Extreme Makeover: French Country in the City

renovated living room by Callender Howorth

Jenny Munro had the dream of having an enchanting apartment in Nice where she could enjoy her off-time on the coveted Cote d’Azur.

The distance from living and working in Dubai did not detract her from realizing her dream, although one could easily ask how in the world did she manage to make this all happen?

Going for what you really want

When you enter Jenny’s apartment set in a Bourgeois building in the Musicien’s quarter, you enter a welcoming, yet elegant French country style retreat fashioned with whimsical touches reminiscent of Jenny’s sense of humor and personality.

Taking full advantage of the original high ceilings and vintage French doors, the interior design cleverly combines authentic charm with elegant French noblesse – English Tudor eat your heart out!

remodeled kitchen Callender Howorth

As wallpaper is common for French interiors, a variety of befitting yet somewhat quirky wallpaper from Osborne and Little was used throughout the apartment that perfectly melds pattern, color and contrast and sumptuously deepens the landscape of each room.  And probably one of the only ways to have that beryl blue refrigerator you always wanted!

From a diamond in the rough to WOW

The secret? Going for what you want and equipping yourself with trustworthy people.


Jenny’s apartment shows us the true example of why people fall in love where they live, a reflection of their personality, a comfortable space, a respite in a seaside city that dotes French charm and sunshine. What more is there?

And the fact that Jenny did it all from Dubai, is all the sweeter.