Thursday, 21 July 2011

Chalk

My favourite of all the colour palettes comes from my love of rustic interiors that have a soft dusted patina. From French console tables to Swedish Mora clocks in gently aged tones of chalky white, bone and putty. For me the charm of chipped paint, bleached wood, washed linen and worn stone gives a restful, soothing and calming atmosphere to a room.


Above images: Appley Hoare Antiques

Above images: 1.,3. & 4. Appley Hoare Antiques 2.Cote Bastide


Above images: Brownrigg @ Home
Above image: Chateau Dominique Antiques


Above 3 images: French Country Antiques
Above images: 1., 2., 3 & 4. Brownrigg @ Home

Above images: Brownrigg @ Home
Above images: 1., 2.& 3.Brownrigg @ Home
Above image: Italian Villas
Above image: Chateau Dominique Antiques



48 comments:

DomCurieuse said...

Eating trufles at Le Chateau de Moissac : so delightful !

demie said...

a style a particulartly like! artistic and some kind of minimalistic interiors : )

Greenorchid said...

So peaceful and beautiful... I just love textures so bleached wood, distressed paint work then outside lichen and rust are all a delight to me

Fiona. said...

great selection of images, I love the natural, rustic feel of them.

http://fionaclare.blogspot.com

Harriet @ The Linen Works said...

I never fail to be awed by the loveliness of your postings and particularly love today's theme.

The enchanted home said...

I am loving what you are loving!!!!!! Fabulous in every possible way, bookmarking this under "posts I love" so I can come back and drool. This dusty palette as you so aptly referred to it, is one of my personal favorites, its so timeless, elegant and GORGEOUS!! BTW added you to my blog roll this morning, love coming here!!

Greet said...

Glenda,
What a marvellous post!! All the images are so well chosen! So serene and peacefull all together! You have such a good eye for beauty!!
I have to discover all the mentionned sources! Hugs and kisses,
Greet

helen tilston said...

Another exquisite post. You are spoiling us with so many breath-taking images.

Wishing you joy and I will wear linen today as the temperature is going to be 38 celcius in the city!!

Helen xx

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Gorgeous images! I love this palette, too. Wish I could figure out how to incorporate it with the darker woods in my house. Lovely post, as usual :)

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh thank you so much for such lovely comments!

Also Carolyn, have a look at this post: http://thepapermulberry.blogspot.com/2011/07/500-year-old-farmhouse-full-of-french.html

We have used this colour palette extensively throughout our home combined with dark woods. I do think the contrast can be divine!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I adore the chalky colors too. I also am in love with all the wonderful texture and patina in each photo. Thanks for all the beautiful eye candy!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Such gorgeous pieces in my favourite chalky colour. I have to say that those are the only starburst mirrors I've seen that I like :)

Susan T said...

Glenda every time I view one of your posts it nearly brings tears to my eyes. I gaze in wonder at the beauty of the images, they are like works of art. Timeless and exquisite. Interiors for all time.

Sandra van Doorn said...

I love this post, naturel tones are exquisite, i find much serenity in these pictures.

The Paper Mulberry said...

I really can't thank you enough for such kind and wonderful compliments!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Oh my Good :)
So LOVELY :)
Just missing,,,,,,,,,my ROSES :)
Hugs from the Roseman
Håkan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful samples here! I love your collages. These old finishes are exquisite.

atelier de campagne said...

I love so many of these pieces: the sculpture of the naked torso, the long coffee table, the female santo, those starburst mirrors. What a great melange of beauties you've put together. Lovely!

Trinidad

Cez said...

just fantastic!!! love everything!!!! xxx

karen - Simply Inspired said...

so soothing...perfect for a warm summer's day... thank you. -xok.

Cindy said...

Those were beautiful and inspiring photos... i love the bust of the man with his head tilted back the best, what an amazing piece...

Cindy

Lilla Blanka said...

Gorgeous inspiration! I love the palette ♥
Mia

Pamela said...

This is my second visit today..I love this post!
You totally sumed up my taste in your first paragraph Glenda!!!
I am in love with that chalky white colour!

