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January 23, 2008

Carocim%203.jpgFor reasons that I won't bore you with, I had no water yesterday and was reduced to washing my hair in warmed up Evian (which I suppose feels vaguely Diana Vreeland-esque). But at least one aspect of the current round of renovations has gone according to plan: the handpainted Provencal tiles, which have just been put in place above the kitchen sink.

I first saw these tiles by Carocim (www.carocim.fr) at the hotel Mirande in Avignon, where they have been used to stunning effect on the bathroom floors. I subsequently made a special trip to the showroom in Aix-en-Provence to pick up a catalogue, from which I chose my clashing mélange. (Happily, Carocim takes orders by phone and will deliver across France.) Probably Sarah Beeney would have a few tart words to say about the eye-popping patchwork of tiles - and I can imagine future owners of my house laughing at my bad taste - but I am really pleased with the effect.

comments (8)

1. Posted by alessandra on January 23, 2008 2:04 PM

Looks like you need sunglasses to enter your kitchen Mimi

2. Posted by estpahan on January 23, 2008 3:22 PM

Love the tiles. Why don't you decorate the bathroom step in something similar?

3. Posted by Bourg Tibourg on January 24, 2008 10:35 AM

Here's to bad taste, I say!

4. Posted by lilia liu on January 24, 2008 3:16 PM

They look lovely. X

5. Posted by lb on January 24, 2008 4:36 PM


6. Posted by Kh on January 24, 2008 6:34 PM

Standing at your sink will never be the same again. What a view. How did you choose which went where?

7. Posted by sarahbeebee on January 24, 2008 7:15 PM

It was champagne that Diana Vreeland said you should wash your hair in.

8. Posted by Chris on January 29, 2008 2:15 PM

I LOVE those tiles...

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