House & Garden recently republished the French country retreat of textiles dealer Susan Deliss and I thought you might like to see. Originally featured in the magazine’s July 2016 issue, the eighteenth-century country house belongs to Susan and her husband Max, a fine-art restorer. The couple first set foot on the gorgeous Burgundy property over 16 years ago. Though severely neglected at the time, the pair saw the property’s potential and over the years have transformed it into an idyllic summer getaway. Deliss, a former lawyer turned antiques dealer, has a spectacular eye for design and her treasures (textiles! furniture! lampshades!) are featured throughout. Shop Susan’s gorgeous finds in her online shop here, and below, explore more of the couple’s colorful country home. Photography by Paul Massey.
The first floor’s patterned tile floors are such a dream. The charming red painted dresser has me wanting to makeover all the wood pieces in my own home.
Moroccan side tables are the perfect place to set your drink. I love how comfy all the upholstery pieces appear.
The living room walls are painted the prettiest pale blue. You already know I love an oversized ottoman in place of a coffee table (see here).
A block print tablecloth injects color into the dining room. The orderly arrangement of antique lithographs on the walls adds a bit of formality to the country space.
I adore the unconventional orange walls in the kitchen. All the paintwork throughout the home was brushed, not rolled. The home’s owner, Max Deliss, believes brushing paint results in a superior finish.
Max painted the suzani print walls in the hallway himself.
The gorgeous bedroom curtains were made from a French linen, that was dyed hot pink.
The bedroom’s gingham mid-century chair (it looks Danish!) is an unexpected and chic addition.
Pale blue in the bathroom…
Susan had the headboard in this bedroom made from an antique suzani. She sells the wonderful pleated ikat lampshades you see throughout the home in her online shop.
The home’s charming exterior is covered in ivy–just what my summertime dreams are made of.
Talk about an idyllic setting! The house overlooks France’s lovely Serein river.