A Texas couple replicate the French Provencal style in their Houston home.
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Sara and Bo Barnwell love the rustic character of the south of France, so instead of relocating they had a house built in their hometown to replicate the look they like so much. To make their new home dream a reality, the Barnwells hired a Houston architect named Leslie Davidson who had already designed several Mediterranean-style homes.
To create the Provencal feeling inside, old beams from Louisiana were treated to look timeworn. Limestone was used extensively on the floors and fireplace hearth for a subtle background to the more colorful elements. Yellow, brown and orange tints were hand-rubbed onto the walls to give them depth and rustic character. The French country color palette extends to the windows as well with fabrics featuring a cornflower blue background.
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