“The only real elegance is in the mind; If you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. “
– Diana Vreeland
With a remarkable view of the formal gardens, resplendent Pierre Frey archival print wall covering — Les Muses et Le Lion — and an over-the-top bathroom with a proper view of its own, the King Room Garden View is ready to welcome the new noble.
Charles Harold Davis – circa 1921
sHere the green background of the walls provides chic support to the palette of blues.
Photo by Nickolas Sargent.
The Chateau of dreams. @chateaudugrandluce by @peonylim
“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”
Karen Margulis, Painting my World
Throw pillows in solids and patterns ranging from rich emerald to barely there celadon, along with the green book and flowers on the coffee table, complement the botanical upholstery on the side chair. Photo by Laurey Glenn.
OLIVER AKERS DOUGLAS
(20) Brighter Later
Eighteenth century settee in our eighteenth century château.
Oversize pillows in two ticking stripe colorways add country charm to a handsome living room. Photo by Pernille Loof.
Installed in the new Ballroom, formerly the original stables of the Château, these stunning chandeliers are as captivating as they are luminary. Scale is somewhat indiscernible in the photo — but imagining three small Bugattis installed on end will give you a sense of the enormous proportion of this space.
It takes a strong wall treatment to not get lost against the trove of antiques in this room.
In fact, the green walls with their floral motif help unify the disparate assortment of furnishings from different eras and provenances.
Photo by Nicole LaMotte.
BENTE BJERREGAARD (Denmark, b. 1932)/ Stilleben
German-silver canopy bed, with embroidered drapes – gorgeous.
This pared-down palette tempers the theatricality of the four-poster canopy bed, creating a space that is equal parts serene and dramatic.
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