Olivia Thébaut and her partner Julien-Noël Hay have chosen a former vineyard on the Atlantic coast to convey their vision of a home at one with nature. Open to the great outdoors, responding with a blend of raw materials to the abundant surrounding flora, here they play gently with the light of the Médoc and the conventions of Mediterranean seaside homes.
A fine living space inspired by Mediterranean imagination
Sunny and optimistic, the living area is seductive in its simplicity. Natural, raw materials combined with white walls, reminiscent of the immaculate houses of the south. Without pretension, on the contrary, the focus is on the essentials. A bench by a window where you can take in the stunning view, where the smooth lines and the accumulation of cushions are all about comfort. And colourful accents, like the Mediterranean blue of our Gioia table lamp, stimulate the eye.
A dining room with organic touches
It is an extension of the living room. The dining room, with its organic accents, provides the narrative, a common thread running through a living space that promotes a return to nature. In particular, by exploiting the natural charm of wood, a medium that Olivia and Julien-Noël have chosen to explore to the full and have all around them. Without overdoing it, the dining room table and chairs stand out against the white walls that run through the house, as do the polished concrete floors. An elegant balance of materials with a warm, comforting mineral palette.
A sleeping area with rugged charm
It's in the bedroom, too, that the seaside house atmosphere prevails. Fresh cotton gauze bed linen in soft tones combined with a bouquet of dried flowers brings the outdoors into the intimacy of the bedroom. And always there is untreated wood with a natural finish that is gentle on the eye.