Christian Tortu - Design Inspiration

Christian Tortu is one of the leading floral designers in France. His creative approach to decorating his house in Noves outside Avignon, is always an inspiration to me. He takes the Christmas tree to a new level by inserting fir boughs into a bay topiary and surrounding the base with oranges.
Olive branches and hand blown ornaments grace the table.
Presents are wrapped in beautiful paper and gorgeous ribbons in his library.

Doesn't this look like a lovely place to spend Christmas?
Images: House Beautiful


  1. Ry, thrilled to see a post of yours. With a donkey and lamb, you wouldn't even have to decorate. Love the style he brings. Merry Christmas to you.

  2. oh yes..totally enchanted by his warm and cozy-chic ambiance !
    Joyeux Noël Ry !

  3. I am happy to see you and your beautiful photos...hope life is great..happy holidays...

  4. Lovely photos! I especially love the library. Happy Holidays, Ry!

  5. Thank you so much for introducing us to Christian Tortu! His work is gorgeous!!

  6. Great to see you post again Ry...hope life has been good!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  7. How beautifulare those photos?! Hope you are well and enjoying a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

    ...Now off to find some darling baby lambs...

  8. Wow Ry, how amazing is this! So very European - chic & elegant & sumptuous. Warm wishes to you for a very Happy Christmas.
    Millie x

  9. you soothe me.

    happy new year
    be blessed and prosper

  10. Cara Ry,

    I have missed you lately. Glad to see you back in blogging. Wish you all the best in the world for 2011! Bacione, Ingrid from a grey Umbria

  11. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  12. Absolutely fantastic blog!! I'm so happy to find you via CotedeTexas. I've started my own blog and store that I hope you'll visit and even follow - maybe. I make one of kind bottle art I think you'll really enjoy! Off to read more ... just wanted to say hi!

  13. J'adore la dernière image ! On s'imagine très bien vivre cette scène en Provence !!!

  14. Nice article, thanks for the information.


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