Is there such a thing as the perfect place to live? If there is, I think this could be it! At least, I’m sure Sara Silm – author of the book How To Country French Country would say so.
Sara describes herself as an Aussie girl, with a pinch of the Middle East, a spoonful of Africa and marinaded in Russia – now simmering in Southwest France! As you might have guessed, Sara is passionate about cooking, and her journal contains droolworthy recipes from every corner of the world.
Naturally, a lady into cooking, needs a beautiful kitchen – and Chateau Montford – her home in France which she shares with her husband and children certainly has this in spades!
But there’s more to this wonderful home too. Hundreds of years ago, a French general scoured the Bearnaise countryside in search of the perfect place to build a chateau. He settled on Montfort, a charming village nestled amid the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Sara and her husband bought the chateau in April 2015 and have gradually been reawakening the property, after years of dormancy. Today, room after room reveals a story of vintage and antique finds, lovely Farrow & Ball hues and nature themed wallpaper (much of which is from the Swedish brand Sandberg).
Ready to fall in love? Here are a few snapshots of Sara’s French dream!
Wow! It’s like something out of a fairy-tale.
I will be dreaming about owning a chateau in the south of France all week how about you?
Is there anything that stood out to you in particular?
You can read all about Chateau Montford, Sara’s book and her recipes here. If you’re curious about particular wallpaper, colours and items – Sara is great at listing them on her instagram feed. You are also welcome to ask away in the comment section below and I’ll do my best to help!
Would you like to take a look around a few other French homes today? Mes oui!
A relaxed, vintage inspired home in the French countryside
Kristin’s current rustic French home and her former home in the south of france.
Old meets new in a Paris apartment
An 18th century former basketry workshop
A Swedish photographer and hat-maker’s home in France
Alexandra’s vintage inspired home in the French countryside
I hope this has filled you with inspiration for the start of the week!
Photography by Sara Silm, shared with kind permission
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