A Love of Antiques Doesn't Have to Result in Shabby Chic

A Love of Antiques Doesn't Have to Result in Shabby Chic

Amy Azzarito
Jul 31, 2009

When Linda and Claes Leyon purchased their home in a French village, they traded a not-so-special cement box for a spectacular view. They warmed up the space by haunting local flea markets for one-of-a-kind finds. The resulting mix of modern lines with rustic antiques and sparkly chandeliers creates a perfect juxtaposition.

1 We love the arrangement of four comfy armchairs, rather than a sofa in the living room. In such a spare room, the chandelier really shines!
2 The dining room has a little bit more going on, but the dining table for 12 really stands out against the gray walls. Note that the furniture is painted the same color as the wall, which helps the space to feel serene and uncluttered.
3 A clock collection!
4 You can get a sense of how spare the home is from this photograph. We love the linen drapes in the background.
5 The bedroom is another mix of old and new. The bed and bedding are antique while the bedside table was custom-made and the lamp is from IKEA.

We've posted less than half the photos here, so if you like the space, check out the full sköna hem article.

(Images: Clive Tompsett)

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