This Flower-Covered Chateau is Like Nothing You've Seen Before

This Flower-Covered Chateau is Like Nothing You've Seen Before

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 10, 2016

(Image credit: Claire Basler)

In this chateau in the South of France, artist Claire Basler has made her home into her canvas. Almost every wall is covered in bold, oversized florals and foliage, which mix with actual florals and foliage to create a transportive, poetic dreamscape of a home.

(Image credit: Inside Out)

Claire, whose art is inspired by nature, has found plenty to inspire her in the grounds of the 13th-century Chateau de Beauvoir. She's brought that inspiration inside with lush murals depicting trees and flowers, which are oversized and exaggerated almost as if in a dream.

(Image credit: Inside Out)
(Image credit: Claire Basler)
(Image credit: Claire Basler)

Enhancing the effect are plenty of actual flowers and even trees, like the ones growing in the living room and kitchen, which give the home a touch of the surreal.

(Image credit: Claire Basler)
(Image credit: Inside Out)

I love this bedroom, where the linens and furniture complement, but don't compete with, the dark, moody florals on the walls.

(Image credit: Claire Basler)
(Image credit: Inside Out)

Another bedroom repeats the same dark, almost stormy, palette; in the bathroom, only a touch of a floral mural appears on the wall of the shower.

I first spotted Claire's home at Lina Josefin Berg. You can see more photos of the home on Claire's website, and see her other paintings here. You can also see photos of the chateau in this article from Australian magazine Inside Out.

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