As posted on Sotto Il Monte
January 26, 2009 by RY
Images from Mediterranean Living
By Lisa Lovatt-Smith, 1998
Of his fisherman's cottage in Hyéres on the Côte d'Azur, Frederic Mechiche says, "I like to feel the past on the walls, the lived-in aspect of the house. I have a horror of things too new or restored."
The Fisherman's Cottage on Television
If anyone can figure out how to watch this online please let me know!
Fine Living visits Frédéric Méchiche
World By Design
Homes of Simple Pleasures
We'll visit the seaside village of Hyéres to drop in with the celebrated interior designer Frédéric Méchiche. Once a rustic 18th century fisherman's house, Méchiche's home in the south of France creates an interesting juxtaposition between the rustic and refined—with elegant muslin-covered French antiques contrasting original stone walls and peeling paint.
Méchiche House Facts:
• The village of Hyéres is an hour west of St. Tropez on the Mediterranean.
• The Directoire period in France was from 1799-1804.
• In his Paris apartment, Frédéric Méchiche displays works of art by Miró and DuBuffet.
• Méchiche's drapery treatment was inspired by an antique painting.
Frédéric Méchiche, Interior Designer
Gallerie Frédéric Méchiche
4 rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris, France