Be inspired by this French country home

Take a tour around this elegant architect-designed 1960s house, nestled in the hilltops in the South of France, full of rustic touches and elegant furniture. For more homes inspiration, why not visit

This 1960s architect-designed house in the South of France features a living roomdining roomkitchen, study, cloakroom, six bedrooms (all en suite) and a studio apartment.

1/10 Exterior

house with swimming pool and garden

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

2/10 Hallway

hallway with staircase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

An elegant spiral staircase and a tiled floor keeps the look simple in this uncluttered hallway.

Floor tiles 
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3/10 Living room

living room with sofa set with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Decorated in neutral tones, the living room has a colonial air, thanks to woven furniture, an antique wooden coffee table and a ceiling fan. Exposed beams and a tiled floor create a rustic feel.

Milani Hemp from Romo
The Upholstery Shed.

4/10 Dining room

dining room with wooden flooring and wooden dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Unusual bamboo dining chairs make a striking statement in the dining room, while an antique terracotta floor adds a Provençal note.

Dining chairs
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5/10 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Dark kitchen cabinetry creates a seamless blend with the adjoining dining room. Botanical prints and wooden accessories keep the look informal.

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6/10 Master bedroom

bedroom with double bed with white bedding

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

On the first floor of the house, the master bedroom has far-reaching views of hillside olive groves. A soft palette of cream and beige lends a soothing air.

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Bedside table
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7/10 Garden bedroom

bedroom with wooden flooring and double bed with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Leading directly on to the terrace, this guest bedroom features plenty of red accents, including colourful cushions, to complement the locally sourced paintings that hang by the bed.

Curtains, bedspread and cushions

8/10 En suite

bathroom with commode and shower area

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Simple travertine tiles work well in this practical shower room, which also features handy recessed shelving.

Travertine tiles
Original Style.

9/10 Terrace

garden area with dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Vines are trained to form a whimsical porthole window on the sheltered terrace, which features a wooden dining table and chairs, perfect for shady al fresco dining.

Garden furniture
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10/10 Pool

garden with swimming pool

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

The garden features uninterrupted views of the surrounding Provençal countryside.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.