Marie-Laure Helmkampf creates elegant yet rustic French homes. Whether they are modern farmhouses, village homes or country cottages, each is thoughtfully designed and decorated.
Her exquisite architectural spaces are expertly furnished with pieces which complement the building's raw materials. The large Anduze urn is the perfect choice in this divine dining room.
Stone, timber, glass, crisp white plaster and metal are recurring finishes in her work. For her contemporary designs, she creates a focal points with vintage pieces.
A vintage chair adds instant character to this bold bedroom with it's mustard and bronze colored bed-linen.
She artfully uses outdoor French chairs, alongside a rustic table, with painted benches to create this unique farmhouse style dining space. A rustic chopping board accentuates the timber joinery in the kitchen.
Vintage glassware and demijohn bottles are also a recurring piece of decor. Seen here in the bedroom, they beautifully juxtapose the crisp twisting stairs.
The modern fireplace is also decorated with vintage French demijohn bottles.
To continue the glassware theme, clear demijohns and vintage bottles are tastefully displayed on this rustic buffet.
The raw timber, crisp white, black framed windows and doors and glass work together in harmony. This provincial home has a superb ambiance.
I love the earthy tones and pops of color in this living room, and the nod to Anduze with the large biot jar in beside the fireplace.
I find built in kitchen islands can be such a lost opportunity. Marie-Laure Helmkampf carefully selects a rustic table with draws and plenty of open storage to make a centerpiece in this beautiful farmhouse kitchen. When moving house, this kind of storage doesn't need to be left behind.
Marie-Laure chooses a rustic salvaged door to add rich texture and earthy tones to this neutral bathroom.
Marie-Laure creates contrast in this modern master bedroom with a rustic ladder used as a towel rack.
A pair of vintage wicker armchairs look wonderful beside this inviting pool.
A classic French garden table in this quiet shady spot in the garden, an olive tree sits in a zinc panier - bringing out the grey tones in the stonework.
Summer in Provence - fruit trees, green vineyards with plump grapes, and of course olive trees.
All images care of ML Helmpkampf.