This is the name the owners picked for their lodge located in the heart of Chédigny, the only village in France classified as “Jardin Remarquable” (Remarkable Garden).
My mission there consisted in mobilizing different entreprises around this project which, at the time, was dragging on, verifying their specifications, assessing incurred expenses, establishing a list of all required finishes, proposing a theme related to the region and imagining various and harmonious atmospheres.
I’ve always been passionate about architectural heritage and very keen on bringing people with different artistic visions together.
“Odyssées Féminines” emulsified feminine ingredients with surprising flavours. It was elaborated with enthusiasm and, as with all good recipes, a lot of heart.
One day, a client called me up and said : “ My husband is going to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a month and during his absence, I would like to give our rather dated cabinet a nice facelift”.
Later that day, I was given the keys to the place, carte blanche and 10 days to transform the lobby, the waiting room and the secretary’s office.
My clients had just arrived in France and acquired this well located but soulless house. Very attached to their culture of origi, they could not recognize themselves in this impersonal atmosphère and did not know how to marry this various influences.
A rich house nestled in the heart of a wooded park, whose interior openings did not emphasize the volumes and complicated the circulation. The new owners wanted a more fluid communication between the living rooms and more playful spaces for family life.
My client was moving from an 18th century mansion to an architect's house and found this challenge very stimulating.
My mission consisted in :
Arrange intimateand dedicated spaces.
Selecting and disposing of suitable furniture by playing with the glass surfaces allowing the garden to take pride of place.
Bed and breakfast, gites and charming hotels have become a must in French tourism.
A warm welcome, a story to tell, an architectural heritage, a family home to discover and human encounters often lasting are among the many reasons to choose this type of lodging.
Here are some of the lighting arrangements that have been entrusted to me and that I have had great pleasure in making with listening and creativity.