Charles Spada’s French Renovation

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For those of you who know me, know I love French design.  French inspiration can be found in many of the interiors I do.

In the newest issue of Veranda Magazine, February 2012 issue, Boston interior designer, Charles Spada, features the renovation of his new Normandy home.  I used the dining room photo from the magazine in yesterday’s post-the gray/blue paneled walls.

He purchased the Manor de Berthouville, built in 1652–it was originally a hunting lodge.  The home itself was left in great shape, a little run down, but overall definitely workable.  Charles used local artisans to improve this once grandeur home.  And he did a fabulous job at designing the space.  No detail was left out.

Veranda Magazine, February 2012 Issue
The architecture alone is gravitating.
Veranda Magazine, February 2012 Issue

The paneled walls are perfect, and the color so refreshing.  The combination of the grays and whites add depth and interest.  The pop of leopard silk fabric on the canapé makes a great statement.

Veranda Magazine, February 2012 Issue

The living room is remarkable.  I love that he had the fireplace stained against the painted walls to create the main focal point.  Once again there are paneled walls, creating a unification to each room.  Notice the fabulous floors, chevron pattern–no need for a rug to hide that beauty.  Furniture and fabrics are perfectly soothing.

Veranda Magazine, February 2012 Issue

This dining room is Fabulously French!  Everything about this space is wonderful.  I love the use of the plaid fabric for the curtains–adds a casual feel.  The combination of paint and stained furniture works beautifully here.  The grandfather clock and cello sitting in the corner are perfectly placed.

Veranda Magazine, February 2012 Issue

The converted library is now home to the master suite.  But I love that he kept part of the library’s identity here, making it a great backdrop for the bed.  What is more perfect than books with a bed.  I want to sit up in that bed and read a wonderful novel.

Which space in this romantic French home is your favorite?  Mine would have to be the dining room hands down.

**Photos taken by: Alexandre Bailhache

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