling pooped now and ready for a nice cuppa and a few squares chocolate. 🙊Looks like it’ll be a Netflix night ‘cos nowt much on the telebox. À demain mes amis. 🖤 #fabulousfabrics  #ottomanlove  #modernrusticdecor  #modernrusticliving  #modernrusticdesign  #theartofplacement 
Morning my lovely Insta buddies. Busy day today so I’m getting one in early. Check out my new cushion sofa action. I know it’s not at all trendy to have them standing like soldiers but I just can’t help myself. I like a bit of order amongst the chaos 💚🖤💙
#myhousethismonth #newcushions #modernrusticdesign #ottomanlove #barnliving #sofaaction #oceancolourschemes #blueandgreenandanythinginbetween
Blimey didn’t that week fly by?! It’s mood-board Monday again. This week I’m feeling the tropical vibe. Sun’s out here and spring is on its way. I’ve well and truly been bitten by the plant bug (pardon the pun 🙄) courtesy of my gorgeous girl @emma_at_home_  but now I remember why I haven’t had any for years... just another encumbrance that needs tending and feeding! 😂 Too late though now... I’m in. You know me by now... if it’s blue or green or any shade inbetween... I’m in! 🖤💙💚
Plant pic bottom left from lelenphoto.com link in bio. Wallpaper bottom right Think Noir Wallpaper ETSY. All other pics are mine or from Pinterest. 
#modernrusticdesign #tropicalvibes #tropicalinteriors #greeninteriors #moodboardmonday #greenmoodboard #modernrusticinteriors #tropicaldesign #lelenrobertphotography
Blimey didn’t that week fly by?! It’s mood-board Monday again. This week I’m feeling the tropical vibe. Sun’s out here and spring is on its way. I’ve well and truly been bitten by the plant bug (pardon the pun 🙄) courtesy of my gorgeous girl @emma_at_home_ but now I remember why I haven’t had any for years... just another encumbrance that needs tending and feeding! 😂 Too late though now... I’m in. You know me by now... if it’s blue or green or any shade inbetween... I’m in! 🖤💙💚 Plant pic bottom left from lelenphoto.com link in bio. Wallpaper bottom right Think Noir Wallpaper ETSY. All other pics are mine or from Pinterest. #modernrusticdesign  #tropicalvibes  #tropicalinteriors  #greeninteriors  #moodboardmonday  #greenmoodboard  #modernrusticinteriors  #tropicaldesign  #lelenrobertphotography