How many country houses have you seen in magazines and online? I have seen tons, as you can well imagine, but this one is different.
First of all, the definition ‘country house’ is limited for this property, even if it is how the owner calls it.
It is a mansion or more precisely a ‘chateaux’, a castle.
The second astonishing thing about this seventeenth century property is the way it has been decorated by its interior designer owner, Pierre Yovanovitch in a style somehow appropriate and complementary to the period of the house, but also unusual compared to what we normally see.
He has blended the simplicity of Alex Vervoordt’s esthetics, some modernist pieces, a passion for contemporary art and the texture of a lot of natural materials.
Pierre Yovanovitch has managed to create a style that is perfect for a house in the countryside but not in a country style, it is modern but still fits perfectly into a period space which is minimal but rich and warm.
I find it very inspiring, what do you think? How would you decorate a house like this?
The beautiful photographs are by Stephen Ken Johnson, my new love in interior photography.