I think I am in love~
(shocking, I know...)
I first saw this here and the minute I did, I knew I had to go in search of the entire story.
Do you ever have those moments when your heart nearly stops, when you catch your breath because you can completely picture yourself there? That is how I felt when I saw the story of Charmaine and Paul Jack, their little family, and the old barn they had converted in the Gard region of southern France (a beautiful area Ange and I drove through this past April).
The 250 year old barn sits on 3 acres and I can just imagine rolling hills, warm breezes blowing through open windows, and endless sunshine.
Charmaine managed all of the interior design work and did an incredible job of marrying historic stone with modern amenities. The entire home is so comfortable and welcoming - I love the simplicity and warmth.
I love this quote by Charmaine - "Weekends are spent relaxing and cooking with friends and family. ‘Our neighbours give us home-grown tomatoes, figs and even honeycomb, and I buy everything else from the local market. We live a very rural life but the best thing is sharing it with friends and neighbours,’ says Charmaine."
That is the life I want to lead...
all photos courtesy of living, etc.