Some things stay very much the same and astier de Villatte is one of them.
What stays the same is my love for their beautiful porcelain and incredible aesthetic. Yes, they have stunning new designs which only adds to their charm but essentially it is their white on white that speaks to me.
When the time came to think about breakfast porcelain for our new project, La Maison du Village in St Remy, I knew it was the perfect fit. It is not the most practical of choices but neither are many of my others. This boutique hotel will be our home in spirit so practicality will never be confused with love and attention to detail. I might not be there when you visit, at least not all the time, but I want the ambience to feel as if I am.
Please remind me of my impractical nature when the white antique linen covers are permanently at the dry cleaners. You know what? I don’t mind because beauty is for every day and France is home to so much beauty, we must take advantage and celebrate it.
Choosing the cups, saucers, plates and accessories invited a lot of ‘one for the hotel and one for me’ kind of thinking. The temptation and decision making was hard – I wanted it all and in particular their jugs and more decorative pieces. I did regain my focus and stick with coffee and teacups, bowls and plates. And maybe a few pretty hot chocolate cup additions.
The pieces will arrive very soon and that will be one unpack I won’t mind.
La Maison du Village is coming together – the beds arrived yesterday – that must be a positive sign.
And all I am waiting on now are the lights to be hung and the curtains to be made. Can’t wait to show you. xv