Maria de la Orden at Atelier Vime
I enjoy following the Instagram account of Marna De la Orden who is the co-founder of Maria de la Orden which is a fashion and accessory line of “unique looks designed between Paris and Madrid in eco-friendly and original fabrics” with very reasonable prices. Her style is much more colorful than mine which I found inspiring and she’s always on the go traveling. Recently, she was in Provence with the other co-founder Laura de la Reveliere to photograph one of their collections. I immediately recognized the location of the shoot was the home of Atelier Vime, another one of my favorite Instagram accounts. It was a perfect synergy and I’ve combined both of their Instagram account photos for another look at this patina filled property.
The Atelier Vime façade. Under the wild fig tree is an armchair by Arne Jacobsen designed in 1936. On the large balcony is a typical 18th-century Louis XV wrought iron railing.
Entry arches with original 18th-century stone floors and 19th-century blue patina.
Maria de la Orden Ajaccio Dress.
Sunset on the west facade.
The main staircase with its wrought iron stair railing and original wall colors made with pigments from the area. An 18th-century armchair by cabinetmaker Martin Julien sits in front of an early 19th-century Iranian “Bothé” carpet and a pair of 18th-century Louis XV Encoignures.
“Encoignure is a type of furniture located in a corner of a room. In French, it literally means the angle, or return, formed by the junction of two walls. Since the 20th century, the word has been chiefly used to designate a small armoire, commode, cabinet or cupboard made to fit a corner.”
A bouquet with Narcissus and wild flowers on a 18th-century marble column and 19th-century Turkish ceramics.
A view to the main entrance hall with provençal furniture.
Maria de la Orden Biarritz Kaftan.
The salon d’hiver with all its original 18thc Louis XV elements, stone paving, alder wood ceiling called plafond à la française, and a typical provencal painted stone fireplace.
Sunset in the yellow room.
Alma in the yellow drawing room.
An 17th-century Aubusson tapestry above a Consulat daybed and an 18th-century Compagnie des Indes bowl.
In the yellow drawing room, a Régence chair with an Aubusson tapestry and Italian 18th-century embroidered curtains, with a Louis XV stone fountain in the corner.
The fire place in the yellow room, a provencal glazed ceramic fountain, roses from the garden and 19th-century little birds made in Vallauris.
In the kitchen, 1960 French Riviera straw and rattan chairs, 1950 Vallauris ceramics, 18th-century Moustiers ceramics, a 1930 drawing by Henry Ottmann and the Gabriel, placemats, basket and the Medici vase by Atelier Vime Editions.
Alma in the stair hall.
In the green room, a wood and straw bed by Charlotte Perriand, 18th-century gilded wood mirror, chest of drawers, metal and porcelain chandelier, and the tropique chair by Mathieu Matégot.
Wild flowers from around the house on a 1930 rattan and wood log side table from our Atelier Vime workshop archives.
A photo of the bedroom by Maria de la Orden.
In the green room, the Medium Medici vase by Atelier Vime Editions, a drawing by Édouard Manet, and a 18th-century chair with its original tapestry. The table cover is a beautiful 18th-century block print fabric from @les.olivades family archives.
In the green room, an 18th-century chair with its original tapestry paired with a stool by Madeleine Castaing, a 19th-century Chinese lamp, and a charcoal drawing by Édouard Manet.
A Louis XV fireplace with its original marble trompe l’œil painting and its gypserie trumeau, a Régence mirror, a Louis Philippe quilted blanket, Empire furniture, and a drawing by Jean Bourgoint and painting by André Derain.
The blue room with an 18th-century armchair by cabinetmaker Martin Jullien on an 18th-century Turkish carpet.
In the bathroom are original 1920 pair of basins.
Marina de la Orden looking at the blue room from the bathroom mirror.
Behind the 19th-century copper bathtub is wall fabric by @lamaisonpierrefrey and an 18th-century Venetian table, and a pair of 1940s sconces.
An early 18th-century Aubusson tapestry and a hand painted provencal family tree, c. 1768, paired with an 18th-century armchair by cabinetmaker Martin Julien, an 18th-century child chair, a 1926 painting by Charles Kvapil, and a 17th-century Iranian vase with broom flowers from around the Atelier Vime house.
A vue of the courtyard with the beautiful Albizia or silk tree. On the table are provencal 19th-century glazed ceramics.
Maria de la Orden enjoying the garden.
The wicker and leather bird cage lanterns with led candles, based on a model from Atelier Vime archives and created by their workshop in the 50s.
Setting the table in the Maria de la Orden Comporta Kaftan.
The table set in the garden.
The Maria de la Orden Ajaccio Dress in orange on the right.
The bougainvillea in the garden.
The Maria de la Orden Biarritz Kaftan.
A “rougequeue noir” family birds settled during a renovation.
Field of poppies.
Alma in the driver’s seat of cute car along the river and the broom flowers.
The Baux-de-Provence village.