Espirit Cabane

It’s that time of year again, when we all start dreaming where we’ll go in the summer. I know my thoughts have already turned to the little place we stay in every year on the west coast of France. I took these images last year in the hope they encompass the espirit cabane, one of those French sayings that are  hard to sum up – it means fun and freedom and a simpler life. We stumbled upon the property by accident a few years ago and booked it without seeing the interior, expecting the usual brown and yellow flat-pack horror. Imagine our surprise, then, when we opened the door to find the following…I was especially intrigued by the paint colour used on the doors and later discovered (with a bit of help from Cote Ouest magazine) that it is called Atlantic Grey. It’s a colour made for the wild west coast of France but one I’m still determined to incorporate into my own home, if only just to steal a little more of the wonderful cabane spirit!

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