With the owners originating from France, Christmas in this home is full of linen and natural materials. Discover the secrets behind this chic-country style
Meet + greet
Who lives here? Virginie and Stephane Fontes, Lucas, 10, and Sacha, 2. They often return to France where Virginie collects decor pieces to sell.
All I want for Christmas… “I am dreaming of a paper sculpture by Australian artist Anna-Wili Highfield,” says Virginie.
Favourite space? “I love the courtyard with its eucalyptus tree and all the palm trees around it. It’s a lovely place all year round,” says Virginie.
- Keep it natural. Opt for bedding and accessories in linen and natural materials in muted colours of browns and creams.
- Get industrious. Give yourself some light relief from the French country look by interspersing industrial chic in the form of lighting, shelving or cabinets.
- Groups are good. Get maximum impact by displaying your ornaments in groups of three or more.
Words by: Natalie Walton. Photography by: Chris Warnes/Warnes & Walton/Living Inside