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    Default A farmhouse in Tuscany, Italy




    This farmhouse was nothing but ruins but architect Jean-Philippe Gauvin brought new life into it. He renovated the farmhouse while preserving the authenticity and sense of the place. The terrace (images above) is decorated in an oriental style. The fabric and pillows are from Turkey.

    The cupboard in the kitchen was kept in the orginal pink colour.

    For the pool (image below), Jean-Philippe Gauvin preferred a grey coating giving the water a nice dark green rather than a bright blue. This way the pool merges with the gorgeous landscape.

    (images from Marie Claire Maison)

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    i'd move in... and quickly.
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    dump the furniture, the house itself is awesome
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    Nicely understated, nothing wrong with the furniture, it's unobtrusive and belongs there, Jean-Philippe has good taste and isn't a show-off, unlike some...

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    the furniture is country rural kitch crap.. you could easily throw in some modern stuff in there for a nice stylistic contrast that still stays harmonious

    and those tacky woven rugs are the first to go
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    Nothing kitch with utilitarian basic furniture that just fulfill its purpose, it lets you appreciate the house, not the "decor"

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    the decor is integral, the space is great and deserves to be complimented with something other than utilitarian rurality.

    See, the bathroom has been updated with some modern touches that aren't out of place.. and that pool is nothing if not modern
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    The bathroom and the pool are both utilitarian also, not decor pieces, there's no need to work to create a decor in those mediterranean houses, the simplest option works best when you have some taste and don't try to show off

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    Like it a lot. I would personally change the furniture, but I can see
    how others would prefer what's in the house now. Very picturesque.
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    The tub is a decor piece, the paint is, the new sink is. The pool is a decor piece just by its minimalist design.

    Who said anything about showing off? Modern minimalist stuff isn't even about showing off.. it's about clean lines and simplicity.

    also, every piece in that place now, no matter how rustic, was chosen on purpose and placed "just so". None of it is natural or even rustic, those fabrics probably cost a mint. They're made to LOOK rustic.

    That kitchen table was probably bought for a ton of cash and then weathered to look even more rustic.

    None of it, besides the house, is authentic
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    All the stuff is utilitarian, the look is what you find everywhere in the region, not only the tourists who want to look local but the locals too, if you introduce modern furnityure it won't stand on its own, it would look incongruous, you'd need to have more pieces around it...if you want something really basic you have to go with this unobtrusive stuff

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    Love it! Don't care about the rest.
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    New paint job and some new furniture and it's good to go.

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