Sneak Peak: Inside The Striking Farmhouse Designed By Jean-Louis Deniot

Jean-Louis Deniot is synonym of luxurious and elegant interiors.  Even when he renovates a old farmhouse, he’s sophisticated style is present in simple details.INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT

This was very special and closed to the heart project to the Parisian interior designer, that worked with his sister and business partner, Virginie Deniot, to totally renew a centuries-old French farmhouse, making it an elegant shelter for the family. Unexpectedly, the whole house renovation took only a year.

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The brother and sister managed to keep some of the original materials into the new design. Jean-Louis Deniot describes this project as “not too sophisticated, yet more sophisticated than you’d normally have in the country.”INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT
It all started with a two-story rectangular structure, but soon enough the designer decided to extend the house’s layout by building a passage connecting it to the adjacent stable.INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT
First of all, because the house gets so much natural light, Jean-Louis chose a dark palette for the walls and used paler fabrics to break up the darkness of this modern farmhouse.INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOTMany of the furniture pieces and fabrics were acquired by the siblings during their travels, such as the terra-cotta vase from Ibiza that is now in the living room, the Tangier rug in the library/office, and the dining area’s Brutalist C. Jeré brass lantern, which they bought at a flea market in Los Angeles.INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOTINSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOTThe stable became a living room and an open kitchen, and a bedroom was turned into a library/office with a more rustic decor. The former kitchen, with its brick hearth, is now Jean-Louis’s guest room.INSIDE A SOPHISTICATED FARMHOUSE DESIGNED BY DENIOT

Upstairs, below the gabled ceilings, there are three more bedrooms, two new baths, and a media room. An under-floor radiant-heating system was installed, and three dormers were built—one in the front and two in the back—to match the existing one, filling the second floor with light.
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The Deniot family’s modern farmhouse sits on seven acres in the melancholic french countryside.

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