Flore de Brantes, who runs an art gallery in Brussels, holidays here, for it is her ancestral château. Completed by architect Anatole Amoudru in 1770, Château du Fresne today is filled with pale blue walls and marble fireplaces, 18th-century tapestries and even an antique lit à la polonaise done up in vintage D. Porthault bed linens. Click through for a magical tour .
HUBERT DE GIVENCHY left his home in Beauvais, just outside of Paris, at the age of 17 for the opportunities offered in the City of Light. There, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and began his career as an apprentice. In 1952, he established his couture house, la Maison Givenchy, and two years later
A historic English Estate that combines traditional elements with fresh accents. Somerleyton Hall, a storied English country house built in the 17th century, finds a renewed sense of purpose when a young baron and his family take up residence — and the challenge of bringing it up to date. By Stephen Patience Elle Decor Photos by
I came across this delightful post on This is Glamorous – enjoy! Meredith x If you close your eyes and conjure up the most perfect chateau you can possibly imagine in the French countryside, it will probably have a long winding gravel driveway edged with lavender and clipped box hedging. As you draw nearer
It seemed like everyone on Instagram ate at the very chic new restaurant Loulou during Paris Fashion Week. The team behind Monsieur Bleu in the Palais de Tokyo is behind this new venture located in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs that also has a terrasse along the picturesque Jardins des Tuileries. Chic French designer Joseph
“My father is Persian and my mother is half Egyptian, half English. After my parents got married, they decided to take a tour around India for three months. I was conceived there and so they called me by that name” says India Mahdavi, an international interiors, furniture and objects designer and architect based in Paris.
When interior designers Pierre Emanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin moved into their new apartment in an historic district of the French city of Lyon, they faced a significant design challenge: it hadn’t been decorated in many years and was in their words “in a dreadful state … the utterly basic kitchen was separated from the
These photos will give you a taste of the home behind a man with such talent… Christian Dior Parfums recently invited 200 very chic fashionistas and celebrities for an even chicer dinner under the pergola of Christian Dior’s former residence, the Château de la Colle Noire, to celebrate the launch of their new scent La
Just stunning! Sitting on the top floor, this large and beautiful Paris apartment overlooks the boulevard St. Germain. What a beautiful location, and what a gorgeous apartment. With high ceilings, wood flooring, panelling and large windows with little balconies … just perfect. Design by A + B Kasha Source: dustjacketattic
After four long years of restoration & renovation, the ‘Ritz Paris’ reopened its famous doors this month in opulent style. The interiors are just amazing, stunning details, sumptuous materials, and grand decor in the beautiful tradional French style … to stay, would be like stepping back into a piece of Paris history | photos via