On my adventures and working with clients in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and the South of France. In all these places I was blown away by the beautiful luxury bedlinen. Visiting the South of France over 20 years ago inspired the range of “French Country Design”, based on Mimosa flower and I want to be surrounded by the beauty and share it with you.
SUMMERHOUSE LINEN - French Country Linen
🌼 100% European Linens
🌼 🌼 Hand Embroidered Bedding Art
🌼 🌼 🌼 Nature inspired - Heritage techniques inspired.
About French Country Design ( Maybe it should be called Australian Country)
If you have been lucky enough to drive around the South of France in February / March time and you will keep noticing the gorgeous yellow flowers of the Mimosa trees. Open your window and you will notice their delicious perfume as well.
It spoke to me of HOPE a burst of beauty just when you are sick of winter and can't wait for the first signs of spring these trees burst into bloom and add instant brightness to the days.
If we ever get to travel to these places again and you are down on the Mediterranean coast there is even a Mimosa route - La Route des Mimosas. This is a 130 km drive and includes eight villages starting at Bormes-les-Mimosas and continuing to Grasse.
During the period 15 January to 15 March there are many events celebrating the Mimosa flowers in this region.
All you lovely Australian may know. The Mimosa tree belongs to the Acacia spp. Acacia dealbata is the most commonly seen but there are over 1000 species worldwide.
But did you know?
The Mimosa was introduced to the South of France from Australia in the 19th century by wealth English with homes on the Cote d'Azur. It quickly escaped from the gardens and grew prolifically in the area. It is much loved be the French and appears in many French gardens.