A French Barn Turned Quirky Family Home

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Remember Joséphine Gintzburger, the German-French designer behind this gorgeous Paris apartment? She's applied her mix of new-school minimalism and old-school glamor to this old barn in Bourgogne, France, that was converted into a family home.

Here we have rough-hewn beams and concrete countertops, lovely old chandeliers and single bulbs dangling from fluorescent cords, all peacefully coexisting — all of it very lovely, and none of it quite what you would expect. The long counter that stretches through the main space is perfect for a family preparing meals together, and the little monster critter I spy in photo #2 is perfect for adding a little bit of whimsy. (For some reason I love him.) I'm already planning my visit.

You can see many more photos of this home over at Trendland. To see more of Joséphine's work, visit her website.

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