Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This old mill..

When interior designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf found an old oil mill in the South of France she was smitten. Though most of the original structure had to be rebuilt completely, Marie-Laure managed to retain a lot of the original character & charm. The rusticity of the traditional stone work, the exposed natural wood, & organic textures mixed with sleek modern lines, and abundance of natural light have resulted in a warm, inviting and relaxed home.

Images via Nuevo Estilio and Marie-Laure Helmkamf Interiors

A place to spend happy times with friends and family for sure..!

xx Charlotta


Nuit said...

Seriously! this place is a dream! what a gorgeous transformation, I bet there's insane amounts of work there... beautiful!

designchic said...

What a beautiful the tub!!

Simone said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So beautifully done, such a transformation indeed!!!

Now this is where I should be living :)

Hope all is well with you xx

Franka said...



tinajo said...

Oh my - how many totally gorgeous places are there out there?! Love these pics; fantastic! :-)

Thanks for your always kind words, I appreciate it a lot! And I do love freckles too (and have some myself)! :-)

Linh said...

LOVE the shelves they built and I could live in the living room! It is so beautiful! Love the arched window :)

It's me said...

What a beautiful place to

christina @greige and my sparrow said...

absolutely wonderful! I hope you are doing well miss!!

I am loving that tufted sofa!


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The courtyard area with the pool looks like something out of a dream! Don't you think? Just divine and headed straight for my Bright Places pinterest board! xx

Rebecca Bany said...

Incredibly beautiful!

A Perfect Gray said...

my stars. it's all wonderful. those windows are to dream for, aren't they...?

love your new light and airy header, charlotta!


Blue Fruit said...

I wonder what it looked like before? It's quite beautiful - especially with those fabulous arched windows, streaming in all that wonderful sunshine.

Casa Très Chic said...

Hi, Charlotta!
For me, this is the perfect place to live a happy and serene life.
Thanks for sharing, this house is fabulous.

Lumo said...

I love those old warehouses, mills, barns converted to homes, but kept with original features.

Just saw an interesting show of a huge old crop warehouse restored as a home, reminded quite much of this lovely building.

We are reaching nearly 30 C today! What a lovely start for summer!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

Dear Charlotta,

Hello! Your page has been having trouble loading on my computer. I didn't want you to think I wasn't visiting anymore :) I decided to stick to it this morning until it did! So I just go caught up on all your lovely posts :) I love everything!! The Sunday sunshine was a warm a fuzzy post. I am so excited that summer is almost here! It basically is, but I don't kick it off until school is out on Friday!! Woo hoo. I can't wait for our summer travels and enjoying friends and family. This featured home doesn't look like anything we will be visiting, but I sure do find it inspiring. It's so simple, yet so grand. It is so unassuming, yet so confidently chic. Love, love, love it!!



5th and state said...

oh charlotta, that would be a heavenly home, cannot even imagine!
the decor and the architectural details wrap it up into one perfect package

Geisslein said...

looove this style, and the stonewalls! greetings from germany, geisslein

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Charlotta, I just love this. The windows opening into such a warm, lofty space has me reeling!

Tina said...

My dearest Friend!
This is such an amazing place!!! Love the architecture and all of the natural elements, also how this place is sucessfullyv decorated- the simplicity and the mix of styles. Just lovely!

Sarah Klassen said...

Hello Charlotta,

First off, thank you for the lovely and kind comments. I hope that our Monika has well and will return home safe and sound soon. As for this place, well, I think I am in heaven... spacious, a little rustic, incredibly beautiful, all of the elements are there. I am in love.

Wishing you a wonderful week,

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I completely love those stones & natural woods. The house is very charming and welcoming.
Great post!

Stacey said...

Hi there lovely!
Every inch of this lovely abode is TDF!! Oh, and how abut all that natural light? So, with school is officially on summer break today(though i go in for 2 more days next week for workshops), so i'll have time to chit chat more in the coming days. Can't wait!! XX

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Absolutely incredible -what a place and what great bones!

First House on the Right said...

I love the idea of creating a new home in a building that was once used for another purpose. What a lovely job she has done combining the old and new! Hope you are having a lovely weekend Charlotta. Nicolex

Splendid Willow said...

Oh my! What a place, Charlotta!
Hard to be unhappy in that house!

It is hard to get back to blogging after a few weeks off - but it is good to be back here!

Happy weekend to you and hugs to the entire family!


P.S Your new header looks great!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi my darlings. I'm glad you enjoyed this tour. I felt weak at the knees scrolling over several of these rooms and can so see myself lounging here!

Big hugs to all!

xx Charlotta

Y said...

WOWOOWOWOW! What an amazing find! Oh how it would be a dream to live in such a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing!

zerry ht said...

Wow!! What a great transformation done. This is an amazing place now. I would love to visit there if I would get a chance. Well, can you suggest me some beautiful lofty spaces for my event? I am unable to find a beautiful one from online. Help me!

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