An absolutely beautiful château for sale in Poitou-Charentes, in the Angoulême region of southwestern France. I love the unassuming, rustic nature of the architecture. With its high walls and its tower, this 15th century fortified unit, was redesigned on the 17th century, and it is incredibly charming. Of about 650sqm of living space, it is composed of:
A dwelling (320sqm), a wing with a master room (bedroom, sitting, room, bathroom and toilet) and 2 bedrooms with bathroom and toilet (100sqm), a guest house composed of a sitting room, equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (88sqm), a large reception/recreation room (113sqm), a study in the dovecote. The outbuildings comprise: some stables (loose boxes, tackle room), a double garage, a large outbuilding as well as an old farm to be restored. 15 acres of land mainly composed by meadows. It also comprises some wood and a horse riding arena. A large pool (5x10m) heated by heat pump and situated a bit further away from the chateau. For sale (1,890,000 €) via Le Nail.
“LP Creative approaches design through a storytelling lens, endeavoring to create richly textured spaces that are at once evocative and livable, and leans into the unmistakable honesty and authenticity that come from the human hand at work.”
Tactile, earthy and evocative. A wabi-sabi haven in the city all-enveloping and sustaining.
Mix some Hollywood Regency, some gothic, some glam in an Indianapolis home with original historical features (including that chandelier above) and the result is very elegant and dramatic. Designed by Tiffany Skilling.
There are the lucky few who live in Paris. There are the luckier few who live in a Haussmannian apartment with its sugar icing plaster details, beautiful floors and towering windows and doors. Then there are the luckiest few of all who live in a Haussmannian apartment renovated by Parisian interior designer Véronique Cotrel of L’agence Véronique Cotrel where the marriage between old and new is sublime. Majestic and welcoming. Historic yet perfectly attuned to contemporary living.
“Smoke and Mirrors” is a modern interpretation of a sexy boudoir. The space is an antidote to the demands of modern connectivity and embraces the luxury of solitude. The room provides a platform to indulge in self-care, with a grand clawfoot soaking tub, a sensuous curving window seat, and a custom bar and make-up vanity. The soft arches of the entry hall create a dramatic sense of arrival with deep green walls and rich stone detailing. A striking hand-painted mural by de Gournay, inspired by the iconic Elsie de Wolfe, anchors the main salon. Contemporary art is juxtaposed against old-world charm throughout. Graphic, multi-colored marble tiles from Alison Rose for Artistic Tile add a modern spin to a traditional material palette in the separate bathroom space. The thoughtful details and layers of luxury create the ultimate escape.”
Show houses allow designers to push boundaries, experiment, and showcase their skills. I’m inspired by this sexy boudoir in the Kips Bay Show House 2019 by Studio DB. Where oh where can I include a bar in my bathroom? Genius.
Photography by Matthew Williams