Maison de Poitiers - Chambre Verte
This room has the biggest bed in the house 180 x 200 which is large by french standards as a lot of the antique beds are 140 x 200 or even 135 x 190 cms.
The room was already green so rather than go to a lot of additional expense of changing the decor, I decided to go with the existing colours.
Chaise in the Chambre Verte
This room gets the sun in the morning so this chair is perfect for watching the birds and enjoying a nice quiet cup of tea......which incidentally is always requested by our Parisian guests as they consider it to be quite exotic much to my partner's amusement who is english hence he takes the tea thing for granted.
That is something that I loved about living in India as I lived in the Taj Mahal Hotel for a year and in the afternoon darjeeling tea was served in the lounge by a butler with white gloves in a silver teapot - how fabulously decadent!
Both this room and the Chambre Baroque have basins in the bedroom as opposed to the bathroom which has worked well as the exisiting dressing rooms were rather petite.
Vanity in the Chambre Verte
Along the hall from the Chambre Verte is the Chambre Baroque......
Maison de Poitiers Chambre Baroque
This room has the original wallpaper and I like it but my partner is not that keen on it.
I had a lot of fun furnishing Maison de Poitiers as it was my first house in France and I love it when the french say how french it is, it is a real compliment.
Sadly we are in the process of selling Maison de Poitiers as we are hoping to buy a property that will serve as a retreat during the winter months when it gets too cold in France.
We are keeping the property that we are in the process of renovating which, from the beginning of July, will operate as apartments/Chambres D'hotes complete with shop on the ground floor opening in September 2009.
Hope that you have enjoyed the tour of Maison de Poitiers.