Take one estate in the historic region of Provence, France.
The style is old, the buildings new: aged beams and vaulted ceilings meet air conditioning and underfloor heating. How best, then, to furnish it? Here FT Residential tackles this design dilemma by dressing the interior in both contemporary and classic styles.
This Dama cabinet was designed by Italian stone brand Citco and its inlaid, geometric doors feature Bianco Carrara and Nero Marquina marble.
Baccarat brings Georges Chevalier’s 1930 design back to life with this limited-edition crystal decanter and glasses set.
Known for her pared-down elegance, Rose Uniacke has designed the Stitched armchair, which is made of marine-grade steel with soft dyed leather and raw oak and caned seats.
Adam Williams’ striking Icicle Console Table is made by craftspeople in Somerset, UK and finished in gold leaf with a limestone top.
Catching the natural light with its angled silver discs, this unusual Nova wall light from Porta Romana is made from cast brass, bronze and aluminium.
The weaving branches of this bespoke amethyst diamond olive chandelier by Cox London are created using free form forged iron, then decorated with crystal and amethyst drops and hand-pulled beads.
This delicate Calla Lily Oval tray by metalware designer Michael Aram is crafted from hand-textured stainless steel, natural brass and white enamel.
Dating back to the 18th century, this carved Spanish silver gilt mirror is by Colefax and Fowler, interior decorators renowned for their timeless English style.
This charming mid-20th-century French drinks trolley in polished brass from Nicholas Wells Antiques can be found at Lapada, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.
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With a Breche d’Alep marble top, this c1950 Baroque table from Guinevere Antiques is reminiscent of French architect Jean-Charles Moreux’s style.
Photographs: Christian Parmelee; Laurent Parrault; Daniel Pearce; Nathaniel Davies