In a previous post I had shared with all of you dear readers my visit to the garden's of Giverny.
At that time, I indicated that I didn't think I had any photos of the inside of the house; but low and behold I did come across some little snippets of info about the inside of the house that you might enjoy.
The village of Giverny is located on the right bank of the River Seine about 48 miles from Paris. It is at the confluence of one of the two branches of the River Epte, lined with willows and poplars.
Claude Money (l840-l926), thanks to the railway, discovered Giverny late in the l9th century and bought "the Press House" a farmhouse with an orchard now known as The Clos Normand. He was completely inspired by the surrounding countryside. He gradually limited himself to painting the water garden, Nympeas, that he created by diverting the Epte river to his Japanese Bridge and the water lilies on the pond that was dug.
Monet was influenced by the Japanese culture. Although he almost never left Europe, and never traveled to Japan he collected over 200 Japanese Wood Prints, most on display in this beautiful home.
This is the main studio where Monet would often finish his painting after rendering the sketches outside.
The dining room and kitchen are depicted above. You will note the all too familiar French Provincial color scheme used in many of the French country homes of today.
I hope you have enjoyed my little tour today.
Blessings to all of you, have a beautiful day.