Behind blue shutters
Saint-Rémy de Provence, France
Behind the classic blue shutters of a stone house in Saint-Rémy de Provence, a French couple has converted an old farm into a summer sanctuary filled with contemporary art and design.
'After searching for 3 years, we were lucky to buy one of the rare stone houses in walking distance to the city center.'
Meet the family
At the foot of the Alpilles mountains in the heart of Provence lies the picturesque village of Saint-Rémy de Provence. Five years ago, Strasbourg natives, Monique and Régis made this town their second home when they bought a late 18th century traditional ‘mas’, the French word for farm house.
Lunch in the shade
Hour-long lunches are enjoyed in the small courtyard under the 200-year-old plane tree, a symbol of Provence.
Slow-living is on the agenda as opposed to a more hectic schedule in Strasbourg. Many hours are spent preparing family meals in the black steel kitchen from Vipp.
Take a seat
An authentic fireplace dominates the living room, where the couple find themselves reading books from their hidden library. Monique has done the interior decoration and chosen a mix of vintage pieces, mid-century modern Scandinavian furniture and local ceramics fused with a collection of contemporary photography.
At the end of the top floor corridor, the master bedroom holds both a walk-in closet, bathroom, and bedroom in one space. Vitrines dividing bed- and bathroom transport light into the grey mosaic bathroom where an Agape washbasin stands tall as a sculpture.
'I have known Vipp's products for decades and to me it equals quality. So, when I heard that Vipp had made a kitchen, we decided to go see it next time we were in Copenhagen.'
Vipp espresso cup
A small object ideal for the morning wake-up routine. Designed by Danish ceramicist, Annemette Kissow, the espresso cup is part of the Vipp ceramics collection characterised by its matte surface and glazed interior.Buy now