Home Tour: Atelier Vime

  • Words Annick Weber
  • Photography Marina Denisova

Inside the Provençal home that inspired a craft revival.

  • Words Annick Weber
  • Photography Marina Denisova

It’s late afternoon and Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson’s dog, Alma, is sleeping peacefully in a corner of their Provençal home, her ears occasionally twitching in response to the birdsong in the garden. Sunlight is flooding through a set of French windows, casting a warm glow over the arabesque-patterned floor tiles and the room’s yellow lime-washed walls. An 18th-century Aubusson tapestry glows golden as if illuminated from within. The scene has a painterly quality: It’s not for nothing that the South of France—a land of sun-baked colors and fierce light—has fired the imagination of generations of artists. 

We’re in the “summer salon,” so named for its sunny exposition and color palette. There’s also a snow-white-walled “winter salon” on the other side of th...

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