Villa Atlantida, a historical home in the French town Pau, is the home of Lisa and Julian Ménard and their five children. That the couple loves old things is not surprising if you see their home. It is filled with vintage furniture, from family heirlooms to items found in second-hand shops, which they combine with modern design. The building itself has beautiful details such as the stained glass windows, moldings and cement tiles. Luckily for the couple all the orginal features were still in good condition, so they’ve kept them all. What I especially love in this home is the use of color, which gives the home a fresh atmosphere instead of stuffy and old. I’ll admit, you either love this or hate it. But it’s certainly a unique family home, gosh how I wish I could walk through these vintage inspired rooms.
‘Our home is a “curly-haired granny” style, with a lot of frills and furbelows and colours’. – Lisa Ménard
‘Every element is original. The cooker, the house furniture and also the cement tiles: we wanted to keep most of it’.
photos by Eve Campestrini for The Socialite Family