Author: Catherine Frei

  At home . The vibrant blue I mixed for the walls show off the different wood varieties in the parquet floor . I had memories of this blue from  prussian grand houses, russian palaces , from memories of books showing the interiors of these private homes...

A view of a bedroom Chateau de Pampelonne Tarn. I deliberately plastered the walls unevenly ,applying a mixture of paint and dyes to get an antique effect, the 'well lived in' , shabby look. The lamp base is made out of a solid piece of...

Un portrait sur émail , il faut le regarder avec l'esprit, le 'deviner'avec les yeux...

Set in a barn, this cloakroom has lime -plastered walls, left 'raw' with mat a protective glaze finish. The sink is made out of one solid block of petrified wood,the tap is solid brass and was meant for the garden! The window sill is bleached...

Another picture of summer dining room...

The rusticity of this summer dining room offers a unique backdrop to my collection of 18th century pots, my renaissance armoire, and the extraordinary large terracota antique roof tiles . Roof tiles: found on a demolition site near Toulouse, the soft earth was moulded on...