Monet’s House

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If you’ve ever wondered what Impressionism looks like in the form of a house – a speculation that has probably never been a priority in your life – then you may have also wandered what Claude Monet’s house looks like. I mean, he’s practically the king of Impressionism as far as I’m concerned, and if his house doesn’t embody 19th century French painting, then I don’t know what does.

… these are the kinds of thoughts that go through my head on a regular basis…

I had been to Giverny twice, and on both occasions, photographs inside the house were strictly Forbidden, with a capital F. My friend Natalie and I would always try to be sneaky and take quick iPhone snaps, thinking we were so incognito; the photos pretty much always came out blurred and crappy. THANKFULLY – and this seriously made me so happy – they now allow you to take photos! Mais sans flash, bien sûr. I discovered this while my sister was visiting me last week, and we also discovered that the Musée de l’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay allow photographs now too.  :O

So without further ado, take a peek inside Monet’s house:

A peek inside Monet's colorful houseFavorite thing #1 – So many framed pictures, drawings, paintings, and prints on every single wall!

A peek inside Monet's colorful houseFavorite thing #2 – Lots and lots of windows letting in lots and lots of bright, amazing sunlight

A peek inside Monet's colorful houseFavorite thing #3 – All the rugs were amazing. I want all the rugs.

A peek inside Monet's colourful houseFavorite thing #4 – this BRIGHT YELLOW dining room. Seriously, everything was yellow. 

A peek inside Monet's colourful house
A peek inside Monet's colourful house
A peek inside Monet's colourful houseThe most favorite thing – this kitchen is beyond words. Have you ever seen a cuter kitchen?

A peek inside Monet's colourful house
A peek inside Monet's colourful house

I think it’s safe to say that we all want to live here right now.

If you want to see the garden’s amazing spring tulips, see this post, which coincidentally, was posted exactly one year ago today.
If you want to see how the garden looks in late summer, see this one!

I'm a Californian in my mid-twenties who studied Art History and lived in France for 3 years. I blog honestly about my travels, share my thoughts on life, and get poetic about art and photography. I also sell prints of my photographs on Etsy.