My French grandfather, Bernard, was in the business of textiles in France in the 60′s and 70′s. Apparently he was big enough that someone decided he was worth a little magazine spread. My mom just dug up the clipping. We figured it must be 1980 because, that’s me as a bebe! (I got my 15 minutes of fame over with early, to take the pressure off).

This was their house in the Dordogne. I have vague vague recollections of being there. But I recognize some of the furniture from their house now. And I kind of wish I had that table and those pendants…and that whole house. This clipping is totally going into the box of memories.

8 Responses to “bernard”

  1. misa says:

    how beautiful! so simple and elegant and effortless.

  2. Desi says:

    first of all i clicked on this post from my reader because I liked the layout. i love that it still holds up.

    i’m loving the textures and grounded out home feeling. thanks for sharing.

  3. umithepumi says:

    August 1980, Vezac, France!

  4. Tracy says:

    I love this
    it’s incredible
    my grannie lived in a boring bungalow in Barnsley

    so chic

  5. laure says:

    Desi–I just love how simple everything was and not really at all about ‘decor’ but about a lifestyle that was simple for sake of being simple, not to prove anything or a reaction to anything.

  6. Mei says:

    Wow! The house looks amazing and ageless.

  7. Ellen says:

    It looks beautiful, that house. Effortless. Still current. Very few interiors have that ability. For me it is a perfect example of what style is, as opposed to fashion.

  8. kelly says:

    What amazing childhood memories you must have;) Again, Wow!

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