Ashley Morrison's Blog

October 12, 2010


Woke up this morning to a beautiful day here in Saint Paul-de-Vence
The view from Janet's balcony.
.. and so we decided to make the most of the good weather and the amazing view…
The view from Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. from the balcony of Janet’s villa – which we were shooting today.

The storyline:

The setting is simply out of this world – you can clearly see the stunning medieval village of St Paul De Vence from the balcony – and the villa itself was built in traditional Provençal style. Every direction you turn, there are beautiful towns and places to see and visit – from sleepy little villages in the mountains to buzzy cosmopolitan towns on the coast – bliss!!

Janet and her husband Ken toyed with all sorts of ideas about furnishing and decorating their villa – which incidentally is called Jasmin Villa because Jasmin trails over the balcony – when you throw open the shutters, the scent fills the air and is something else !!

Anyway, it was then into the main bedroom, which Marie sorted out very quickly…
Setting up the bedroom shot in Janet's villa.
.. while I lit it up to complete the dream…
The main bedroom in Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. before finally heading down to courtyard area…
Setting up the courtyard shot at Janet's villa.
.. which Marie styled to perfection…
The courtyard at Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. as I put up netting to reduce the contrast, before we sat down to enjoy what we had just shot 🙂

So that was basically day 4 – which we would like to thank Coup de Foudre for the tablecloth and cushions – and Janet for giving us the opportunity to produce such lovely images – in what has got to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

From Marie & me – in the French Riviera.


  1. […] who’s varies properties we have shot over the years, including one of my all time favourites: Jasmin near the French Riviera village of St Paul de […]

    Pingback by Creating the dream. | Ashley Morrison's Blog — June 28, 2015 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  2. Featured in the April 2015 issue of Period Ideas magazine…
    Pages 22 to 27 in the April 2015 issue of Period Ideas magazine featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence
    on pages 22 to 27.

    Comment by Riviera living SAVOIR FAIRE… | Ashley Morrison's Blog — March 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  3. The cover…
    The cover plus pages 72 to 83 in the August 2014 issue of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living magazine.
    .. plus pages 72 to 83 in the August 2014 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine.

    Pingback by Wow, Wow and triple Wow! | Ashley Morrison's Blog — July 2, 2014 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  4. […] one ? Well a few days later we were in the south of France… .. which I did write about here: Day 4 – so can you blame […]

    Pingback by Escape to the Country… | Ashley Morrison's Blog — January 4, 2014 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

    Featured in the July 2011 issue of Period Living magazine…
    Period Living magazine
    .. pages 74 to 80.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — May 28, 2011 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  6. Added note: Period Living magazine said

    I’m pleased to say that we would like to take this house…
    Will words be coming from Marie?

    To which I replied: Yes.

    Fabulous, I’ll look forward to reading all about it…
    We’re thinking this will probably go into the September issue (out in July)…

    So there you go – some great news in today and something to look forward to this summer.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — January 18, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply

  7. Day 1,2 & 3 have now been added – and I hope you like the final results Janet.

    The place is amazing and you have done a wonderful job – health to enjoy – and thank you once again for letting us stay in it.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — October 25, 2010 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  8. Hi Ashley, wow what a wonderful photo – my, my, you have captured that view to perfection!!!! A fabulous photograph and wonderfully styled by my dear friend 🙂 So delighted that all is going well for you. Wish I could sit down at that beautiful table right now and sip on the chilled wine! Enjoy the rest of your stay – was there a day 1,2 and 3? Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful photographs you have taken and thanks so much.

    Comment by Janet Hamilton — October 14, 2010 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

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