Pamela xo

designchic said...

I just love the serene, relaxing feel of this color palette. You always have the most beautiful posts...love visiting!!

LLH Designs said...

I don't know how it is that I haven't found you sooner! Thank goodness for Pinterest! Your collection of colors, textures and patinas...pure perfection. Your thoughtfulness and talent shines through! Many of your images remind me of the reasons I fell in love with Provence. And I love that you included some images from Cateau Domingue; it's one of the most inspiring shops we have in Houston.

I'll be back for sure!
Xo,
Linsey

Ann said...

I definitely need to re-read this again and admire!

I love the chalky finishes, too. They have character! That's one reason I really like the limewash paints. Chalkiness galore and with the dark colors, even though you would think they'd read dark, really don't because of the chalkiness.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I just love the serenity of these soft chalky colours and the pictures you've chosen to illustrate this look could not be more perfect! Have a lovely weekend. x Sharon T

deb mills said...

although my home is nothing like any of the ones you share on your blog, i literally melt at each photo. these are my "dream spaces". sigh...

Velvet and Linen said...

Chalk is my passion! Love!!!

xo
Brooke

Room of karma said...

I love your Blogg!

love CC

manon 21 said...

Un bien beau reportage raffinement tout en simplicité.
J'aime les truffes...

Belle journée

manon

Karena said...

The chalky finishes are gorgeous and I love everything here! Thank you so much for sharing all of this beauty!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Be sure to Come and enter my Giveaway of a very Special Painting by Mary Maxam!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

Tina was right....awesome post! She included one of mine, too...isn't she the sweetest? I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime. Very excited to get to know your blog!
Stacy

The Paper Mulberry said...

Thank you so much Stacy and welcome! I shall pop over right away!

Interior Design Musings said...

Wow. Your blog is fantastic! So glad I found you through Tina's post! M.

FEN&NED said...

Ah heaven, just divine!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)
Sarah xx

The White Bench said...

Hi Glenda,
I have a beautiful French consolle I inherited from my beloved Granny, and I'd like to paint it exactly that way, or in an aged pale blue- grey shade (it's gilded at the moment). Not totally sure how to though- can you suggest an on-line tutorial?
Your selection is gorgeous and inspiring, as usual.
Have a happy week ahead!
Monica x.

The Paper Mulberry said...

Hi Monica and thank you so much for such a lovely comment! I shall put some ideas to together and pop them back in these comments as well as popping along to your lovely blog! Warmest wishes - Glenda

Geartsje said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.
Your blog is fantastic!!! I love it!
Geartsje

Country French Antiques said...

Well I have just been gone from blogging to long! My heart be still!
I love the way you present your blog!
Absolutely beautiful!!!

dentelline said...

I love ALL !!!
Stunning!!!
Your blog is really beautiful!
Bises,
Dentelline

Lorraine said...

amazing I Love all the photos and the inspiration!

CÉLINE CHOLLET said...

All is beautiful ! Thanks a lot !
Have e nice day !
Céline

CÉLINE CHOLLET said...

Hello !
All is beautiful ! Thanks a lot !
Have a nice day !
Céline.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Don't know how I missed this one,but these images take my breath away. I love crusty chalky paint finishes. Just silly, but they really make my heart beat faster. Too bad my husband doesn't feel the same way. A lot of compromise has to go on there.

The enchanted home said...

Hi gave you an award today!! On my blog...please visit to see. (On Sundays post) Love what you do!

Fay said...

My dear glenda every time I look at your images i SWOON they are heavenly ALL of them and just noitced the blue white painted wood en stairs HOW FABULOUS .I used to love going in to Apley Hoare in Orange square just round the corner from me aaahhhhh yes ample pink tastes yummy ive noted your recommendation for my October trip to peter jones ! grazie tanti I dont have a strong lip line and because i always wera brown eyes i ts difficult sometimes finding the right mix of not too pale and not too strong !!! i await your next fabulous room objects mmmmm
Love fay xxx

Barbara Jean said...

such a beautiful post.

blessings
barb

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