In the lush countryside outside of Chantilly – famed for its château, horse racing, lace and cream – lies a typical village house in unusual style. Clare’s creative energy swirls around in the bold cubes and stripes, trompe l’oeil tiles, designer chairs and leafy plants. Carlos crafted the solid wood kitchen table at which you breakfast on home baked goodies, fresh fruits and juices from the village bakery or dine on a light charcuterie platter and a glass of good wine. Cats snooze by the fireplace in a light-filled sitting room bright with paintings by artist friends. And you will sleep well in one of two exquisite bedrooms overlooking a beautiful garden.